Tuesday, May 26, 2009
My sister-in-law gave our children (among many wonderful things), a set of play food from Step 2 that is multicultural food. She does something like this for most occasions. For Christmas it was Yo Yo dolls, an update of the classic quilter's doll made from scrap fabrics. They're each hand sewn by women artisans in Bolivia and Peru. Jenny Krauss, the company responsible for designing and sourcing the product, is committed to working with women artisans who have excpetional skill and very few options for other work.
It means so much when folks give our children gifts that reflect an understanding and appreciation for the values and lessons I want to teach them.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
So I'm waiting and waiting for my mother's day present to arrive...and I've been annoyed I don't have it yet. This afternoon I was coming back up my stair-lift after checking the mailbox, disappointed it still isn't here, and as I rise up the stairs, I see through the banister that my little (almost) 2 year old girl has stacked SIX of her blocks in a tower. And my son came out from the kitchen with a package of string cheese and announced, "Mommy, I want some string cheese! See,we have a whole package." My kids impress/amuse me so much.
Friday, May 01, 2009
Today is Blogging Against Disableism Day. People are invited to post their contributions. Mine is this: Able-bodied Privilege : Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. I posted it online in May of 2000.