Mockingbird Momma

You know you’ve been playing enough outside with your kids when you comb your hair and a handful of leaves and some dirt falls out.

Yep, I think I need to shower before bed. On the plus side, they went to bed totally exhausted :P

truebluemeandyou:

DIY 6 Nautical Knot Bracelet Tutorials fom Lu Loves Handmade. I’ve posted several DIYs that use the same knots as these, but the tutorials knot diagrams from Lu Loves Handmade are good. I like decorative knot DIYs because the supplies are usually cheap. For lots more knot DIYs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knots and for a Roundup of Knots, Resources and Tutorials below go here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY 6 Nautical Knot Bracelet Tutorials fom Lu Loves Handmade. I’ve posted several DIYs that use the same knots as these, but the tutorials knot diagrams from Lu Loves Handmade are good. I like decorative knot DIYs because the supplies are usually cheap. For lots more knot DIYs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knots and for a Roundup of Knots, Resources and Tutorials below go here.

inthecreek:

biologizeable:

ktsaurusr3x:

gardenawayideas:

Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)

I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?

I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.
Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014 
Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014
Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013
Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013
Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013

Important topic. Nice background research. Excellent punmanship.

inthecreek:

biologizeable:

ktsaurusr3x:

gardenawayideas:

Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)

I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?

I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.

Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014 

Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014

Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013

Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013

Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013

Important topic. Nice background research. Excellent punmanship.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE GEORGE OF CAMBRIDGE | 22 July 2013

He’s growing up, he is walking and he has big, chubby cheeks. He looks like a young Winston Churchill." - Prince Harry of Wales
maikevierkant:

Space Foxes (because space animals are fun).

maikevierkant:

Space Foxes (because space animals are fun).

lookatthislittlething:

mijbilcreatures:

please welcome Choco&Latte.. now available in my shop :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/196233335/two-tiny-miniature-kittens-choco-and

My Facebook   My Etsy shop  My Blog  

Look at these adorable kitties!!!

wickedclothes:

Portable Nightlight Spheres

Do away with your old nightlights. These portable nightlight spheres can be brought into bed, or carried through your dark house on the way to find a midnight snack. Sold on Amazon.

A woman should not have to act like a man in order to receive respect. Just because I am petite, soft-spoken, and actually care about you, does not mean I am weak… Just because I give you the respect I think you deserve simply because you exist, doesn’t mean I am a pushover. I teach with love, not fear— which makes me strong, not weak.
On teaching feminism in school (via Nails on a Chalkboard)

sophia-and-me:

Ohkay, here it is!!

I’m doing a $25 Carter’s gift card giveaway!! Winner also gets a bunch of coupons from Carter’s and a special gift from Sophia and me!

Rules:

Reblog= 1 entry
Likes do NOT count.

You can follow me if you want, but I won’t really rely on that.

Must me a parent or pregnant.

I will check your blog to make sure you are not just a giveaway blog. You have to be an actually user.

Reblog as much as you want. Just don’t spam your followers.


This ends on July 30! Winner will be announced August 1! You have to be comfortable with giving me your address to ship the gifts!


Good luck :D

I have a baby shower to go to next month, so crossing my fingers…

thinksquad:

A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them.
Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with an inoperable and chemotherapy-resistant tumor this past October. He has stopped going to kindergarten during therapy, and gets lonely, according to his family.
"He can recognize his name now," the boy’s mother Carley Nickerson told ABC News. "When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy."
Nickerson says personalized cards make Danny happy, and has opened a P.O. box to collect letters from well-wishers.
Doctors say less than 10% of children diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, like Danny, live beyond 18 months.
"I don’t really believe in that," Nickerson says. "He is doing great. Every day is a blessing for us."
Danny has received about 40 letters so far, and his birthday is on July 25th.
Letters can be sent to:
Danny Nickerson P.O. Box 212 Foxboro, MA 02035
http://6abc.com/society/5-year-old-boy-with-cancer-hopes-for-birthday-cards/201528/

thinksquad:

A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them.

Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with an inoperable and chemotherapy-resistant tumor this past October. He has stopped going to kindergarten during therapy, and gets lonely, according to his family.

"He can recognize his name now," the boy’s mother Carley Nickerson told ABC News. "When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy."

Nickerson says personalized cards make Danny happy, and has opened a P.O. box to collect letters from well-wishers.

Doctors say less than 10% of children diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, like Danny, live beyond 18 months.

"I don’t really believe in that," Nickerson says. "He is doing great. Every day is a blessing for us."

Danny has received about 40 letters so far, and his birthday is on July 25th.

Letters can be sent to:

Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035


http://6abc.com/society/5-year-old-boy-with-cancer-hopes-for-birthday-cards/201528/