A group of kangaroos is a mob, a group of primates is a troop, a group of otters is a romp, and a group of penguins is a waddle. (see also: colony or rookery) This week’s WTRW is all about penguins: Penguins have long been one of my favorite animals; in fact, I’ve many times Read More →

In honor of Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. day, this week’s WTRW is focused squarely on human rights. Human rights: Moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behavior and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international law. Commonly understood an inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently Read More →

I’m pretty proud of Firstborn for submitting an essay into the Humane Society’s annual contest. Though her entry wasn’t selected as one of the winners, it’s [she’s] a winner in my eyes. With her blessing, the following is her essay, the 2018 prompt “I Can Be a Good Friend to Pets By….” I can be Read More →

In my What To Read Wednesday post all about tigers, I mentioned my family pet a baby tiger cub recently… but then it dawned on me I never shared the photos! The West Coast Game Park is a true Oregon treasure, though many locals have never even heard of the wildlife sanctuary that boasts an Read More →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday is all about tigers. It’s timely, as we recently wrapped zoology studies on Feliforms. We appreciate tigers as much as the next family, and especially enjoyed petting a tiger cub at the West Coast Game Park in Bandon, Oregon in the fall. Tiger Mom: A mother raising her children Read More →

I’ve been waiting all year for this installment of WTRW… We’re a bi-racial, adoptive, globally-minded family aiming to instill pride in our varied heritage. We incorporate traditions, customs, and celebrations from all corners of the earth into our family framework — Chinese culture certainly not the least of them. As proud mom to a handsome Read More →