Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's The Little Things...

why do i love the way louis c.k. holds a damn mic!?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lechuza Rain Jacket...

I wanted baby to have a lightweight rain cover that she could wear a full coat underneath. I wanted it long for more shield, yet roomy enough to move freely.

Here is what I came up with. I found this super cute poncho with sleeves, but remembered how ponchos blow upward in windy weather, so I decided to make seams down the sides for more structure. The hood is a little floppy if she's not wearing a winter hat or the hood from her winter coat, but I think I'll add a little elastic on the sides to contour it and make it a little fitted without losing the extra room for a hood or hat.

I used a laminated cotton fabric, thread, and a zipper, no pattern, just created it along the way. And the best part is it cost about $15!

Baby adores it and while out-and-about people comment on it all the time :o) Go mommy!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Recycled Crayons...

Finally got around to recycling our crayons! Muffin tins from the dollar store, x-acto knife (getting all that paper off was a nightmare until I thought of this!), broken crayons, and 15-25 minutes in the oven at 250 degrees.

PS They're great for play too! Brianlily has been stacking them all day! 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Victims Of ISM's...

Ok People. Just wanted to get something straight here. Let's talk about ISM's (systems of oppression): Racism, Ableism, Heterosexism, Classism, Ageism, Religism, Sexism.

Can we all agree that an ISM is a discussion of Power (social, cultural, financial)? Who has it, and who doesn't? It is the dominant group, the group in power, that is marginalizing, oppressing and discriminating against the non-dominant group.

If we look at the the list of ISM's from above, we would see where power lies (respectively): White, Able-bodied, Heterosexual, Upper-Class, Young, Christian, Men.

Of course there are multiple levels of intersectionality within each ISM, as well as horizontal marginalizing, oppressing and discriminating (internalized).

So, for example...women cannot be sexist against men, and people of color cannot be racist against white people. Women and people of color do not hold power, which means they do not have the power to change the given system of oppression. Which also makes it easy for the group in power to minimize, legitimize, and define the reality of a given situation.

This is in no way shape or form meant to minimize or ignore that even people in power suffer from discrimination, but the word you're looking for here is Prejudice.

Let's get it together people. We've come a ways, but not the WHOLE way, very recently, and in very small, SMALL increments.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Lunch...

I thought I'd make her favorite almond butter and jelly for lunch tomorrow, so I bought this heart shaped sandwich cutter. But I changed my mind...arroz con pollo instead! So what could I do for a special Valentine lunchbox surprise? Cookies & Cantaloupe! I used the sandwich cutter for both! Can't wait for her to open her lunch bag at school tomorrow! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012