A letter to the men of Iran

It was announced that the Iranian woman accused of adultery would NOT be stoned to death. The international outcry at this barbaric and inhumane treatment caused judicial authorities in Iran to release a statement retracting her stoning sentence. However, she remains on death row and it looks as though they will hang her instead after all the hype dies down.

There is no victory here. Death by hanging for a mother of two who was forced to “confess” is equally as sickening.

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Disgusted by the human race: stoning

Without television in our house, I’m often a bit behind on world news. I know I can read about it online, but I don’t have much time for that either. Thank goodness for twitter and other conversation… I could have, however, gone forever without hearing about this–but then what change would ever come about? Ignorance is not always bliss.

A woman in Iran is going to be stoned to death.

The U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly states that, “No one shall be

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The c-section risks are never-ending

Seriously, I feel like every day I learn another effect of cesarean sections. This damn thing is going to haunt me the rest of my life, I’m sure of it. Some are absolutely awful (fertility issues) and some are not AS bad, but either way–I will always feel that the effects are my fault. If I miscarry, if I can’t get pregnant, if Ryan has allergies or anything else. My fault.

Which brings me to the side effect I learned about today…. celiac disease in children. Data from almost 2,000 children was

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Antidepressants and miscarriages

I didn’t learn until AFTER my cesarean that they can result in fertility issues later on–I cried for days. If an egg tries to attach to the incision site on my uterus, I will lose it and miscarry. I would be beyond devastated–not only for the loss of the baby, but because my cesarean was the cause (meaning I was the cause… it would be my fault, all over again). I am not sure that is something I would be able to deal with… needless to say, as much as I want another baby,

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First the FDA, now the WHO?

I don’t trust the FDA. At all. “FDA Approved” means diddly-squat to me. But that’s not what this post is for, so let’s not get into it. This post is for WHO. The World Health Organization… who I would like to believe works for the people (for real). I mean, they do recommend breastfeeding until the age of 2 so they can’t be too bad, right?!

Then I read this and I don’t know what to think–it’s hard to trust anyone. WHO scandal exposed:

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Breastfeeding (& birth) is detrimental to your marriage

Yea, you heard me. Breastfeeding gets in the way of husband and wife. Didn’t you know that if your husband sees you breastfeeding, your breasts become a mere feeding station–a cafeteria–rather than the “scintillating piece of flesh” that they are?!

I’m sorry, but I thought that’s what breasts were for. I realize that men enjoy them and that helps the process of procreation, but–I thought the purpose of boobs were to feed your young.

Well that’s not what Rabbi Shmuley Boteach thinks. He hosts TLC’s Shalom in the Home and wrote the book “Kosher

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My 10 Commandments for Heather at Better Homes and Gardens

Many of you heard the out lash from moms everywhere (especially breastfeeding moms) over a blog post by Heather at Better Homes and Gardens. She wrote The 10 Commandments of Dining With Little Kids. She very clearly has no kids or she’d be much more understanding of how hard a job it is (which is why we bring toys to dinner with us) or how in love we are with our children (and take a million photos of them eating their green beans). She even dared to say that you shouldn’t breastfeed at the

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