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Castrating Rapists

Castrating Rapists

  As previously stated, I am currently enrolled in school online. I had to take an English class, and had to write a persuasive essay. I invested a lot of time, research, and effort into writing my paper, and feel so passionately about this topic, that I have decided to post it on my blog. This is actually the paper that finally convinced me I want to write about a lot more than just mommy-related topics. I hope you enjoy…

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Rededication

Rededication

  I just finished reading Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson. It is an amazing book about a woman (mother of four, now five) and her husband who were in a plane crash. 80% of her body was burned, and his back and ankle broke, along with burns on his skin. I am not a crier, but this book made me bawl. I was reading it while my husband was preparing his seminary (early morning Bible study) lesson for the next day,…

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9 Things Every Woman Should Know About

9 Things Every Woman Should Know About

I love finding things that make life as a woman approximately 5,000,000,000 times easier, or better, and more fabulous. But then I get a little frustrated that I did not know about them sooner. So if you see anything you love, please share! Especially if you know a little teenager that could benefit from some of these (a little sister? cousin? daughter?) PLEASE tell her! The earlier the better. Feminine needs are perfectly normal, and should NOT be taboo- they need to be…

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How to Get Rid of Thrush in MAMA

How to Get Rid of Thrush in MAMA

This is a series on Thrush! Here is the original post, and here is the post for how to help cure baby. Welcome to the post on curing Mama! So we have already figured out that you have thrush. Your nipples are pale pink, or have pale spots, maybe they are peeling, and it feels like daggers are trying to erupt out of your boobs, or one of these medieval bad boys are trying to work their ruthless horrors on…

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How To Get Rid of Thrush (yeast infections) in BABY

How To Get Rid of Thrush (yeast infections) in BABY

  Welcome to the post to help you with your baby’s yeast infection, or thrush problems. To learn more about thrush, go here. To help cure Mama of thrush, go here. Yeast infected diaper rash: this is usually a rash that lasts for more than 24-48 hours, is raised, red, hot, and bumpy, and may even have white spots with the appearance of cottage cheese. Or white peeling flakes. The white is the yeast culture overgrowth. You could go in…

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Thrush (duh, duh, duuuuuh)

Thrush (duh, duh, duuuuuh)

A series of posts. The dreaded, unexpectedly awful, yet strangely common: thrush. No nurse ever talked to me about thrush. Or yeast infections. After getting four shots of antibiotics within 20 hours (so it was pretty much expected for my baby and my body’s respective yeast to have a party),  you would think they would have mentioned something. After IV got a bright, tomato red, bumpy, hot, horrible rash completely covering his diaper area from front to back, and after I suffered stabbing…

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Playing With (and Adjusting to) Baby (0-6 months)

Playing With (and Adjusting to) Baby (0-6 months)

  When your baby is first born, you both need to recover from the birth and you need to adjust to having a newborn around. It is exhausting because Baby basically just eats, sleeps, and poops all day and night, so there are not very many opportunities for you to socialize. However, it is vital for you to start building your relationship with your little bundle of joy. Even though adjusting to newborns is hard, a way to make the transition…

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Baby Bathing Essentials

Baby Bathing Essentials

Here is a comprehensive list of things I use when I bathe and shower my baby. This is part of a series about Washing Baby. Soap: It is recommended to use “mild, unscented soaps” and Johnson and Johnson is definitely not mild nor unscented. It gave my baby a horrible pimply rash on his face. Plus it dried out his skin. And that was using it once every, two to four days. So that whole thing of washing your baby infrequently…

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Washing Baby

Washing Baby

I’m getting the vibe that some people think babies bodies are magically immune to their own germs and excrement. Now, I get it, babies are beautiful and perfect, and there is nothing in this world better, but you still need to keep that perfect, glowing, sweet smelling little body clean. It shocks me how many mothers think it is okay to wash their baby only once in a blue moon. How many people kiss and touch and pinch your baby? Does your…

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How I Shower With My Baby (0-8mo)

How I Shower With My Baby (0-8mo)

  This is part of a series about Washing Baby. I have been showering with my lovely little bundle of joy from the day his belly button stump fell off. As a newborn, I would wash IV every three to four days, like his pediatrician suggested. However, after a while, I felt like that was gross and unreasonable. I felt like fear of his skin drying out was no excuse to allow for a lack of hygiene (I would rather my baby have dry skin, than chronic diaper…

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