Virginia Educator Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year

Photo: Rodney Robinson/Courtesy NEA
Photo: Rodney Robinson/Courtesy NEA

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent
@StacyBrownMedia

Rodney Robinson, a 19-year teaching veteran who became a teacher to honor his mother and who struggled to receive an education after being denied one as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia, was named the 2019 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Robinson, who teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center which is a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Justice Center, was commended by CCSSO for creating “a positive school culture by empowering his students – many of whom have experienced trauma – to become civically-minded social advocates who use their skills and voices to affect physical and policy changes at their school and in their communities.”

Robinson told the National Education Association that he looks forward to helping lead a conversation about the students whom he calls “the most vulnerable in society” and how the nation can address the school-to-prison-pipeline that has pushed too many kids out of school.

“This year, I hope to be the voice for my students and all students who feel unseen, unheard, unappreciated and undervalued in America,” Robinson said.

In 2015, Robinson started teaching at Virgie Binford Education Center in an effort to better understand the school-to-prison pipeline.

His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education that promotes social-emotional growth, Robinson said.

He uses the knowledge he has gained from his students to develop alternative programs to prevent students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline.

Published three times by Yale University, Robinson has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in and out of the classroom, most notably the R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence.

He is a member of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s Education Compact Team, which includes politicians, educators, business leaders, and community leaders, and is working with city leaders and local colleges to recruit underrepresented male teachers into the field of education.

Robinson has also worked with Pulitzer Award winning author James Foreman on developing curriculum units on race, class, and punishment as a part of the Yale Teacher’s Institute.

Robinson, who earned a Bachelor of arts in history from Virginia State University and a master’s in educational administration and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University, has focused a great deal of his efforts on the need for mental health services in schools and singles out the stigma surrounding treatment.

As teacher of the year, CCSO officials said Robinson will have a heightened platform to advocate for the students who are being left behind by budget cuts and a system that emphasizes punitive discipline over preventative and rehabilitative measures.

“I want school counselors, I want conflict mediators, I want restorative justice, I want people to come in and actually work with the kids and not just put a kid in handcuffs whenever there is a minor disagreement,” Robinson said.



Source: https://www.blackpressusa.com/virginia-educator-wins-2019-national-teacher-of-the-year/

Motherhood: A Thousand Letting Gos

The day my first son was born, that precious day, my husband placed his tiny body in my arms and his eyes caught mine and I kissed his wrinkled forehead and I whispered the only thing my heart knew: “I’ll never let you go.”

I’ll never let you go.

A few hours later, the nurse came into our hospital room and told us she needed to take him “for just a little bit.” But my heart heard, “You’ll never see him again.”

I didn’t want to let go.

That little bit felt like hours and the not-wanting released hot tears down my cheeks as I waited for her to roll him back into our room. Which she did, much to the relief of my husband who just wanted an hour of sleep and a cure for his hyper-emotional wife.

I was learning that ancient tug:

I had to let go.

What no one told me about motherhood, what a new mother’s heart is too young, too tender, too new to understand, is that motherhood is a thousand letting gos.

My tiny son. I’ve been letting go his whole life.

The first day I dropped him off at the nursery at church, screaming and pulling at my shirt. Letting go.
His first time down the big slide. Letting go.
His first day of preschool. Letting go.
His first overnight at Grandma’s without me. The hardest letting go.
His first day of Kindergarten. The HEAVING sobs of letting go.
When he turned the corner on his bike. Letting go.
Handing him an iPod and the scary world of technology. Letting go.
And this year, middle school. OMG, middle school. Can I carry him in on my hip?

I still have a thousand more to go.

Letting go.

Over and over and over.

My heart, since the moment I first laid eyes on him, has always beat easiest to every mother’s favorite anthem: I’ll never let you go.

But I’m learning: He isn’t mine to hold onto. He is God’s child before he is my child and my holding on would only keep him from his God-designed, made-just-for-him adventure.

That big slide? BEST. DAY. EVER.

Turning the corner on his bike? Breeze-in-his-hair, not looking back, taste of sweet freedom.

And, now – middle school? “I got this, Mom.”

Letting go. So I can hold onto God’s promises for him:

Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
Isaiah 43: 18-19




Source: http://www.shortstopblog.com/2016/07/motherhood-thousand-letting-gos.html

Children Private Law Update – March 2019

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Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.

