Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words... RIP Ashlynn Connor

Reading a random news page on 2oceansvibe webpage, I stumbled across the story of the death of 10-year-old Ashlynn Connor, comitted suicide after being bullied about her weight. I read the full story here.

I thought of Lily and Vaughn and began to cry. How do we protect our children from bullies or give them the skills to cope with these kinds of ridicule and hurt? We can only listen to them and love them.

It broke my heart. At the bottom of the article there were numerous mentions of other child suicides.

I can not wait to get home and hold my two little people and tell them just how wonderful they are and how much I love them.

@MrCpt blogged about it too. See it here.

I tweeted about it and Rio (aka @TheFilmo) posted this video in response. It touched me.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jingle bells, batman smells.

Found this DIY advent calendar on titatoni. I simply must make these for my children this year.

Trying to decide what to put inside the little paper packets. Chocolates or jelly sweets, shortbread, biltong? Hmm... choices.

No more walls.

Stumbled upon this lovely Anais Nin quote on Natasha's blog. 

Lucky Pony & lollyloves

On her blog, Lucky Pony is running a lollyloves giveaway. How delightful. See it here.
If you know me personally, you will know that I enter every competition I can find and keep my fingers crossed. Go and have a look at their site.

Look at some of the sweet threads.

Good Monday browsing.