The Secret World Inside You Explores the Microbial Human

 

The Secret World Inside You exhibit at AMNH

Today we took Alejandro and his friend Mason to this fantastic exhibition at the American Museum of National History Although, we thought the exhibit might of been for older children [and they are only 4 years old] but quickly found out that this educates young and old about the microbes that live in and on each of us.  By the time we got home Alejandro was able to tell me things like – What are these organisms? How do we get them? Where do they live? What do they do? How do they influence our health and behavior…

Explore the human microbiome and find out how rapidly evolving science is reshaping our ideas about human health.

Furthermore, we were able to learn that our bodies are home to approximately 100 trillion bacteria living inside us and on us—a vast community known as the microbiome. The Secret World Inside You  exhibit allows you to explores the rapidly evolving science that is revealing the complexities of the human microbiome and reshaping our ideas about human health, offering new perspectives on common health problems including allergies, asthma, and obesity.

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Homenaje al cumpleaños de Cervantes

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Amé ser parte de este proyecto…no se imaginan la gran emoción que sentí al verlo ya publicado!! Felicitaciones a la revista Española El Magacín por el homenaje a Cervantes, les quedo fenomenal!!! Y aplausos a los creadores y a los participantes por esta iniciativa mundial tan especial! ahora lo comparto con el resto del mundo!!

link:  http://www.elmagacin.com/homenaje-a-miguel-de-cervantes-y-a-el-quijote-400-aniversario/

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Agenda New York collaborating with a Spanish Magazine

image1-2Súper emocionada por haber sido invitada a colaborar con la revista Española El Magacín en el #proyectoelmagacin. Este año se cumple el 400 aniversario de la muerte de Miguel de Cervantes, y para celebrarlo me han invitado a participar en un evento mundial para internautas en español. El Magacín a juntado a 33 de personas de todo el planeta para formar la primera frase del Quijote:

 

 

 

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Penpal Idea …

penpalsThanks @natalia.zurcher.kuchen loved the Penpal Idea!! This will be great to help the boys practice and improve their writing skills!!! Can’t wait to read all the fun stories these kids will come up with!! Sooo cute! Does anyone want to join this cute little activity? ?????? Gracias a mi querida amiga Natalia por esta gran idea de “Amiguitos por Correspondencia”. Esto no solo será divertido pero ayudará a los niñitos a mejorar su escritura!! Ya quiero leer todas sus pequeñas y divertidas historias!!! Alguien esta interesado en unirse?

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Dear “Exhausted Mom”….

you are not aloneEarlier today [at the park] as I sat on the bench watching my six year old glide through the monkey bars over and over… a mom came over and sat next to me. All of the sudden, I heard her burst into tears… My reaction was to ask if she was ok?!? She did not answer ( and she hid inside her scarf) I didn’t know what to do! I paused for a second and thought… should I run away?!?! But then… what if she really needed help… so I sat and waited … Then I asked again if I could help or do something?? .. As she came out off under her scarf and with tears in her eyes she asked me if I was a mom? [ I nodded] Her daughter was 2… And she was exhausted! I have not slept in two years, she said…. Will I ever get my body back? She asked … Will I ever be able to hold a normal conversation that is not about playdates and diapers? Will I ever feel sexual again? Sometimes, I secretly wish I could go back to work to my fabulous office! I love my child but I need my adult life back and everyone makes me feel so guilty about it! She said [as she wept] For the first time I just stayed quite and listened… I just wanted to hug her and tell her everything was going to be ok… But then my son fell off the monkey bar and I had to run to him… He was ok… but when I turned back “Exhausted Mom” was gone… So I decided to write her this note…

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