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Guest Post from Author Jacqueline Klosek

Our Right to Know About the Future of Healthcare
- Jacqueline Klosek

As politicians and the public at large continue to debate the future regulation of the US healthcare system, there is one thing that is for certain – we, the people have the right to more information about how this future is being determined. We need to know more about the agencies and officials who are involved with decisions about health care. We need to know with whom they make and from whom they take advice. We need access to White House visitor logs and full disclosure of information about the meetings that our leaders have had with health care executives and others who may have commercial interests in the future regulation of US healthcare.

Access to information held by the government is an essential and fundamental part of democracy. Our right to information is enshrined in the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and equivalent state laws. However, this right is not always easily exercised. Oftentim…

Review & Giveaway ~ Celebrate Chocolate Covered Cocoa Almonds

I reviewed the yummy Celebrate Truffles, and I've been asked to now review the Celebrate Chocolate Cocoa Covered Almonds!  Now if you recall from my previous review, the Celebrate Chocolate is an appetite suppressant. 

From the website ~

Celebrate Chocolate Covered
Cocoa Almonds
These start with a lightly roasted almond at the center. Each is then wrapped in the same Celebrate Premium Chocolate (73% Cocoa) that enlivens Celebrate Truffles, including omega-3/DHA and Nutritia 56 Whole Foods. Finally, it is dusted with the rich, never bitter, rare blend of Columbian mountain and Guatemalan lowland cocoa.

Celebrate Chocolate Covered Cocoa Almonds They satisfy your hunger, while they cut your cravings. If you are quiet, and bite them slowly, you will hear, and feel, the crisp snap of a very thin layer of crystallized chocolate on the inside.  Almonds at the center, a light dusting of dark cocoa powder on the outside, and a lot of Celebrate Premium Chocolate in-between.
A seductive mouth…

Review ~ TI-Nspire with TI-84 Plus Keypad Math & Science Calculator

I have been extremely lucky in the product reviews I have been able to do the last couple of years through this blog.  I am so thankful to be doing this review on the TI-Nspire graphing calculator from Texas Instruments today.  This little powerhouse is going to help my 7th grader for years to come.  I remember when I was in school I had the TI-83 and loved it.  It was one of the more expansive calculators at the time, and I was one of the lucky few that had one.

I remember my first scientific calculator was the TI-36{TI-36X II}  I loved that thing.  It was so exciting hitting middle school and being allowed to use calculators, lol.  Someone even stole my first one, just left me the case with my name on it, so my poor mom had to buy two of them.  Now though, I have noticed that my kids elementary school had the cheaper of the scientific calculators right in the classroom for everyone to use.  It is amazing the way technology has progressed over the years.

Anyway, through the Family Re…

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Start the day out right with Mom's Best Cereal

Numerous studies have shown how important breakfast is to your overall health.  They have also shown how important eating breakfast is to getting good grades in school. 

I'm not a morning person myself, so I know how hard it is to think of breakfast when you are tired in the morning, rushing to get ready, etc.  That is why, I love giving my kids cereal for breakfast.  It is really quick on me, they get a nutritious breakfast that is easy to eat.  There is no waiting for it to cook, just poor it into a bowl and eat. 

I have reviewed Mom's Best cereals before on this blog, and I was given the chance to review them again through Mom Fuse.  I ended up picking the same cereals again, they were just too good to not get again.  The closest grocery store that sells the cereal line is over an hour away.  I was craving those deliciousOats & Honey Blend and the Honey Grahams.  I will even admit it, me and the kids fought over who got to eat it.  I wanted to keep it all to myself, but…