Having started making fun crafts for an upcoming craft show in June, we started posting pictures of our projects on Facebook to see what people really responded to and wow…people have been really “liking” our page. We’ve made baby burp rags and crayon roll ups; but what people are really excited about are our hand-sewn purses, tote bags and diaper bags. We’ve done theme bags from autism awareness bags, to sock monkeys, to hero firemen purses, breast cancer awareness purses and childhood cancer awareness. These bags are custom made bow tuck and tote bags…there are so many possibilities to express the owners interests or passions when picking out fabric and colors. We also make zippered pouches. These are themes that have meaning to people and they are not only using them for educating others to a cause that is dear to them but also to add a touch of style and personality in what they carry on their shoulder everyday. If you are interested you can check out our new hobby page on Facebook take a look here; Its Sew Made .
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Posted in art, baby, baby boomers, Beauty, children, crafts, Creating, Education, emergency, fashion, tagged baby burp rags, breast cancer, cancer awareness, childhood cancer, crafts, fabric purses, fashion, firemen, hand sewn, heros, hobby, reusuable tote bags, sewing, sock monkeys on February 24, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Advocating for special needs, baby, baby boomers, Blogging, Business, children, communication, Education, elderly, emergency, family, pregnancy, tagged American Sign Language, awareness, bridges, children, communication, community leaders, developmental delays, elderly, expert, families, first responders, hearing impaired, hospital, interview, Louise Sattler, medical profession, open doors, school psychologist, sign language, special needs, teaching sign language, Video on September 6, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Today I did an interview with Louise Sattler who is the creative owner/operator of http://www.signingfamilies.com. Louise is an expert trainer at workshops and classes that teach American Sign Language to help people communicate with one another. She is also a certified school psychologist who has an awareness of the importance of the need for families and community leaders to learn sign language. Sign Language opens doors and bridges gaps for people who are hearing impaired, or who may have developmental delays or special needs. Communication is something that many people take for granted.
Put yourself in the position of a person who is hearing impaired, or a person who lives with special needs; and, consider some environments they they may experience differently than you; such as a trip to the hospital or emergency room. How different would the experience be for you if you were the one who had difficulty making your needs known to the health care professionals. Or say you are an elderly person who is experiencing hearing loss…how are you going to communicate with other residents or say the staff? How about shopping or getting educational services at college or in elementary school? How about ordering a meal in a restaurant? Do you see how the quality of life can be improved for people impacted in this way? Can you see how sign language could open doors for people if others in the community took the opportunity to learn it from someone like Louise or through her DVD’s?
If you are interested in learning more about Louise and her educational services please listen to the interview here: http://www.rapidcashmarketing.com/lorrainesinterview/signingfamilies.htm
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Posted in abuse, anger, children, crime, culture, death, domestic violence, elderly, emergency, emotions, family, Fear, finances, Frustration, grief, health, kids, law enforcement, life, loneliness, loss, mental and physical health, murder, news, observations, organizations for special needs, pain and misery, protect, sadness, safety, television, trauma, Uncategorized, violence, tagged anger, at risk, birthday, books, cost, crime, death, elderly, entertainment, Evil, hero, innocent, kids, law enforcement, loners, media, mental health, mentally ill, movies, murder, music, police officer, programs, revenge, sadness, safety, shootings, slasher, society, stabbing, television, trauma, treatment, victims, violence on March 31, 2009| 1 Comment »
When are people going to wake up to the fact that we need to stop allowing instances of evil and violence to be glorified on television, movies, books and in our music? Isn’t it obvious that the world has been turning this garbage into “entertainment” and that it is having a terrible influence on our society? Today there was two distinctive situations that destroyed lives that is shockingly cruel in the fact that the victims of violence were totally innocent.
A nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina has 8 dead people , 7 residents and a nurse, because a young man came into the nursing home and started shooting at people. The reason is unclear at this point. It is alleged that his estranged wife works at this nursing home although that is not confirmed. An unprovoked attack on innocent people that would have been much worse had it not been for the heroic actions of a 25 year old police officer who was able to stop the shooter. While the news media covers these terrible bursts of violence…we must learn to carefully balance how these things are addressed in the media; so that they do not become gloried examples for those with similar thoughts.
Another equally upsetting situation; an ex-con attacks his sisters and kills two of them…one a five year old child on her birthday. He kills his 17 year old sister by brutally stabbing her…then, he goes after the five year old and decapitates her as the police come in. She is found near her birthday cake. The nine year old sister had called the officers…some how she was stabbed as well; she is in the hospital with injuries. Not only has she been injured, she lost members of her family and she has to live with the images of death and violence. This brother was clearly a person out of control; it was alleged that he had some kind of a run-in with a neighbor the evening before as well.
