We said goodbye to Cape Town and jumped a couple of flights over to Sabi Sands, South Africa.
We entered Lion Sands 1933 Lodge and we were really taken aback by our accommodations. The 1933 Lodge is a proper house built along the Sabi River. The Lodge is rented out in it’s entirety to allow the group renting it full privacy and an experience that is completely different than at a game lodge with other paying guests.
We took … Keep Reading!!!
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!!!
My favorite of all the Ancient Egyptian deities is Bes.
He began as protector of the pharaoh, but gained popularity when he started to be known as protector of households, but specifically of mothers and children and childbirth.
A common depiction of Bes is where he is pictured protecting a young Horus.
If a baby laughed for no reason, the explanation of the time was that Bes was shaking his rattle, or making funny faces to make them laugh.
As … Keep Reading!!!
On our final day at the Aregash Lodge in Ethiopia, the owner came over and said, “God works in mysterious ways… The Water Minister of Ethiopia surprised me with a visit today. He came all the way from Addis Ababa.”
We held an impromptu meeting at the lodge where the minister and his associates sat and watched a filter demonstration. This was the first time he had seen such technology and was in awe. He showed us the chlorine tablets … 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!!!
Back in February, we took the kids to South Africa and spent about two weeks on game drives during an African Safari.
Which means we completed number five on our 30 before 30 list!
Here is a recap of our trip:
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Our First Game Drive
Aram’s Epic Illness During the Trip
Kids’ Safari Fun
Cape Town Escape
My Cape Town Birthday
Back on Safari at Sabi Sands
The Magic of Safari
Here are my tips … 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.
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!!!
My cousin Whitney and I are having a great time in Carmel, but one of us is breaking the law.
Do you know who it is?
It is illegal to wear heels over two inches in Carmel.
Rarely (if ever) enforced, it was created for liability reasons due to tree roots creating very unleveled sidewalks.
Another random fact: they do offer free high-heel permits at City Hall!… Keep Reading!!!