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!!!
Probably before, but ever since Time Magazine’s “Mom Enough” cover came out, people have been labeling parenting practices that are similar to or in alignment with “attachment parenting” as extreme. Most of us laughed it off because there was a clear disconnect between what the families’ lives were actually like in these “extreme parenting” scenarios and what society thought went on in their homes. It was (and still is) such a foreign concept to so many Americans, that the general … Keep Reading!!!
I’m so excited to announce the newest addition to this blog!
We are starting a book club, which has no other purpose than to entertain all of us. (Okay, and inspire us – depending on the book.)
To follow our book club and selections, just find the tab on the upper-right hand corner of the menu section:
Book Club Topics:
We will be selecting both fiction and nonfiction books that still fit with the overall theme and audience of this … Keep Reading!!!
Katie Makkai- Pretty
I think this generation has their work cut out for them. We need to figure out how to appreciate aesthetics and physical beauty, while not having it define us. As Katie beautifully points out, when we start allowing our self-worth to be defined by our outward appearance (or teach that to our children, male or female) the positive aspects of beauty completely vanish.
I believe the more we teach our children, and personally embrace the differences beauty … Keep Reading!!!
He jumped into working with the Awassa Children’s Project, an orphanage dedicated to improving the community and lives of HIV/AIDs orphans of Awassa, Ethiopia.
He was also with me when I met Samuel’s birth family. Samuel’s first mother and his siblings welcomed us into our home, where Jay sat respectfully and gave each child … Keep Reading!!!
Samuel has been asking us for a blue mohawk for about six months.
We used spray, but he was adamant about using a less temporary color on his hair.
Brian and I were on the fence about it, so I decided to pose the question to our Facebook page and received an overwhelming number of helpful and thoughtful responses.
In the end, I sat down with Samuel and had a talk with him about why he wanted … Keep Reading!!!
The boys and I got home from the beach and there were a couple of packages waiting for us. I opened one up and to my surprise I saw this:
Those are shrimp… I think.
Someone sent us live sea creatures we were not expecting.
The package was addressed to “Brian Grumet”, but when I spoke to him at work, he had no idea from where or whom they came. “Just flush them,” said the man … Keep Reading!!!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.”
Happy Easter!… Keep Reading!!!
Someone in my building was getting evicted and he refused to leave and threatened to jump off his balcony. The Sheriffs were even there to physically evict him. Somehow his tactic worked because he is back in his apartment tonight. So now I’m thinking instead of paying rent every month I’ll just threaten to jump off our air-conditioning unit (since we don’t have a balcony).
Remember when I said that being mistaken for the babysitter of my children was upsetting? Well, this was 100 times worse:
When shopping at the grocery store, the boys were hanging on both sides of the shopping cart. An elderly (and very sweet-looking) man came over and started asking me questions in broken English.
Man: Pointing to Samuel and Aram and sweetly smiling, “Aw, Friends?”
Me: Happily, and willing at this point to correct him, “No, … Keep Reading!!!
We arrive home from Palm Springs, and within minutes I hear the hair clippers.
Then this emerges:
Brian: Silent and straightfaced.
Me: “Your mohawk is crooked.”
Brian turns around and goes back in the bathroom where I hear the clippers go on again.
Brian: “Fine, but I’m keeping the mustache!”
Me: “Quick, grab me some peroxide and hairspray!”
Me: “I need to make sure I am a good Loni Anderson to your Burt Reynolds.”
Brian turns around … Keep Reading!!!