We have people who dont know how to resolve their personal problems…committing violence and killing innocent people. We have loners, and mentally ill people who do not get treatment. Our economy is so tight that those who desperately need mental health treatment do not get it because of cost. We need to seriously consider spending more money for preventative well-care programs for people at risk for such behaviors.
I would really like to see people stop supporting slasher/shoot them up shows and movies with their dollars. These type of entertainments only serve to encourage those who are bent on venting their anger and revenge or for those who are mentally unstable on taking out their rage on innocent people. How do you protect yourself and your loved ones from random violence? It is impossible. Is anyone else sick and tired of these things happening in schools, shopping malls, nursing homes and colleges, etc?
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Posted in Advocating for special needs, Amazing, attitude, baby, Beauty, birth, charity, children, comfort, compassion, death, emergency, emotions, Fame, family, Fear, finances, Frustration, future, giving, health, Heart, help, Impact, inspiration, kids, leadership, life, loss, love, media, mental and physical health, mom, MONEY, mother, news, observations, opinion, Opportunities, organizations for special needs, pain and misery, parenting, poverty, pregnancy, publicity, respect, sadness, service, Sisterhood, support, travel, water shortage, well-being, tagged abundance, African, American, attention, attitude, baby, blessings, bonding, breast milk, child, compassion, crew, criticism, desperate, Difference, fulfillment, Heart, help, humanitarian mission, love, milk, mother, necessity, need, newborn, news, Nightline, nursing, nutrition, Pampers, poverty, publicity, Salma Hayek, Sierra Leone, starvation, tetanus, Unicef, vaccines, world on February 12, 2009| Leave a Comment »
If you were traveling through a poverty striken area and you had a baby of your own that you were still nursing…could you walk away from a hungry newborn baby that had nothing to eat? Actress Salma Hayek was in Sierra Leone on a humanitarian mission…she nursed an African newborn who was starving because his mother could not produce milk for her child. Salma was moved to feed that child. She talked about his eyes lighting up as he began to feel the nutrition flow into his body. She was moved in her heart to feed him; because i believe that a nursing mother can’t ignore a hungry baby that is crying out in his/her need; that is called basic human compassion. Still, you would think that we all had that in abundance; but, not always so, some would run the other way as quickly as they could go.
This moment was captured on film by the news crew of “Nightline” who were along on the trip for Unicef , to promote the importance of tetanus vaccines. Unicef and Pampers have a campaign called 1 Pack=1Vaccine; Salma is a spokeswoman for Pampers. www.unicefusa.org or www.pampers.com/unicef
I love the message of what Salma did; purely from the standpoint of, if you see a need fill it. Salma still is breastfeeding her own child who is approximately 1 year old. She understands the importance of, the nutritional value as well as the bonding value of, breastfeeding.
Surely there will be those individuals who will criticize her for what she did. There will be naysayers who will bring up the issue of aids and to the possible exposure to her health or that of her own child. They will say that she did this as a publicity stunt, or for the attention. Some will say in the larger scheme of things…did that one feeding make a difference; will it save the life of that child. I believe it made a difference. I believe an African woman saw an American woman with heart. I believe a baby felt fulfillment, comfort, and love. I pray that the mother and child received more help. A world saw a desperate moment and an act of love.
I say, she was in the moment. She saw a child in need; she felt the despair of a mother who could not provide for her child the most basic necessity in life at that time for her child; she did what she was able to do. I love that she didn’t think twice. Those who have been blessed in life and find themselves around others in need have a responsibility to share. I respect Salma for doing it so very naturally. There are so many in need around the world…what can you do to make a difference?
Posted in Australia, crime, death, disaster, ecology, emergency, emotions, environment, Faith, family, Fear, help, home, horror, hospital, hospitals, life, loss, murder, tagged Australia, brush, brush fires, control, crime, death, emergency, escape, farland, firefighters, fires, God, harm, help, horror, hospital, hospitalized, injuries, lives, loss, murders, wildfires on February 9, 2009| 1 Comment »
Breaking news of a horrific nature…Australia has been experiencing some terrible fires, overnight, that has caused major damage to some towns and at least 84 deaths. Although that number may continue to climb as they gain control of the brush fires. There are many who were hospitalized with burns and some of them may yet lose their lives because of their injuries. This is the deadliest wildfire that Australia has ever had. The areas that have been the most impacted were in the southeastern area of Australia; as well as towns about 50 miles north and east of the capital, Melbourne.
People have lost their homes, their livelihoods in some cases and many have lost their loved ones or their own lives. Some people were killed in the fires as they tried to escape in their vehicles. This is horrible; it is suspected that some of these fires were deliberately set. If that is true; it is a crime, the murders of innocent people are on the hands of those who set these fires. It is unfathamable why anyone would wish to do such harm. The firefighters are bravely trying to fight the fires, which may take days to control. I pray that God help the Australians by bringing some rain and helping the firefighters to gain control and help the people of Australia as they cope with their losses.