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Beautiful, Birthday, and Gif: marvelmoviefan48: gothdesss: pinky–heart: alfrhedoo: nothing–breaks-like-a-heart: ressila: lacinari: ixpaloa: cyber-shopping–addiction: 🌟THE MOST ICONIC LAMPS ON SALE!! SALE UP 50% OFF! 🌟 SALE ENDS SOON! ***USE COUPON CODE: TUMBLR FOR AN EXTRA DISCOUNT*** – GET THE 16 DIFFERENT COLORS MOON LAMP HERE – – GET THE LED LIGHTS ROSE LAMP HERE – – GET THE FULL MOON LAMP HERE – – GET THE PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM LAMP HERE – – GET THE CAT LAMP HERE – – GET THE PHOTOS CLIP STRING LIGHT HERE – – GET THE MAGICAL CLOUD LAMP HERE – – GET THE DIY LETTERS LIGHT BOX LAMP HERE – – GET THE MOON LAMP KEYCHAIN HERE – – GET THE SPIRITED AWAY LAMP HERE – – GET THE STITCH LAMP HERE – – GET THE ASTRONAUT LAMP HERE – – GET THE MAGIC BOOK LAMP HERE – – GET THE LED UNICORN LAMP HERE – I really badly need this to my new room. Love the moon lamp. My girlfriend got me one for my birthday it’s beautiful. Highly recommend it. So pretty relaxing. It can be the white moon like shown or a harvest orange. *casually reblogs this so i don’t lose it* I have the moon and it’s the best thing ever. Such a good night light It looks amazing! I really recommend. Got one just like this as an anniversary gift it’s honestly the most meaningful, beautiful, precious gift I’ve ever received .. “I love you to the moon back” 🌕🥺❤️ highly recommend getting for someone special. It’s comforting when it gets dark. Okay the magic book lamp is really cool. *also casually reblogs so i don’t loose it*
Beautiful, Birthday, and Gif: marvelmoviefan48:

gothdesss:

pinky–heart:
alfrhedoo:

nothing–breaks-like-a-heart:

ressila:

lacinari:

ixpaloa:

cyber-shopping–addiction:

🌟THE MOST ICONIC LAMPS ON SALE!! SALE UP 50% OFF! 🌟
SALE ENDS SOON!
***USE COUPON CODE: TUMBLR FOR AN EXTRA DISCOUNT***
– GET THE 16 DIFFERENT COLORS MOON LAMP HERE –
– GET THE LED LIGHTS ROSE LAMP HERE –
– GET THE FULL MOON LAMP HERE –
– GET THE PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM LAMP HERE –
– GET THE CAT LAMP HERE –
– GET THE PHOTOS CLIP STRING LIGHT HERE –
– GET THE MAGICAL CLOUD LAMP HERE –
– GET THE DIY LETTERS LIGHT BOX LAMP HERE –
– GET THE MOON LAMP KEYCHAIN HERE –
– GET THE SPIRITED AWAY LAMP HERE –
– GET THE STITCH LAMP HERE –
– GET THE ASTRONAUT LAMP HERE –
– GET THE MAGIC BOOK LAMP HERE –
– GET THE LED UNICORN LAMP HERE –

I really badly need this to my new room.

Love the moon lamp. My girlfriend got me one for my birthday  it’s beautiful. Highly recommend it. So pretty  relaxing. It can be the white moon like shown or a harvest orange.

*casually reblogs this so i don’t lose it*

I have the moon and it’s the best thing ever. Such a good night light

It looks amazing! I really recommend.

Got one just like this as an anniversary gift  it’s honestly the most meaningful, beautiful, precious gift I’ve ever received .. “I love you to the moon  back” 🌕🥺❤️ highly recommend getting for someone special. It’s comforting when it gets dark.

Okay the magic book lamp is really cool.

*also casually reblogs so i don’t loose it*

marvelmoviefan48: gothdesss: pinky–heart: alfrhedoo: nothing–breaks-like-a-heart: ressila: lacinari: ixpaloa: cyber-shopping–addictio...

Beautiful, Birthday, and Gif: marvelmoviefan48: gothdesss: pinky–heart: alfrhedoo: nothing–breaks-like-a-heart: ressila: lacinari: ixpaloa: cyber-shopping–addiction: 🌟THE MOST ICONIC LAMPS ON SALE!! SALE UP 50% OFF! 🌟 SALE ENDS SOON! ***USE COUPON CODE: TUMBLR FOR AN EXTRA DISCOUNT*** – GET THE 16 DIFFERENT COLORS MOON LAMP HERE – – GET THE LED LIGHTS ROSE LAMP HERE – – GET THE FULL MOON LAMP HERE – – GET THE PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM LAMP HERE – – GET THE CAT LAMP HERE – – GET THE PHOTOS CLIP STRING LIGHT HERE – – GET THE MAGICAL CLOUD LAMP HERE – – GET THE DIY LETTERS LIGHT BOX LAMP HERE – – GET THE MOON LAMP KEYCHAIN HERE – – GET THE SPIRITED AWAY LAMP HERE – – GET THE STITCH LAMP HERE – – GET THE ASTRONAUT LAMP HERE – – GET THE MAGIC BOOK LAMP HERE – – GET THE LED UNICORN LAMP HERE – I really badly need this to my new room. Love the moon lamp. My girlfriend got me one for my birthday it’s beautiful. Highly recommend it. So pretty relaxing. It can be the white moon like shown or a harvest orange. *casually reblogs this so i don’t lose it* I have the moon and it’s the best thing ever. Such a good night light It looks amazing! I really recommend. Got one just like this as an anniversary gift it’s honestly the most meaningful, beautiful, precious gift I’ve ever received .. “I love you to the moon back” 🌕🥺❤️ highly recommend getting for someone special. It’s comforting when it gets dark. Okay the magic book lamp is really cool. *also casually reblogs so i don’t loose it*
Beautiful, Birthday, and Gif: marvelmoviefan48:

gothdesss:

pinky–heart:
alfrhedoo:

nothing–breaks-like-a-heart:

ressila:

lacinari:

ixpaloa:

cyber-shopping–addiction:

