Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mothers Day Classic 2014

Mothers Day Classic

We do this every year…  The Mothers Day Classic is a walk/run to raise funds and awareness for a cure for breast cancer… Marley has been a few times, Mace has even been once, but this year I took Marley along to do the walk with us, as an equal (as equal as a 5yo can get) and she did very well…  When she needed a rest she got a piggy back…  It was a good start on explaining about fund raising and participating in the community, we touched on cancer too…  She had a fabulous day, we all did!  I can’t wait to take her with me again next year!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Zingo, kids bingo!

One of my girlfriends bought my kids zingo, and it is awesome... I was blessed that she bought the picture version AND the sight word version, so both kids really get something out of it... We can play this for aaaages, and because it's bingo, it's an even playing field for both kids... I highly recommend this for pure educational joy!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Utopia the film...

I must admit that this has been sitting on my ipad since just after I watched Black Fish, I was so traumatized by that, I needed to wait until I was normal again to watch Utopia…  I think that it is important that all Australians know about some of the atrocities committed against our first Australians, past and present…

I couldn’t watch it in one sitting…  The first time I stopped it was at 2.18, I just didn’t know if I could go on…  I know white Australia has continually messed up, been monsters and committed the worst crimes against our first people, but seeing it just made my general state of white shame and guilt rise to the surface…  I struggle with these things, how can we all live these great lives while our first Australians continue to die before us from treatable and preventable medical issues, that our first people live in the worst conditions and greatest poverty, fearing for their childrens wellbeing when DHS comes around looking to take their children into care, rather then hooking up more services to help these impoverished families…  Aaaaagh…

Eventually I got through it…  I hope that all Australians find themselves watching this at some point in their lives…  I hope that the government finds themselves better able to do more in their communities to close the gap, and improve our first Australians quality of life…  In Australia in 2014 no one should have to live in fear or poverty…

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Divergent The Movie!

I'm sure you all know that I am a Divergent fan, so I was understandably concerned about the adaption of the story... I'm not going to spoil any of it, what I will say is, it was awesome! Lots of it was exactly like I imagined... They stayed as true to the story as I imagine that they could... And the casting! I was so concerned about this, but they properly nailed it! If you have read the books, you should watch and even if you haven't, I still think it's worth checking... Unlike the Hunger Games, it really tells te story as intended!