Monday, April 28, 2008

"Bake Back America"

I love the phrase AND the concept, Bake Back America! I first heard it used by a friend of mine, Debbie Hopper, who is the founder of Mothers Against the Draft.

During our conversation, we discussed how generations of moms have been successful in promoting and funding causes they believe in with tried and true methods such as bake sales ... and rather than reinventing the wheel, we moms with causes today might want to return to those same tried and true methods.

And since many moms share the desire to "Take Back America" ... take it back from the socialist, the fascists, and those in power who have conveniently forgotten the limitations of government set forth by the Constitution itself, combining the bake sale tradition with the goal of returning our country to its founding roots ... the name "Bake Back America" seemed like a perfect blend.

So ....

In the long tradition of American mothers and grandmothers, The Mothers Institute is planning a series of bake sales in an effort to bring public awareness to the organization and to serve as fundraisers for the Institute, the Mothers for Liberty Meetup Groups and community endeavors. In preparation for such upcoming events, MI is holding its first "Bake Back America" Recipe Contest and they are looking for YOUR best bread, cookie, cake, and pie recipes! The top three winning recipes will be posted on their website, distributed to the Mothers for Liberty Meetup Groups and baked all across America during the first Bake Back America Bake Sale (date to be announced). In addition, the first place winner will also receive a Mothers Institute Apron.
Individuals may submit up to three recipes. Submissions may be sent in via The Mothers Institute website by visiting the homepage, clicking the Subscribe-Contact page and typing your favorite recipe(s) into the Message box. Or you may go directly to the Contact page via this link: Submissions will be accepted through May 30, 2008

Time Capsule for Liberty

The Mothers Institute Suggests Creating a Family “Time Capsule for Liberty”

Many families enjoy such hobbies as scrapbooking, photojournaling, crafting and more. Telling stories of our lives, preserving memories, and recording the significant events of our time is often uniquely accomplished by these talents and techniques. The Mothers Institute is encouraging moms across the country to consider using these talents in the creation of their own family “Time Capsule for Liberty”.

Knowing many of the ways families promote and practice the concepts of liberty in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities, the items produced for/included in such a time capsule would, no doubt, be inspiring! “Letters to the Editor”, family photos taken at community protests/political rallies, photos of children undertaking a free market project, campaign buttons from a respected candidate, artwork and stories children create with liberty as their theme – this list is endless!

And getting the whole family involved in such a project can be great fun!

The Mothers Institute would also like to hear from moms with more suggestions for time capsule content and would enjoy receiving photos of time capsules as well!

Simply send your Family's "Time Capsule for Liberty" suggestions and photos to The Mothers Institute via the website's Subscribe/Contact page at:


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Children Learn What They Live

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.