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post #61 of 92
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I'm looking to travel somewhere hot for the holidays. Anyone have any suggestions??

The less expensive the better, since there will be 6 of us going. Planning on splurging with the PFDs!
Mazatlan!
post #62 of 92
I posted something on my FB about how I wish I could have been at the nurse in, and someone told me "You need to really research this issue more."

I responded: I've heard from the woman who was originally asked to leave, saw the Safeway district manager's response, saw the news story, had several personal friends at the nurse in, and heard from several online friends about the nurse in. What else do I need to know?

Apparently, this random guy (who has no children) knows significantly more about this issue. I suppose we should all bow to his wisdom and go hide in the kitchen until our babes wean.

What is with people who only use FB to criticize people they disagree with? My friends list needs some pruning.
post #63 of 92
Seriously? a man told you to research the issue more??
post #64 of 92
Well I'm sure he knew more. *eye roll*

We had to go to the ER last night for my husband with another gallbladder flare up. They actually did the ultrasound this time and it was confirmed he has gallstones. He's uninsured. This is going to be fun to set up surgery. Of course this happens during my biggest outreach session of the year for work. Oh well I guess. Off to turn in assistance applications.
post #65 of 92
Wow. What more is there to research?!

We're trudging through day 3 of 11 without daddy. Sigh.
post #66 of 92
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I posted something on my FB about how I wish I could have been at the nurse in, and someone told me "You need to really research this issue more."

Oh my word. Are you on my facebook? Georganne Hampton
post #67 of 92
Crystal - ugh sounds hard to not have daddy around.
G- how's your hubby doing?
We had good news. We applied for charity care at regional and got it and we have the intake interview with Anchorage Project access this afternoon.
post #68 of 92
I'm so sorry to hear about all the health problems and medical issues going on right now.

Georgeanne, head injuries can be so terrifying for everyone involved, we're pulling for you guys.

boogaloo- yay for the charity care!




Did anyone see the letter to the editor today about the nurse in?

http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_s...ters_to_editor

My thoughts: Clearly, Miss Erickson has WAY more emotion than logic. She starts to really ramble about 1/2 way through. Her ignorance is evident by, (but not limited to): 1. She has never breastfed a baby, that's obvious. 2. She has never been a grocery store - there are chairs everywhere. 3. She has never (compassionately) mothered a child. 4. She definitely doesn't understand the offensive nature of commanding mothers to stay home until their children wean, or, she is breaking her own rules of etiquette. 5. She is unfamiliar with dictionaries, the acquisition of language/vocabulary, and the concept of subjective vs. objective definitions.

To the three people she mentions by name, I think you were just scolded by a child. A very sheltered, narrowly minded child. And she scolded you by name! It must hurt worse when her daddy scolds her by name.

There's a letter to the editor in today's paper written about the moms nursing at Safeway. Please, if you're going to write a letter to the editor, have something to say and say it well. Impudent whining is entertaining, but it's a little pathetic to see you scolding someone's lack of vocabulary while you demonstrate... your all-encompassing ignorance. Get a life, Miss Erickson.

And let's be honest - there is no need for modesty, nor is modesty in any way compromised by breastfeeding. I've breastfed in front of you more times than I can count and I doubt seriously that you could accurately describe even one of my breasts. A nursing cover covers NOTHING that the kiddo doesn't cover himself. I maintain that nursing without a cover is often more discreet than nursing with. When I'm nursing without, I could be just holding my baby. When I'm nursing with, you have no question as to what I'm doing. So, fail, fail, fail - all around fail.

Bring on the next poorly thought out, ignorant, and overused excuse to control other people (women).

Some women don't care about being discreet. While I'm not personally among them, I do not judge them for it. The more I think about it, the more I'm concluding that if men saw women they respected, cared for, and loved, breastfeeding then they may have a much healthier relationship with women's bodies in general. If men saw women's bodies doing what they were created to do (well, not ONLY this) then their experiences with the female form would not only be of a tempting nature. How much stronger will our sons be as men if they understand that God did not create breasts to tempt them nor women to use their bodies for manipulation? There's more to the puzzle, for sure, but there is nothing sexual about a breast feeding a baby. If a guy is incapable of seeing that without being turned on, then he needs to work on his lust issues, in my opinion.

I REALLY never expected to count myself among the 'lactivists' who promote breastfeeding without a cover. But the more I think about it, the more I just don't think it should/needs to be covered up.

[Sorry if my thoughts seem disjointed, I just cut and paste the things I posted throughout the day on my FB ]
post #69 of 92
you go ladies!!!
post #70 of 92
Very well stated, Dislocator! (and I'm not much of a clapper)
post #71 of 92
Hey ladies...

