Tag: children

The Curiosity Series

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Curiosity Series




Featuring Italy Kids are  extremely curious individuals (as some of may know more than others, Hi ZomppaParents!), and they will absorb almost anything you throw at them!   Of course, they will want to know everything about everything, but these are just a few ways you can relate a southern European country in the middle […]

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Feed the Hungry: Class Act

| June 1, 2012 | 7 Comments
Feed the Hungry: Class Act




According to a Gallup survey, 40% of Filipinos are food insecure, making the Philippines on hunger’s world top 10. One organization that seeks to address this is Feed the Hungry. Through grants and programs to promote education, it also works with the most needy in small business and community development, from fruit tree farming to […]

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Lotus Children’s Center: Class Act

| July 15, 2011 | 1 Comment
Lotus Children’s Center: Class Act




Based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Lotus Children’s Center provides shelter, food, and education for abused, orphaned and abandoned children. In addition to more traditional classroom education and vocational training, the Center operated a vegetarian cafe, Ananda, for four years. In a country where meat and dairy are the staples, Ananda promoted vegetarian cuisines to increase more […]

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POM Wonderful Presents…Food Marketing: TidBit of the Day

| July 5, 2011 | 3 Comments
POM Wonderful Presents…Food Marketing: TidBit of the Day




If you read food blogs, you probably know that POM Wonderful has been spreading their POM love by giving away their products so folks can write about them. Not the case here. No POM product given. What I’m talking about is Morgan Spurlock’s film “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.” Source: The Movie […]

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Existential Momentum: Ambasha, Eritrean Bread

| April 27, 2011 | 13 Comments
Existential Momentum:  Ambasha, Eritrean Bread




  In this day and age, many people are familiar and relatively comfortable with the concept of interracial dating, interracial marriage, and interracial children. However, fewer people are familiar with intercultural relations.  Both my husband and I are brown in complexion; however, he is Eritrean and I am not.  The cultural differences and conflict we […]

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Kid Friendly Bento-Style Lunch Containers: TidBit of the Day

| March 25, 2011 | 3 Comments
Kid Friendly Bento-Style Lunch Containers: TidBit of the Day




An amazing woman/friend, Kate, has recently stumbled upon a major find for both ‘big kids’ and ‘little kids’ alike.  If you’re looking to jazz up your child’s lunchtime routine, consider using these Japanese inspired lunch containers!  Thank you Kate for the discovery! At my toddler’s last visit to the allergist, I asked for some advice […]

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Photo of the Day: Wood Food

| February 19, 2011 | 7 Comments
Photo of the Day: Wood Food




Awesome wooden food toys…fruit you can “cut” and ice cream that you can stack. Adults will have just as much fun as kids.

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Guest/5 Ways Edible Gardens Make Kids Smarter and Healthier

| February 17, 2011 | 13 Comments
Guest/5 Ways Edible Gardens Make Kids Smarter and Healthier




Welcome our newest guest contributor, Alice Bumgarner, who is the coordinator and founder of the George Watts Montessori edible garden. George Watts is a elementary Montessori school near downtown Durham. Mom of two, Alice also develops the accompanying curriculum for this garden, which is actually three – a fruit garden and arbor, a courtyard full […]

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Photo of the Day: Life’s a Picnic

| January 3, 2011 | 13 Comments
Photo of the Day: Life’s a Picnic




One of Beanie Baby’s new toys. I almost stole it from him.

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TidBit of the Day: A Wake-Up Story

| January 3, 2011 | 3 Comments
TidBit of the Day: A Wake-Up Story




How to raise healthy children in an age of toxicity? Beanie Baby’s Zomppa debut! Join the movement at Healthy Child Healthy World, a great website with lots of information and resources. Watch this Wake-Up Story and sign up! A Wake-Up Story from Healthy Child Healthy World on Vimeo.

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