🌟THE MOST ICONIC LAMPS ON SALE!! SALE UP 50% OFF! 🌟
SALE ENDS SOON!
***USE COUPON CODE: TUMBLR FOR AN EXTRA DISCOUNT***
– GET THE 16 DIFFERENT COLORS MOON LAMP HERE –
– GET THE LED LIGHTS ROSE LAMP HERE –
– GET THE FULL MOON LAMP HERE –
– GET THE PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM LAMP HERE –
– GET THE CAT LAMP HERE –
– GET THE PHOTOS CLIP STRING LIGHT HERE –
– GET THE MAGICAL CLOUD LAMP HERE –
– GET THE DIY LETTERS LIGHT BOX LAMP HERE –
– GET THE MOON LAMP KEYCHAIN HERE –
– GET THE SPIRITED AWAY LAMP HERE –
– GET THE STITCH LAMP HERE –
– GET THE ASTRONAUT LAMP HERE –
– GET THE MAGIC BOOK LAMP HERE –
– GET THE LED UNICORN LAMP HERE –

I really badly need this to my new room.

Love the moon lamp. My girlfriend got me one for my birthday  it’s beautiful. Highly recommend it. So pretty  relaxing. It can be the white moon like shown or a harvest orange.

*casually reblogs this so i don’t lose it*

I have the moon and it’s the best thing ever. Such a good night light

It looks amazing! I really recommend.

Got one just like this as an anniversary gift  it’s honestly the most meaningful, beautiful, precious gift I’ve ever received .. “I love you to the moon  back” 🌕🥺❤️ highly recommend getting for someone special. It’s comforting when it gets dark.

Okay the magic book lamp is really cool.

*also casually reblogs so i don’t loose it*

marvelmoviefan48: gothdesss: pinky–heart: alfrhedoo: nothing–breaks-like-a-heart: ressila: lacinari: ixpaloa: cyber-shopping–addictio...

Beautiful, Birthday, and Gif: marvelmoviefan48: gothdesss: pinky–heart: alfrhedoo: nothing–breaks-like-a-heart: ressila: lacinari: ixpaloa: cyber-shopping–addiction: 🌟THE MOST ICONIC LAMPS ON SALE!! SALE UP 50% OFF! 🌟 SALE ENDS SOON! ***USE COUPON CODE: TUMBLR FOR AN EXTRA DISCOUNT*** – GET THE 16 DIFFERENT COLORS MOON LAMP HERE – – GET THE LED LIGHTS ROSE LAMP HERE – – GET THE FULL MOON LAMP HERE – – GET THE PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM LAMP HERE – – GET THE CAT LAMP HERE – – GET THE PHOTOS CLIP STRING LIGHT HERE – – GET THE MAGICAL CLOUD LAMP HERE – – GET THE DIY LETTERS LIGHT BOX LAMP HERE – – GET THE MOON LAMP KEYCHAIN HERE – – GET THE SPIRITED AWAY LAMP HERE – – GET THE STITCH LAMP HERE – – GET THE ASTRONAUT LAMP HERE – – GET THE MAGIC BOOK LAMP HERE – – GET THE LED UNICORN LAMP HERE – I really badly need this to my new room. Love the moon lamp. My girlfriend got me one for my birthday it’s beautiful. Highly recommend it. So pretty relaxing. It can be the white moon like shown or a harvest orange. *casually reblogs this so i don’t lose it* I have the moon and it’s the best thing ever. Such a good night light It looks amazing! I really recommend. Got one just like this as an anniversary gift it’s honestly the most meaningful, beautiful, precious gift I’ve ever received .. “I love you to the moon back” 🌕🥺❤️ highly recommend getting for someone special. It’s comforting when it gets dark. Okay the magic book lamp is really cool. *also casually reblogs so i don’t loose it*
Beautiful, Birthday, and Gif: marvelmoviefan48:

gothdesss:

pinky–heart:
alfrhedoo:

nothing–breaks-like-a-heart:

ressila:

lacinari:

ixpaloa:

cyber-shopping–addiction:

🌟THE MOST ICONIC LAMPS ON SALE!! SALE UP 50% OFF! 🌟
SALE ENDS SOON!
***USE COUPON CODE: TUMBLR FOR AN EXTRA DISCOUNT***
– GET THE 16 DIFFERENT COLORS MOON LAMP HERE –
– GET THE LED LIGHTS ROSE LAMP HERE –
– GET THE FULL MOON LAMP HERE –
– GET THE PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM LAMP HERE –
– GET THE CAT LAMP HERE –
– GET THE PHOTOS CLIP STRING LIGHT HERE –
– GET THE MAGICAL CLOUD LAMP HERE –
– GET THE DIY LETTERS LIGHT BOX LAMP HERE –
– GET THE MOON LAMP KEYCHAIN HERE –
– GET THE SPIRITED AWAY LAMP HERE –
– GET THE STITCH LAMP HERE –
– GET THE ASTRONAUT LAMP HERE –
– GET THE MAGIC BOOK LAMP HERE –
– GET THE LED UNICORN LAMP HERE –

I really badly need this to my new room.

