Mockingbird Momma
A child doesn’t care if the story is about a white, black, or disabled character. It’s usually the gatekeeper that inserts themselves at an early age into the reading tastes of the young. And we have to ask gatekeepers – from teachers, librarians, publishers, even parents – to recognize their own prejudices and to realize that diversity for all children is a good thing.
Ellen Oh, Q&A with Ellen Oh, at Bloom (via weneeddiversebooks)

thegestianpoet:

vulturesintrees:

josukehigashikata:

coocooforcookies:

Matcha Green Tea Shortbread

The cookies are buttery, melty, and chock full of the taste of green tea.  They go great with a cup of tea.

vulturesintrees

yas!

omg

bjornwilde:

nathanielemmett:

Ready for Autumn.…and tea time.……and stormy weather.Artwork by the incredibly talented viki-vaki.

I’m about ready for a real thunderstorm.

bjornwilde:

nathanielemmett:

Ready for Autumn.
…and tea time.
……and stormy weather.

Artwork by the incredibly talented viki-vaki.

I’m about ready for a real thunderstorm.

Posts like this remind me that I am NOT allowed to attempt another pregnancy - because after awhile I start to forget just how bad it really was.

You block it out, until you are vomiting from a virus or food poisoning and start having flashbacks.  You forget it until a new dentist asks if you have a history of an eating disorder because all the enamel is stripped from the back of your teeth from stomach acid. You start to think, “Oh, babies are so cute. I need another” until you remember two different OB’s have told you that you or a baby or both wouldn’t survive if you attempted another pregnancy, and you’d likely end up needing dialysis and new kidneys. You wonder why you have gained too much weight and feel obsessed with food until you remind yourself that you lost over 40 lbs. in less than that many weeks, despite IV’s and Picc lines and Ensure being forced on you, and that is bound to change your relationship with food.

HG is hard to explain to people who have never experienced it. Afterwards, it’s hard to even imagine just how horrible it was even when you have survived it. 

What HG feels like is just beyond words.

rewritingnormal:

A car seat canopy (don’t know how often we will actually use it, maybe just in restaurants if she is sleeping) and 5 pairs of baby legs for only the cost of shipping! We did a promo like this a while back for an udder cover nursing cover and we received it, these are real coupon codes!

He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (via sunflower-mama)
I wish teachers could have lilac colored hair. Maybe next summer?

I wish teachers could have lilac colored hair. Maybe next summer?

did-you-kno:

There are 12 preserved 13th century drawings from a 7-year-old Russian boy named Onfim that depict his practice of the Old Slavic alphabet and doodles of battle scenes, slain enemies, and beastly self-portraits. Source

did-you-kno:

There are 12 preserved 13th century drawings from a 7-year-old Russian boy named Onfim that depict his practice of the Old Slavic alphabet and doodles of battle scenes, slain enemies, and beastly self-portraits. Source