My confession for the week:
I’ve ignored hunger in our country.
I’ve been so caught up in the famine ravaging east Africa, and all other areas of the world where people desperately need food.
It doesn’t mean we should ignore those places that need help now, but we can’t overlook the fact that there are children in our home country going hungry.
The Food Network is airing a documentary about child hunger in America.
Hunger Hits Home airs April 14 … Keep Reading!!!
I worked for years with a woman who researched exotic cats in order to qualify for a F&G license.
Then came Obi, the African Serval.
Obi came to us extremely small. He looked like a cross between a hyena and a molting bird.
He became fiercely protective of me almost immediately.
We had to walk him through a congested area in Beverly Hills once (vet specialist appointment). When we were walking we ended up being mobbed by curious people. It … Keep Reading!!!
Barack Hussein Obama was quoted at the Al Smith dinner saying, “I got my name from somebody who obviously didn’t think I’d ever run for president.”
Clearly, it didn’t stand in his way.
However, a study in 2009 concluded that boys with unpopular names are more likely to break the law:
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“Also, adolescents with unpopular names may be more prone to crime because they are treated differently by their peers, making it more difficult for them to form relationships,”
I have hormonal migraines monthly. I cannot relieve them with oral medication alone. This past year I’ve received invaluable migraine treatment information from a neurologist, a holistic doctor, and the Beverly Hills Mom.
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Here are my secrets for migraine relief:
I’ve noticed that it is socially acceptable to criticize or belittle marital unions of young people. I’m not really sure why. People will also give the explanation of youth as the reason why their first marriage failed. This could very well be true, for them. However, I want people to know that choosing to marry young is a very real and authentic choice.
I met Brian when I was 16 … Keep Reading!!!
I’m the idiot, and here is my guide to Klout.
I signed up for Klout (having no clue what it was) because a friend told me to. Apparently, this is a common occurrence.
When I attempted to learn how Klout worked I came across complicated explanations, or posts dedicated to how much the writer hated it.
So, here is my dumbed down discovery of how Klout works:
I strive to live a life free of chemicals in my food, toiletries, and household products. For some reason, that qualifies me to be labeled a “hippie.”
Hippies make me think of bra-burning, mushroom ingesting, hairy (deodorant-free) armpitted women, who would vomit at the sight of anything that glitters.
I didn’t realize that there is a new wave of hippies popping up.
Glippies– Glamorous Hippies.
I am not alone!
In honor of this new-found sisterhood, here are some of … Keep Reading!!!
Conversation about adoption can be tricky. A seemingly benign comment can cause an adoptive parent to lash out in protection of their family.
I’ve received many emails from people quite upset. They are experiencing negativity from friends or acquaintances when asking about adoption.
The questions themselves are harmless. However, the terms used are offensive.
I find this whole situation frustrating, and I get a bit disappointed in my fellow adoptive parents. We have all had a friend or stranger ask
This is Samuel
This is Aram
Samuel and Aram are brothers
They love each other
They act the same
They play the same
They find the same things funny
They are being raised in the same environment
They have the same family, who love them both dearly
But one of the boys will get treated differently by society
Judgements will be passed
People may ignore him
People may harass him
People may be afraid of him
People may want to … Keep Reading!!!
Ariadne lives with her three children, husband and two crazy boxers in Switzerland. She is a certified parenting educator and writer at Authentic Parenting and Positive Parenting Connection. Ariadne is passionate about all things parenting and chocolate.
1. Tell us about your personal breastfeeding experience with your children:
I have three children, Maxi is almost 6 years old, Nicolas is 4 and Bella will be two soon. I breastfed each child until they were each almost … Keep Reading!!!
A lot of Los Angeles families vacation in the Palm Springs area.
We try to get out to Palm Springs at least once a month (Brian’s parents live there)
What is hard is finding activities for the kids.
So, we have made it our mission to find kid-friendly entertainment in the area.
Our latest adventure- The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California
This wildlife conservation center is what I can only describe as an organic zoo.
The animals are up- … Keep Reading!!!
Mayim Bialik came out with a new Attachment Parenting book, Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.
This book has stirred up a lot of emotion among mothers practicing different parenting styles.
The hot topic has been co-sleeping.
We are a co-sleeping family. I co-slept with my parents as a child, and … Keep Reading!!!