Sunday, December 12, 2010

Turning a corner with breastfeeding

I'm finally turning a corner with this breastfeeding (BF) thing. It is now week nine of my child's life and I'm finally able to BF without pain. This sucks because I only planned on BF for three months (12wks). So the long and short of it is....... After suffering for 2.5 months, enduring cracked, sore, and what looked like burnt nipples, a blocked milk duct, major latching on issues and the guilt/shame of feeling like you are unable to feed your own baby, I have only two weeks to BF my baby without pain before the weaning begins.  Go figure......Such is life.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Preteen Plastic Surgery

A couple days ago I was in a department store trying on clothes in the dressing room when I over heard a couple young girls (they couldn't be more than 13 years old) talking about getting a nose job. One of them said, "I want a nose job." And the other responds by saying, "Why? Your nose is fine. I'm the one that needs a nose job." Then the first girl proceeds to saying,  "So and so got one and it really looks good."

I was like, what the hell! Is this what our world is coming to? Whatever happened to conversations like, "Your hair is so pretty?" or "I like your top. It's cute." Instead middle schoolers are talking about plastic surgery as if it's no big deal. Is this what's becoming of future generations? Where what's important is how we look? What ever happened to teaching children substance? Has the media totally taken control over our teenagers with its definition of beauty through commercials, music videos, and reality tv?

As parents it is so important to instill self-confidence within our children. A healthy dose of confidence will take them farther in life than a new nose. After all, looks tend to fade throughout the years.