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October Holiday Happenings!

October is chuck full of wacky and wonderful holidays. Here's just a few.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Get your pink on this month to help raise awareness for breast cancer early detection and treatment.  There is lots of great information at the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.  Just click on the link.

National Pizza Month

Who doesn't like a good slice of pizza.  Whether you like it deep like Chicago, thin and crisp like New York, or gourmet style pizza like California, or anywhere in between, there is a pizza for you.  Visit Serious Eats to learn about each unique pizza style across the United States.

Making individual pizzas with my family is the way I enjoy doing pizza.  All you need is pita bread, marinara sauce, mozerella cheese, and toppings of your choice.  Spread pita with sauce, add toppings and cheese.  Put on a cookie sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and melted.  Pour a big glass or milk and watch a movie or play games as a family and enjoy!

Vegetarian Awareness Month

I am not saying that you should become a vegetarian, but I am saying that making a few small changes in how you eat can make big changes in your overall health and that of your family.  

The Food & Nutrition website suggests having meatless Mondays.  You may have heard about this already.  Have your children help you look for intersting recipies that you can prepare together that don't have meat as an ingredient and enjoy them together on Mondays .  When kids help plan and prepare new foods they are more likely to try them.

Fire Safety Awareness

The second week in October is Fire Prevention Week and October 9th is Fire Prevention Day.  On the City of Taylor website the Taylor Fire Department has a web page that highlights Fire Safety and Education.  We have a Fire Safety House right here in Taylor and it is up and running again this year.  If your child is in 4th grade they will get a chance to experience first hand how to escape if their house catches on fire.

Another great web site for fire safety for kids is Fire Facts.  It's a great place for parents and kids to learn about fire safety.

Below is just a brief list of some of the days that I thought sounded fun.


1  National Homemade Cookie Day
7  World Smile Day
9  Leif Erikson Day 
14 World Egg Day
17 Wear Something Gaudy Day
17 National Pasta Day or 25  World Pasta Day (Pasta is so good it gets 2 days!)
22 Make a Difference Day
30 National Candy Corn Day