The worst experience for me was missing my mother and the feeling that you are completely alone… and that was the most difficult.
Lydia Maksymowicz, a child Survivor of Auschwitz explains what life was like in the concentration camp.
One of the most heartbreaking moments in her retelling of her story was the mention of the pregnant women who gave birth to their babies; they were immediately taken from their mothers and either drowned or given a … Keep Reading!!!
I followed the Trayvon Martin case like so many others, and I actually want to veer from the popular topic of race being discussed. Rather, I am going to focus on what I felt was an important moment in the trial that seems to have been completely overlooked.
Jonathan Manalo was a witness in the Trayvon Martin case, and his testimony stuck with me more than any other witness. Actually, just five words of it did.
“Don’t make it our … Keep Reading!!!
Lori caught this Grivet monkey breastfeeding when we were in Ethiopia.
Mom seems to be enjoying a snack, too.
March 2013- Ethiopia.
It was a hot summer day during an extreme sandstorm when we arrived.
The shallow community well was undrinkable.
After being filtered, a child received his first taste of clean water; we were there and witness firsthand the immediate transformation.
If you told me you don’t believe access to clean water is a human right, then I would tell you, you don’t believe in human dignity.
Nestle’s attempt to fear people into supporting the commoditization of … Keep Reading!!!
Have you heard about The Geography of Hate project created by Humboldt State University undergraduate students?
They sifted through a year of geocoded conversations from twitter to find hate words used in a negative context (which is important to note, since many people now use these words in a positive or neutral manner). The words were then applied to a color gradient map.
The map shows certain areas I was surprised to find concentrated with hate speech. (Especially in the … Keep Reading!!!
Did anyone see this video of the Boston Bruins first home game since the bombings? The crowd sings loudly and in unison together. An extremely moving moment that shows how tragedies unite us. How wonderful it would be if we kept those moments as reminders, to stay united the during easy and happy times, as well.
Making time for yourself when you’re a mom can be really difficult. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, or school-aged child, the fact is that kids engage their parents a significant amount of the day. When Aram was a few months old, I discovered the importance of taking time for myself. Even if it was a relatively short amount of time, I needed it. I think all mothers do.
I know, not that crazy. … Keep Reading!!!
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.
Below are … Keep Reading!!!
Here is the last in my Katherine Dettwyler series. Part of a lecture from one of her Anthropology classes, which I’ve done my best to convert into a post.
(shared with permission)
The Anthropological: Breastfeeding & Weaning
Humans are most closely related to Great Apes. (Organgutans, Gorillas, Chimpanzees)
Great Ape Nature: Social, reliance on learned behavior, and able to make and use tools.
Human Nature: Humans nature differs from great … Keep Reading!!!
I know it i has been awhile since I posted on here. I wanted to address my background story with the TIME cover, but not dwell on it.
I believe that article says all I needed to say, so … Keep Reading!!!
We’ve all heard stories about an arrogant, self-centered man breaking a woman’s heart. He seems perfect in the beginning but over time things get complicated, his schedule becomes vague and his whereabouts mysterious, he becomes withdrawn, an emotional roller coaster. In conversation this type of male has earned the whimsical appellation “asshole…”
Even though most women say they hate them, the truth is we can’t seem to get enough of them. No woman wants to admit that she prefers the … Keep Reading!!!