This song came on spotify during dinner and Isaac took it as “oh pee pee” and needed to spend the rest of dinner on his potty.
In my opinion, one of the best things humanity has captured on video. Done in 1979 by Voyager 1 as it approached Jupiter.
Luke’s favorite planet. Reblogging to show him.
The other day, Isaac(I don’t have proof but it seems like something he’d do) filled our air purifier with crackers. So when I turned it on, crackers flew everywhere, like cracker confetti. It was hilarious and just so annoying to clean out but funny.
If you have a air purifier and want to play a funny prank on someone, fill it with crackers. Or just give your toddler access to snacks all day and see what they fill with crackers.
This picture does not do this breakfast justice. Cottage cheese pancakes with blueberries topped with plain greek yogurt mixed with caramel extract.
I would love to see this picture through Isaac’s eyes. He keeps saying “look beep beep” and “oh no” in such a serious voice while drawing.
Go show off how talented you are!
I know this is a massive issue that’s probably going to cause a lot of arguments again but that is literally the opposite of my intention.
Breastfeeding is a feminist issue. I firmly believe that. But I think it’s a feminist issue in 2 ways.
Firstly, I think that women should not be afraid to breastfeed in public and they shouldn’t be made to feel that their breasts are solely for sexual pleasure. Laws protecting women who feed in public are necessary. Companies who throw people out of public spaces for doing it are disgraceful. Women shouldn’t be made to feel uncomfortable for breastfeeding. Breast milk is obviously great for babies and it has great benefits for mothers as well, and if they can and want to then they should be supported in every way possible.
Secondly, and the flipside of this, is that women shouldn’t be made to feel uncomfortable for not breastfeeding. I fundamentally cannot understand people who claim to be feminists (especially pro choice people) but judge and criticise women who formula feed. If you believe a woman has the right to make decisions about her uterus, why can you not extend that to her breasts? It seems really simple & obvious to me! There are arguments about women with HIV or other illnesses, or women who have had mastectomies, or who have damaged milk ducts due to surgery, or children who are in care or adopted. Those are valid points. But why is “I have thought about it and decided I don’t want to” not an option? I’m also a sociologist and there’s no part of me that can believe that breast milk or formula in the first year of life can determine every aspect of the next 80 years of life, like some people say. Socioeconomic factors are just as important!
The thing that annoys me most is seeing women attacking other women for their choices, especially when it comes from women who call themselves feminists. Breastfeeding should be encouraged, but not aggressively, and not after the point where a woman has chosen not to. Once she’s past that point, she should be supported in her choice to formula feed and her decision should be respected.
Breast, formula or combi feeding are all valid choices. It’s okay for us to feed our babies in different ways, in the ways that suit our situations and capabilities best. I support anyone’s individual informed choice. What I don’t support is anyone guilting or criticising anyone else because they would make a different choice.
Women have enough shit to deal with - can we please stop attacking each other for things which don’t affect us?
My allergies are going nuts. There is so much pollen that the kids thought it was snowing…I still don’t have a voice but it’s better.
Tomorrow is a Dr. Suess pajama party at co-op. I don’t really have pajamas and it didn’t occur to me until today that the moms are wearing pajamas. I can’t be the only mom who just sleeps in old nursing tanks and leggings with a hole in the knee, right?
From our morning mailbox walk. These two made up some game with the big boxes and played for a loooooong time.
Friday morning we read about calendars and set up our March calendar. It was such a disaster and both kids cried during it. I took this picture before we started and the kids went nuts and forgot about it until now. Now I’m posting it to share the story of how parenting/homeschooling isn’t always cute and fun.