Trying to not the let battlefield that I refer to as my 'home life' put a damper on my blog postings, I've been looking around the interweb for some good news. Needless to say, there isn't any, and I'm forced to let you all know that we, as mothers, have been feeding our children rocket fuel. Yes, that's right, and if you don't believe me then go to this article by Associated Press.
I was just kidding about the 'no good news' part. Some moms have been tweeting about a program called 12for12K, and today I decided to check it out. It's amazing, and I became a blog partner. Every month 12for12k picks a new charity to spotlight, and raises donations for that charity in an attempt to raise $12,000. This month they have teamed with Mom it Forward in supporting Yehu Microfinance. Yehu Microfinance is a company (ran by the poor for the poor) in Kenya. They give women microloans in order to purchase a franchise from Coast Coconut Farms. They get the training, materials, and opportunity to run a coconut oil extraction business right from their village. So in other words, not just the woman, but the whole village benefits from this. So far this month they've raised $90, so they still have a way to go!
So, yeah, nothing big going on in my corner of the world this weekend. Pup should get his first (although very small) paycheck today, so we may take The Kid to see Monsters Vs. Aliens. Dreamworks is the production company, and in the past I haven't been to extremely pleased with their work (read: Shrek and Bee Movie). There is never a good plot to the story, and they just use celebrity voices for their characters to make up for it, it seems. They try to take a kids movie and make it into something their parents will get a kick out of, too. Kudos for that I guess, because obviously they are doing a good job. Their movies do make hundreds of millions of dollars, but I'm just not much for boogers and farts (I will admit, however, that my four year old boy is). Pixar, on the other hand, is my favorite maker of children's movies. They take a good story line, and tell it in a way that both myself and my child can enjoy. Finding Nemo, Cars, and Ratatouille are some of my favorites. Those are movies I like to sit down and watch with The Kid. Shrek, eh, not so much. But, I digress. We will check out Monsters Vs. Aliens this weekend, and see just what (if anything) it has to offer. Heck, I might write a review. Knowing me I won't, but I may.