Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )


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empty the tanks

Today  is empty the tanks day.

If you don’t live near a marine park or a protest I ask that you share on social media the importance of this event.

It’s time to end the slavery of these amazing animals.  They belong in the ocean. Help spread the word to those who are blinded by the advertisements from these places. Help educate those who are still buying tickets. Please remember how powerful each one of us is, by simply voting with our money; we can put an end to these parks and empty the tanks.

Spread the message !

End captivity

#EmptyTheTanks

https://www.facebook.com/EmptyTheTanksWorldwide

Lisa


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END Elephant poaching

please spread the word

end elephant poaching!

they are being poached for ivory and their meat … so if there is no demand then no poaching! the power is in our hands !

we must protect these amazing animals!

Lisa


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a robin story continues

So I mentioned here that I have a robin family who decided to set up right by my window in an evergreen tree

male robin

well it seems that the mommy robin has had her eggs sometime in the last 24 hours

female on nest

I have not had a chance to see how many exactly, but I got a glimpse and can see that there are indeed eggs in there now

this is a really bad picture but you can see the light blue egg

robin egg

A clutch consists of three to five light blue eggs, and is incubated by the female alone. The eggs hatch after 14 days,”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_robin

so now we wait 2 weeks 🙂

Lisa


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quizzing homeschoolers

As a homeschool mom I spent a couple of years completely freaked out that my kids had to be ahead of the average kid the same age but in school. This was mostly brought on by exterior factors, as I have encountered many people over the years questioning my kids and what they know. I find it rather funny, as one would not likely say hey kid your in grade 2 , so do you know addition ?… really, what is 4+5?

Yet it seems funny to me that people, mostly complete strangers, think it is appropriate to test a homeschool kid.

I am finally happy to say that I have thrown it all out the window in the last year or so. I think it took seeing my kids get to where they are for me to realize that I really don’t care where they ought be as they are exactly where they should be !

My oldest who is 8, thinks it is kind of amusing when people quiz him … I think it is rather amusing when he starts talking about stuff that the person has no clue about, for example animals the person has never heard of  such as a yeti crab, the environment and the major problems going on with it, or the the eruption of Krakatoa  ( just to name a few examples) … love the reaction from the people when they are amazed.

So the next time you come a across a homeschooler, don’t quiz them on what you think they should know or where you think they should be at … have a conversation with them instead, you might be surprised and actually learn a few things from them 😉

have a great weekend!

Lisa

 

 


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Make it possible

great info on factory farming

Check out their site here Make it Possible

reduce your meat intake!

don’t buy factory farmed!

or go meat free!

be Compassionate!

Lisa


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hope for paws

Hope for Paws is an amazing animal rescue organization

they mostly rescue dogs but this donkey rescue was so sweet !

and personally this is one of my favourite dog rescues

here is their site Hope for Paws

Lisa