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This family cannot endure much longer without butter.
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Also? Where the hell is cushman boulevard? I'm not there.

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Maybe I should rename this journal TL:DR.
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Oh for fuck's sake.

I wish we could all hear ourselves and how we come across to others. Myself included. But other people included too.
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Somehow it seems like I have a lot of lj friends who have had major breastfeeding issues and simply could not breastfeed. Ihave always wondered how that could be, if 50 years ago those babies would have just died, or wet nursed, or what. I have to wonder what it is about our modern world that makes it impossible for that many women to breastfeed. As for me, we all know what kind of hell breastfeeding was from the beginning all the way to the end. I am so dreading the thought of having to do it again. Ever again. It makes me want to die just thinking about it. But really, what is going on that a significant percentage of my not-that-huge friends page here truly could NOT breastfeed their babies?

I'm also wondering, why are so many women dealing with infertility now? Why are so many women having c-sections? Any casual observer would look at us and think women are broken.

I think overlooking the obvious factors is crazy. Do we really believe all the chemicals we're doused in on a daily basis have no effect on us? Do we think the pesticides et al in our food supply is just no big deal? Do we really honestly believe that nothing is being done to us?

I mean, yeah, we can factor in the whole Yay Feminism thing and write off a lot of it as women who feel they are above such things as breastfeeding, "try" and "fail". We can factor in the total lack of support a lot of us get from our society at large, and wonder why anyone would ever believe they COULD have a baby without it being cut out of them. To hear most doctors talk, pregnancy is like a potential death sentence.

I feel such frustration over this, and I know I haven't really organized these thoughts. Maybe I will someday.

I guess I'm really sick of living in a world that chooses to ignore the root causes of a problem, and find some band-aid solution instead. Often a solution which is extremely detrimental.

We live in a toxic world--toxic in so many ways. Toxic chemicals, toxic ideas, toxic rationales, toxic authority. How on earth are we really supposed to overcome that?
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So I'l try to finish this baby blanket and call it Philip's I've spent the last embarrassing amount of time looking on ravelry for the perfect blanket for this new one. There are a million beautiful patterns, but I can't decide. I don't even have a short list. Sigh. Anyone got any ideas? Nothing too elaborate, as I'm fairly brain dead. Classic, girly, heirloomy. Maybe I should wait till I get home and go through all my books.
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Dearest Philip,

PLEASE DON'T PEE ON ME EVER AGAIN THANKS.

Your weary mother.
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http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Nutritional_deficiencies_-_What_signs_to_look_for_if_you_think_you_may_have_them

Katie, this was just on my fb page!!!

Thank you Jeni for a timely link!

Also, just realized I need a Eureka! Icon.
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I can't deal with how much I love this. Courtesy [livejournal.com profile] nalidoll.


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Let's all pause for a moment and reflect on what it must be like to a four-year-old, who squeals with unabashed glee upon installing her very first roll of toilet paper.

Also, take a sec and reflect on what it must be like to be a two-year-old trapped in a hotel room, who enjoys many favorite pastimes including making frequent escapes from said room. The pile of weights Jake stacked in front of the door as a deterrent? Yeah, I have a hard time moving it to get in/out, but Philip? Yeah, just chased him down the hall.
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The hotel has suddenly filled up. There are church buses and groups of churchy people with matchy name tags everywhere. There are Lady Gaga fans everywhere, as there is a show at the arena down the street. All I can think of is the church groups are here to attend the show, disapprove, and throw things for Jesus.
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http://www.thesamplergirl.com/catalog.php?item=385

Jake and I say this all the time. I just showed him and he laughed. Love!
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Oh my goodness, I just ordered something super fabulous on my phone. Stupid enabling phone. But omg yay!
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Just played a rousing game of catch, with Philip's head as the ball. If mommy misses, mommy's face gets bruised up. The kid has a hard head. Little boy giggles abound.
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I was just looking through my iPhoto collection briefly, and realizing that I really should have them backed up somewhere. What a catastrophic loss it would be to lose them! What do you guys do? External hard drive? If so, recommend a specific one. I have a flickr account but never did a whole lot with it. Should I?

Man, I really have some great shots in there. I need to see if any of them are good enough quality to print.

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