My bookmarks

Some of these categories are pretty empty since I've only recently started to really bookmark things, and there are some categories that I still need to make. But for now, here are my bookmarks. 

Avoid Fetal "Keepsake" Images, Heartbeat Monitors - FDA

Due Dates
42 Weeks and Counting (Loving Overdue Babies) - Gloria Lemay
The Lie of the EDD: Why Your Due Date Isn't When You Think - Yahoo!
Let the Baby Decide: The Case Against Inducing Labor - Mothering
ACOG: Post Dates is Past 42 Weeks - Birth Without Fear

Problems and Hazards of Induction of Labor - Joy in Birthing

Cytotec Induction and Off-Label Use - Midwifery Today
Cytotec is Bad Stuff - Doula Mama
Cytotec (Misoprostol) Drug Information - Rx List
Drugs Not FDA Approved of Obstetrics - AIMS
Cytotec Induction - Natural Pregnancy Mentor
Midwives and Cytotec: A True Story - Midwifery Today

Nuchal Cords: The Perfect Scapegoat - Midwife Thinking
(I seriously need to add some links to my Birth folder! I got most of my info from books when I was pregnant so I don't have a lot of links on birth.)

Circumcision - General

If I can only show someone one link to open their mind to questioning circumcision, this is it. (Pics, but not exceptionally graphic)

My Body, My Choice: Ban Non-Consensual Circumcision - Matthew Taylor
Child Circumcision: An Elephant in the Hospital - GREAT Video! (not graphic)
The WHOLE Network's Library

Circumcision - Complications
Consequences of Circumcision - The WHOLE Network
Complications of Circumcision - Circumstitions
New Study Estimates Neonatal Circumcision Death Rate Higher Than Suffocation and Auto Accidents - Examiner
Circumcision's Complications: What Could Go Wrong? - Examiner
Lost Boys: An Estimate of U.S. Circumcision-Related Infant Deaths - Men's Studies Press

Circumcision - Myths
Routine Toe Removal Has Health Benefits (a satire applying common pro-circ arguments to toes)
Where Circumcision Doesn't Prevent HIV - The WHOLE Network
Research Circumcision - Myths - The WHOLE Network
5 Reasons Parents Give for Choosing Circumcision, and Why Those Reasons are Not Valid - Informed Parenting

Circumcision - The Surgery

If you're going to have an elective procedure preformed on your child then you should be able to watch a video of that procedure being preformed. 

Videos - The WHOLE Network
Video - YouTube
One Baby's Experience

Circumcision - Your Boy will be a Man
The Vulnerability of Men
Men Do
Circumcised and Hated It - Celebrities who wish their parents had given them the choice
Class Action Lawsuit: Circumcised Men Sue and Win!

Circumcision - General Religion
Quick Links from Guggy Daly
Religious Reasons for Circumcision Could Breach Human Rights - Peaceful Parenting
Circumcision and Religion - Guggy Daly
The WHOLE Network's Circumcision + Religion Articles

Circumcision - Christianity
Biblical Circumcision Information - Peaceful Parenting
What the Bible Really Says about Routine Infant Circumcision 
Circumcision and Christianity - Peaceful Parenting
Circumcision & Christianity - Peaceful Parenting
Christians: Baptism, not Circumcision - Peaceful Parenting
Christianity & Circumcision Resources - Peaceful Parenting
Circumcision and the Christian Parent
Facebook Page: Christians Must Not Circumcise
Facebook Page: Whole Christian Network

Circumcision - Catholicism
(I know it's also Christianity but these links are Catholic-specific)
Catholic Thoughts on a Whole Body and Bodily Integrity - Guggy Daly
Catholics and Circumcision... Do You Know Your Faith? - Guggy Daly
Catholics Against Circumcision .org
Facebook Page: Catholics Against Circumcision

Circumcision - Judaism
Jews Against Circumcision .org
Jewish Circumcision Resource Center
Judaism & Circumcision Resources - Peaceful Parenting
Jewish Intactivism: Circumcision Resources - Guggy Daly
Circumcision Decision: Lyons family opts not to have procedure on son
The Torah Against Genital Mutilation - Guggy Daly
CUT: The Film
Jewish Father's Letter to His Son- Peaceful Parenting
My Son: The Little Jew with a Foreskin - Mothering

Circumcision - Islam
Quran .org
Circumcision - Does the Qur'an Approve It?

