I vaguely remember meeting Aram for the first time.
He was three days old and they wheeled me into the NICU. One of the nurses rolled me up to a little plastic container holding him.
I went to peek in but before I could see him another nurse stopped me. “I’m sorry, I just need to check your ID bracelet and make sure it matches the baby’s. I know, you’re thinking ‘but I know my own baby!’ I’m sorry, it’s … Keep Reading!!!
In celebration of our genealogist finding living contacts to relatives in Sudan, here is a Sudanese Hibiscus Tea (Karkade) recipe to celebrate our heritage!
Here is a bit of a tweak on a traditional tea recipe in Sudan:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how … Keep Reading!!!
I found this photo of myself as a child yesterday:
My first thought: “That is a massive scrunchy.” My second thought: “I’m bottle feeding my baby doll.”
Perhaps to retaliate from our anti-breastfeeding culture many women decide to become anti-bottle feeding as a response.
I have friends who will not allow their children to have dolls that come with bottles. They will throw away the bottle that comes with the doll, and some have even purchased the “The Breast Milk … Keep Reading!!!
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
It makes me think of this poem about escapism:
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
― William Butler Yeats
If your plane taxis for two hours before take-off, take photos of yourself in your seat at different angles to pass the time.
Drink white sangria – a pitcher. It helps.
Avoid at all costs wearing anything remotely resembling this:
And regardless of how you sleep at home, it is a good idea to remember to bring pajamas for travel situations where you’ll be rooming with someone other than your spouse. If not, expect the … Keep Reading!!!
If you are in the Chicago area on July 26th come check out the Awassa Children’s Project (ACP) Fundraiser! The fundraiser is free and is focused on trying to get as many people as possible aware of what Awassa Children’s Project is doing in Awassa, Ethiopia.
I became involved with Awassa Children’s Project through Fayye Foundation. Over the last 10 years operating a children’s center and vocational school in Awassa, Ethiopia, ACP has garnered a unique reputation for … Keep Reading!!!
I believe there is a basic kind of judgement that allows humans to assess every aspect of life. We are kept safe (either ourselves or by others) with this kind of “assessment judgement”. This kind of judgement allows you to make choices for your own life and family, form healthy opinions, and take action in dangerous situations.
Then there is the kind of judgement I find to be toxic to humanity. This is the type of judgement where humans give … Keep Reading!!!
Here is another thing I can add to the list: “Stupid S*** People Have Said About Me”. Apparently, I’m going to be on a reality series about “Extreme Parenting”. Wait, I am? Why didn’t anyone tell me this?
I was notified of this by several posts circulating around the internet saying I’ve “signed on” to be a part of a new TV series that is currently in the bidding phase with cable networks. I’ll skip the links to … Keep Reading!!!
Not only are they truly trying to capture the beauty of attachment parenting, they also want to show the importance of a father’s role in parenting.
I can’t wait to see the shots Lori captured of Brian with the … Keep Reading!!!
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