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    • PennySycamore


      If Jill is still nursing Sam and if Jill has read some stuff about lactation amenorrhea and if she's really lucky,  her fertility might not have returned yet.  There are things that mothers can do to prolong their infertile period and things they do that hasten the return of their periods and fertility.  Many mothers who use natural child spacing (lactational amenorrhea) do recognize the signs that their fertility is returning.  

    • Queen Of Hearts


      6 minutes ago, Lisamc7 said:

      The Freckled Fox married quickly. 

      Ugh. My least favorite blogger of all time.

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    • WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?


      10 hours ago, Imrlgoddess said:

      Read the most recent blog post, the thing that jumped out at me was the women who added "make babies" to the list of things they needed their husbands to do because they are unable.  

      I already know I'm a major no no in their world, I share the heavy lifting with my husband.  Since he got sick two years ago, I do more of it than he does at times, his health took a blow and he's slowly recovering his physical strength.  Why, oh why, is it so abhorrent to them that a woman change her oil, run a chainsaw, chop wood, or heaven forbid open a jar lid???  


      make babies.jpg

      I found this opinion piece from 2012 awhile back, and it seems applicable now. (It's the New York Times, so it might be behind a paywall.)

      Men, Who Needs Them?


      With expanding reproductive choices, we can expect to see more women choose to reproduce without men entirely. Fortunately, the data for children raised only by females is encouraging. As the Princeton sociologist Sara S. McLanahan has shown, poverty is what hurts children, not the number or gender of parents. 

      That's good, since women are both necessary and sufficient for reproduction, and men are neither. From the production of the first cell (egg) to the development of the fetus and the birth and breast-feeding of the child, fathers can be absent. They can be at work, at home, in prison or at war, living or dead.

      He isn't so much anti-father as he is making a point. 


      I don't dismiss the years I put in as a doting father, or my year at home as a house husband with two young kids. And I credit my own father as the more influential parent in my life. Fathers are of great benefit. But that is a far cry from "necessary and sufficient" for reproduction.

      Anyway, :my_tongue: to Lori and her fangirls and boys.

    • 11 hours ago, formergothardite said:

      One of the Bringing Home Rebecca sisters married a man who had a bunch of kids and his wife died. But a couple years had passed between the wife dying and him remarrying. 

      I won't be surprised if Tom eventually remarries but I don't think it will any time soon. I don't think he will be a Dale Sabin. 

      The Freckled Fox married quickly. 

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    • JermajestyDuggar


      I’m expecting a simple t shirt dress one size too big. A plain veil and no makeup. Her hair may be curled but it won’t be elaborate. And probably very little jewelry. But if she does wear jewelry, it won’t be big or showy. I think Michael will wear a traditional suit or tux. The bee theme will be on the cake, decorations, and of course the favor we already saw. 

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    • HarryPotterFan


      Yesterday when orange Voldemort declared himself the chosen one I thought of sassy (movie) Harry Potter.
      ”She only likes you because she thinks you’re the chosen one!”
      ”But I am the chosen one.”
      And then I hated myself for the comparison.
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    • AliceInFundyland


      I can't handle the world. On any level. Macro down to personal.
      Serenity fucking now.
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    • mango_fandango


      Peanut was watching me change the newspaper in her cage earlier. She’s currently eating said newspaper. Because reasons.

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    • Briefly


      I am beyond angry at Mr. Briefly's mother. My daughter posted a comment on her own facebook page that discussed parellels between nazi Germany and what is happening today as far as immigrants, detention camps, etc. My MIL left one of the rudest, meanest things I have ever seen. She told me daughter not to post things like that on her own page, she said horrible things. I just posed a long comment to my MIL, and told her that she has destroyed her relationship with her granddaughter and probably any hope of one in the future. My daughter is so hurt, and she is angry. And so am I. I try to be forgiving, but I'm not really inclined to forgive this one. Maybe I will be, but my daughter probably won't ever forgive her for this one. OK, rant over - and thank you for listening.
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    • OyHiOh


      Did another photo shoot this morning (strictly trade for prints, because it's a fun hobby), this one for Paul McCartney/Another Day.  one of those incredibly pretty little songs that hides just devastating lyrics behind beautiful harmony:  As she posts another letter to the sound of five People gather 'round her and she finds it hard to stay alive It's just another day.  There's a furniture shop near where I live that sells second hand and "unique" furniture/decor.  They had a neat little vanity someone built out of a Singer sewing machine table so we did the photos there, trying to convey the world weariness of the lyrics in a single photo.  It felt good.  We'll see how the prints turn out.
      It always surprises me how well Neptune and I work in these kinds of situations.  We'd had one conversation about this shoot, ten days or a couple weeks ago.  A few key words, couple props that he specifically wanted, not much else.  We walked into the building and started setting up without needing to really talk very much.  Just feels easy and in sync in a really comfortable way.
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