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Five Little Monkeys Song. TrickedOutTimeline - Create the coolest Facebook Timelines, Cover Photos and Profile Photos, and wow your friends! 20 More GIF Reactions to Real-Life Situations. I’m sure you guys can identify with a lot of these. This first one is especially timely… The night before the first day of school: When someone wakes you up: When the smart kid fails the test: When you need to use the bathroom and people are in your way: When you hear people next to you say, “Don’t tell anyone…” The awkward moment when you don’t know how to continue the conversation: When you finally wash your bedsheets: When a plan you make backfires: When the beat drops to your favorite song: When something bad happens to someone you hate: When you realize the word “short” is longer than the word “long” When you push someone down and they fall… but then they start crying: When you hold someone’s pet for the first time: When you’re running late and can’t find what you’re looking for: When you feel a cold coming on: When people at the movies won’t shut up: When your friend does something you clearly said was a bad idea: When you wear a new outfit and feel great in it: When there is new food in the fridge:

Our Polish : Knocked Up Nails. All about French Knitting. French knitting is great fun. It is how I started knitting as a kid. Children like it because they can learn this new skill quickly and will soon be able to produce friendship bracelets for each other. If you know how to french knit, click here to share your tips and patterns with visitors to this page For example, here is a great idea for a French Knitted Alphabet submitted by Ellen.

Another great tip about how to make your own french knitting dolly was sent in by Caitlin. To get started you need some yarn and a knitting dolly or spool . (In my day, I used old wooden cotton reels. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Tip: When considering the length of the yarn don't forget to take into account the length inside the dolly It will take a little while for your knitting to appear out of the bottom of the dolly, but when it does it will look something like this: When you are ready to cast off, cut the yarn leaving about 10cm to spare. Do you have any French Knitting Tips? Toddler Wearing. Toddler Wearing By Caroline Jane Cole April 4, 2012 The author would like to dedicate this article to Jean Liedloff, who passed away in March 2011. "Her work profoundly affected the way I parent, and continues to teach me new ways of seeing each time I re-read her work.

" Dancing-in-arms It is the evening of our friend's wedding. We dance enthusiastically at the Ceilidh, a hundred bodies dressed in their finest, moving in tune to the music. As I dance I feel deeply connected to every mother throughout the ages who has danced the night away with her kin, her baby strapped to her, lulled to sleep by her movements. In a culture which dictates separation from our babies, wearing a toddler at an adult dominated, evening event is an unusual occurrence. Re-finding the continuum A formative moment along this path came when I placed six-week-old Ewan in his baby rocker so I could make tea. Babywearing slipped easily into our lives, easing the 'burden' of twenty-first century parenthood. The future. How to… Make Blossom Fairy Lights (from Egg Cartons)! If you're new here, you may want to join us on Facebook or Google +. Thanks for visiting! Well well well, this week’s “how to” is a little early in the week (no how to on Friday) AND my kids helped me make it – egg carton blossom fairy lights!

I love love love Spring – in particular blossoms – so thought a blossom egg carton craft would be perfect! I thought that they looked so pretty even those amongst us without children may enjoy having a go at them, hence a “how to” and not “kids craft”.. They are now proudly strung up in the entrance to our “family/ kitchen area”, so pretty much all our visitors see them, when they first come in! Please note: Never leave Fairy Lights on unattended. {If you LOVE crafts and you want to keep up to date… I would LOVE YOU to subscribe to e-mail notifications and come and to join me on Facebook !} So. We made these as part of Tinker Lab’s Egg Carton craft challenge. 1. 2.

(I love that Pip Squeak’s are not a uniform colour…) (…whilst Red Ted’s are “perfect”!) Timothy Beal: BibliFact Roundup #1: Visions, Vomit and Phony Eco-theology. "They welcomed the message very eagerly and examined the scriptures every day to see whether these things were so" --Acts 17:11 As we make our way toward the 2012 elections, many feel tossed to and fro by often contradicting claims about what the Bible says on this or that political issue. Most people just don't know the Bible well enough to say whether these claims are right, wrong, correct, incorrect or a matter of interpretation.

On top of that, political Bible talkers on the campaign trail rarely cite chapter and verse, making it tough for us to check them out for ourselves. The Bible is a powerful weapon that has been wielded for good and for ill throughout American history. How can we keep political Biblespeak honest? Inspired by PolitiFact.com, BibliFact roundups aim to do just that. Roundup #1: Visions, Vomit and Phony Eco-theology "I've stayed in the race because I think Proverbs is right. Yes, Proverbs 29:18 reads, "Where there is no vision, the people perish. " Whichbook | A new way of choosing what to read next. 15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist.

Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one before it. Everything seems relatively normal and comfortable, except that constant twitch in the back of your mind that’s saying, “It’s time to make some changes.” Here are 15 simple suggestions for those who want to break free from the mold and truly live more of their life – to experience it and enjoy it to the fullest, instead of settling for a mere existence.

