8-13-2008 Important News Summary for Busy Parents

I am now co-writing this post with one of my fabulous teen writers, Shannon, who wants to go into journalism to bring you a more complete and interesting parent news round-up.  Isn’t she awesome–she also made up some new categories for you.


I am co-writing with some of my other teen interns:


Best Mom Blogs Part II

Best Blogs for Dads

Best Teen and Kid Bloggers. 

Submit yours or your favorites! vvanpetten@rrules.com


Videos of the Week

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Breaking News

Articles of Interest

‘Brow Raising

Shannon Faves

Back to school in eco-style

Vanessa Faves

Check out my interview on Y-Talk Radio with Bea Fields on Drugs, Alcohol and Teens (a little oral sex thrown in there too).

Also, I have posted a blog entry for all here:

National Women’s History Musem:

This has been an historic year for women from Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the Presidency to Darra Torres’ improbable 5th Olympic bid. Right now, Congress has the opportunity to celebrate this remarkable year by providing a permanent home for the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) adjacent to the National Mall.

The NWHM currently operates as an award-winning cyber museum. Its members have been working for 11 years to secure a permanent site for the museum, which will be the first comprehensive repository for women’s history.

NWHM has indentified a vacant lot adjacent to the National Mall and now needs Congress to authorize their purchase of this federal property at fair-market value. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced House Resolution 6548 on July 17, 2008 to approve the purchase of land. Now, your local Representative needs to hear from you so that this legislation will pass before Congress adjourns for the year.

Will you join us in being a part of the Right Here, Right Now campaign to tell Congress to recognize this historic year by passing HR 6548? Click here to send a letter or email to your Representative and check out our attached Right Here, Right Now badges at http://www.nwhm.org/rightnow/righthererightnow.html to show support for the campaign.

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Book of the Week

Elfhunter by CS Marks

I am a sucker for teen fantasy books.  If your kids are just about out of summer reading and liked Lord of the Rings or Eragon, they should check this one out!





0 thoughts on “8-13-2008 Important News Summary for Busy Parents”

  1. Hi, Vanessa! We met at Book Expo. (in the cafeteria, as I recall). This is the first time I’ve been to your web site! Looks like lots of neat features for parents. :-)

    Hope to talk to you soon,
    Chris Marks
    author of ‘Elfhunter’, ‘Fire-heart’, ‘Ravenshade’

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