That’s an unfair assertion. My partner and I donate generously, but we have a finite amount of money available for donations. There are specific causes we want to support, and there are multiple organizations serving those causes. For a given cause - say, reproductive rights - we could split our donation across… Read more
Years ago I had a sinus infection and my doctor recommended nasal irrigation. While it helped clear it up, the downsides was no matter how much I tilted my head to drain my sinuses more water would come out later. It was embarrassing when I bent down at the grocery store and a stream came out my nose.
When I left a job with a local UCP affiliate, where I was #2 (Exec Director was #1,) for an entry level job in the private sector, I got 2.5x the salary to do so. I got three promotions in my 1st three months, and finally earned a good wage.
I think that is her point. She never thought of it in terms of it being pregnancy loss AND miscarriage AND abortion.
There sure is muddy logic at play here. Is that what the “stigma” of abortion leads to? Somersaults of reason to lionize a procedure that rarely saves a life, yet takes a life every single time? I suppose the idea that only a wanted life is a valued life is what leads to the conclusion that “abortions can’t be… Read more
They named the child. They knew what was coming. The child was alive outside the womb briefly. While an abortion, this was a (necessary) loss of life and a loss for them. This still was their child. This is the only tangible recording of this experience. This is heartbreaking, depressing, and a loss known by too… Read more
It sounds like it was both. If the baby was in major distress or had a life threatening defect, she would have experienced a pregnancy loss/miscarriage anyway. Like when a threatened miscarriage ends up being the end of the pregnancy whether you have an abortion or not. The point of the abortion is to prevent… Read more
While you personally might not *share* photos like these, it is not that unusual to have photographers document these occasions. Photos can help the family grieve, process, and remember. Having the “ceremony” of a photographer can feel like it’s giving gravity and respect to the life of the child and the significance… Read more
It’s gross to me that you feel compelled to lay judgement over someone’s handling of an incredibly painful, emotional experience. You can not like her. But if they found solace and comfort in documenting this and sharing her story, it’s absolutely their right.
Blue and brown can sometimes be a problem because blue is a component part of brown. If you have the wrong blue or the wrong brown, it’s hard to ignore. White after labor day was pretty much ok’d several years ago when fashion house introduced “winter white”. Now, it’s just a desire to look neat.
Sorry, but mixing black and navy blue just looks like you can’t tell the difference between the two. Can it be done? Absolutely! But it takes a more deft fashionable hand than your average, “Meh, close enough.” Read more
Yes, walking away is so very tough, I suck at it myself. My son’s last preschool had a drop-off routine where they got your kid out of your car, rather than letting parents walk their kids to the door. It was a real sanity saver.
I’ll add one thing for those kids that lose it despite any prep. Once you’ve handed them off, walk away. As hard as it will be to hear your kid scream or whatever they do, you being there is not helping and most likely hindering their teacher’s ability to calm them down. Unless there are extenuating circumstances,… Read more