I have been reluctant to bring the boys to The Getty because I did not feel they were quite old enough for the experience. However, my views have changed. My friend Alexandra and decided to brave The Getty with our preschool-aged children.
Admittedly, we did not make it into the building. However, we bought snacks and spent hours in the gardens. What a beautiful and inspiring place for children. It is like Alice in Wonderland.
Today I will be spending my morning at Homeboy Industries.
Last week, I brought my friend Shannon on a bit of an adventure (the girl is up for anything fun) to check out what Homeboy is cooking up- and apparently that would be baked goods and salsa (among other things).
… Keep Reading!!!
Homeboy Industries serves at-risk and gang involved youth with a continuum of services and programs designed to meet their multiple needs, and runs four businesses that serve as job-training
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!!!
When I first started this blog my intention was to keep our family informed during the adoption process. I had no idea blogging would connect me with so many like-minded people, as well as provide an outlet for my thoughts.
Here are the top reasons I love to blog:
There are no rules-
I can dedicate an entire ridiculous post to why I have a phobia of blood pressure cuffs, and no one can stop me.
Okay, there are rules- … Keep Reading!!!
The Butterfly Pavilion was created for observation, education, and research. As each butterfly dies, the researchers will mark and record the data to determine the natural lifespan of each species. I have to say, I am not sure how reliable the data from this project will be. There were at least a few casualties during the thirty minutes we spent in the exhibit. … Keep Reading!!!
My husband lost his mother to cancer when he was only eight years old. He still vividly remembers the wigs she would wear during the time of her treatment.
A couple of months ago we started talking about his mother and what he remembered about her when she was ill. The conversation ended with Brian deciding to grow out and donate his hair to Wigs for Kids.
Brian has been successfully growing out his hair for months, but he … Keep Reading!!!
My husband and I always knew we wanted to raise our children with a global perspective. We knew we could do this by traveling with our children. However, the education doesn’t need to stop when we are home in the US.
One of the best resources that I’ve discovered which teaches children about other cultures is Kid World Citizen. They have in-depth country information (organized by continent). Get snack ideas and recipes from other cultures, learn how Christmas is … Keep Reading!!!
My name is Jamie Grumet and I am writing this post because one of my best friends is also the SEO and editing genius on this page and she has persuaded me with her grammatically accurate words to write this post for SEO purposes. I’ve succumbed to the pressure, so here we go-
I have been instructed to write my name, a lot. Jamie Grumet <— My name. This is so when people google “Jamie Grumet” my blog comes … Keep Reading!!!
By Dr. Katherine Dettwyler
(shared with permission):
NOTE: Anthropologists no longer refer to any society or group of people as being “primitive” or “savage” or “barbaric” – people who have very simple technological resources may nonetheless be quite sophisticated in terms of religion, philosophy, kinship systems, art, music, etc. Therefore, please excuse the following authors for using the terminology of their day.
Examples of societies where children nurse for many years.
Ford; Clellan Stearns 1945
A Comparative … Keep Reading!!!
When we started out on this Pre-30 Bucket List we never thought so much would get crossed off in one year. I guess that is what makes life wonderful and scary at the same time- As much as you plan for your future, you really don’t know what it holds.
We can check off a few more to the list:
Number 24– Visit New York: Not only did we visit once, but twice in one week.
Everyone Meet Jessica!
Breastfeeding, for me, typifies mothering. It nourishes, comforts, heals, and soothes. I love nursing my children, and I love to talk about it.
When I had my first son 5 years ago, I assumed that I would put him to the breast and he would eat. Not quite. After flat nipples, pumping and feeding with a little plastic tube, nipple shields, bleeding, cracking, being diagnosed with Reynaud’s phenomenon of the nipple (blood vessels spasm, crippling pain), and … Keep Reading!!!