Alex Verdan QC, 4 Paper Buildings 

In this update I will consider the following areas:

• Cafcass guidance on parental alienation
• Termination of contact
• Presumption of natural parenthood?
• Civil restraint orders in family proceedings
• Appealing findings of fact

 

Cafcass guidance on parental alienation

Cafcass have released new guidance designed to help welfare officers identify and assess cases which feature parental alienation.

The guidance defines parental alienation as follows:

When a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is not justified and is the result of psychological manipulation by the other parent.

The guidance explains how Cafcass seeks to deal with parental alienation cases, which can be summarised as follows:

• The starting point is the identification of risk of harm.

• Harm includes emotional harm to the child in the context of parental alienation.

• The welfare officer will assess whether it is safe and in the best interests of the child to have contact with one or both parents.

• In undertaking this assessment, the officer will need to take account of the risk factors, evidence based assessments, diversity issues, and the child’s resilience and vulnerabilities

The guidance note can be found here.

This must be considered by all practitioners to be a positive and welcome step in raising the awareness and importance of identifying parental alienation in all cases, so that measures can be put in place to tackle this issue as soon as possible.

Termination of contact
In Re (A Child Termination of contact) [2019] EWHC 132 (Fam) the court was concerned with an appeal against a decision that R, aged 12 years old, should have no direct contact with his father, but was only permitted to send letter or cards once per month. The court also made a s.91(14) Children Act 1989 order against the father. A number of findings were made against the father, in particular that R would suffer harm by continuing the process of seeking to establish contact with his father. However, the court had also found that the mother had alienated R from his father, and as a result R suffered, or was at risk of suffering significant long term harm by reason of his mother’s manipulation. The Local Authority had previously obtained a supervision order, but at the time of the making of the private law orders sought permission to withdraw their application for an extension of the supervision order.

The appeal came before Williams J, who noted that the findings the court made ran contrary to the local authority’s conclusion that the threshold for public law intervention had not been met, and the court should have allowed the parties to reflect on the findings and consider what further role the authority might play in assisting R and the parties before making final orders, especially given that the psychologist’s view was that there should be contact between R and his father.

The Judge had failed to undertake the necessary balancing exercise to weigh up the harm that would be caused by continuing the process of seeking to establish contact, against the risk of harm to R of there being no contact and him remaining in the sole care of the mother.

Williams J decided that the making of a final order for no direct contact was wrong, because there had not been a full exploration of all the options available to R and direct contact with his father. Accordingly, the s. 91(14) order was discharged pending further consideration as to the assessment of direct contact.

This case again raises the importance of exhausting every possible avenue before the court reaches the end of the road in re-establishing contact between a child and non-resident parent. It also highlights, on the facts of this case, that when the court makes findings of fact they may require further consideration before final orders can be made.

Presumption of natural parenthood?

In A v B and C [2018] EWHC 3834 (Fam) Keehan J was concerned with the welfare of a 16 year old young person, C.

C’s parents were Nigerian nationals. C lived with her mother, and there had been no contact with C’s father. In 2002, C and her mother came to live in the UK with C’s maternal aunt and uncle. Contact between C and her father commenced in 2012 when C’s paternity was confirmed. In 2016 C’s mother died unexpectedly and C went to live with her aunt. C’s aunt applied for a child arrangements order. The court made a shared care order in favour of the father and aunt. The father subsequently applied for a child arrangements order in his favour, which was opposed by C and her aunt.
Keehan J referred to the earlier authorities and the dicta of McFarlane L.J. in Re H (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1284 at paragraphs [89-94], and again in Re W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 793 at paragraph [71], namely that there is no assumption in favour of a natural parent or a natural family member.  Everything is determined with regard to the paramountcy of the welfare best interests of the child or children concerned.

The court ordered that it was in C’s best interests to live with her father, and that she spends time with her aunt on three occasions per week, which reflected what was happening on the ground.

Keehan J’s reasons for making the order were as follows [21]:

“I am satisfied that these combinations of orders will meet the welfare best interests of C.  They will enable her to live with her father and, as she wants, to build her relationship with him, but it will provide her with the very important emotional and psychological comfort that she requires from her relationship with the aunt and, through her, with the wider maternal family who are all so very, very important to C and to her future welfare.”

This case highlights again that irrespective of natural parentage the court will be solely concerned with the paramountcy of welfare principle.

