It’s World Turtle Day.
There’s a Big Sale going on at Confessions of a Homeschooler. I looked over some of her unit studies, and they look as if they would be perfect for individual use or for our homeschool co-op.
Tomorrow’s Poetry Friday round-up will be held at Jama’s Alphabet Soup, a lovely and visually delightful children’s literature blog that you really should check out while you’re there to get the poetry links. Ms. Jama even has a recipe for Mango Bread that looks delicious, along with a poem that invites us to muse on whether there will be mangoes in heaven.
Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged labour without prompt medical intervention, usually a Caesarean section. The woman is left with chronic incontinence and in most cases a stillborn baby. Like maternal mortality, fistula is almost entirely preventable. But at least 2 million women in Africa, Asia and the Arab region are living with the condition, with about 50,000 to 100,000 new cases each year.