Love the moon lamp. My girlfriend got me one for my birthday  it’s beautiful. Highly recommend it. So pretty  relaxing. It can be the white moon like shown or a harvest orange.

*casually reblogs this so i don’t lose it*

I have the moon and it’s the best thing ever. Such a good night light

It looks amazing! I really recommend.

Got one just like this as an anniversary gift  it’s honestly the most meaningful, beautiful, precious gift I’ve ever received .. “I love you to the moon  back” 🌕🥺❤️ highly recommend getting for someone special. It’s comforting when it gets dark.

Okay the magic book lamp is really cool.

*also casually reblogs so i don’t loose it*

marvelmoviefan48: gothdesss: pinky–heart: alfrhedoo: nothing–breaks-like-a-heart: ressila: lacinari: ixpaloa: cyber-shopping–addictio...

Bitch, Click, and Dating: guiltlessdeviant: aaliyahbreaux: big-mood-energy: aaliyahbreaux: girldont: flyandfamousblackgirls: drdrunkpigeon-phd: abstractandedgyname: libertarirynn: paradise-dream222: flyandfamousblackgirls: Shae Scott: “This is why I don’t date ugly guys..” I’ve dated an ugly guy before and he was just a WASTE of my time. He didn’t get cocky, but he should’ve been a lil more appreciative of me. Seeing that no other girl would even look at him before I did. Holy fuck y’all are conceited. Those men are dodging bullets. Hey, my boyfriend may not be conventionally attractive or the most attractive in the world but it’s almost as if when your personalities really click they become so attractive to you! But obviously, yall can’t do that as you need a personality to begin with. This bitch fully is under the impression that she should date an attractive boring guy rather than an ugly boring guy, as if looks are the only defining things in relationships. How about, date an ugly [fun, interesting, caring, sex god] guy vs a hot [boring, simple, arrogant, sexually incompetent] guy. Maybe all the ugly you’ve dated have been ugly on the inside too, must be if they date such a wretched creature as yourself, but news flash lady! Everyone is different for fuck sake !!!! So when guys say women are too tall, too dark, too fat, hair not long enough, hair too “nappy”, her teeth, because she has tattoos or weave, because she wears makeup or they don’t wanna date her because she’s trans….Thats ok. But women are obligated to accept any man as he is? Interesting…yall are proving her point. Imagine openly saying you don’t find your SO physically attractive, that’s embarrassing for yourself and the person you’re with. studies show no matter how old men get typically they are most attracted to women in their twenties whereas women are most attracted to men around their age. and yet, women are seen as being superficial and shallow for just wanting to be with someone attractive… yes, basing whether or not you date somebody on their looks is shallow. it’s the definition of shallow, in fact. shallow is dating some entirely for their looks. dating someone you find attractive is just how attration works Ugly. You need to be attracted to the person you date. That’s just logic. Don’t settle for someone you’re not attracted to. The issue here is not just saying “you should someone you find attractive”, the issue is saying “don’t date ugly guys” as though that’s some sort of objective classification and acting like you’re literally better than people because you’re more physically attractive and they should be thanking the gods if you even grace them with your presence. That’s the conceited bullshit. Also for most people attraction has to be more than physical. Physical can be a part of it but there are plenty of hot assholes.
Bitch, Click, and Dating: guiltlessdeviant:

aaliyahbreaux:


big-mood-energy:


aaliyahbreaux:


girldont:


flyandfamousblackgirls:

drdrunkpigeon-phd:


abstractandedgyname:


libertarirynn:

paradise-dream222:

flyandfamousblackgirls:

Shae Scott: “This is why I don’t date ugly guys..”

I’ve dated an ugly guy before and he was just a WASTE of my time. He didn’t get cocky, but he should’ve been a lil more appreciative of me. Seeing that no other girl would even look at him before I did. 

Holy fuck y’all are conceited. Those men are dodging bullets.



Hey, my boyfriend may not be conventionally attractive or the most attractive in the world but it’s almost as if when your personalities really click they become so attractive to you! But obviously, yall can’t do that as you need a personality to begin with.
This bitch fully is under the impression that she should date an attractive boring guy rather than an ugly boring guy, as if looks are the only defining things in relationships. How about, date an ugly [fun, interesting, caring, sex god] guy vs a hot [boring, simple, arrogant, sexually incompetent] guy.
Maybe all the ugly you’ve dated have been ugly on the inside too, must be if they date such a wretched creature as yourself, but news flash lady! Everyone is different for fuck sake !!!!


So when guys say women are too tall, too dark, too fat, hair not long enough, hair too “nappy”, her teeth, because she has tattoos or weave, because she wears makeup or they don’t wanna date her because she’s trans….Thats ok. But women are obligated to accept any man as he is? Interesting…yall are proving her point.