Civil restraint orders in family proceedings

In AEY v AL (Family Proceedings Civil Restraint Order) [2018] EWHC 3253 (Fam) the court made a civil restraint order for two years against a father. The circumstances of this case were that the family had been involved in litigation for over 5 years with the father making repeated applications that his three daughters live with him. The father’s application was dismissed and he went on to make seven applications for permission to appeal the decision. The applications came before Knowles J, who found all of the applications to be totally without merit, and accordingly ordered that the decision may not be reconsidered at an oral hearing.

Knowles J went on, in light of the circumstances, to consider whether the court should make a civil restraint order of its own motion. Knowles J provides a helpful review of the authorities concerning these relatively rare order, and refers to Nowak v The Nursing and Midwifery Council [2013] EWHC 1932 (QB), which provides a useful summary of their purpose:

58. As explained by the Court of Appeal in the leading case of Bhamjee v Fosdick [2004] 1 WLR 88, the rationale for the regime of civil restraint orders is that a litigant who makes claims or applications which have absolutely no merit harms the administration of justice by wasting the limited time and resources of the courts. Such claims and applications consume public funds and divert the courts from dealing with cases which have real merit. Litigants who repeatedly make hopeless claims or applications impose costs on others for no good purpose and usually at little or no cost to themselves. Typically, such litigants have time on their hands and no means of paying any of the costs of litigation – so they are entitled to remission of court fees and the prospect of an order for costs against them is no deterrent. In these circumstances there is a strong public interest in protecting the court system from abuse by imposing an additional restraint on their use of the court’s resources.

59. It is important to note that a civil restraint order does not prohibit access to the courts. It merely requires a person who has repeatedly made wholly unmeritorious claims or applications to have any new claim or application which falls within the scope of the order reviewed by a judge at the outset to determine whether it should be permitted to proceed. The purpose of a civil restraint order is simply to protect the court’s process from abuse, and not to shut out claims or applications which are properly arguable.”

The court found that such an order could be made in the circumstances, notwithstanding that there was no application before the court. Knowles J referred to the court’s case management power at r. 4.3(4) FPR 2010 “to make an order of its own initiative without hearing the parties or giving them the opportunity to make representations”. However, the father was given the opportunity to respond in accordance with the principles in Ranbir Kumar v Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs [2006] EWCA Civ 990.

Having considered the father’s written submission, the court went on to make a civil restraint order for a period of two years.

Appealing findings of fact
In A and R (Children) [2018] EWHC 2771 (Fam) the court was concerned with an appeal by the mother against findings of fact, which included a finding that the mother had physically assaulted the father. The judge at first instance had not found a number of the mother’s allegations to be made out. The mother appealed the findings on a number of bases, but principally that the Judge’s approach to the fact finding was ‘tainted by material irregularity’, because she had failed to have regard to the guidance in Practice Direction 12J, and in particular, the impact of the domestic violence on the mother.

Baker J, in dismissing the appeal, provides a useful summary of the framework of PD 12J FPR 2010, and the appellate court’s treatment of appeals against findings of fact.

36. As I observed in another appeal, Re G (Re-opening of Fact-Finding) [2017] EWHC 2626 (Fam) at para.21:

“Courts have increasingly recognised the dangers posed by domestic violence and abuse to the welfare of children. This is reflected in Practice Direction 12J headed ‘Child Arrangements and Contact Order: Domestic Violence and Harm’… [P]ublic concern at the perceived failure to treat allegations of domestic violence with sufficient seriousness in family proceedings has led to a new version of the Practice Direction.”

The Recorder received extensive submissions on the new version of Practice Direction 12J, although she did not expressly refer to it in her judgment. 

37. The following paragraphs of the Practice Direction is of particular relevance to this case.  First, there are the general principles set out in paras.4 to 8 inclusive.  Paragraph 4 provides:

“Domestic abuse is harmful to children, and/or puts children at risk of harm, whether they are subjected to domestic abuse, or witness one of their parents being violent or abusive to the other parent, or live in a home in which domestic abuse is perpetrated (even if the child is too young to be conscious of the behaviour). Children may suffer direct physical, psychological and/or emotional harm from living with domestic abuse, and may also suffer harm indirectly where the domestic abuse impairs the parenting capacity of either or both of their parents.”

