Sunday, July 22, 2012
I really, really dislike people who throw around the phrase "they should have their kids taken away." The only people who need their kids taken away by authorities are abusers and neglectors. Why bring this up? The holier-than-thou, judgmental twit who in the comments on this article said that these parents should have their little ones taken away because THEY WERE AT A LATE MOVIE. *Gasp!* She also calls them "unwed breeders." Wow. What a nice, caring human being. I'm sure she's PERFECT and has NEVER made a wrong decision that affects HER kids. Yeah, right. I agree with this article. These parents need compassion, not judgment.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
If there is anyone reading this blog who hasn't read my old posts...here is a warning now. I was young when I wrote them, and angry. I started this blog in 2008, but I copied my blog posts from my MySpace account, so some of the posts I wrote as early as 2006. There is some coarse language and crude humor. If you are offended by either one of these things, my earliest posts might not be for you. Try my tumblr. It's fluffy. It's not really a blog, but I use it for visual and spiritual inspiration.
To the oversharing facebook acquaintance: Do you really, honestly believe that all 200+ of your facebook friends want to hear about your period? I'm a woman myself and I don't particularly want to hear about other women's periods. A discreet conversation with a close friend is one thing, perhaps a quiet chat about after-pregnancy symptoms or something similar, but do your high school friends, your one night stands, the guy who is only on your friends list because you had one class with him in college, do those people really need to hear about you being "on the rag?" REALLY? Learn some manners, have some class, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Mother, O’ Mother, come shake out your cloth, Empty the dustpan, poison the moth. Hang out the washing, make up the bed, Sew on a button and butter the bread. Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking. Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue, Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo. Dishes are waiting and bills are past due, Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek - peekaboo. The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew, And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo. But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo. Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue? Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo. The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, But children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep. ~ Ruth Hulbert Hamilton
It's OK to be feminine… I am sick of the ultra-feminists who want to remove everything sparkly or feminine from toy shelves because it is “harmful” for little girls. As a girl I loved outfits, sparkles, flowers, bows, singing, dancing, dolls, dress-up and fairy tales. I remember constantly being ridiculed for it by the “sporty” girls, P.E. teachers, and occasionally my own friends and family. Empowering little girls is not just about letting them play sports or do science experiments. It is about letting them be who they are and do what they like no matter what…barring anything illegal or immoral of course.
I just want to say that I am fully supportive of adoption. I am pro-life and believe that even if two parents have no use for their precious biological baby, someone else will love them. If I find out I can't have any more kids on my own, you can bet I will try and adopt! I have several friends who are either adoptees or who, when they were very young, gave a baby up for adoption to another family. However, I do think that in some cases unethical adoptions take place…for instance when one parent’s rights (usually the father) are denied, or living relatives who may want to raise the child aren’t taken into consideration, or when the biological parents are very young, social workers, agencies, and their own families coerce them into giving up a baby that they very much wanted to raise. I think adoption can be a beautiful, wonderful thing for all parties involved…as long as it is done ethically and no one’s rights are trampled on in the process.
26th Jun 2012 | 1 note Hateful brat attacks 3 year old with scissors and chops off her hair, judge says he will reduce her sentence if her mother cuts off her hair, mother whines that punishment was too harsh. Not to mention, this 13 year old had previously been in trouble with the law for threatening to rape and mutilate another girl. Classy. When I was a kid I would have been pushing the little one on the swings or helping her throw a ball. My daughter is 1 now, if a teen did this to her I would have a few harsh words to say to her mother, and if MY kid ever did this (and in my family we teach right from wrong) you can bet there’d be some haircutting. She’d be in a crew cut AND serving the maximum time! The mother is complaining that "an eye for an eye doesn't teach kids right from wrong." Well lady, it looks like YOUR methods aren't exactly working!
Restitution cut for North Carolina eugenics program victims. Governments should not have a right to decide who should and should not be having children. Sure, some people aren’t good parents, but just because they are “poor” or “uneducated” or whatever labels they want to put on people, doesn’t mean they will be bad parents.
28th Jun 2012 German court rules religious circumcision a crime While I don’t think it is completely necessary, parents should have a right to circumcise their child if it is their religious tradition. More government overstepping boundaries and trying to parent everyone.