Saturday, February 20, 2010
Monday, December 22, 2008
Ok, Ok! I get it! You want me to blog!!!! So here I am.......and of course I must post some pictures. Not like you cant see them on facebook (which is where I have been spending my free time, lol) but in case you havent seen them :)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Here she is! Meet Aria Daae, Desirees new addition!
I got a phone call at 7:30 am on Thursday morning from Des telling me that her water had broken. I figured that I would get Jack on the bus and see if I could drop Asher and Eden off at Sarahs and then make my way over to Desirees house (for those of you who dont know, she was planning a home birth). I got Jack on the bus and then got a phone call from Ryan asking me to pick up the supplies that they needed to have there for the midwife (they were planning on going out to get the stuff that day). I went directly to Wal Mart, got the stuff and swung it by their apt at about 9:50 am. I got to the door and as I was knocking I heard a baby crying. LOL! "Crap" I thought, "I have the stuff dor the delivery right here!" Lmao! Guess she didnt need it! Hahaha! I walked in to see Des laying in her bed nursing her new baby girl. She looked GREAT for just having a baby! Of course it did happen REALLY fast. The midwife barely got there in time! Lol! Anyway as I got closer I realized that little tiny 5 foot 2 Desiree did not give birth to a small baby. Little Aria is not so little weighing in bigger than Eden is Now! Hahaha! She was 10 pounds even! So for all of you who doubt you could have a big baby naturally or at home for that matter....lol.....remember Des! You Go Girl!!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I recently was talking to a friend from high school about parenting methods and, as with so many parenting conversations, the word "Babywise" was uttered. At the site or sound of the word I usually get somewhat ruffled because its my personal opinion that its more of a method revolving around the needs of the parent than the actual child. Again, JMO. :) It has a Very popular following especially among Christians. I mean, He has a book called "Growing kids Gods Way". FOR REAL??? That must be the Bible of Parenting! Lol! He must have some inside track! Sheez! Anyway, instead of just giving my own opinion based on emotions (like I just did in the previous sentence,lol) I decided to do some research. Come to find out, this man, Gary Ezzo, although he has led millions in how to parent and raise "Godly" children doesn't seem to even know how to conduct himself in a godly manner. At least not what I would consider Godly. He has some major character issues that seem to really flare up when people have opinions that differ from his. He is very opposed to AP (attachment parenting) or anything, for that matter, that is not completely in line with his method and goes so far as to call it "anti-christian". LMAO! Focus on the Family made this statement in 2004
"Most troubling of all, when approached with these concerns by parents and professionals alike, the Ezzos have responded in an inappropriate manner. Rather than addressing head-on the valid questions that have been raised about their materials, the Ezzos routinely attack their critics and dismiss their concerns as “anti-Christian.” In addition, a number of respected publications, including _Christianity Today_, _World_, and _The Christian Research Journal_, have reported on character and accountability issues that have arisen between the Ezzos and several reputable churches. For these reasons we have chosen not to recommend the Ezzos’ curriculum to Focus on the Family’s constituents. In the final analysis, we would suggest that, if a parent decides to use the GFI curriculum, its principles should be implemented only in conjunction with generous measures of common sense, intuition, and natural parental affection."
To add to this he has had several issues with churches including being excommunicated from one in CA., he has no relationship with his own adult children and most importantly there are some really sad cases of people being duped and following his Parent directed feeding so strictly that it had severe health consequences for their child. NOW, all of that said, I know people who sware by babywise and they're children aren't scarred by any means and they are great parents. For one, I believe they use allot of flexibility and mostly recognize their cries as needs not manipulations. So, Please don't think that I am calling anyone bad parents, I'm not! I am appalled that millions of people sware by this guy and no one seems to know anything about him or his credentials. I'm also always trying to understand the pull to it as well because it just never sat right with me as a mom. Isn't that what you have to do as a mother, follow your instincts, not just do what a book tells you?
Ok, Feel free to state your opinion! Again, please dont be offended as I am just asking for your input and not putting down anyones parenting! :) :) I love you all! :)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Ok, Ok! I had to post about Sarah Palin! How can I not!? I mean she is on the ticket for Vice President!!! I dont care what side of the fence your on, you gotta admit its cool to have a lady with 5 kids as the VP nominee. Alright, some people may not think so but Oh well! :) I am in love with these pictures with her son in a sling while she signs a bill. lol. Think what you will about her stance on things but I am energized just watching her. :) Maybe its because I can relate to her as a woman. I mean, Hillary is a woman, but not one that I can relate to, thank God. Lol! :) Anyway...... Oh, and on a totally surface level.....I Love her hair!!!! I want hair like that!
This is a late night post and really was just spurred on by watching the convention all night so I really dont have a ton to say because I'm sleepy. :) Nothing too insightful to say. :)