After about a five hour drive from Johannesburg, we made it to Madikwe Safari Lodge (very close to the border of Botswana).
This was the first stop for this trip and we were all eager to see animals…really any animals. From the moment that we entered the Madikwe Safari Lodge border we were welcomed by hundreds of animals. On just the drive up to camp, we saw right next to our vehicle: elephants, giraffes, impalas, zebras, wildebeests, and many many … Keep Reading!!!
Feast your eyes on Bob Sutherland. He is a massage therapist, waiter and wine guy and attached papa of 6-month-old Leo. He is an anti-circing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, baby wearing, breast-feeding supporter who cooks and cleans and gives mom and baby great massages. He is a rock star dad.
We made it to South Africa! I am currently sitting on a hotel bed with Shannon (The Woman Formerly Known as Beautiful) as we discuss our flight.
After two days and 20 hours of in-air travel with five children, one sick husband, one husband with allergies, a mother-in-law with sciatica, one airsick member of our group (yes, the barf-bag got some use), and 15 mini bottles of wine later we landed. We were greeted by Gloria sent … Keep Reading!!!
This guest post was written by Kayla Dar. She is a mother of three (with one more on the way!). She is a homeschooling, baby wearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping mom who is on the staff for Fayye Foundation. She also founded the web community Baby’s Breastie, where moms come together to support underprivileged and teen moms who want to breastfeed.
The greatest thing about having kids is watching them meet their milestones. They go from squishy, floppy, sleepy, sweetness … Keep Reading!!!
Emmett was a 14-year-old boy who was brutally killed in 1955.
The reports on what happened prior to the abduction and torture of Emmett seem to be that he was bragging to his friends about his segregated school. Emmett’s friends then dared him to sweet talk the woman in the shop they were in during the conversation. Emmett said something to … Keep Reading!!!
Because February is Black History Month, Kendall and I were discussing this whole idea of having one month to celebrate a certain type of history. Since that conversation, I have read various opinion pieces on the idea of dedicating a month to a specific group of people, especially in regards to American history. There are both positive and negative opinions out there. Morgan Freeman, for example, has indicated that he doesn’t like Black History Month because black history is just … Keep Reading!!!
Oh Murphy’s Law, how I loathe you.
I am excited to say that today starts our two-day voyage to South Africa! We travel quite a bit, and a day or two before we depart, there will always be issues, but this seemed like a more extreme case than we usually have.
1. First, we all got the flu. This wouldn’t be too surprising, but it’s a few hours before take-off and Brian still has a fever.
2. Due to … Keep Reading!!!
This week, we have a very special Real Man of Attachment Parenting. This handsome hunk belongs to Maria, the creator of AP Ryan Gosling, and author of the blog “Anarchy in the Sandbox“. Can her real man compete with Ryan Gosling? We’re pretty sure. Without further ado, here is Chris Magher:
Maria says that their daughter, Quinn, is just a few days old in this picture. Mommy and Daddy had just discovered that Quinn would stop crying if … Keep Reading!!!
68 < that’s how many times our inaccurate infographic was shared today.
Seven months ago, Jamie and I were discussing the topic of a post she was writing about the inaccuracies she recognized in media reporting. Even reputable media sources report inaccuracies in information or bend information to make it “sell”. Media outlets use “expert” sources who actually have no real background in their field or who are compromising their professional ethics by commenting on certain topics. At the … Keep Reading!!!
Leading a healthy lifestyle is important, but is often neglected in society. WIth healthy decisions, you’ll lead a more fulfilling life, elevate your mood levels, and ultimately live longer. There are many things you can do to improve your health, and these have a positive effect on body and mind.
It’s important to focus on leading a life you can be proud of, and making steps to avoid health problems. Preventative actions are much better than reacting to illness once … Keep Reading!!!
In the U.S., we get approximately 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, with most employers offering no paternity leave. Take at look at this infographic for a comparison of the U.S. to other countries. Many other countries have paid paternity and maternity leave, and most have an even longer than 12 weeks paid maternity leave.
We’re at a disadvantage in … Keep Reading!!!