Tuesday, March 31, 2009
It's been over a year that I've had the desire to go back to work. I've tried to dismiss the feeling, hoping once I settled into being a SAHM the feeling would pass. Not so.
For the pass month I've been looking for work. My cover letter now includes an explanation why I went MIA for two years: I have been out of the workforce for two years raising my little boys. I am now prepared and committed to return to work. Sounds good, right?
It's not the best time to look for work when the word recession is running rapid across the world. However even the process of tweaking my cv, searching the web for jobs and having interviews feels good.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Below each photo has a brief summary. Here is the summary for this photo:
Hamar woman, Ethiopia - Omo River Valley
The Hamar tribe raise livestock and crops. Hamar families frequently pool their animals and herd them together. The women and girls tend crops, and look after the homestead. For larger home maintenance projects - such as building a new roof - a Hamar woman will ask neighbors to lend a hand. In turn, she will provide homemde beer or a meal from an animal slaughtered specifically for the occasion.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Actress and humanitarian Salma Hayek recently spent time in
Sierra Leone, Africa on a UNICEF mission to raise awareness for tetanus.
*One child dies every three minutes from Tetanus, a preventable disease.*At a clinic, Salma Hayek was so moved at seeing the suffering of a starving baby who was born on the same day as her little girl, Valentina, that she picked up the baby and nursed him. Her action stunned, inspired and scandalized the world. Go to YouTube to see her nurse this sweet baby.
What are your reactions to this story? Would you have nursed the baby?
I know I would have. Not only because of the circumstances but because the thing I loved most about being blessed to conceive was the ability to nurse. I loved it and miss it!
Monday, March 16, 2009
If we didn't know he had surgery we wouldn't believe it. He is his happy go lucky self. Parker was a trooper too. It was his first time waking up not seeing mommy or daddy. Our sweet babysitter Amanda was his companion today!
We couldn't ask for a better day!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Daddy surprised me by dropping me off at the airport yesterday like a ton of bricks and said, "See you tomorrow. You're going to Calgary!"
He got me good. I turned thirty something on Thursday and was wondering why my gift was late from Daddy!
The wait was worth it!
I arrive back home tomorrow night to cuddle my three men!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The first Monday in April Parker has his appointment with Dr. Alvarez at the BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver. This appointment is to ensure his club foot is in the corrected position. Our last appointment Dr. Alvarez was very impressed with Parker's progress. His ability to squat impressed her. It is near to impossible to squat if one or both feet are clubbed...try it!
His foot looks great to us too: it no longer turns inward or points down. If he's lucky Parker will only have one more year of wearing his boots and bars.
Monday, March 2, 2009
It's my mommy manual. I haven't read it page by page. Instead I check the index for the subject I want and read it.
Here are a few topics and techniques: my 'smart' comments are in ()
- timer technique to teach kids to share (this actually works)
- faddy dressing and how to deal with it (your going to wear that shirt, so deal with it!)
- car journeys - coping strategies (fly, don't drive)
- tantrums and how to deal with it (laugh, walk away, or run)
- how to talk to your child - the three essential voices (screaming wasn't one of them, darn!)
How did I hear about this book? A good friend of mind, who wasn't a parent at the time, suggested this book to me. Thanks Barbie! And yes her hubby's name is Kenny, and she doesn't like that I call her Barbie!