Intact Care
What is the Greatest Danger for an Uncircumcised Boy? - Psychology Today

Circumcision - MGM vs FGM
Classification of Female Genital Mutilation - World Health Organization
Would You Circumcise your Daughter? - Woman, Uncensored
Video: The Difference Between Male and Female Circumcision (NOT graphic)

Circumcision Profit
Where do all the Foreskins Go?

Lists of Reasons to not Circumcise
20 Reasons from Sagacious Mama
11 Reasons by Cate Nelson

Breastfeeding State Laws
Dr. Seuss-style Breastfeeding Poem
Peaceful Parenting's Breastfeeding Resources

Peaceful Parenting's Baby Sleep Resource Page

Fox News Video on Bed Sharing
Dr. Sears Addresses Recent Co-Sleeping Concerns
Should Babies Sleep with their Parents? - NPR
Babies' Stress Levels DOUBLE if they're put Straight in a Cot After Birth
Co-Sleeping is Safer for Babies than Cribs
Who needs a Pram or a Cot when you're Bringing up a Baby?

Basic Babywearing Info

The Picture Guide to Car Seat Safety - Christie Haskell
Video: The Importance of Rear-Facing

Discipline & Behavior - Dr. Sears
Gentle Discipline ~ Staying the Course - Peaceful Parenting
A bunch of blog posts on discipline

Guggie's (anti-)Spanking Resources
10 Reasons Not to Hit Your Child - Dr. Sears (isn't it bizarre that we live in a society that such an article would even need to be written?)
8 Admonitions to Parents to Chose to Spank - Dr. Sears
Anti-Spanking Resources
Project NoSpank
Video: The Facts About Spanking

Dead Babies and Stillbirths Reported to the FDA After Vaccination
6 Points I Would Have to Believe Before Resuming Vaccinations

Ten Fluoride Facts - Peaceful Parenting
Scientific Study Finds Fluoride Horror Stories Factual
About Fluoride
Video: Fluoride is Toxic Waste (Literally)

Scumbag Doctor

I was thinking about the "Scumbag Steve" meme tonight and this popped into my mind.

Here's a blank one. I'd love to see what you come up with! Please link to it in the comments or tag me on Facebook if you're friends with me :) 

Our family closet & reading nook

Family closets are usually used by large families but you don't have to have five or more kids to benefit from a family closet. Heck, you don't even need to have a kid to enjoy the ease of keeping all the clean laundry in one place. 

Our family is made up of two parents and two children (and two dogs and a cat). I refuse to carry clean laundry up the stairs and distribute clean clothes to several locations just for them to get dirty and need to be washed again. I can't justify that effort when I don't enjoy it and when there is an easier option.

And so, here's my easier option:

It's not magazine-pretty but I love it!

(Click to enlarge)

The clothes are hanging on a hand rail hung from the ceiling with rope. I added some screws on the ends (perpendicular to the rail) to keep the hangers from sliding off.

The basket of coats, jackets, hats and gloves will only be on that chair during the cold seasons. When it warms up they'll go out into the shed (in a tub with a lid) and our swimming stuff will go in that spot.

I always keep a tub easily accessible for outgrown clothes to donate. Tossing clothes into the tub here and there helps keep the clutter down, plus it makes getting ready for a clothing swap much simpler.

I know I need to fix the curtain. I need to hem them and add some more hooks. Like I said, it's not magazine-pretty.

We have a reading nook in the family closet because you have to utilize all the space when your house is 700 square feet. 

 That's it!

To learn more about family closets, use Google ;)