John James Audubon identified 25 new species during his studies and his quotes have a particular relevance today. With the appointment of Scott Pruitt and the rise of Climate Change deniers in positions of power, Audubon's words reverberate through history. As the Trump administration tirelessly works to roll back environmental protections and sells off National Parks I'd like to take the time to remind everyone that the damage (some irreversible) done to this nation will fall on our children. In America's never ending quest for profit we are leaving a desolate future for those who follow us. Let us remember John James Audubon and his message.
I'm pretty sure that most of us in the US have heard at least something about the segregation issues we have with our public school systems. I remember my step-father telling me about it when I was a kid. My mother in law was in school in Pine Bluff, Arkansas when they desegregated. She told … Continue reading “Teach Us All” – You Should Watch It.
In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.
The opinion of most in my generation is that I got married very young. My husband and I were both 21 when we said our vows. It's been six years now and we are still going strong. There were a lot of people who told us that we wouldn't make it. They told us we were making a huge mistake. People say a lot of things.
Somewhere along the line of our social evolution we have become fearful of touch. Whether it be a mother with her baby, a lover, a friend or even a stranger. We are programmed to accept every touch with hesitation. We must evaluate it's intention. Our first instinct is to be fearful. How very very sad for us.
What really broke my heart was the baby trying to get both of their attention. He was yelling “HEY MOMMA…HEY MOMMA HEY MOMMA!”. They didn’t even glance at him.
A word to the wise. Do not show up at my house at nap time. Actually, don't do that to any parent. It makes us hate you deep inside our souls for your inconsiderateness. I don't know why it always happens this way but on the rare occasion I have a visitor they ALWAYS show … Continue reading Do Not Show Up At Nap Time.
I would like to say that I'm not out here trying to tell you how to parent your kid....but that would be a lie. I am here telling you how to parent your kid but, I have a very good reason why. Twice a week I take Mason to the library. We go for two … Continue reading Do Me A Favor And Teach Your Kid To Share