Imagine openly saying you don’t find your SO physically attractive, that’s embarrassing for yourself and the person you’re with.


studies show no matter how old men get typically they are most attracted to women in their twenties whereas women are most attracted to men around their age. and yet, women are seen as being superficial and shallow for just wanting to be with someone attractive…


yes, basing whether or not you date somebody on their looks is shallow.
it’s the definition of shallow, in fact.


shallow is dating some entirely for their looks. dating someone you find attractive is just how attration works Ugly. 


You need to be attracted to the person you date. That’s just logic. Don’t settle for someone you’re not attracted to.

The issue here is not just saying “you should someone you find attractive”, the issue is saying “don’t date ugly guys” as though that’s some sort of objective classification and acting like you’re literally better than people because you’re more physically attractive and they should be thanking the gods if you even grace them with your presence. That’s the conceited bullshit. Also for most people attraction has to be more than physical. Physical can be a part of it but there are plenty of hot assholes.

guiltlessdeviant: aaliyahbreaux: big-mood-energy: aaliyahbreaux: girldont: flyandfamousblackgirls: drdrunkpigeon-phd: abstractan...

Bitch, Click, and God: flyandfamousblackgirls: drdrunkpigeon-phd: abstractandedgyname: libertarirynn: paradise-dream222: flyandfamousblackgirls: Shae Scott: “This is why I don’t date ugly guys..” I’ve dated an ugly guy before and he was just a WASTE of my time. He didn’t get cocky, but he should’ve been a lil more appreciative of me. Seeing that no other girl would even look at him before I did. Holy fuck y’all are conceited. Those men are dodging bullets. Hey, my boyfriend may not be conventionally attractive or the most attractive in the world but it’s almost as if when your personalities really click they become so attractive to you! But obviously, yall can’t do that as you need a personality to begin with.This bitch fully is under the impression that she should date an attractive boring guy rather than an ugly boring guy, as if looks are the only defining things in relationships. How about, date an ugly [fun, interesting, caring, sex god] guy vs a hot [boring, simple, arrogant, sexually incompetent] guy.Maybe all the ugly you’ve dated have been ugly on the inside too, must be if they date such a wretched creature as yourself, but news flash lady! Everyone is different for fuck sake !!!! So when guys say women are too tall, too dark, too fat, hair not long enough, hair too “nappy”, her teeth, because she has tattoos or weave, because she wears makeup or they don’t wanna date her because she’s trans….Thats ok. But women are obligated to accept any man as he is? Interesting…yall are proving her point. Who the absolute fuck said any of that shit in this thread?
Bitch, Click, and God: flyandfamousblackgirls:

drdrunkpigeon-phd:

abstractandedgyname:

libertarirynn:

paradise-dream222:

flyandfamousblackgirls:

Shae Scott: “This is why I don’t date ugly guys..”

I’ve dated an ugly guy before and he was just a WASTE of my time. He didn’t get cocky, but he should’ve been a lil more appreciative of me. Seeing that no other girl would even look at him before I did. 

Holy fuck y’all are conceited. Those men are dodging bullets.



Hey, my boyfriend may not be conventionally attractive or the most attractive in the world but it’s almost as if when your personalities really click they become so attractive to you! But obviously, yall can’t do that as you need a personality to begin with.This bitch fully is under the impression that she should date an attractive boring guy rather than an ugly boring guy, as if looks are the only defining things in relationships. How about, date an ugly [fun, interesting, caring, sex god] guy vs a hot [boring, simple, arrogant, sexually incompetent] guy.Maybe all the ugly you’ve dated have been ugly on the inside too, must be if they date such a wretched creature as yourself, but news flash lady! Everyone is different for fuck sake !!!!

So when guys say women are too tall, too dark, too fat, hair not long enough, hair too “nappy”, her teeth, because she has tattoos or weave, because she wears makeup or they don’t wanna date her because she’s trans….Thats ok. But women are obligated to accept any man as he is? Interesting…yall are proving her point.

Who the absolute fuck said any of that shit in this thread?

flyandfamousblackgirls: drdrunkpigeon-phd: abstractandedgyname: libertarirynn: paradise-dream222: flyandfamousblackgirls: Shae Scott: ...

