Monday, November 2, 2020

2020 Creative Climate Awards Celebrate the Intersection of Art Activism, Inequality, and Climate Justice in Uncertain Times

Fifteen artists from the five boroughs unite to champion diversity, justice, and climate awareness —

 
NEW YORK, NY (October 29, 2020) - The Human Impacts Institute (HII) today announced its 10th annual Creative Climate Awards (CCA) to help reinvigorate the city of New York with art and activism. In one of the most difficult years on record for both local artists and climate justice initiatives, the CCA has invited select cultural institutions from each of the five New York boroughs to send artists to perform, showcase, and enlighten this year’s audience. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Sunday Soul Session: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

By Missy E.

“2020 is a very limited edition version of yourself” - @chubbynavyblue

Pause for one second. Think about something for me and vibe with me. What month is it? November. What year is it? 2020 (oof). What does it feel like outside? Is it warm? Is it cooler? Ah, now, realize that this is a new season we are all in as a world. November 2020 hasn’t ever happened before and yet, here we are - living and breathing in this particular chapter of human history. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Multi Grammy-Winning Artist Lecrae to Perform at St. Clair Prison in Alabama on Sept. 11


 Washington, D.C. Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is partnering with multi Grammy Award-winning platinum artist Lecrae to perform at a Hope Event™ for men at the St. Clair Prison in Springville, AL.  That prison is one of America's most violent prison systems. Here's an excerpt from a 2019 news article:

"Is this why it’s so hard to fix Alabama’s legacy prison problems? Indifference to human suffering justified by contempt for criminals, how does it persist in a place full of people who claim to be Christian?

The majority of people in Alabama prisons are poor and black. The people who care about them have been drowned out by a mindset of tough on crime, regardless of the consequences ... Will Alabama see this through or continue to look away? The clock is ticking."


Monday, August 31, 2020

Mommy Mondays: How I Managed Self-Care During PostPartum

Mommy Monday author Jo Anne
breastfeeds her son, BJ.
By Jo Anne 

This past week was a rough one in terms of breastfeeding as National Breastfeeding Month commenced with World Breastfeeding Week. Though I am not completely ending my breastfeeding journey, I am still having a difficult time because the one thing I have control over that no one else could have done for my son -- is finally coming to an end.  

Monday, July 6, 2020

#MommyMondays: Pump, Pump It Up!

By Jo Anne

Does anyone else feel the need to clean a little (or a lot) more during this time? Our loved ones are already susceptible to diseases with the lack of immunizations, so I can imagine us mommies are feeling the need to be more diligent about hygiene and sanitizing (on top of everything else we already have to do). 

With that, the next product I recommend applies to both nursing and non-nursing mothers, which is a bottle sterilizer, specifically the Baby Brezza One Step™ Baby Bottle Sterilizer Dryer


Monday, May 18, 2020

#MommyMondays: Sunshine and Sunscreen

By Jo Anne
Jo Anne
Summer is quickly approaching and some of us mommies (and daddies) are wondering if we’ll be swimming in public pools at this point. But one thing we shouldn’t be concerned about is if our little one’s skin is protected in this summer heat, especially for those who live anywhere in Texas. Well I’d like to introduce my favorite summer skincare products, Tubby Todd’s PLAY Mineral Sunscreen and Sunstick!
I was hesitant about applying additional chemicals to BJ’s skin due to the amount of steroids I’ve had to use on his neck rash. The PLAY sunscreen, however, uses mineral ingredients instead of chemical active ingredients that are used in most of the other children’s sunscreens. Because of this, I didn’t think twice about purchasing the sunscreen before our trip to Miami in March (before strict social distancing went into effect in Texas).