For the longest time artists have interpreted and represented the natural environment. It has provided substance and subject matter, as well as inspiration and insight. And since the growth of the environmental movement, there has been a revolution in our understanding of the many ways man impacts his surroundings. This enlightenment has provoked a more critical look on the relationship between humanity and our life-giving planet. This recognition has also been reflected in the works of contemporary artists, even a thirteen year old girl.Trisha Co Reyes is a freshman at St. Stephen’s High School in Sta. Cruz, Manila. She won... read more
A friend told me before I went back to work, "It won't feel like it at first, but eventually you get into work shape." I'm a few months into working full-time, and my work muscles are still quite flabby. In fact, I feel much like I did when I first became a stay-home mom 14 years ago bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived.
I 've had some of the same thoughts I had back then too: Darn those women who make this look so easy. Those of you who make the juggle look as easy as flossing your teeth need to let a little... read more
My daughter, who it seems only a few years ago was small enough to walk under the kitchen bar and now is about to surpass me in height, makes an espresso, sits down in the kitchen and says, "So, Mom, what's up?" My son, who it seems only a few years ago was concerned primarily with Star Wars and things boys are concerned with, who has bigger feet than I and who is almost my height, puts his books on the table, pats me on the head, and says, "So how was your day, Mom?"
Summer break is at its end and class opening is just a few days away (if it hasn't already started for your kid)! Have you got everything you need for your school-aged child? Take a look at this checklist to make sure everything's ready when classes start.1. Buy school supplies. If you could get a list of specific school supplies that your child will need, it's best to get them as early as you can. Book stores get swamped at school opening, so it will do you good to avoid the long lines.2. Get other school essentials. Make sure you... read more
Now a days, television and video games are ubiquitous in our children's lives. The question is how much time can be safely spent on watching TV or playing video games without the deleterious effects. This is a difficult question to answer. A rule of thumb to follow is that TV and video games should not interfere with what children are supposed to accomplish-that is, learn skills and socialize. Spending too much time watching TV can make children passive and unimaginative and also decrease time spent with peers. TV and video games should be monitored so that they are used as... read more