38. Paragraphs 5 and 6 of the Practice Direction set out general principles about the court’s treatment and approach to this issue.  Paragraph 7 provides:

“In proceedings relating to a child arrangements order, the court presumes that the involvement of a parent in a child’s life will further the child’s welfare, unless there is evidence to the contrary. The court must in every case consider carefully whether the statutory presumption applies, having particular regard to any allegation or admission of harm by domestic abuse to the child or parent or any evidence indicating such harm or risk of harm.”

39. Paragraph 3 of the Practice Direction contains a number of definitions of which the following are particularly important in this case:

“‘domestic abuse’ includes any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, psychological, physical, sexual, financial, or emotional abuse.”

“‘coercive behaviour’ means an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten the victim.”

“‘controlling behaviour’ means an act or pattern of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.”

40. Finally, para.29 provides:

“The court should, wherever practicable, make findings of fact as to the nature and degree of any domestic abuse which is established and its effect on the child, the child’s parents and any other relevant person.”

Baker J went on to consider the law concerning appeals of findings:

42. “I turn next to consider the law concerning the treatment of appeals in these circumstances.  An appeal to the Family Division is a review, not a rehearing.  A court can only allow an appeal where the decision of the judge in the first instance was wrong or unjust because of some procedural or other irregularity (emphasis added).  The appellate courts have repeatedly stressed the need for caution and restraint when considering appeals both based on challenges to findings of fact made and (inaudible) conducted by the judge at first instance.  Probably, the best-known exposition of this is the oft-cited passage of the judgment of Lewison LJ in Fage UK Ltd & Anor v Chobani UK Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 5, paras.114 to 115:

“Appellate courts have been repeatedly warned, by recent cases at the highest level, not to interfere with findings of fact by trial judges, unless compelled to do so. This applies not only to findings of primary fact, but also to the evaluation of those facts and to inferences to be drawn from them.  [The Lord Justice then identifies a number of cases and continues.]  The reasons for this approach are many. They include

i) The expertise of a trial judge is in determining what facts are relevant to the legal issues to be decided, and what those facts are if they are disputed.

ii) The trial is not a dress rehearsal. It is the first and last night of the show.

iii) Duplication of the trial judge’s role on appeal is a disproportionate use of the limited resources of an appellate court, and will seldom lead to a different outcome in an individual case.

iv) In making his decisions the trial judge will have regard to the whole of the sea of evidence presented to him, whereas an appellate court will only be island hopping.

v) The atmosphere of the courtroom cannot, in any event, be recreated by reference to documents (including transcripts of evidence).

vi) Thus even if it were possible to duplicate the role of the trial judge, it cannot in practice be done.”

This case emphasises the need for “caution and restraint” when appealing findings of fact.

10.3.19


 





Source: https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed199793

This Gorilla Thing Is Gonna Make Me Go Bananas

Well, well, well. Something unfortunate happened this weekend and not surprisingly, all the lil internetters are out with their virtual rage and word torches, ready to light some poor mom on fire because guess what? Something happened to her that has never ever happened to any responsible or worthy parent ever before in the history of all the world: an accident involving her toddler.

If you are a parent with even a shred of honesty, you know damn well that sometimes kids do things they’re not supposed to. And it’s not because they’re “horrible little brats”. It’s because that’s the nature of being a child. You test limits. You learn the hard way. You pick your nose at your big sister’s first holy communion and you eat that ripe little thing like its a Concord grape. Right in front of the priest.

Yes, even you, Most Enlightened Human Ever  To Exist. You tested limits too.

And picked your nose. And maybe, just maybe, you did something pretty damn scary that gave your parents a heart attack.


But of course, OF COURSE, we have SOOOO MANY parenting experts out there. Oh, you didn’t know that the lady who arranges play dates for her beloved pet cat was a parenting expert?? Well, sit the hell down, moms and dads. Cat Mommy KNOWS HOW TO PARENT BETTER THAN YOU! Your dispicable kids should be sitting on the floor purring and carrassing a ball of yarn just like dainty little kittens!!! IT’S NOT THAT DIFFICULT.

Didn’t you know your child isn’t supposed to explore, escape, disobey, scream, cry, smile, eat, or so much as breathe without you pressing the control button?! WELL THEY’RE NOT. You’re not just a parent, you’re a CONTROLLER, and children were made to be controlled like little robots, no?