Children, College, and Confidence: Maya's Homework 5:32 PM (9 minutes ago) Bunmi Laditan to Hello Maya's teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She's been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4AM worrying about her school workload. She's not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We've consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we'd like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this. Thank you for understanding. warmly, Bunmi vaporwavevocap: ryttu3k: darkwizardjamesmason: dienaziscum: fishcustardandclintbarton: huffingtonpost: Mom declares her daughter is done with homework in viral email. Blogger Bunmi Laditan sent her 10-year-old’s school a clear message. “Hello Maya’s teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She’s been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4 a.m. worrying about her school workload. She’s not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we’d like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.” A++++ parenting 💜 I’ve talked with a whole cadre of child therapists and psychiatrists about this very issue. There is little conclusive evidence that homework significantly improves elementary school children’s grades, understanding of subjects, or facility with various operations, processes, etc. However, plenty of evidence suggests that ever-increasing amounts of homework for young children lead to stress, anxiety, emotional fatigue, resistance toward academics in general, lack of leisure time to build social/interpersonal skills, and poorer family relations.  (My kids were doing about 3 hours a week IN KINDERGARTEN, at age 5 – so that’s ½ hour every night, after a 6.5 hour school day, or else saving it up for long slogs over the weekend, even more disruptive. And that wasn’t including reading practice!) We have stopped doing homework altogether with my 7 year old as a result of severe anxiety/depression and a learning disability. She had gotten to a place where she had so little self confidence and truly believed that she was stupid and worthless, not just because of homework of course – but every time we tried to sit down to do homework with her, it’d end in tears with her really vehemently berating herself, and no amount of encouragement could ameliorate the damage done. Now, granted, she’s got other things going on besides just an overload of school work. But in NO WAY did the homework help her, either academically or emotionally.  No little kid should have to spend an hour or more each night getting through homework. Now, my deal with Siena is that if she wants to give her homework a shot, I will absolutely help her if she wishes for help, but I no longer force her to complete all of it or to work on it for some set length of time before finally throwing in the towel.  Guess what? With the pressure taken off, she’s actually doing MORE independent work now, purely out of the desire to learn and practice, than she ever was before we’d decided with her therapy team and school that homework was just not a thing this kid could handle. Luckily for my older daughter my school’s 3rd-grade team decided to hand out homework only 3x/week, and the sheets take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. That is totally reasonable for 8-9 year olds!  Anyway tl;dr just because the school system may require it sure as shit doesn’t mean parents can’t, or shouldn’t, fight it. Do what’s right for your kid, and above all, let them be kids.  I eventually stopped doing homework because I was overwhelmed by it. There was an article just the other day in the local paper about a primary school that’s abolishing homework! You can read it here (autoplay video, gives you a few seconds to stop it). Homework is intrusive in a young child’s life. It makes sense for adults who will likely have to bring work home with them so in college it’s good training. But for young kids. No. Seriously I’m 100% on board with this. There are high school students expected to do three or four hours and beyond worth of homework every day. It’s fucking ridiculous. And I work in elementary school where we literally have little kids develop anxiety disorder and have panic attacks over homework and testing. This shit is not normal.
Children, College, and Confidence: Maya's Homework
 5:32 PM (9 minutes ago)
 Bunmi Laditan
 to
 Hello Maya's teachers,
 Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She's been very stressed and is starting to have
 physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4AM worrying about her school workload.
 She's not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We've consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten
 her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy
 family time and we'd like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.
 Thank you for understanding.
 warmly, Bunmi
vaporwavevocap:

ryttu3k:
darkwizardjamesmason:

dienaziscum:

fishcustardandclintbarton:

huffingtonpost:


Mom declares her daughter is done with homework in viral email.
Blogger Bunmi Laditan sent her 10-year-old’s school a clear message.
“Hello Maya’s teachers,
Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She’s been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4 a.m. worrying about her school workload. 
She’s not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we’d like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.”


A++++ parenting 💜

I’ve talked with a whole cadre of child therapists and psychiatrists about this very issue. There is little conclusive evidence that homework significantly improves elementary school children’s grades, understanding of subjects, or facility with various operations, processes, etc. However, plenty of evidence suggests that ever-increasing amounts of homework for young children lead to stress, anxiety, emotional fatigue, resistance toward academics in general, lack of leisure time to build social/interpersonal skills, and poorer family relations.  (My kids were doing about 3 hours a week IN KINDERGARTEN, at age 5 – so that’s ½ hour every night, after a 6.5 hour school day, or else saving it up for long slogs over the weekend, even more disruptive. And that wasn’t including reading practice!) 


We have stopped doing homework altogether with my 7 year old as a result of severe anxiety/depression and a learning disability. She had gotten to a place where she had so little self confidence and truly believed that she was stupid and worthless, not just because of homework of course – but every time we tried to sit down to do homework with her, it’d end in tears with her really vehemently berating herself, and no amount of encouragement could ameliorate the damage done. Now, granted, she’s got other things going on besides just an overload of school work. But in NO WAY did the homework help her, either academically or emotionally. 
No little kid should have to spend an hour or more each night getting through homework. Now, my deal with Siena is that if she wants to give her homework a shot, I will absolutely help her if she wishes for help, but I no longer force her to complete all of it or to work on it for some set length of time before finally throwing in the towel. 
Guess what? With the pressure taken off, she’s actually doing MORE independent work now, purely out of the desire to learn and practice, than she ever was before we’d decided with her therapy team and school that homework was just not a thing this kid could handle.
Luckily for my older daughter my school’s 3rd-grade team decided to hand out homework only 3x/week, and the sheets take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. That is totally reasonable for 8-9 year olds! 
Anyway tl;dr just because the school system may require it sure as shit doesn’t mean parents can’t, or shouldn’t, fight it. Do what’s right for your kid, and above all, let them be kids. 

I eventually stopped doing homework because I was overwhelmed by it.

There was an article just the other day in the local paper about a primary school that’s abolishing homework! You can read it here (autoplay video, gives you a few seconds to stop it).


Homework is intrusive in a young child’s life. It makes sense for adults who will likely have to bring work home with them so in college it’s good training. But for young kids. No.

Seriously I’m 100% on board with this. There are high school students expected to do three or four hours and beyond worth of homework every day. It’s fucking ridiculous. And I work in elementary school where we literally have little kids develop anxiety disorder and have panic attacks over homework and testing. This shit is not normal.

vaporwavevocap: ryttu3k: darkwizardjamesmason: dienaziscum: fishcustardandclintbarton: huffingtonpost: Mom declares her daughter is do...

