1. Pour a pile of bird seed onto the newspaper. 2. Using a dull knife, fill the spaces in the pinecone with peanut butter. 3. Roll the sticky pinecone in the bird seed and push the seeds into the crevices with your fingers. Make sure you fill it up with seeds. 4. Tie the string onto the top of the pinecone. Cut the string, leaving it at least six inches long. 5. Hang the pinecone from a tree outside as a treat for wild birds.
Feel free to share your creation here with us, we’d love to see them!
Camp Fire helps youth dig deep inside and discover their “sparks,” their personally defined nuggets of potential. The Camp Fire promise statement clearly defines who they are and what they’re all about:
Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within
Designate one Saturday or Sunday each month to serving others as a family. It could mean spending time at a homeless shelter, helping an elderly neighbor or a family who’s loved one is serving and protecting our country’s freedoms and families. There are a million ways to provide service to those in need—and it makes it even more meaningful when done as a family.
For example, here’s one way an 8 year-old boy, Myles Eckert, chose to give back. Not only is this a VERY touching story, but more evidence to the saying: “sometimes you need to talk to a child just so you can understand life again”.
These walks can be done in your own backyard–there is so much to discover out there. Mom/Dad grab your journal and pen, camera, and discovery bag to gather all your treasures and follow your child’s lead. Let them take you around the yard and have them explain to you all the things they see. Write everything your child sees in your journal (include drawings), take pictures, and collect the items your child discovers along the way. Create with your child a scrapbook with stories–your child will be proud to share with family and friends!
The Food and Drug Administration Office of Orphan Products Development is launching web-based educational resources for patients and industry on rare disease topics. The page debuts on International Rare Disease Day Feb. 28; topics include how to interact with FDA. http://1.usa.gov/1hIaUBK via SocialRugrats.com
FDA proposes bringing the Nutrition Facts Label—which has become one of the most recognized graphics in the world—up to date with changes to its design and content. Proposed updates include the addition of added sugars and changes to some serving size requirements. http://1.usa.gov/1hFqQ7X via SocialRugrats.com
Proposed Nutrition Facts Label Changes Are Based on Science and Research
The changes proposed to the Nutrition Facts Label are based on advances in nutrition science, the latest consensus reports from public health agencies, and the most recent public health and nutrition surveys. http://1.usa.gov/1hE2Y4n via SocialRugrats.com
Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.