Many Oklahoma residents were displaced by the drought of 1936. Hoping for work in the cotton fields, families fled to California and camped on the roadside while they looked for employment.
In this photo, a mother of seven is breastfeeding her child on their roadside campsite in Blythe, California.This photo and many other high resolution vintage images can be purchased at shorpy.com… Keep Reading!!!
by Rachel Garlinghouse
While I was waiting to adopt my first child, I spent a lot of time imagining what I thought would be the high points: the day we would get THE call stating we had been chosen, meeting our baby for the first time, our first family photo session, the child’s first birthday…
Each of these moments would be monumental if not divine. Cloud 9, the “Halleluiah” chorus, slow motion movements. Smiles, laughter, hugs. Perfect. Straight out of … Keep Reading!!!
“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence Budington Kelland
Happy Father’s Day, Bri!… Keep Reading!!!
Brian and I were on a major apartment/house hunt with the boys. After all of that, we realized we really aren’t ready to move out of our apartment just yet.
It’s hard to move when you actually like where you live. Our building has yielded very few complaints from us over the past two years.
The only issue was that we really wanted to get the boys a real pet. Our mystery pet shrimp are fun, but not necessarily the … Keep Reading!!!
Having a 30 before 30 bucket list has been fun.
I have never mentioned this before, but I have reserved the right to change my bucket list as I see fit.
I’ve decided to use that right today.
THIS. MAY. SHOCK. YOU.
(Or maybe it won’t…)
I am taking off number 1: “Go to Disney World and Harry Potter Land.”
A couple of days ago, Brian suggested we take this long awaited trip…and I didn’t want to go.
I … Keep Reading!!!
Kraft has been using this “zesty” man to sell salad dressing.
A naked man (or an implied naked man) isn’t offensive. I think where my comfort level begins to waiver a little is when, to me, there is little doubt that this ad is sexually suggestive and objectifies the man in the photo. Although I’m tired of nakedness in ads always being equated to sexuality and I find that constantly being bombarded with that idea alone is not healthy, the … Keep Reading!!!
During a call with my sister today, somehow the topic of Gloria Steinem came up.
Sister: You know mom called up KGO when Gloria Steinem was on, right?
Me: Really? What was the topic?
Sister: Well, I don’t totally know. Mom said she was listening and Gloria Steinem made a comment referring to how Stay-at-Home mothers are useless or not productive members of society, so she called in.
Me: What did mom say to her?
Sister: She got scared and … Keep Reading!!!
The Mursi tribe of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is one of the oldest and most easily identifiable tribal cultures of Africa.
Most Mursi children nurse past toddler-hood, and clothing for women commonly leaves breasts exposed.
The breast area for the Mursi tribe is viewed as nourishment for children and signals to men peak nubility of the woman, based on shape and texture.
The Mursi people are at risk for displacement.
From Mursi Online:
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Since the 1960s, the extension of government
Have you heard about The Geography of Hate project created by Humboldt State University undergraduate students?
They sifted through a year of geocoded conversations from twitter to find hate words used in a negative context (which is important to note, since many people now use these words in a positive or neutral manner). The words were then applied to a color gradient map.
The map shows certain areas I was surprised to find concentrated with hate speech. (Especially in the … Keep Reading!!!
“Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Gen 4:9)
Most people know that the Platypus is an egg-laying mammal and a member of the order Monotremata.
Interesting fact about these creatures is that they do not have teats/nipples. The platypus nurses its young from its mammary patches that secrete milk.… Keep Reading!!!