I am so excited to announce our weekly series “The Real Men of AP”.
However, we wanted to give “AP Ryan Gosling” a little competition: the real dads of the attachment parenting community.
Once a week, we will post a photo with a short bio of the man behind … Keep Reading!!!
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”
HLN invited me to write an article about the lessons I’ve learned this past year: http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/12/31/time-magazine-breastfeeding-cover-jamie-grumet
Some other lessons I’ve taken from 2012:
When are we going to start to realize the value of one another?
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And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your
This past week, my mom got my boys hooked on I Love Lucy. I’ve seen every episode, but it has been years since I’ve watched the show. I think what struck me about the show is that it is clear it is very funny, but the underlying differences in culture prove that not much has changed. It seems we are a bit more muted in outwardly showing specific views (like sexism), but it is still there.
One of the most … Keep Reading!!!
I receive a lot of really wonderful and relevant questions that I realize I am going to have to start asking other mothers to give their input and wisdom, because I don’t think I have enough experience with any of these topics to give advice.
I’m going to address three of the most common questions I am asked so that I can explain why may not be much help to others…
It is no secret that I … Keep Reading!!!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
I wanted to end with my favorite verses from O Holy Night.
“Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his … Keep Reading!!!
1 – Love God (everything)
2 – Love your neighbor (everyone)
Love everything and everyone.
How do we follow this seemingly impossible directive?
In any given moment, in any possible situation
we always are faced with just two courses of action:
1 – to give love
2 – to withhold love
In the US, this holiday season has been overshadowed by something so horrific that it cannot be put into words.
I would like to list a few resources. It is important to remember everyone grieves differently, and it is problematic to put expectations on our children or other members of our family.
For a resource for understanding child grief at various stages please read Grief and Bereavement in Children, by Robin Fiorelli.
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Some of you may have heard of RickRolling:
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“Rickrolling is a bait-and-switch practice that involves providing a web link supposedly relevant to the topic at hand, but actually re-directs the viewer to Rick Astley’s 1987 hit single “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The URL is often masked or obfuscated as a randomly-generated shortlink to conceal its true source from the experienced users. Whenever someone clicks the link and unintentionally summons Rick Astley’s song, he or she is said
Hope to lift everyone’s spirits today with a happy story.
This just happened in Ethiopia.
These photos were taken at the Haile Resort in Awassa prior to the long (and bumpy) road to Argisa. Haile is located on the other side of Lake Awassa from Sister Donna. The lake water is just as dangerous to drink here as it is where she lives. As you can see, it is no longer a problem:
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For this is what the LORD says:
“I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;
and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
I am an undergraduate student in Anthropology at Indiana University,
with research interests in the areas of cross-cultural parenting
practice and the biological needs of infants. As a core requirement, I
had a few different “social institutions” classes to choose from, and
I chose a 100-level course in Parenting Psychology. For our final
paper, we had to “raise” a “Virtual Child”
(http://www.myvirtualchild.com/) and write a paper reporting on the
thought processes behind the … Keep Reading!!!