A hospital in Seattle has found a way to integrate daycare and assisted-living into one facility. Their new “Intergenerational Learning Center” brought a preschool into Mount St. Vincent nursing home. Each day the 400 adults living in the center are welcome to join the kids in activities from music and dancing to story telling to just visiting and connecting.
This is amazing on so many levels. The children get more one on one attention than can be provided by daycare … Keep Reading!!!
In a world where we are often surrounded by scary, sad news stories it’s hard to completely protect our kids from seeing these stories. Children are intuitive; they overhear us in the other room, they pick up on our emotions, they overhear us talking when we’re sure we’re out of earshot, they hear people outside of the home talking. They will almost always find out what’s going on. The question becomes how do we help them understand and cope without … Keep Reading!!!
Happy International Breastfeeding Normalization Day! That’s a mouthful. To celebrate we’ve put together some of our favourite breastfeeding images from the days of yore.
1- A mother waits to board a Greyhound bus in Chattanooga in 1943.
2 – During The Great Depression, when everyone worried about food, babies were fed when and where they needed to be.
4 – A wonderful screen … Keep Reading!!!
Hey everyone! Recently we did a Periscope and mentioned our new love for SanDisk iXpand flash drive for our iPhones, especially for scopers trying to save their past scopes on their phone. The scope received such positive feedback that SanDisk invited us out to launch their first scope, which also featured the iXpand flash drive. The full scope was so successful we decided to explain in a little more detail on here what the iXpand flash drive is and how … Keep Reading!!!
Welcome to the weekend, my little gingersnaps!! I’m so dedicated to you all because it’s very painful to type right now, but am I avoiding my weekly review duties due to some pain? No way! You might wonder WHY I’m in pain. Well I didn’t injure my hand like Jimmy Fallon did. No I paid someone to hurt me. Let me explain, and I think I can do so by providing you with two pictures…. This happened on Tuesday… And … Keep Reading!!!
Studies estimate that 8% of worldwide mortality can be traced back to indoor air pollution. If your children have asthma, your home’s air quality can be related to exacerbations of the disease and radon is one of the leading secondary causes of lung cancer in the US. We came across this great infographic from our friends at Filterbuy on improving the air quality in your home, what to watch for, and how to help.
Oh, be still my heart. Present and supportive fathering seems to be sweeping social media, all while helping to normalize something that should have been considered normal long ago.
Rapper George Moss posted a photo to Facebook on Monday evening which shows him in a bathroom with breast pump paraphernalia and the caption:
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If you ever wonder what #rappers do when they get off stage, they clean breast pumps for their wives so their baby can eat. #thuglife – George
Between 2009 and 2012 Russian photographer, Jana Romanova, completed a photo-series featuring 40 pregnant Russian couples sleeping, one representing each week of pregnancy. She wanted to capture the most natural, vulnerable moment of the day for expectant parents. She started the project because her friends were all having babies and she was feeling left out, but not ready to have one on her own. Jana wants to fund a photo book for the series and recently hit her fund-raising … Keep Reading!!!
Check out this super sweet video compilation of men reacting to the news that they will be fathers! Adorable.
It was created for Dove Men+Care campaign… damn you effective marketing you’ve pulled us in again!
Bienvenido este fin de semana a mis gingersnaps! Hoy estamos hablado de… uh… sorry, wrong language. See, this is what happens when I don’t get my required 9 hours of sleep. Cause I’m a night owl and my lovely, generous teenager decided he wanted to volunteer with the sweet little kids doing VBS (Vacation Bible School) this week. I’m so proud of him. Except for having to get up at the ass crack of dawn (7:45am) to drive him to … Keep Reading!!!
Here we go again. Another case of courts making over-reaching rulings.
Australian Federal Circuit Court Judge Matthew Myers has made a legal ruling barring a 20-year-old new mom from breastfeeding her 11-month-old baby. In May, the mom had her finger and foot tattooed. The child’s father then took the child and started a war in court over the issue.
Even after passing HIV and hepatitis test, the judge decided that the child should be under the mom’s primary care, not … Keep Reading!!!
Baltimore homeowner, Julie Baker, who is a widow and mother of four, wanted to brighten up her yard in a very Pinteresty way. She made solar lamps with mason jars and spelled out “love” an “Ohana” (the Hawaiian word for family) within them. It’s a beautiful project that I now wish to replicate for my backyard.
One, I’m sure, very upbeat and friendly neighbour took offense enough that they decided to send Julie a note.
I, for one, am so … Keep Reading!!!