lunedì 19 settembre 2011

don´t throw that away

Enjoyng last sunny days we had a great satuday, we went to a recycling workshop for kids
organized by X-Lab, one of the coolest Art Gallery in Berlin( if you are in Berlin don´t miss it)
Sue Steele from Mutoid Waste Company and Kappo Kappino with plastic bottles all kind of recycling material made amazing robots with the kids.
Teresa had so much fun and learn that with fantasy and all kind of stuff you can make toys, cup or whatever you want.
Teresa already know how to separate garbage, she learned it like a game and also when we are outside she ask what is the right bin
There are a lot of books for kids from ege 3 about recycling, so buy it for your kid, give it like a present for friends or for the kindergarden, make something with plastic bottles, cork and all you want...
my dearest mom have fun and recycle und always remember a revolution can start in our kitchen


Don't Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing (Little Green Books) [Pappbilderbuch

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)

lunedì 5 settembre 2011

giovedì 25 agosto 2011

the moral dilemma

Baby sheepskin (or lambskin) yes or no?
For centuries mother had wound their children in sheepskin just after the birth and here in Germany it's still a common thing, recommended by midwives, pediatricians, antroposophic clinics and -the most important- from my friend Nicolina (wich, I swear, when it comes about my daughters, she's more competent than any midwife or pediatrician). Some studies showed that sheepskin keep the baby warm and dry and it helps develop her physical and emotional skills; the heat of the wool infuses calm and induces the newborn to relax helping her sleep better.
Obviously, it's necessary to purchase skins of sheep raised naturally, not treated with parasiticides and after not whitened or igenized.
As a vegan-vegetarian for more than twenty years -like I am- that has been a hard choice. I Have thought and consider it endlesly in my head: I would have sacrifice an animal for my daughter but what kind of message would I give to my children? not a very coherent one.
I have decided for a test, someone lends me his sheepskin and, I don't know if it's just my personal impression, but Tilda Joy seems to like it. She tosses naked in it and then she falls asleep, happy. If you decide to buy one of your own, sleep in it for a few months before giving to your babyborn because the skin will imbue with your smell/parfume and your baby will feel protected.
So, today the skin is here and I feel some guilt, I hope that twenty years of vegetarianism and animalist conscience will equalizes the account with my Karma.

venerdì 12 agosto 2011

She so cute and i love her fanny faces, it seems that she loved bathing.And there is no sleepless nights , zombie-look-like days that don´t deserve this moments.
i ´m not using any kind of soap, i just use Calendula oil for a massage after the bath

domenica 7 agosto 2011

mercoledì 3 agosto 2011

from Mamma Zen writen by Karen Maezen Miller

When you drop your expectations, lose your selfishness, forget your grievances, give up your worries, abandon the plan, stop your striving, let it out, let it go, let things pass, take a breath, take a break, quite down, be still, empty your mind, open your heart, and come alive , what else is there to be but happy?