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Thursday, December 20, 2012

It Couldn’t Be Done

By Edgar Albert Guest
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
      But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
      Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
      On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
      That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
      At least no one ever has done it;”
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
      And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
      Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
      That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
      There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
      The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
      Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
      That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.
Saturday, November 3, 2012

A baby's most important job - Play!

A book, I'm looking into down the line....

http://twopedsinapod.com/2012/09/09/fine-motor-skills-toys-for-toddlers.aspx
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Importance of Tactile and Olfactory Stimulation

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I found this video very informative!  I've been hearing more and more about tactile stimulation, but this is the first I have heard about olfactory stimulation.

I didn't like a few things in the video, mainly that the pre video of the daughter didn't show her at her best. We have no way to do a comparison because the first video was of the cutie pie in the morning when cranky and the other when she is playing nicely.  Also, the part where they start talking about what is different in developing nations, felt a lot like they were trying to insinuate causation where there was only causation.  The research, however, will prove causation and regardless of how it was presented there is absolutely no harm and only benefit to trying out techniques in children who are neurodiverse (like how I'm learning to be PR with my use of neurodiverse?)
Monday, October 22, 2012

Things to do before I turn 30

I noticed quite awhile ago that I've stopped learning new things.  Well, at least new things for myself.  I've learned a lot about dogs, my specialty fields and making money......

But, in some ways I stopped learning as a person.  I have a little over 3 years before I turn 30 and I'd like to spend that time to discover some things I want to accomplish, for me, before that time.  I've been pondering for awhile and I've thought of one.

Things to Do Before I Turn 30

Listen to the Soundtrack of 100 musicals
-   I've always listened to music that other people like.  I even listen to my husband's playlist in the car. My favorite music, however, is that from musicals.  This is what I sing in the shower, or while cleaning.  I've just never taken time to develop a playlist.  In fact, the musicals I sing are the same ones I sang in middle school. I've never taken the time to listen to or develop my knowledge of more musicals than those which I knew when I was a pre-teen.  Some of these, I don't even know the story, just a few songs.  So, my first goal is to listen to the soundtrack of 100 musicals.  I think this is doable and I will enjoy it thoroughly and feel richer for it.  Along with this goal is the desire to actually make a playlist and listen to it in the car.

Musical #1: The Last Five Years