Appreciate the great people and things in your life. – Sometimes we don’t notice the things others do for us until they stop doing them. Photo by: Toni Blay If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)... Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty (35 Pics) Click Here For More Amazing Ideas. I don’t have a 28-day menstrual cycle, and neither should you | Guest Blog. Most of us are familiar with a 28-day menstrual cycle, which, divided in half, comprises the follicular phase – that’s when the dominant follicle, or egg, is growing and preparing for ovulation – and the luteal phase – when the endometrium, or lining of the uterus, is preparing for possible conception and implantation.

If implantation doesn’t occur and signal pregnancy to the corpus luteum, which is the "yellow body" left behind by the ovulated egg, then it eventually degrades, hormone levels decline, and menstruation occurs. Then the whole process starts up again. However, the frequency of such a cycle in any given woman’s life, in any given month, is pretty low. This contradicts what we learned in health class and sex ed, and sometimes the things girls and women hear from peers, parents, and doctors.

What also interested me was that we could measure a lot of variation between populations that appeared to be based not on genetics, but on lifestyle. References: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Visual Inspiration - AaronWeissArt.com. 19 Quotations. Rice Paddy Birth and Other Lies We Tell Pregnant Women. Any pregnant woman has heard about it. The rice paddy birth. It usually goes something like this: "We make such a big deal about having babies in this country.

Classes, hospitals, pain, blah blah blah. You know in country XYZ, women are working in the rice paddies and they just squat, give birth, pick the baby up and keep on working. " Really? Is there video proof of this? Actually, to be fair, women have probably done this. Women ARE strong. Still, I really don't like the rice paddy birth story. First, it implies that birth is so easy that we could/should just jump back into our regular lives as soon as possible. You know what I think the truth is? My guess is that women who have to resume work that quickly after giving birth do so out of necessity, not a burning desire to prove their empowerment.

Let me tell you another guess I have about this overworked woman. I have no doubt that a lifestyle filled with exercise, squatting and activity can make birth quicker and easier. Women and Making Money Off Of Blogging | Flux Capacitor. I began blogging in 2008, the year I moved away from Myspace and the small little box of blogging poetry I had been doing amongst a great group of people, to Blogger, an expansive and noisy terrain filled with the movement of people excited about what they are doing, when they hardly know how to define it.

I started blogging with the exact same intent that I had pushed my poetry into Myspace- toconnect through my writing in a ( often ) brutally honest way, and to make money through writing. I've wanted to be a writer since I call remember wanting to do anything. My first piece was a play in elementary school called The Sun and Moon about the Moon's jealousy from being lit simply by the radiance of the sun. And now I am here, at Flux Capacitor, a place I have slowly worked on, like a small and devotedly loved piece of art, since the year 2008. And I want to get paid doing it. However. There is the obvious sexist overtone to the entire discussion. Well? I haz magics. (damnit. The Courage to Find Wholeness « Diary of a Christian Universagnosticostal. “We don’t know what’s wrong…” The doctors were at a loss for words.

My mother had been comatose for more than two weeks and would likely die without experimental surgery. She had a blood infection and her physicians needed permission to amputate the leg that seemed to be the source of the toxins which were dominating her circulatory system. My father cried. At the age of twenty-one, I had never seen him so emotional. My family had been praying for days, seemingly with no break.

Hour after hour, we pleaded with God to intervene… but the amputation occurred despite our prayers and another week of comatose sleep ensued for my mother. Mom woke up from her rest in the hospital with no clue about what had taken place. Several weeks later, my mother—someone who once embodied life and vibrance– came home unrecognizably emaciated and profoundly depressed. Mom had never been a particularly religious woman before, but she asked me to take her to worship shortly after her hospital discharge. Making Cottage Cheese. Perfect Iced Coffee.

Iced coffee is my life. When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup of freshly brewed hot java, but with a tall, blessed glass of creamy iced coffee in a glass. I’ve been an iced coffee freakazoid for years and years. To say I couldn’t live without it is an understatement. It gives me the tools I need to cope. Iced coffee is a complicated thing, and there are many different approaches. 1. Given the previous set of facts, one would assume that the logical solution would be to brew hot coffee, then transfer the brew to the fridge, allow it to cool, and use it to make iced coffee from there.

There are reasons this method results in a smoother, richer, more delicious concentrate than simply brewing strong coffee and refrigerating it. (Note: I’ve totally adapted/tweaked coffee/water amounts to suit my own tastes. I start with a big ol’ container. Rip open a pound of ground coffee. Pour in the coffee. Glorious.

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Recipes. Quotes. Alternative parenting. Getting organized. D_cheuvront. Laughs. Growing stuff. Interesting ideas. Night Shifts. When I was a very young woman, I was enthralled by two promises, neither of which involved me. I heard the first at the wedding of a friend. She and her husband-to-be had written their own vows and they read them to each other at the ceremony. The groom led with this indelible sentence: If you wake in the darkness of your soul, I promise to hold you until light. I read the second in a personal ad at the back of a gay men’s s/m magazine: I’ll have you praying for dawn. These vows would seem antithetical to each other. One offers comfort, the other torment. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. According to our creation story, night came first: darkness upon the deep. Driving home is nothing like driving away, and night is nothing like the day.

Henry Miller wrote: Night is longing, longing, longing, beyond all endurance. I’m grateful to know I’m in good company. Well, we all have a face.

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