Try out a cool way to separate egg yolks from egg whites!
I don’t know about you but this is a cool way to separate eggs AND recycle plastic bottles!!!
How long did you breastfeed your child for?
12 months next Saturday, still going.
17 months and counting.
32 months and counting
24 months, and sometimes she nurses more than her 2 1/2 month old brother.
5 months and going strong :)
We will hit 3 years this May 25th on Mouse’s birthday :)
Never planned to breastfeed that long, but due to Mouse’s severe food allergies and developmental delays, it doesn’t feel right to try to force him to wean. He will self-wean eventually…
Fun fact time: many of my old acquaintances still make joking comments whenever they see me wearing pink, because as a child (and honestly pretty much right up to high school) I would refuse to associate with any pink objects.
It wasn’t because I didn’t like pink, it was because since I appeared female I was supposed to/ it was immediately assumed that I did and therefore it pissed me the ever-loving fuck off. I was ashamed to like it, which is terrible because pink is an awesome color. But when you shove it down young girls throats it gets really old, really fast.
Give the child the fucking rainbow, and if they pick pink, it’s not because they are female and/or effeminate, it’s because they like the color pink.
This article on Women in the Media states that
- In television for kids, male characters appear at about twice the rate of female characters. Animated programs in particular are more likely to portray male characters. Females are almost four times as likely to be presented in sexy attire and twice as likely to be shown with a diminutive waist.20
- In a study of G-rated films from 1990-2005, only 28 percent of the speaking characters (both live and animated) were female. More than four out of five of the narrators were male. Eighty-five percent of the characters were white.
The other day my daughter asked me why I don’t wear high heels. I told her I do when I go out. Wearing high heels at the park really isn’t practical. She gave me a funny look, shrugged her shoulders and went back to playing with her toys.
Later that day we were watching TV and I realized something. Minnie Mouse and Daisy duck wear high heels 24/7. These cartoon characters wear heels while bike riding and roller-blading.
No wonder my daughter gave me that look. She must think I’m crazy. If Minnie & Daisy can play sports in heels, why can’t I wear them to the park or around the house?
New perspective on what mothers usually find “annoying”
This made me a little sad.
I’ve been feeling ill and out of sorts for a few days. Suddenly realized one of my breasts is hurting so bad, and that Mouse’s self-weaning (he’s gone from nursing about 3 times a day to once just in the past 48 hours) may have led to mastitis.
Taking Advil and getting hot compresses now :(
So Mouse was tested by the local school district’s diagnostician and speech therapists today - and he definitely will qualify for special education services this fall.
Which is a good thing, because I’d rather he receive extra help now and hopefully be able to function better when he hits kindergarten or later.
But I still blame myself for him even needing them, even if I was told to expect developmental delays by the specialists who evaluated him at birth. (There was a lot of fears over permanent brain damage due to his sustained low blood sugar for about a week in the NICU and we had far too many experts flown in from the children’s hospital a city away.)
He’s finally started potty training and using some two word sentences, so I’m so proud of how much he has been progressing lately. He’s amazing.