Finances: Last Minute Inexpensive Gifts

For the Non-Toxic Kid: Scrappy Pals $10.49 and arrives before Christmas. Green Pals $25.00, but no longer arrives before Christmas, but there are so many non-toxic toys Amazon sells. They have wooden tea sets, boy cars and so much more. Green Toys Tools $24.99 Green Toys Seaplane $9.99 For the Bearded Man: Shampoo $11.95 and free fast shipping. Oil $13.77 and … Continue reading Finances: Last Minute Inexpensive Gifts

Fun Fact Friday: 12/18/15 Junk food is a Trigger food

Did you know that junk food is actually a trigger food that makes you want to eat more. . .and more? According to Women's Magazine, if you eat bacon, cheese and sugary foods, you trigger something in your brain that really pushes you to eat until you are stuffed and the need for more food … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 12/18/15 Junk food is a Trigger food

Quote of the day: 12/16/15

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds." --Bob Marley My 11 year old daughter has an assignment where she needs to read Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish" and Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" to find quotes and acts of freedom then, connect them. I found this song interesting as I have never heard … Continue reading Quote of the day: 12/16/15

Word of the Week: 12/14/15

Word: Symptomatic You Pronounce it: [simp-tuh-mat-ik] Definition: 1.pertaining to a symptom or symptoms. 2.of the nature of or constituting a symptom; indicative (often fol by of): a condition symptomatic of cholera; a disagreement that was symptomatic of the deterioration in their relationship. 3.according to symptoms : a symptomatic classification of disease. Origin: 1690-1700; < Medieval Latin … Continue reading Word of the Week: 12/14/15

Quote of the day: 12/7/15

"In other words, utterances are not only (save in exceptional circumstances) signs to be understood and deciphered; they are also signs of wealth, intended to be evaluated and appreciated, and signs of authority, intended to be believed and obeyed." --Pierre Bourdieu Chapter 29 on Language and Symbolic Power from Jaworski, Adam + Coupland, Nikolas (EDS). … Continue reading Quote of the day: 12/7/15

Word of the Week: 12/7/15

Word: Prosody You Pronounce It: [pros-uh-dee] Meaning: noun 1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification. 2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton's prosody. 3. Linguistics. the stress and intonation patterns of an utterance. Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Latin prosōdia < Greek prosōidía tone or accent, modulation of voice, song sung to … Continue reading Word of the Week: 12/7/15