The most awaited festival of the year is finally over but it surely leaves us in high spirits. It's a blessing to be born in a country like India which offers us a rich culture and festivities to celebrate.
Festivals bring in love & harmony, strengthens the bond that we share with our friends and family, but most importantly it gives us a great opportunity to educate our children about Indian culture and instill values by sharing historic events and the significance behind these… Continue
Added by Manjusha Pandey on December 8, 2015 at 11:59am —
Kristi's Book Nook is taking the 2015 Readukkah Challenge! Join us and learn so much about Jewish culture with these wonderful books. Visit the Association of Jewish Libraries website.
For a chance to win this wonderful story be sure to follow, share and leave a…
Added by Kristi Bernard on December 6, 2015 at 2:52pm —
My daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants. While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants. It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant. We decided to get her a … Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 2, 2014 at 6:00pm —
More about Jefe and the gang at Regency Court Apartments. Truely an eye opening experience in my life!
South Florida culture still puzzles me. I really watch out for the "locals" now! Everyone is very nice and likes to have a fun time, they just can be a little flakey! A whole… Continue
Added by Megan Lynch on January 11, 2013 at 3:24pm —
This is the time of year when celebrations should all be about family. Getting together and enjoying each others company.
In searching out the best gift picks to give to a family as a whole, we were looking for ideas that would celebrate the family unit, its values or that would encourage family members to come together to have…
Added by Audreyvp on December 15, 2011 at 6:52pm —
Sometimes I’ve found myself wondering, who am I exactly? What is it that makes me, me? In my younger days, I thought that I knew exactly what I was all about, but youth sometimes plays tricks on you and makes you think that the world is a much smaller place than it actually is. As my world grew, so many things began to change and I began to see things through different eyes. Our race, gender, education level, social class and so many other elements make us who… Continue
Added by Chantilly Patiño on August 21, 2011 at 9:00am —
Can white people call themselves ‘mixed’? Can they see themselves as something other than white, if they appear visually white? Sometimes, I don’t know. All my childhood, I struggled with that label…the label of being white, but not feeling white, and not being accepted by “whites”. To me, if feels uncomfortable to identify as white, even though I know that people see me as white, that society treats me as white. My childhood is a confusing one and it seems a bit risky… Continue
Added by Chantilly Patiño on August 21, 2011 at 8:00am —
I'm proud to say I'm from the south. Born and raised in Virginia (it's below the Mason-Dixon line, so we qualify as southern, thank you), I've lived in the backwoods of my wonderful home state, in North Carolina and in South Carolina. I lived in England for 3 years in between North Carolina and South Carolina, and currently live in Arizona. Talk about culture shock for me, moreso with Arizona than even England. This western thing takes some getting used to, and yes, I understand I'm still in… Continue
Added by Morgan M on December 16, 2010 at 2:26pm —
We can all give in little ways that make a huge difference. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want their children to be kind and generous people who grow up with a desire to make contributions. There is no question that the best way to teach kids is through role modeling. At Mabel’s Labels we wanted our work lives to reflect that value, so over a year ago we started a Community Relations Committee. We recently had a look at what we have accomplished and it left us with a decent case of the warm… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on November 9, 2009 at 3:11pm —
I go to the Mabel’s Labels HQ about two and half days a week and work from home the rest of the time. I like going to the office for the obvious reasons – it’s quiet, no one interrupts me to say they want a snack, and I get to dress up a bit (OK, admittedly “dressing up” is only about a half step up from my mama uniform).
There’s something else about the office that I like that’s tricky to describe – a certain dynamic that makes ours not your average office.
One thing is… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on September 21, 2009 at 10:39am —
Several years ago, I reluctantly moved to the suburbs. I missed my life as an urban mama cruising all the mama haunts with my three babes loaded up in a triple stroller. Suddenly every outing involved a mini-van. Since the move, my kid crew has doubled in size and like it or not, suburbia is the very best place for us.
This was reinforced last week when we held the Mabel’s Labels Staff and Family Summer Sizzler in my backyard. I gotta say, life is pretty good if you are a kid hanging… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on September 8, 2009 at 2:34pm —
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Added by Mary McCarthy on April 28, 2009 at 9:03am —
How to foster cultural awareness at a young age
We learn a lot from our parents—including the things we want to do differently in raising our own children. There are many things my parents have instilled in me for which I now intend to pass along to the next generation, like the pleasure of keeping family recipes alive, a love for all things outdoors, not to mention an ear for great music like The Stones and Dylan (yes, I am a recovering flower child). However, there are things I aim… Continue
Added by Ronnie V on April 22, 2009 at 5:12pm —
Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Howard Waldman is the Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York. He works on sustainability issues at the school, both pertaining to the physical plant and curriculum development. In addition, he oversees work on the Middle School building’s green roof.
Earth Promise: What changes, or Earth Promises as we call them, have you made in your lifestyle to be more green? Changes… Continue
Added by Heather on April 13, 2009 at 10:43am —
Save: Target-Sponsored Happenings at Cultural Institutions across the Country
Mondays through Sundays. Please check the Web site for updated information.
That big red Target sign is a beacon for families everywhere who are looking for bargain prices on everything from fashion to furniture, but now it’s also a symbol of free or reduced outings for the entire clan at a wide variety of cultural institutions. Check the Web site below to find a Target-sponsored happening near you… Continue
Added by Janelle Tsai on September 25, 2008 at 11:54am —
"Medium mochajava, half-caf, soy, sugar-free, no foam, no whip, 115degree, latte - double-cupped and sleeved."
"Large caramel, skim, decaf, iced, upside down macchiato."
" Small drip. "
Isn't it amazing that there is a whole culture and language associated with coffee? This coffee culture looks and sounds something like this:
Inhabitants enter their caffeine habitat and form a long row, each facing the back of the next. They stand in silence,… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on September 23, 2008 at 7:37pm —
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Added by Pamela Saunders on September 21, 2008 at 12:10pm —
I've been here at MBC for a few days and have not done anything but greet and comment. Everyone is so nice and interesting! Granted, I have been home all summer with not much conversation other than with my 8 and 12 year old so my expectations may not be very high at the moment! Ha! Anyway, I need to get to work building my page up so here's my first post. Let's talk about.. Sarah Palin. No, she's boring. Besides I am afraid if I think about her too much I will cause her election by way of the… Continue
Added by Cin on September 6, 2008 at 12:52am —