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Weekend Birth Linkage

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Welcome to my new Birth In Joy site! Please pardon the plainness, and lack of links, as I am hoping to soon invest in a professional transferring all my content from the Blogger site to this one. I have a sluggish start ahead of me, and I hope you will be patient with me as I make this transition. Here are a few links to tide you over until the next time we meet!

Delivery Method Affects Brain Response to Baby’s Cry ~ By: Tara Parker-Pope, NY Times Health

Why Babies Should Never Sleep Alone ~ A review of the co-sleeping controversy in relation to SIDS, bedsharing, and breastfeeding. By: James J. McKenna and Thomas Dade

High-Tech Interventions Deliver Huge Childbirth Bill ~ By: Rita Rubin, USA Toay. (a.k.a: One more reason to consider having a homebirth.)

Weekend Linkityness: Two for the price of one!

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

This week’s linkity post is extra-long because it’s standing in for two weeks’ worth of links I had to share with you! All of these are great reads, and I couldn’t choose between them. I hope you get as much out of them as I did! Enjoy your weekend!

Loveliness:
Obvious and Constricting ~ One Thing
Treating God Like Letterman Treated Carson ~ Stuff Christians Like

Things That Made Me Go “LOL”:
Horns ~ Antique Mommy
PETA Urges Ben & Jerry’s to Use Human Milk ~ WPTZ News

Financial & Frugal Links:
Keeping Your Spending Tidy with an Envelope System ~ Simple Mom
Burn After Reading: The $22 Movie ~ Get Rich Slowly
Can You Fit Through the Eye of a Needle? ~ Gather Little By Little
Enjoy a Simple Christmas With a Well-Planned Budget ~ Simple Mom

The Economic Crisis:
Government Bail-Out Fails: That’s a Good Thing ~ Gather Little by Little
Could Good Come Out of the Economic Crisis? ~ Being Frugal

Weekend Linkityness

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

High Definition (aka: Reality) ~ One Thing.
This has nothing to do with TV. If you only read one of my links this week – this is it.

The Last Word on Kids and Cash ~ Kiplinger.com
An article about how to teach kids about money by age group. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but what I’ve read so far, I’ve liked.

The Never-Ending War on Advertising ~ Get Rich Slowly.
Very interesting article that I think highlights the need for self-control and self-discipline when it comes to financial decisions, and how much of that can be influenced by advertising. Great article.

There’s not much this weekend, because I finally finished editing pictures, and I’ll be posting tonight!!! Aren’t you just on pins and needles now??? 🙂

Weekend Linkityness

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Birth & Bonding ~ The Birth Ecology Project.
If you don’t see the article right away, scroll down…and down some more. It’s there. I promise.

Gross Oversight: Cytotec Not on FDA’s Warning List ~ The Trial of Labor
If you read only one link this weekend – this one is it if you’re pregnant and considering induction using Cytotec (or misoprostal).

Please Welcome…My Mommy ~ One Thing
Jenni’s mom shares the story of her birth – in the most winning and winsome style. I love it!

Sorry I don’t have more for you…but what I have is pretty dang good. Enjoy!

Weekend Linkityness

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

On Infertility ~ Antique Mommy

Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court – Now What? ~ The Huffington Post

#392: Treating God Like the Dentist and #397: Feeling Too Small for God ~ Two gems from Stuff Christians Like.

French Government Adds Warning Label to Baby TV – Could it Work Here Too? ~ The Not Quite Crunchy Parent. This does not illustrate my own personal reasong for turning off the tube, but it does add to my ever-growing list of “Reasons Not to Watch TV.”

Enjoy your weekend! I’ll try to have some pictures up Sunday or Monday night of Granny & Grandad’s visit. And, if these links aren’t enough, head over to my birth blog and check out this weekend’s linkity post there.

Weekend Linkityness

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Child delivers her mom’s baby! ~ MSNBC.com

“Natural” cesarean mimics vaginal birth experience. ~ Scientific American. All I can say is – it’s about time! Here’s hoping the research that goes into this affirms the benefit and safety of this!

Works for Me Wednesday: Domperidone to increase milk supply ~ Blessed Quiver. Find additional info here.

Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court – Now What? ~ The Huffington Post.

Improved outcomes, fewer cesarean deliveries, and reduced litigation: results of a new paradigm in patient safety. ~ AJOG Article on changing common litigation-avoiding practices.

Late vs Early Clamping of the Umbilical Cord in Full-term Neonates ~ JAMA article relaying new evidence showing the benefit of delayed umbilical cord clamping.

Weekend Linkityness

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

“The Young Bloods are a new generation of Christian. Whether they just came to faith recently or are having a quiet faith renewed in a loud way doesn’t matter, the results are the same. They are exploding from the inside out. They are walking into churches and coffee houses and colleges across the world and they are changing the face of faith as we know it. They don’t play by the Mafia rules, they live by grace. They don’t get caught up in the politics, they’re too caught up in the passion of God to notice they’re even there. Their faith is messy and fresh and not restricted by a desire to do things differently or do things the same way they’ve always been done. They’re not mounting a revolution, they’re giving in to a surrender. They’re rolling up their sleeves and sharing scars and stories and the overflow of a love that is too big to contain or hoard in one person. And if enough ever get together, if the Young Bloods keep coming, the Church Mafia will never be the same.”
~Jon Acuff @ Stuff Christians Like. Excerpt from The Church Mafia.

