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101 Uses For a Box

By Kire Sdyor, published on Mar 31, 2012

You scrimped and saved and looked at sale inserts out of the paper. Stood in long lines the day after Thanksgiving. Punched some guy in the nose who was trying to grab the last must have item for toddlers on the shelf. Wrapped it up nice with bows and ribbons. You waited with pained anticipation for weeks until finally Christmas morning came. Your little one ripped through the paper like they were a badger chasing a rabbit down a hole until finally they spent the morning playing with the box the item came in. Some things never change...

James (Age 9): "Mom. I have no clothes to put on.

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Tags: humor, parenting, family, children, funny

The Wonders of the Automat

By Patricia Adams, published on Mar 15, 2012 New York City was a dream that was unlikely to happen.

By the time he was 72, and I was his caregiver, his dream had faded.

Then a miracle. My husband received a job assignment to Oneida, New York--upstate, but close enough!

The day we arrive in Oneida, my dad and my children begin planning for a summer trip to New York City. The children borrow books from the library and my dad sends for maps and travel folders of things to see in New York City. Every day the list grows longer--Ellis Island, Times Square, the Empire State Building, Jones Beach, the Brooklyn... (more)

Tags: new york, parenting, family, stroke, children, travel, vacation, adventure, kids, food, apple, history, families, dream, mother, automat, eating, buick, family travel, police officer, caregiver

The Sundown Laws of the 1930's

By Patricia Adams, published on Mar 4, 2012

It’s Glendale, California, early 1930's. Black people know they have to be outside the city limits before dark.

Mama, a civil rights activist before the title had hardly been invented, tells me about the injustice of the so-called “sundown laws.”

Mama tells me about the hardships the sundown laws cause for hardworking people, like the Black maids who work in the big houses in the Rossmoyne district up near the country club. “If they’re not out of town before sundown, they’re harassed by the police, and sometimes they’re picked up and dropped at the city limits. Some of them even... (more)

Tags: education, politics, parenting, family, love, children, society, culture, women, jobs, kids, news, friends, history, opinion, girl, black history month, models, cooperation, african american

Media Childrens the Social

By p.d.adams, published on Mar 4, 2012

She corrects her stance, moves past the monitor where she has coasted and coexisted since her arrival. She always finds the balance to appease the elements at theWorkstation. She makes her best attempt to adjust the interface, shooting with both eyes open and a purity of heart un-battered by behavior, unbuttered by lifestyle.

Her half-mind races to theNetwork as if she just might further a legend. She thinks about social organization and how it is now finally paying a toll. Yes, as it should--not in the spirit of sacrifice, but from a place of hunger, the kind of hunger needing no food... (more)

Tags: religion, love, social networks, friendship, children, society, culture, media, social media, friends, science fiction, technology, lifestyle, security, social networking, sci fi, surveillance


By Kire Sdyor, published on Feb 14, 2012

The SLIders I speak of are those who suffer from the psychic event known as street lamp interference, or SLI. Although now that I think about it, jumping through a hole in the multiverse where I could get a hamburger would be pretty good right now too. People who claim to be a SLIder find that they have strange effects on electrical systems. Street lights switch on or off when they walk beneath them, appliances turn on and off without being touched, light bulbs blow out when turned on, volume levels change on TVs, radios, and CD players. I know what your thinking. Kire, where can I get a... (more)

Tags: humor, parenting, family, children, funny

Movie Premiere of ‘The Wonder Stone’

By amreporter, published on Jan 16, 2012

Film ‘The Wonder Stone’ directed by Varun Mehta finally saw its premiere on 28th December 2011 at Shakti Nagar, Aligarh. The Movie has been in news for portraying a strong story based on Children with universal appeal. The film talks about an alien stone that gets discovered by some children and they get super human abilities from it. Some of them gets confused either to use them or not, some are frustrated with the changes, and some uses them in a bad way. But ultimately, the motive comes out that the stone was actually guiding them towards saving the planet.

The Premiere saw the kids... (more)

Tags: movies, children, action, sci-fi

Life’s a Stage and a Six-act Play

By Shane Joseph, published on Jan 16, 2012

... – Collapse: Tired inside for having compromised and given in, having the courage to finally look in the mirror and be horrified by whom you see; the phase of nervous breakdown, marriage breakdown, career breakdown, and the first touches of mortality, all which remind you of time running out. Children leave, spouses leave, bosses leave, friends leave, but you are more comfortable with the pieces that you have left, because they belong only to you.

The Fifth Act – Renaissance: You join new protest groups that are more organized and goal oriented. You do work that inspires, write... (more)

Tags: angels, children, shakespeare, adults, play, stage, act

The Legacy of a Street Kid – Part II.

By Gregory John Smith, published on Dec 28, 2011

...old “bits and bobs” he had lying around; pieces taken from other scrapped cars in his yard.

He had constructed the van in memory of his beloved son and had dedicated the vehicle to Wender’s spirit of survival. Work and a steady income was difficult as usual, and he still had many children to feed, so he custom built the car so that his wife and daughters could sell hot lunches wherever they could find a parking spot and someone to buy from them.

The only big problem was that there was no money left to buy the raw materials they needed to start off on their little... (more)

Tags: brazil, child, death, children, poverty, kids, social, hope, risk, street children, brasil, forsaken people, streets, boys, street kids, abandoned, at risk, impoverished, neglect

The Legacy of a Street Kid – Part I.

By Gregory John Smith, published on Dec 25, 2011

Wender belonged to the first group of kids rescued from the streets by me between 1993 and 1995. He was 13 years old at the time.

His story was an incredible one, although not uncommon in a country hosting hundreds of thousands of abandoned and neglected children on the streets of its major cities; himself being lost to the streets after having run away from home at the age of nine together with a young boy from his neighborhood, who already had strong ties with the streets at the time.

Once engulfed by the other kids on the streets Wender was soon indulging in all that is far... (more)

Tags: brazil, child, death, children, poverty, kids, social, hope, risk, street children, brasil, forsaken people, streets, boys, street kids, abandoned, at risk, impoverished, neglect


By RoninA, published on Dec 14, 2011

Children is such derogatory situation are seeing and experiencing their human right being strip off them in the most in human way and even at the political frontier they are not protected they suffer physical , mental , emotional and psychological damages that affect their mental well being and in do doubt their lives in general , in most cases ends up having a ripple effect on the society by becoming drug dealers, prostitutes, pocket pickers, thieves and not mentioning the fact of ending up in prison.

But there are tens if not hundreds of legislation’s out there that purport to defend... (more)

Tags: christmas, love, peace, children, future, happiness, street, compassion, new generation

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