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News, Precious, and Target: OUL vladislava: mylistofthangs: Antique Jewish wedding rings.  These are absolutely gorgeous. Some info: Antique Jewish wedding bands are stellar examples of the artistry of jewelry making. The rings are made of a metal circle, molded to fit the would-be owner, topped with an architectural feature resembling a house. The goldsmith would then engrave something on the exterior of the “house”; engravings were also commonly hidden inside, in which case the “house” – or bezel – would slide open. The engraving would usually read Mazal Tov, or the Hebrew initials M.T. The rings’ houses varied in design from castle-like, to square, round or hexagonal. The structures were representations of either the Holy Temple or synagogues in the diaspora. Large in diameter and heavy due to the architectural features, many of the rings are practically unwearable. Morgan ponders the question as well, saying that there is no conclusive evidence, either in Jewish tradition or in the Christian documentation recording Jewish practices, of such rings ever having been worn. Trading in gold, jewels and precious stones was the trade of choice by wealthy Jewish merchants for hundreds of years. The memoir portrait of Gluckel of Hamlen, the daughter of a gold merchant of those times, depicts a wedding ring embroidered in gold thread, hanging from a necklace, which may have been the way the rings were worn after the wedding ceremony.  Jewish wedding bands are unique and although many of them are magnificent and expensive, none have stones set in them. The rings are devoid of their classical focal point due to a rabbinical ordinance barring setting gemstones in wedding bands, or engraving them with hallmarks – the latter first appearing in the 19th century. Also, Jewish goldsmiths were not allowed to join guilds and mark their creations until circa that time. (via)
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Antique Jewish wedding rings. 

These are absolutely gorgeous.
Some info:

Antique Jewish wedding bands are stellar examples of the artistry of jewelry making. The rings are made of a metal circle, molded to fit the would-be owner, topped with an architectural feature resembling a house. The goldsmith would then engrave something on the exterior of the “house”; engravings were also commonly hidden inside, in which case the “house” – or bezel – would slide open. The engraving would usually read Mazal Tov, or the Hebrew initials M.T.

The rings’ houses varied in design from castle-like, to square, round or hexagonal. The structures were representations of either the Holy Temple or synagogues in the diaspora.
Large in diameter and heavy due to the architectural features, many of the rings are practically unwearable. Morgan ponders the question as well, saying that there is no conclusive evidence, either in Jewish tradition or in the Christian documentation recording Jewish practices, of such rings ever having been worn.
Trading in gold, jewels and precious stones was the trade of choice by wealthy Jewish merchants for hundreds of years. The memoir portrait of Gluckel of Hamlen, the daughter of a gold merchant of those times, depicts a wedding ring embroidered in gold thread, hanging from a necklace, which may have been the way the rings were worn after the wedding ceremony. 
Jewish wedding bands are unique and although many of them are magnificent and expensive, none have stones set in them. The rings are devoid of their classical focal point due to a rabbinical ordinance barring setting gemstones in wedding bands, or engraving them with hallmarks – the latter first appearing in the 19th century. Also, Jewish goldsmiths were not allowed to join guilds and mark their creations until circa that time. (via)

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SALE ENDS SOON!
***USE COUPON CODE: TUMBLR FOR AN EXTRA DISCOUNT***
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– GET THE LED LIGHTS ROSE LAMP HERE –
– GET THE FULL MOON LAMP HERE –
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– GET THE CAT LAMP HERE –
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– GET THE MAGICAL CLOUD LAMP HERE –
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– GET THE MOON LAMP KEYCHAIN HERE –
– GET THE SPIRITED AWAY LAMP HERE –
– GET THE STITCH LAMP HERE –
– GET THE ASTRONAUT LAMP HERE –
– GET THE MAGIC BOOK LAMP HERE –
– GET THE LED UNICORN LAMP HERE –

I really badly need this to my new room.

Love the moon lamp. My girlfriend got me one for my birthday  it’s beautiful. Highly recommend it. So pretty  relaxing. It can be the white moon like shown or a harvest orange.

*casually reblogs this so i don’t lose it*

I have the moon and it’s the best thing ever. Such a good night light

It looks amazing! I really recommend.

Got one just like this as an anniversary gift  it’s honestly the most meaningful, beautiful, precious gift I’ve ever received .. “I love you to the moon  back” 🌕🥺❤️ highly recommend getting for someone special. It’s comforting when it gets dark.

Okay the magic book lamp is really cool.

