FamilyFun revealed the winners for of the (18th) annual Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Awards, especially the top 10 list which toymakers highly desire to gain a spot on. Invasion of the Bristlebots by Klutz in this year’s #1 toy! Bristlebots is an activity kit composed of itsy-bitsy, careening robots that kids put together from real toothbrush heads, which can then be raced, or used to make art projects and more. Also, other winners include Lego’s Feeding Zoo, the multipiece set which allows “zookeepers” to create animal exhibits. As well, there is a kid-invented toy named the RipRider 360˚ brought to you from Razor! The RipRider, a steel-frame trike, lets kids “drift”, performing 360˚degree spins will cruising around. Finally, the Green Toys’ Recycling Truck, which is a footlong truck made from recycled milk containers.
“Disney FamilyFun’s Toy of the Year Awards have become the go-to gift guide for reliably fun toys for children ages three and up,” said Ann Hallock, Editorial Director, Disney FamilyFun. “Because our toys are children- and parent-tested, we are able to provide our readers with a diverse roundup of age-appropriate toys that they will approve of and that their kids will love.”
The Top 10 T.O.Y. Award winners 2009:
**1. Invasion of the * Bristlebots
**3. Recycling Truck
**4. RipRider 360˚
5. Feeding Zoo (5634)**
6. Hot Wheels ColorShifters**
7. Build It Bigge
8. **BFC**, Ink Large/Dolls
9. Sandwich Stacking ( (Melissa & Doug)
10. Pool Sharks!*
Blog Note: No compensation was provided for this information. The Chief BLonde provided it to her readers as she thought it was interesting.
Menopause Gifts can be difficult to choose. Chondra Price shares a priceless Gift of Comedy, where she recommends a new kind of designated parking . In addition to Handicap Parking, Employee of the Month Parking and Expectant Mother Parking…Chonda believes there is still one necessary kind of parking needed.. watch the comedic video to find out what great Menopause gifts this new kind of parking would be!
Women over 45 and all our younger friends need to be aware of this gift giving possibility! Menopause gifts are hard to find and this one is a doozy!
President Obama recently declared a National Flu emergency. What must you as a woman who is over 45 consider in regards to the swine flu? Here’s just some of the facts for women and those who are over 45 that coming to light:
In Britian, of the swine flu-related deaths so far, 23 per cent of deaths affected those aged 45-64.
Sceintists believe that older people may not be hit as severely by swine flu as seasonal flu, because they have had viruses similar to swine flu earlier in their life.
People over 50 are being urged to go ahead and get the shot for seasonal flu even if the shot for swine flu is not available.
Women are no more likely to get H1N1 than men, according tof Sharon Stanley, Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross .
Once contracting the swine flu, more women than men needed to be hospitalized.
Swine flu threatens those in the under 2 age bracket most severely, along with pregnant women and those individuals who have health problems like asthma and diabetes.
More women (35%) than men have gotten the swine flu shot (26%).
Women (60%) worry more about the safety of the H1N1 vaccine than men (44%).
Women are significantly more likely than men to cover coughs and sneezes with tissue, wash their hands longer and more throughly, and make more frequent use of hand sanitizer.
According to a survey released 10-23-2009 by Mansfield Communication, 94 percent of women believed that coworkers should not come into the office if infected with the H1N1 flu virus, while fewer men (88%) felt the same way
The Mansfield Communication study further reported 84% of respondents between the ages 18-54 were likely to report a colleague who had symptoms of the flu. While fewer respondents ages 55+ and older (77%) were likely to report their coworkers’ for being ill at the office.
Of the people who died in the early stages of the pandemic in the US, 45% were obese.
This year’s swine flu has killed more than 1,000 people in the United States.
As well, at the flu peak, British officials are estimating 5% of workers will be off work.
While our fearless leaders originally promised 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine by med-October, only 13 million are available to date.
Blog Note: No compensation was provided in the writing of this post. Sources: Mansfield Communication
How about a Nice Plateful of Hot Dogs Worms for your Halloween Party?
Yum Yum! Just in time for Halloween! This will scare all your friends away so you can just eat all those Snickers, M&Ms, Hershey Bars, and gummy bears yourself!
Creepy crawly Halloween Recipes Hot Dogs Worms Recipe–here’s a simple recipe with a twist.
Cut a hot dog lengthwise into 4-6 slices. Boil for the length of time stated on the package. Hot dogs will curl up like gross worms or witch’s fingers. Make sure you let your children watch these cook. The cooking process is almost as scary as the eating process! Especially nasty looking when served on either a hot dog or hamburger bun!
The picture says it all doesn’t it? Cute Octopus Hot dog for Halloween dinner.
Halloween Octopus Hot dog Directions: Cut a hot dog lengthwise into 8 (or 4) sections leave about two inches at the end uncut. Boil the hot dog for the recommended amount of time. The “legs” will all curl up like an octopus. Let kids watch these cook! Almost as fun to make as they are to cook! I used bits of garlic for the octopus eyes but you can use whatever you can find in your kitchen (bits of carrot, tomato, etc.).
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