I have three children and decided breastfeeding was the best choice for my family. I know that there are many reasons women will choose not to breastfeed, or how long they will. I do highly recommend giving it a try and I know that science has backed up the benefits of breastfeeding time and time again. After all, it is the natural choice.
What I am more interested now is how different my 3 breastfeeding experiences have been. My oldest son was born in 2006 and I remember reading to breastfeed until your child is at least 6 months. At the 6 months mark, I stopped. He never complained. It was as if “out of sight, out of mind.” Continue reading →
Sitting in traffic sucks. There is no more sophisticated way of putting it. It just sucks. Reading license plates and bumper stickers becomes your daily reading material and, potentially, a little game. You can identify different people in society and their views just buy their car and what they stick on to it. How they feel about certain issues, politically, socially… Are they proud parents? Are they Metal Heads? Surfers? What about the Animal Rights Activists?
I love animals. They are nobler than pretty much anyone I have ever met. They love unconditionally; something we, the greater beings, have not figured out. However, they are animals. They do not kid themselves, like we do, and they procreate… a lot. So sitting in my car, reading the material posted on the bumper in Continue reading →
I was watching my two youngest children playing today and began thinking about tolerance. Not about, “Hey, mom, be tolerant of our misbehavior,” but of a tolerance and blurring of gender lines. I am the mother of three very different children. They are in smart in their own right, special in their own way, and loving. My oldest son is 8, my middle son is 4, and my daughter is 1.
When our oldest was born, everything was blue. Toys cars, trains, planes, skateboards, balls, bikes… Anything “boy” we could get our hands on, we introduced it to him. He never cared for imagination and superheroes. He turned out to be our Continue reading →
Wired. We are all wired. We are so tapped into the grid that we often find it hard to escape. We have become one with our laptops, tables, smartphones, ipods, or ianythings, that we may not know how to function without them. Are we really becoming part machine? Are we turning into androids?
I often wonder about this zombie movie and game craze, then I look over at the teenager with the glued on headphones in the corner and the blank glazed over eyeballs and think, “Ah, right. We live in a media zombie land”.
Now, do not get me wrong. I love all my high-tech gear. I have a tablet, a labtop, a desktop, a smartphone, ipod… you get it. However, I cannot help but think we can often lose touch with reality and simpler things… like a face-to-face conversation. Y’know, REAL face-time. Continue reading →
“Everything is awesome”. The catchy tune fills the ears of children and adults alike taking them into a a whole new level of sensory overload. The eyes and ears are treated to a visual feast and whimsical nostalgia for the yesteryear as childhood icons for millennial parents come to life in sarcastic grandeur. The Lego movie is indeed a visual feat for all ages, but taking a deeper look into the candy coated frenzy one will find that there is more than meets the eye. We are presented with philosophical and ideological questions that run deep beneath the surface and highlights what is wrong not just with American society but the whole Capitalist Global Movement. Continue reading →
Incredible Technology and the U.S. Government Funding the Creation of MAV Insects
By: Leane Pupo
My Nerd Brain is tingling. I was causally surfing the net and stumbled upon a mosquito. I looked at the photo because as much as I hate mosquitoes and the welts they leave on my, apparently, delicious flesh, they do look pretty cool. However, I immediately noticed this mosquito was very different. This mosquito was a robot.
Apparently, this is not new news, but it does not seem to have had a very large effect. I would think that people would be more curious about tiny tech. While micro, nano, or just plain small, technology of this kind is amazing. It is incredible to think that there are scientists out there studying how bugs fly and how to make computer chips and full-functioning robots fit on a penny. And while my science geek mind is incredibly aroused, the rest of me begins to tremble at the possible implications. Continue reading →
Much to my own chagrin, I had to make my own statement. I wrote a previous post that was X-Files related and have avoided any posts since, and truth be told, the LAST thing I would ever want to post is some warped, fanatical, piece of gossip. :::Sigh:::
Second, it seems like one of the hottest topics currently on the net revolves a steamy little piece of fiction; David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are single and ready to mingle, with each other! Continue reading →
Twenty years ago, the Enigmatic Dr. Scully wandered into the office of one Spooky Mulder. Interestingly, even after these twenty years, ten of which have marked the end of one of the most profoundly creative television series of all time, people still speak of the duo. New fans sprout all over the world as the young X-Philers grew up to breed little uber x-philers of their own. The last time I saw that was with the other infamous red-head and dark-haired couple, Lucy and Ricky. But what is the big deal? And why had this made it to the Blog of Progress? Could it be talk of conspiracies? Well, yes, but not the one you may have heard. This has more to do with questions of corporate greed.
Twentieth Century Fox has been avoiding a new X-Files 3 movie. According to many, the second X-Files movie I Continue reading →