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America, Bad, and Children: There is no such thing as an American dream n Europe we try to be civil and have empathy queeranarchism: queerautism: queeranarchism: love-geofffree: designatedheckingadult: queeranarchism: LOL NOPE Europe is racist as fuck. Europe has armed gaurds and high fences on its borders. Europe makes it illegal to rescue refugees at sea. Europe locks up refugee children. Europe has killer cops that shoot teenagers of color. Europe is full of fascist politicians nostalgically fantasizing about ethnic cleansing. Not a day goes by without attacks on Muslims. Fuck Europe. Can confirm. The problem with England (I can’t talk for the rest of Europe) is that our racism and our xenophobia and all our bigoted views manifest in a different way then America, and we use this to claim that it doesn’t exist, even when our country is built on it. We are taught that the British empire was a good thing, and pretty much no one here knows anything about colionisation and our role in most current world problems. But the amount of times that I’ve tried to talk about any issue within England and been shut down with the claim “well we’re not as bad as America”. That’s why the trump protests were so important. We are constantly looking to America to justify our own bigotry. We’ll call America out on their unjust wars, and ignore the fact our own army and government was supporting them. Listen, I like my country- I like that we have a rich history (not that I support it, but heck, everyone likes learning about the Roman Empire, doesn’t mean they think it’s a good thing), I like that we have countrysides and big diverse towns like London, I like that we love fish and chips and curry sauce, I love our old pubs and traditional pub food, I like that we have the NHS (though I dislike how it’s run), I like our sense of dry gallows humour, I like our film and tv industry, I love our history of theatre, I love our myths and legends. But god damn are we historically an awful country, and have we ever tried to make reparations? Our actions are still affecting other countries and ruining life. I don’t like the empire, I don’t like what the monarchy stands for, I don’t like our politicians that spew bigotry and hate, I don’t like our press which are like vultures, I don’t like the power the BBC has to cover-up actual sexual abuse and rape, I hate Katie Hopkins and that she has any platform to spew her hate, I hate Brexit and that it was founded on hate, I hate how we think our lives are more valuable than that of refuges or immigrants, I hate that we don’t think that we are directly or indirectly responsible for a lot of the refugees and asylum seekers that exist today, I hate that we have a system that is actively leading to the deaths of disabled people and that even when investigated by the UN and told to change because we were violating human rights we refused, I hate how we support America’s bigotry and then use their country as a shield when accused of our own bigotry. I hate that we, as a country, are incapable of accepting responsibility and making amends for our terrible actions. Incredibly well put. One of the tricky things is that every European country has their own fictional self image which it keeps repeating to convince itself it’s not a bigoted shithole. In the UK it’s very much focused on being better than the US, being civilized and polite and stylish, while.. ya know… having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing. In the Netherlands it’s focused on being ‘tolerant’ and gay-friendly and having semi-legal weed, while.. ya know… having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing.  In Germany it’s focused on having ‘learned from the second world war’ and being ‘better now, while . . ya know… having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing. And so on.. every European country considers itself either an underdog or a pioneer or a peak of civilization or small and quirky and of course they all consider themselves so much better than the US while doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing.  https://metro.co.uk/2016/10/27/man-severely-beaten-after-being-told-to-speak-f-english-speaks-out-6218523/ I still remember exactly how it felt to read about this man being brutally asssulted, HIT ON THE FACE WITH A PLANK OF WOOD, in London, a city I lived next to and visited all the time, simple because he was speaking my native language in public. I remember breaking down sobbing because of how many people in this country I love hate me so fucking much for being born somewhere else. IIRC, there was another similar incident on the underground this past April. So tell me more about the supposed lack of xenophobia and racism in Europe These sort of things are sometimes best articulated by people who did not grow up here and suddenly experience it all at once. Pretty much every exchange student of color that I’ve spoken to in the Netherlands has recounted an experience to me that went pretty much like this: Day 1: “Yay! The Netherlands! Country of tolerance and gay rights!” Day 2: “Huh, that person was really friendly to me and did like 15 micro-aggression, that was weird” Day 4: “Waaaaaiiitt… why does this happen constantly? Are people messing with me?  Am I imagining this? Do I just misunderstand their culture? The Netherlands can’t be this racist.” Day 10: “Oh my god, I’m not imagining it, people actually are this racist and they think they’re not! WTF” Day 12: “Holy crap, if I try to point out a micro-aggression people go from super friendly to hyper aggressive screaming in my face in about 5 seconds. And people I thought I could trust jump to their defense. What is this hellscape?” Day 13: “Everything I thought I knew about the Netherlands is wrong. This place is so racist.” Day 14: “Holy crap, is that a primary school teacher in black face?” A Muslim girl was drowned in a river by school bullies and found with bite marks and the police are trying to write it off as her forgetting she couldn’t swim and jumping in the river to cool down? A local fisherman saw it all but was written off as being drunk even though he wasn’t. The school of the girl and the bullies is trying to change it’s name so it will no longer be associated with the incident.The school was Broad Oak Sports College. The river was River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester. The girl was Shukri Abdi and she was 12 years old and her and her family recently moved from Somalia. She was the eldest of 5 and her mum is completely distraught, and her uncle has been trying to point out that it wasn’t just a “tragic accident”.Racism still exists in the most horrific forms in the UK.
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 dream n Europe we try to be civil
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LOL NOPE
Europe is racist as fuck. Europe has armed gaurds and high fences on its borders. Europe makes it illegal to rescue refugees at sea. Europe locks up refugee children. Europe has killer cops that shoot teenagers of color. Europe is full of fascist politicians nostalgically fantasizing about ethnic cleansing. Not a day goes by without attacks on Muslims. 
Fuck Europe.

Can confirm.


