Today we would find some of these offensive or just plain odd.
Let’s take a look at patriotic posters of the past:
The Disney character poster I found to be the most interesting. There is actually an entire website dedicated to similar posters.
Head over to Toons at War and you’ll see what I mean.
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!!!
Before I found out I was pregnant, I had no real interest in any of the parenting culture or ideas, including breastfeeding. I read the Time Magazine cover with Jamie Grumet in sort of a combination of mocking and detachment. When I found out I was pregnant, I read the basics of parenting, but that Time article kept sticking in my head, so I Googled it, and was transported into a completely different parenting structure.
One of my first decisions … Keep Reading!!!
This firework cocktail recipe will rival any pyrotechnic sky show. Ingredients (for 2 cocktails):
Have you seen this “What Would You Do” episode featuring a transracial adoption?
The only problem is, in this attempt to prove the biological normalcy for racial segregation, they seem to neglect to realize that they are talking about a separate species of bird.
Hate to break it to you, but not only are all humans the … Keep Reading!!!
I don’t understand Twitter. Perhaps it is because I am a run-on monologue and the 140 character limit sounds about as feasible for me as Dolly Parton trying to fit in my brassiere.
Or maybe it is because I really don’t understand social media. I like Facebook because it seems a bit more slow-paced and conversations can flow pretty easily, but if I was being honest, I am not the greatest in terms of engagement on there as well, … Keep Reading!!!
If I’m really going to be honest about my favorites on the internet this week, I’d have to include the public transportation and walking options of Google Maps. We spent this past weekend at the Omni in Chicago and both were so helpful. That aside, here are my favorite finds this week:
This gentlemen made 45 self-portraits of himself while he was on different drugs. The differences are really interesting.
I was so excited when I saw the latest cover of my favorite parenting magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness:
Pathways to Family Wellness is a great read, and most of you know they hold a special place in my heart.
About a week after the cover of Time was released, Attachment Parenting International connected me with Pathways and they wanted to lay to rest the public’s misconceptions about toddler breastfeeding. I’m not sure if it was generated by the … Keep Reading!!!
A look back in time through vintage ads.
When was cocaine outlawed in the US?
… Keep Reading!!!
For centuries, South American Indians chewed coca leaves as a source of energy and strength. In the mid-1800s, cocaine was isolated from the leaves, mainly for medicinal purposes (and Coca-Cola did contain cocaine at one time). Cocaine was later used as an anesthetic and to control bleeding during surgical procedures. By the 20th century, the addictiveness of cocaine was well known, and in 1914 the
The next time you’re at Disneyland (especially if you’re staying overnight at one of the Disney resort hotels), head over to Trader Sam’s located at the Disneyland Hotel.
You will soon notice the bar is enchanted. As the decorative totem poles and artwork begins to watch you, a friend may begin to shrink at the bar. Then, depending on what drink you or fellow bar-goers order, the room will soon see a volcano eruption, brave a storm, or succumb to … Keep Reading!!!
I met Chicago based photographer, Kyle LaMere, for the first time on our August 2012 trip to Ethiopia.
Kyle’s work is incredible.
Minutes after I met Samuel’s birth mother, I pulled out my phone and showed her photos of Samuel. In that moment, Kyle caught her elation when she saw her son for the first time since the adoption. It is one of my favorite photographs.
More more information in Kyle, visit his website: kylelamerephoto.com
Do you know the history of the baby bottle?
Check out The History of the Feeding Bottle.
The website is fascinating, and explores the history of feeding bottles as far back as 450 B.C.E..
Did you know ancient bottles looked like this?
Here is a bottle from ancient Egypt depicting a mother breastfeeding:
The bottle was thought to contain breastmilk, which the Egyptians of the time considered mystical, and thought the milk held many powers.