Links and Thinks: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Posted by Sherry on 5/23/2013 in General |

'Turtle' photo (c) 2009, rayand - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/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.

Around the World in 60 Days: Summer Reading Challenge for Kids.

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.

Today is the first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.

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.

End Obstetric Fistula.


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