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Here’s To Making Gold The New Pink

After watching this GoldieBlox video, I was inspired to act.  Hey, I’ve got a 6 year old girl and I am getting tired of the same old toys in the pink aisle.

Check out my guest post on the Girls in Tech Boise blog.  You’ll learn a little about these engineering toys for girls, along with how my daughter got to be featured in a GoldieBlox video.

 

 

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Stop Using the R-word

 

Just beautiful.  I am SO proud of my cousin Sara, who made this video. The inspiration behind it is my cousin Justin (Sara’s brother), who has Down syndrome.

This video supports the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign, an on-going initiative from Special Olympics and Best Buddies to eradicate the derogatory use of the word “retard(ed)” from everyday use and promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This is by no means scientific, but here’s my best guess to gauge people’s inappropriate use of the R-word:

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3 Regrets That I Am Preventing, Starting Now

No Regrets Girls

Wow, don’t those girls look happy?  They are my lil’ sis, my lil’ cousin, and myself.  And don’t we look free of regret?  Of course, we were all super young in the early 80’s…what would we have to be regretful about?  But think about it…if you left your life right now, would you have any regrets, or would you be as happy as these smiling little girls?

As I approach 40, and watch my parents age as well, I find myself thinking more and more about how we’re living our lives.  What is truly important?  Will I leave life with any regrets?  Then I read an article one of my friends posted on her Facebook wall: Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed.

Three of those rang especially true for me:

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My First Blog Post

Angela's First Blog Post

 

Wow.  There, I did it.  My first blog post on my very own blog.  Not Facebook.  Not Twitter.  My own homebase.

Feels good.

I’m starting this blog to express myself.  And to share my experiences at my own central location.  Sometimes I feel like my postings on other social networks get lost into oblivion.  This is an effort to regain control…