The problem with England (I can’t talk for the rest of Europe) is that our racism and our xenophobia and all our bigoted views manifest in a different way then America, and we use this to claim that it doesn’t exist, even when our country is built on it.
We are taught that the British empire was a good thing, and pretty much no one here knows anything about colionisation and our role in most current world problems.
But the amount of times that I’ve tried to talk about any issue within England and been shut down with the claim “well we’re not as bad as America”. 
That’s why the trump protests were so important. We are constantly looking to America to justify our own bigotry. We’ll call America out on their unjust wars, and ignore the fact our own army and government was supporting them.
Listen, I like my country- I like that we have a rich history (not that I support it, but heck, everyone likes learning about the Roman Empire, doesn’t mean they think it’s a good thing), I like that we have countrysides and big diverse towns like London, I like that we love fish and chips and curry sauce, I love our old pubs and traditional pub food, I like that we have the NHS (though I dislike how it’s run), I like our sense of dry gallows humour, I like our film and tv industry, I love our history of theatre, I love our myths and legends.
But god damn are we historically an awful country, and have we ever tried to make reparations? Our actions are still affecting other countries and ruining life. I don’t like the empire, I don’t like what the monarchy stands for, I don’t like our politicians that spew bigotry and hate, I don’t like our press which are like vultures, I don’t like the power the BBC has to cover-up actual sexual abuse and rape, I hate Katie Hopkins and that she has any platform to spew her hate, I hate Brexit and that it was founded on hate, I hate how we think our lives are more valuable than that of refuges or immigrants, I hate that we don’t think that we are directly or indirectly responsible for a lot of the refugees and asylum seekers that exist today, I hate that we have a system that is actively leading to the deaths of disabled people and that even when investigated by the UN and told to change because we were violating human rights we refused, I hate how we support America’s bigotry and then use their country as a shield when accused of our own bigotry. 
I hate that we, as a country, are incapable of accepting responsibility and making amends for our terrible actions. 

Incredibly well put. 
One of the tricky things is that every European country has their own fictional self image which it keeps repeating to convince itself it’s not a bigoted shithole.
In the UK it’s very much focused on being better than the US, being civilized and polite and stylish, while.. ya know… having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing. 
In the Netherlands it’s focused on being ‘tolerant’ and gay-friendly and having semi-legal weed, while.. ya know… 
having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing. 
In Germany it’s focused on having ‘learned from the second world war’ and being ‘better now, while .
. ya know… 



having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing. 
And so on.. every European country considers itself either an underdog or a pioneer or a peak of civilization or small and quirky and of course they all consider themselves so much better than the US while 
doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing. 


https://metro.co.uk/2016/10/27/man-severely-beaten-after-being-told-to-speak-f-english-speaks-out-6218523/
I still remember exactly how it felt to read about this man being brutally asssulted, HIT ON THE FACE WITH A PLANK OF WOOD, in London, a city I lived next to and visited all the time, simple because he was speaking my native language in public. 
I remember breaking down sobbing because of how many people in this country I love hate me so fucking much for being born somewhere else. 
IIRC, there was another similar incident on the underground this past April. 
So tell me more about the supposed lack of xenophobia and racism in Europe


These sort of things are sometimes best articulated by people who did not grow up here and suddenly experience it all at once. Pretty much every exchange student of color that I’ve spoken to in the Netherlands has recounted an experience to me

that went pretty much like this:
Day 1: “Yay! The Netherlands! Country of tolerance and gay rights!”
Day 2: “Huh, that person was really friendly to me and did like 15 micro-aggression, that was weird”
Day 4: “Waaaaaiiitt… why does this happen constantly? Are people messing with me?  Am I imagining this? Do I just misunderstand their culture? The Netherlands can’t be this racist.”
Day 10: “Oh my god, I’m not imagining it, people actually are this racist and they think they’re not! WTF”
Day 12: “Holy crap, if I try to point out a micro-aggression people go from super friendly to hyper aggressive screaming in my face in about 5 seconds. And people I thought I could trust jump to their defense. What is this hellscape?”
Day 13: “Everything I thought I knew about the Netherlands is wrong. This place is so racist.”
Day 14: “Holy crap, is that a primary school teacher in black face?” 

A Muslim girl was drowned in a river by school bullies and found with bite marks and the police are trying to write it off as her forgetting she couldn’t swim and jumping in the river to cool down? A local fisherman saw it all but was written off as being drunk even though he wasn’t. The school of the girl and the bullies is trying to change it’s name so it will no longer be associated with the incident.The school was Broad Oak Sports College. The river was River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester. The girl was Shukri Abdi and she was 12 years old and her and her family recently moved from Somalia. She was the eldest of 5 and her mum is completely distraught, and her uncle has been trying to point out that it wasn’t just a “tragic accident”.Racism still exists in the most horrific forms in the UK.

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80s, Cute, and Fashion: In the 1970s, Japanese teenage girls developed such excessively cute handwriting that it was banned in schools due to illegibility. なおちゃん ·かようびに ks) (GK34リ Ultrafacts,.tumblr.com deadcatwithaflamethrower: star-anise: imfemalewarrior: imthegingerninja: nerdgul: gayonthemoon1239: rifa: actualbloggerwangyao: alvaroandtheworld: ultrafacts: Source  THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too. And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards. So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks 3 !!!!! NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!” All the Japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any Japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men) Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.    so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase Kawaii is so goth Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace I did not know this but I love this form of feminism!  -FemaleWarrior, She/They  Which is why you get bands like BABYMETAL, which toured with Judas Priest for a while, looking like this: Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace
80s, Cute, and Fashion: In the 1970s, Japanese teenage girls
 developed such excessively cute
 handwriting that it was banned in
 schools due to illegibility.
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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks 3

!!!!!
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the Japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any Japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Kawaii is so goth 


Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace 

I did not know this but I love this form of feminism! 
-FemaleWarrior, She/They 

Which is why you get bands like BABYMETAL, which toured with Judas Priest for a while, looking like this:


Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace

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