Everyone showered me with praise for breastfeeding my newborn. But those people turned into fire-breathing dragons when I said I was extended breastfeeding
This is the most hilarious breastfeeding related anything I’ve ever read!
1 drop Rose
3 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Orange
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Clary Sage
1 drop Lavender
1 drop Ylang Ylang
3 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Frankincense
1 drop Lemon
2 drops Jasmine or Neroli
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Ok so I generally like to avoid this topic but since you’ve put this is my ask box maybe 100000 times this past week I’ll make one post about it.
I am against routine infant male circumcision.
I believe that it is wrong to put an infant through a painful, unnecessary cosmetic surgery which effects them permanently as one of their first events coming to earth.
“But he won’t remember it!” Well, he won’t remember if you rape him either, does that make it okay?
“What if he has to get it later in life for a medical reason?” It is more likely, statistically, for an infant to DIE from circumcision than to ever need the surgery later in their life (death is not an uncommon occurrence, more common than SIDS and yet all we as new parents hear about is SIDS). AND if he did need it later in life, he would be able to have full anesthesia during the procedure, and narcotic pain meds afterwards. Babies are awake for the surgery, and get nothing more than baby Tylenol.
“It’s cleaner! Healthier! Less likely to get STDs!” The foreskin’s purpose is quite literally, to clean the glans of the penis. That aside, if you circumcise your son, are you going to no longer educate him on proper hygiene and safe sex? (I sure hope not. People who are circumcised need to wash their genitals and use protection too.)
“We want him to look like his dad, it would confuse him!” Is it also impossible to explain to your child why his fathers penis is greatly larger and has hair on it too? If it’s for the sake of matching, why don’t you have your partner shave and get a surgery to make HIS penis as small as his sons.
“It’s our choice as parents!” Your choices as parents include things which do not harm your child for a purely cosmetic and aesthetic reason. You can choose what he can/can’t wear, how he can/can’t cut his hair, what activities and foods he can/can’t do or eat. These are all temporary and harmless choices. Circumcision is permanent (foreskin restoration processes exist, but they are difficult, expensive, and not 100% effective.) and changes a man’s life. If, when your son is 34 you aren’t telling him who he can/can’t sleep with, or telling him what protection he needs to use, or reminding him to go get his annual std scan, you shouldn’t be involved in another part of his life which is the state of his penis, which, if you choose routine infant male circumcision, you are still involved with, and effecting, daily, his sexual encounters. A grown man can choose to be circumcised for WHATEVER reasons he chooses, but he can not fully restore the original state of his penis.
“His peers will make fun of him!” Well, in the event that the boys in the locker room DO end up comparing penises, which I am pretty sure is an urban myth, the circumcision rate in the US has now dropped below 50% so he would be in the minority. (Most other countries in the world circumcision is actually very uncommon!!)
These are the reasons I am against infant male circumcision. This does not play into my personal preferences in my personal sexual encounters, but as a parent, they are simply the reasons that if I were to have a son, he would stay intact.
the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu
Today in science we learned that you can never gain cold, you can only have an absence of heat; and it made me think that maybe hatred doesn’t exist, and there’s only an absence of love.
this is the realist shit I’ve ever read
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