I know I asked you this, like, two years ago or something, but who knows a good hair stylist in ANC? I'm coming in for work next month and want to get an appointment. Someone young-ish (or young-ish in style) and maybe a wee bit funky.
post #72 of 92
Hi guys LTNS I havent been on MDC in a while ! So we're still planning on moving back to alaska when the army gives us the boot (medically retiring) and it might still be about 8-12 months but we arent sure exactly! I'm going to school right now and my husband is still going through medical treatments. We debated living a few other places but we really want to come back to alaska sooo we are I think! We'll be back in the anchorage/eagle river/wasilla area wherever we decide to buy or rent. Looking forward to having that free reign of homeschooling options again and such as well! Cant wait to get back!
post #73 of 92
Go to Fairbanks!!

Okay, I'm bias.

Welcome Home!
post #74 of 92
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Hi guys LTNS I havent been on MDC in a while ! So we're still planning on moving back to alaska when the army gives us the boot (medically retiring) and it might still be about 8-12 months but we arent sure exactly! I'm going to school right now and my husband is still going through medical treatments. We debated living a few other places but we really want to come back to alaska sooo we are I think! We'll be back in the anchorage/eagle river/wasilla area wherever we decide to buy or rent. Looking forward to having that free reign of homeschooling options again and such as well! Cant wait to get back!
Yay! We can always use another multi-faceted family around here!

love, p
post #75 of 92
I hope everyone is doing well. DH is waiting for surgery. LO and I are getting over our colds. Good thing too since I don't know if my nips could handle another day of this!
Blizzard - I like going to Hairplay by color near Costco on Dimond. I've had good luck there.
post #76 of 92
I was and will be a discreet nurser in public, at home it all comes off. But I do understand that some people do not want to see my boob. Its not offensive to me that people feel this way.

Its my choice to nurse my child and to go into public and I should have respect for the popular culture I am apart of and try to show breastfeeding in as positive a light as possible.

I think that the Nurse In was a great idea and I applaud the women who showed up. I would love to see it taken further. I wrote a grant last summer for a class. This grant was asking for funds to allow a team of people to go into the big mainstream stores in town and create comfortable nursing spaces. This would allow for women who both comfortable and uncomfortable about NIP a safe space to do so. We need to remember that those of us who NIP and are comfortable with it are a rare few in the grand scheme of things.

Mrs Erickson could have gave her statement in a more constructive manner. She was terribly rude about it and ignorant. I can understand her POV but it could have been stated with more grace and poise than she did. One of the commentators did bring a great example of exposure, low cut shirts and bathing suits do show far more boob than a nursing baby.

I am telling you people are more jealous than anything about these nursing babies. Society will take a long, long time to get over the sexualization of breast and until then no one will stop complaining about NIP.

Hope I didn't offend anyone, not my intention, like I said just trying to give another POV.
post #77 of 92
I started with a nursing cover that was homemade for me by my nursing BFF. It helped me check latch and feel comfortable especially with my post partum belly. Now I could care less but at toddlerhood, LO doesn't nurse in public often now.
a funny post about the accidental lactivist... http://leakyboob.blogspot.com/2010/0...lactivist.html
We went to daycare today and LO was loving it. What a beautiful day to go outside and play. All the teachers seem nice and mellow (even if I saw Love and Logic books which I'm not a fan of even though my work teaches a class on it). and ready to work with us on non-nursing falling asleep at nap time (since I don't think DH can really leave his geology class to sing LO to sleep!). I'm not sure how well the nursing at lunch time will go since he's so distracted.
post #78 of 92
Whats Love and Logic? I gotta look that up (cerious).
I have just started a job as an Adminstrator for a day care and they need some serious help. We have some very challenging kids (mostly school age) and I want to try everything to get these guys on the right track when dealing with these specific needs.
post #79 of 92
I like Love and Logic. It works for us (when we implement it!)
post #80 of 92
Love & Logic is a discipline book/method. I think it has some good parts (like using logical consequences--allowing the natural ones to happen, or creating logical ones). An example was a teenager who wouldn't go to bed at a decent hour--so they told him that he had to stay in his room and not be loud (Because his parents wanted to go to bed), but then in the morning when he was not able to wake up on time for the school bus he ended up having to use his allowance to take the city bus because his mom had an appointment and was not available to take him... IMO L&L has a lot of practicality for older kids--like teens and preteens.
For younger kids though I don't like it--he basically says that you should train them like dogs. He even refers to the 'basic rules' as 'basic german shepherd' (the rules are "come" "stop" and "no" as I recall). For older elementary kids who don't obey those perfectly, he impliments 'remedial german shepherd'... so, yeah, not very gentle/attachment oriented imo.
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