Nope, sorry. That’s not what children were made for. I know it feels that way when they’re strapped to our bodies in those fancy little baby carriers, but kids can’t always be controlled –  nor should they always be. They’re people, not puppets. And sometimes they get themselves into really awful situations. Haven’t  you ever seen that famous bumper sticker? Shit happens, baby.

LOL BLESS YOUR HEART.

And who are all of these people with their Dead Gorilla Mind Reader memes?

What he was probably actually thinking: WHERE CAN I TAKE A SHIT ?

And people who are saying “THE GORILLA WASN’T TRYING TO HURT HIM! He was PROTECTING HIM!”
Really? SO MANY RANGER RICKS WE HAVE HERE! So many life learners who have suddenly graduated at the top of their class from the Institute of Zoboomafoo!! Highly skilled Instant Zoologists who are able to read the intentions of a silverback gorilla with a single glance! Evaluating the mindset of both intellectual gorilla and shitty human mother by guessing and assuming.

You know, the same way real experts do.

Look at you! You made the magazine cover!!

“The gorilla was simply guiding the little boy through the waters and giving him a bath so that he could snuggle him afterward and read him a story!”

“That damn mother is a f@cking scumbag of an excuse for a human being and should be investigated by CPS and put in a cage and shot and dragged and rot in hell!”

“That glorious and majestically beautiful gorilla’s life is just as worthy and precious as the life of that deceitful horrible human thing!!”

Let me tell you something.

Please, please, PLEASE do not make one single complaint about how we wound up with crazy ass Donald Trump as a presidential nominee if you are one of the many, many Americans who shame and blame and ridicule and crucify  virtual strangers on a daily basis  whenever another sensational story sets off your outrage addiction. Don’t blame it on one party or one demographic. PLEASE. PEOPLE, YOU GET WHO YOU DESERVE, and when you choose the life of a friggin  gorilla over the life of a human being – an innocent toddler -when you say things like “they should have shot the kid”, when you call that baby a “spoiled little brat” or rage about “the despicable human species”( when, what are you, a damn seahorse?!) THEN YOU DESERVE AN APE FOR A PRESIDENT. You truly do.

Enjoy.

You know what we need here? We need some Jesus.

Because what we see throughout the awful blaming rage in the comboxes is a glimpse of hell. That’s exactly what it is.

It says in scripture that satan is “the accuser.” And what does an accuser do? He condemns, he shames, he blames, threatens, ridicules, mocks, bullies. He reminds you of all your past mistakes. He reads into your every intention and accuses you of wrong at every turn. He lies in wait for you like the predator he is. He invites you to screw up and then he’s right there to tell you how you did it and how you’ve blown it forever. He makes you want to hide. He makes you afraid. “You’re not this enough. You’re too much of that. If only you had done this or not done that! You’re the worst of all! The worst one!”

Haven’t you ever felt it? Haven’t you ever laid  awake at night, feeling the awful panic and guilt of being a mother? And then tried to get up the next day and be a normal human being after a long night of self loathing and worry?

Mommy isn’t awake yet, honey.

There’s a remedy to that kind of shaming and blaming, and it’s called Mercy.

It’s God reaching out to you and me no matter what we’ve done and saying to us “I still love you. I still want you. You are mine, you are my child and I will never forsake you. Never will I leave you. Nothing you do will ever make me love you less. Come to Me and let’s start over.”
Every single one of us needs compassion and kindness and to be loved beyond our faults and mistakes and failures. We need to be loved even when we’ve reached that point of just plain ugly. Jesus offers us that kind of love. The church offers that kind of love.

And you know, after some of the stuff I’ve read this weekend I’m even more grateful for it than ever. They say that shaming people is something only Christians do. Well, I know sometimes we’re guilty of it. But man, there’s so much more condemnation out there in the land of the “tolerant”.

I don’t think the parents of that little boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure are “the worst of sinners” by any hilarious stretch of the imagination. It was an ACCIDENT, and accidents happen.

And if you’re so young and naive or so horribly unaware and quick to judge that you think your precious little snowflakes will never do anything crazy? Then God help you when the time comes.

I’m not being sarcastic. I actually  mean it.

May His mercy be there to catch you when things go awry and your world falls apart. May He bind up your wounds and show you His amazing love when your heart is broken wide open. May you experience His love so intensely that you’ll be able to have empathy and mercy for others. Maybe even to reach  out and be Christlike to them.


