What do breastmilk necklaces, cow photobombing, and beautiful cervixes have in common? They’ve made it in to the same post. To start the week off right, I wanted to share some of my favorite internet finds this week.
Yesterday I received an email from Sister Donna:
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“Hi Jamie, What a very nice surprise to hear from you!!!
Just now I’m at the Haile making good use of their free internet. When I see your pretty face, what lovely memories come to me
and the magic days we were all here together in!
I am so glad to hear that the response is good for the diapers! I have often thought about it and wondered about what was
Today, I met up with Jon Rose from Waves for Water about a project to bring clean water to the Sidama region of Ethiopia.
Jon and his team primarily deal with water projects, but since Sandy hit, everyone is realizing that as human beings living in the United States (most with personal connections to the areas affected) we … Keep Reading!!!
Sure, we’ll just idly stand by while formula companies continue to market to women who are capable and willing to breastfeed or parents in areas of the world without access to safe drinking water. –A Generation On: Baby milk marketing still putting children’s lives at risk, … Keep Reading!!!
Alright ladies, here are your choices:
Or the ever ambitious sounding-
It seems the importance of any career with children somehow gets downplayed in our culture. Childcare workers, I’ve observed, get treated like lower class citizens. Teachers get paid so little and are demeaned even more by being forced to buy supplies for the children they are teaching (the future of this country, I might add!). Then, mothers and fathers choosing to “stay … Keep Reading!!!
No, I’m not joking…
Check out this unexpected conclusion to Dr. Paul Okami’s study on children’s exposure to parental “household” nudity:
“Boys exposed to parental nudity were less likely to have engaged in theft in adolescence or to have used various psychedelic drugs and marijuana.”
“Girls were also less likely to have used drugs such as PCP, inhalants, or various psychedelics in adolescence. “
Why is this? More on this study later, but it seems the children who are … Keep Reading!!!
We decided to spend this weekend in Carmel!
A big part of my childhood was spent there, so I love going back.
We do encounter one problem. The men in my family (and the ones we marry) tend to be abnormally tall, and the houses in Carmel are built for abnormally small people.
Eating is one of my favorite things to do, and some of the best restaurants are in town.
We met my … Keep Reading!!!
I sat there on the cold concrete ground, in a pool of blood that was growing bigger by the second, feeling completely numb from the waist down, just staring at my 8.5-month pregnant stomach wondering if my beloved baby girl inside was still alive.
Five minutes earlier I was upstairs playing with my 11.5-month old son while my husband was taking a shower and the sweet little girl in my womb, due for birth in just 2 weeks, was … Keep Reading!!!
The boys and I were watching a video on the computer, minding our own business…
Later in the day I found about 1000 photos of us. All from when we were watching the video.
It would be more creepy if the photos weren’t so ridiculous.
So, you think you don’t react to the TV? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Here are some highlighted shots (Samuel has the best expressions):
So, now I need to make sure I’m fully clothed … Keep Reading!!!
I want to encourage all adoptive parents to consider journaling to their child(ren)’s birth mother/father. Even if you don’t believe the parent will ever be able to see your letters, it may one day be a comfort to your child when he or she is older. Also, it is nice to get down in writing some of your thoughts and struggles regarding the absence of the biological family.
Plus, you may never know. One day that journal may very well … Keep Reading!!!
I wanted to share this amazing family photo captured by Lori Dorman when we were in Ethiopia.
Pictured are Samuel’s brothers, sister, and mother/ama. The resemblance he bears to all of them is unquestionable.
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