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The First 12 Days of Parenthood

Well, It’s time to change my bio. My newest baby is here. I will tell my birth story a little later (full of amazing feats of science and medicine bringing us both safely through the process). First, I would like to share a little song my spouse and I wrote …

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When Lactivism Kills

Recently, there have been so many sad, infuriating, and heartbreaking stories in the media that it’s hard to keep up. Surprisingly, the ones that are hitting me the hardest are not about politics. As a pregnant person, who is literally about to give birth to my third child, the stories …

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Kristin Cavallari Feeds Babies DIY Goat’s Milk Formula, Ruins Her Legacy

Celebrity moms make terrible, terrible life choices. Gwyneth Paltrow steams her vagina and drinks $200 dollar smoothies. Alicia Silverstone pre-chews her kids’ food. Erykah Badu named her kid Seven. Obviously no one vaccinates but Mark Ruffalo has fracking under control. For a celebrity mom, it’s not enough to make terrible, terrible life choices. You …

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No, Monsanto Isn’t Responsible for Zika, Microcephaly or the Apocalypse.

The worrisome rise in microcephaly cases in Brazil has experts scrambling to determine a cause. Is it the Zika virus? Or is it something else? Most experts believe there is a link between Zika and microcephaly — the World Health Organization says it expects to confirm the link in a matter …

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No, My First Name Ain’t “Mama”

I consider myself a fairly open-minded person about any number of things. My kid comes out as pangender? No problem, as long as they’re happy and safe. Gay marriage? You love each other and want to be together in sickness and in health? Who am I to say you nay? …

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Lactivist or Feminist: Pick One

We need to stop telling women what to do with their bodies. Period. This includes how they choose to feed their babies. They are experts in their own lives. We do not know more about what’s best for them and their babies than they do. We simply don’t. And it’s not feminist …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: 30 Years From Now Edition

Not every pile of twisted steel and rubber that is swept aside in the Internet Meme Demolition Derby is a mustache twirling villain like The Original ADHD Medicine, or My Parents Spanked Me as a Kid. Sometimes an internet meme goes viral because it has a tantalizing message, one that …

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Hands Off My Boobs – the Economics of Breast Milk vs Breastfeeding

Earlier this week, Mary wrote a post about the inherent fallacy of the argument that “breast milk is free”. I agree with everything that Mary said up to a point. That point being that I don’t think she went far enough and frankly, I think she was too nice to …

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Do you want to see shit hit the fan? Circumcision

One of the most contentious words, if not the most contentious word in the internet parenting world: Circumcision. *Ducks for cover*   Disclaimer: This post is intended to be humorous, to point out that all one has to do to incite cutthroat, never-ending debate is to bring up routine infant …

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Breast Milk is Not Free, so Stop Saying It Is

I have heard this refrain a lot lately: “I breastfeed my baby because breast milk is free!” And while I understand what the person is trying to say, that they think breast milk costs less than formula, it’s wrong to say that breast milk is free. Before I get started, …

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