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.
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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!!!
Disneyland now has competition.
We took the boys to the Palm Springs Air Museum.
It has one of the world’s largest collections of flyable WWII aircrafts.
Never in a million years would I have believed Aram and Samuel could spend a whole day here and be entertained. Well, to my surprised that is exactly what happened. The boys were enthralled by all of the fighter planes and the stories that went with each aircraft.
Any history buff or child … Keep Reading!!!
Breastfeeding moms of toddlers respond to common breastfeeding misconceptions about nursing past infancy:
Myth: Breastfeeding will ruin your boobs!
Truth: Your breasts will inflate through your pregnancy and
engorgement when your milk comes whether your nurse your babies or
Vanity has been known to get the best of me. I’ll admit it. I’ll
even confess that some decisions I made about my health might have
been motivated by said vanity, said the girl who quit smoking in her… Keep Reading!!!
A couple of weeks ago the Fayye Foundation website launched!
There was a bit of chaos during that time, and I thought it was best to wait until it died down to make an announcement on this blog.
… Keep Reading!!!
The Fayye Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the orphan crisis in the Sidama region of Ethiopia. For more information on why we are focusing on Sidama, visit the “Why Sidama” page.
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That pesky 4.2 year figure. For many years, Ruth Lawrence has claimed in her book Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession, that there is a worldwide average duration for breastfeeding. She writes: “The average time of complete cessation [of breastfeeding] worldwide is 4.2 years.” (Lawrence 1994:312). This 4.2 year figure is widely cited by numerous groups, including La Leche League members, lactation consultants, and parents.
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