Friday, July 25, 2008

Water use

Check out this new website

They discuss worldwide water usage and it's implications. There is a water usage calculator. I use 458 cubic meters per year according to the calculator. That's a lot. It shouldn't surprise me since it all adds up but that's one big swimming pool. One of my big sins is my tea habit. One cup of tea is 30 liters of water in production. Beer is worse at 75 liters for a pint. It gets you thinking which is the point.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

National Registry of Mothers

National Registry of Mothers / Motherhood Museum Initiative


The motherhood foundation has established a national registry of mothers. The National Registry Of Mothers is the founding project of the Museum Of Motherhood, a project initiated by The Motherhood Foundation, Mamapalooza and The Association for Research On Mothering (ARM).

Everyone who IS a mother, HAS a mother or wants to SHARE a mother story PLEASE REGISTER YOURS. Entries will be archived and be made available as the Museum moves from virtual to real in the Village of Seneca Falls, NY, home of the Woman's Suffragette Movement and Women's Hall Of Fame.

For more information on the National Registry of Mothers or to stay updated on the Museum of Motherhood initiative please e-mail ARM and Mamapalooza at:,,

Writings on mothering wanted

WANTED: Your Stories (& Check out this MUST SEE film!)

MOTHER: THE JOB is launching a national multi-media exhibit in San Francisco this fall. The exhibit is another step in raising individual, societal and political consciousness of the need to value the work of mothers - all mothers - by implementing policies that help today's families live more balanced lives in the work place and in the home.

Your words will live in the "Hidden in Plain Sight" section of the exhibit - an entire floating wall covered with writings by mothers. The writings, placed side-by-side will create a faux mural at first glance, reminding us that the work of mothers is indeed "hidden in plain sight."

The stories will be reprinted from your original works sharing experiences of:
A) Sacrifices incumbent upon women during the child rearing years. This might include anything from career pursuits, to respect, to simply enjoying an hour alone.
B) The unique journey of child bearing and child rearing
C) Being the primary caregiver of a child in the absence of the birth mother.

All writings welcome - if you are a primary caregiver of a child, you are a mother!

It's fabulous! Don't miss it. View it now. To learn more about the entire exhibit log on to
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