Because honestly? That’s the way to make America great again.




Source: http://mamaknowshoneychild.com/2016-05-this-gorilla-thing-is-gonna-make-me-go-bananas/

Eating Frozen Fruits and Veggies (and feeling good about it)

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I don’t know about you, but taking all three of my kids with me to the grocery store is one of my worst nightmares.  When they were younger and I was staying home with them, the thought of loading everybody up in the car to go hit the aisles of the supermarket was like torture.  Now that they’re older, they still don’t want to be stuck in the grocery store with me and their school and activity schedule, combined with my work schedule makes it just as tough to have to run to the supermarket all the time.

That’s why my freezer comes in handy.   I’ve learned that if I have what I need on hand, I can minimize those dreaded trips for last minute items.  I’ll make up a bunch of pancakes and french toast to have on hand for breakfasts.   I’ll buy meats and freeze them and even make up double batches of some of our main dishes so we can eat one and freeze the other.   I always wondered about the frozen fruits or veggies, though.  I knew it would be easier if I could keep the freezer stocked with those items too, but would they have the same nutritional value if frozen?

Luckily, this a recent study answered my question and helped put my mind at ease.  A study conduced by the Frozen Food Foundation and University of Georgia  tested a variety of fruits and vegetables most commonly purchased by families:   broccoli, corn, strawberries, blueberries, etc.  The researchers tested the produce under three different conditions:  frozen, fresh (on the day of purchase) and fresh-stored (after five days in a home refrigerator).   The study found that in many cases, the frozen foods retained more Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and folate than those which had been purchased fresh and stored for a few days before eating.   Fruits and veggies consumed right from the fields are awesome, but when you factor in the time from the farm, to the store, to your dinner table, frozen foods often have the advantage.  More details of the study (and other similar research) can be found by click on the link at the start of this paragraph or by visiting the Frozen Food Foundation Facebook  page or the Frozen Food Foundation Twitter  page.

A few of my favorite ways to use frozen fruits and veggies…

* frozen veggies and sides? right from the package as a quick and simple addition to our main dish

* frozen veggies? added to homemade soups and casseroles

 * frozen chopped onions?  They’re just awesome.  So much easier than chopping regular onions everytime you need them for a dish.

* frozen edamame?  great in the kids’ lunches.  I just put a handful still frozen in their lunchbox and it’s thawed by lunchtime.

* frozen meals?  great for my lunches when I’m called in to sub at the last minute or when dinner plans unexpectedly change

* frozen fruit smoothies?  great for an after-school snack.  We take a handful of frozen fruit (strawberries, mixed berries, peaches, etc), add some lowfat milk and about half a packet of instant pudding mix.  Blend until everything is combined.  It’s really yummy and the frozen fruits make it nice and chilled and the pudding mix makes it really creamy and sweet.

So there you go.  If you were like me and were worried that frozen fruits and vegetables were not as nutritional as fresh, you can rest assured that in most cases, they are just as healthful and sometimes even more. 

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – Teaser trailer del cartone della DreamWorks

Una voce misteriosa chiama Adora nel teaser trailer della serie animata She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, il reboot di She-Ra

animato dalla DreamWorks Animation Television per Netflix in arrivo questo autunno.

In questo breve video Adora scopre il suo destino e si trasforma in She-Ra:

La sinossi:

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power è la storia di un orfana di nome Adora (Carrero), che si lascia alle spalle la sua vita precedente nella malvagia Horde quando scopre una spada magica che la trasforma nella mitica principessa guerriera She-Ra. Lungo la strada, trova una nuova famiglia nella Ribellione e si unisce a un gruppo di principesse magiche nella lotta finale contro il male.

Il cast vocale: Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) è Adora/She-Ra; Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) è Glimmer; AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) è Catra; Marcus Scribner (black-ish) è Bow; Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) è Angella; Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) è Shadow Weaver; Keston John (The Good Place) è Hordak; Lauren Ash (Superstore) è Scorpia; Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) è Entrapta; Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) è Perfuma; Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!) è Seahawk; Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) è Mermista; Merit Leighton (Alexa & Katie) è Frosta; Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) è Castaspella; Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) è Netossa.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power verrà lanciato su Netflix il 16 novembre.

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Source: http://kids.screenweek.it/2018/09/she-ra-and-the-princesses-of-power-teaser-trailer-del-cartone-della-dreamworks-68088