Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SUPPORT IHOP - who is locally supporting Crisis Pregnancy Centers!

Participating IHOP restaurants will offer a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to customers from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday (March 1) as part of National Pancake Day. Donations for Crisis Pregnancy Centers are requested.


Looks like nationally they’re supporting “Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities”. I just spoke with Mike who is the manager at the Lima Road location. He confirmed contributions are being encouraged for A Hope Center (Crisis Pregnancy Center). Mike confirmed this is for all three locations here in Fort Wayne:

IHOP #5465
15335 W. Washington Ctr. Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825-4144

Restaurant Website

IHOP #1245
4403 Coldwater Road

FORT WAYNE, IN 46825-5522

260-483 8435

Restaurant Website

IHOP #318
6839 West Jefferson Blvd.
FORT WANE, IN 46804-6211

Sun - Thu 6am - 10pm / Fri & Sat 24 hrs

Restaurant Website

Please spread the word and be sure to thank them for supporting life!

see also:

About National Pancake Day


March 1, 2011

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $5.35 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. While IHOP's National Pancake Day typically takes place on Shrove Tuesday, this year, the company will host its free pancake event one week earlier on Tuesday, March 1 to build buzz and excitement prior to Shrove Tuesday. With your help, we hope to raise $2.3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities!

Known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, National Pancake Day dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products...hence the name Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday.

This boy needs an e-mail penpal

I don't think Ds#4 is lonely, he just wants to send e-mails :

e-mail #1

Dear me,

hello me I just adore you.

Love your

best friend



e-mail #2

I don't know you,me

Love your

best friend


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Would your kids like to be in a play?

Who is invited : Homeschool kids Preschool – High school

The musical is called Ultimate Superstar.

The cost will be $20/family. That will cover the cost of the copyright on the play, copies, 1 CD per family and hopefully cover the church's cost of the lights while we're using them. We don't want ANY children to not participate due to financial difficulties. So, if you can't afford the cost, please see Jenn.

Parent participation is required. If you'd rather not sing and dance we'll still find things for you to do. We sure don't want anyone burned out or burdened from this (especially not ME), and many hands make light work. We'll just grab moms and ask for help as the need arises, but expect to be tapped.

Rehearsals are from 10:30am - 11:30 am Mondays, February 14 - May 9, 2011 at Christ Church of Georgetown. The week of the performance, we'll have extra rehearsals : Tuesday May 10th 10:30-12:30 and a dress rehearsal will be Friday, May 13th 10:30-12:30. The performance will be that evening, Friday 13th. This year we will also be performing the play at 2 nursing homes following the performance. The children will have worked hard and can bless others with their talents.

We will have auditions for key parts. If your child would like to audition, GREAT! If they would like to be in the chorus, TERRIFIC! If some of your kids would like to participate and some don't, that's fine, too. Since we'll have such a limited time each week, we'll need to keep the distractions to a minimum, so bringing school for the kids who aren't participating might be a good way to go.

For those who participate in Discovery Clubs co-op, don't forget to pack a lunch so your kids can eat before going to co-op.

Let us know if there are any questions or concerns,
To sign up, please contact Jenn. You can leave comments on the my blog, post on my facebook or e-mail me directly.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Facebook Issues - can't see your friends' feeds?

This post may mean NOTHING to many of you. Ignore it and move to your next favorite blog to read. I'm putting the information HERE on my blog, which feeds into my facebook account, because the facebook powers have been REMOVING posts about this issue. http://myhomeschool101.blogspot.com/2011/02/facebook-issues-cant-see-your-friends.html

They've made changes to facebook so that the default of your account is set so you can only view the people you've interacted with the few weeks before they made the change. You have to SELECT to see all your friends, groups, etc. in your feeds.

Scroll down your homepage (where all the "feeds" are). At the bottom on the right side is EDIT OPTIONS.

Once you click this you can SHOW POSTS FROM :

Select ALL FRIENDS if you want that option -- it's not the default option, so you have to select it.
So, if you've been missing posts from friends tell them this information.
WARNING : all my original posts about this on FB were deleted within 8 hrs as were all my friends posts that shared this. Which is why I'm posting this outside FB.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Night time prayers

Ds#5's intentions :
...and help Jesus' ouchies not to hurt...

...and help me grow up to be a superhero...

...nd help me kill the naughty guys...

...and help me be a good boy...

...and help Baby Henry not to hurt...

...and help me put money in my piggy bank...

...and help me get to ride a motorcycle to church...

...and help me get to watch a movie...

...and help Jesus make the devil into a good devil...
Mama :
What is the agony in the garden?

Jesus had a bad day and prayed

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Daily Questions

These are the questions Ds#3 who is 8yrs old asks on a daily (sometimes hourly basis) ...and I ask...what's a mother to do?

So, an umbilical cord is like someone who is being fed with a tube in the hospital?

How tall is the tallest man in town?

If you could make one thing ginormous, what would it be? I'd make a raemen noodle really huge and then jump on it. What would you make ginormous?

If you're a teenager and you have to get married and you only had 2 choices, would you rather marry a 52 year old or a 5 year old?

What's the difference between a partner & an employer?

If you were a boy, would you rather be a priest or a monk?

If you lived on another planet that was only made of candy, what would you use to build your house?

Friday, February 04, 2011

Dave's response to the Journal Gazette abortion editorial

Bishop Rhoades responded in the Journal Gazette to a recent editorial about abortion. http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20110204/EDIT05/302049994/1021/EDIT

Dave responded to the same editorial below :

Dear Editor,

Your January 26 editorial, “A back-alley reminder,” made the common assertion, “[w]hen safe, legal abortions are no longer available, the horrific back-alley abortions that preceded Roe v. Wade will return.” The editorial staff appears to have fallen prey to and, perhaps unintentionally, perpetuates the lies of the early abortion movement, specifically the myths regarding back-alley abortions.

The co-founder of NARAL, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, now freely confesses that his group’s members lied to gain media attention. “We simply fabricated the results of fictional polls” he stated. “We announced to the media that we had taken polls and that 60 percent of Americans were in favor of permissive abortion…We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000 but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000.”

Dr. Nathanson has acknowledged that leaders of the early movement grossly exaggerated claims about women dying in back-alley abortions, that the vast majority of abortions performed prior to 1973 were not done with coat hangers in back alleys, as abortion activists frequently insist. Rather, they were done by unscrupulous doctors who couldn’t make a legitimate living. Nevertheless, NARAL's lies continued. He explained,

"Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. [Prior to Roe v. Wade] the number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200-250 annually. The figure we constantly fed to the media was 10,000. These false figures took root in the consciousness of Americans, convincing many that we needed to crack the abortion law. "

The abortion debate has suffered with enough hyperbole. We must insist that both sides back up emotionally charged statements with facts. Future generations deserve no less.


Confession of Bernard Nathanson, MD - http://www.aboutabortions.com/Confess.html
Wikipedia - Bernard Nathanson - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Nathanson
NARAL & Dr. Bernard Nathanson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-FpJMq_gAY

Respectfully submitted,

David A. MacDonald