Privacy Mode software in Microsoft Inernet Explorer 8. ~ I would be concerned if it weren’t for BSafe. Go check it out.

Abandoned baby found safe with dog. ~ It’s so sad that a 14-year-old went through this alone…I’m so glad the baby is ok…but, what about the young mom?

Artificial Sweetener Explodes Internally. ~ Shane Ellison @ The People’s Chemist. Think Splenda is safe? Think again.

Homemade Oven Cleaner. ~ This link is dedicated to Kim. Because this is right up her alley – and it’s right up mine!!! I was so excited to find this one!

Whatever you’re doing, wherever you’re going this weekend…enjoy!

Weekend Linkityness

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

A breastfeeding doll. ~ I got such a kick out of this! Too bad they don’t ship to the US currently…

A Birth Unfolds in Photos & Words. ~ This is how hospital births should be. Caution: This post has graphic photos of a natural birth. However, they are not distasteful. They are intimate and moving. You can also read more of this blog at her new site. She is very opinionated – and rightly so. Be prepared to have your thinking challenged. Even mine was.

Artificial Sweetner Explodes Internally. ~ Shane Ellison @ The People’s Chemist. Think Splenda is safe? Think again. Please…think again.

I’m sorry there’s not a lot here for you this week. I’m still partially at a loss as to what direction this site should take as far as writing goes. With four little ones at home, I’m sure you can understand my dilemma. I have no idea if I should create a writing schedule for myself, or if I should just continue to take what comes my way and pass it on to you…

Either way, I hope your weekend is a blessed one!

A Slew of BlogThings for Your Weekend Enjoyment

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

I don’t really have any links I want to particularly share, so I thought that this week, I would do two things. 1) I will point you over to my Weekend Link Post at my birth blog. Aaaaand…2) I will post a slew of BlogThings quizzes I have taken, and are currently saved in a document on my computer just for times like this. And because I can’t stand the thought of losing my always interesting results!

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good quiz. Or a fun one. Or a stupid one. Plus, I have spent the last two weeks nursing colds, tummy bugs, and strep throat. Not mention my April Fool’s joke in August. It’s been a ride.

So, without much more ado, I invite you to read these silly quizzes, and let me know if you take any of them yourself. Of course, I think you should post them on your own blog, so I can see for myself, but I’m not a Nazi. So, do what you will! Only, have fun doing it!

Happy Weekend!


You Are the Storyteller


You have a way with words, and you love hearing yourself talk.

You are at your best when you have an audience, and you can carry on a conversation with anyone.

You are light hearted and fun – a natural entertainer. It’s a side of you that you can’t really turn off.

You thrive on attention (perhaps a little too much), and you love applause.

When you allow yourself to be serious, you can be a moving and articulate speaker.

Your words have power, and not just the power to make people laugh.

What Role Do You Play?

You Are Spider-Man

Quick and agile, you have killer instincts (literally).
And that kind of makes up for the whole creepy spider thing.
What Superhero Are You?

You Are Fruit

Healthy and sweet, you can appreciate a simple quality breakfast like fruit.
You don’t need to put a lot of processed junk in your body… you’re happy with what nature provides.
People have probably accused you of being a health nut, but you just like the best simple foods.
You care about what you put in your body. And it shows!
What Kind of Breakfast Are You?

You Are a Good Friend Because You’re Supportive

You are almost like a life coach for your best friends.
You give them help when they need it… but you also know when to give them a push.

People tend to rely on you for moral support and advice.
You’ve probably always been mature for your age, so this is a role that’s you’re comfortable with.

A friend like you is one of the rarest kinds.
You are both a good mentor and companion.

Your friends need you most when: They are confused or worried

You really can’t be friends with: Someone who only wants to complain

Your friendship quote: “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

What Makes You a Good Friend?


You Are An Exclamation Point


You are a bundle of… well, something.

You’re often a bundle of joy, passion, or drama.

You’re loud, brash, and outgoing. If you think it, you say it.

Definitely not the quiet type, you really don’t keep a lot to yourself.

You’re lively and inspiring. People love to be around your energy.

(But they do secretly worry that you’ll spill their secrets without even realizing it.)

You excel in: Public speaking

You get along best with: the Dash

What Punctuation Mark Are You?

I told you it was a slew! (If that’s even the right spelling…good thing I’m starting Turbo in kindergarten next week. I think I need a brush-up on vocabulary!) Now, it’s your turn to take one or all of these and let me know how you did! Have fun!

Weekend Linkityness

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The Birth Survey
FREE to all women who have given birth in the last 3 years! It’s a place to evaluate caregivers, connect with other women, and share your birth stories. Very cool. I already did mine!

Easing Tension and Fear in Natural Childbirth by Understanding Sphincter Law: A Conversation with Ina May Gaskin
Mothering Magazine

Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy
Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics

The Dance of Breech
An extremely informative post from Rixa at True Face of Birth.

Homebirth Awareness Year 2008
Sisters are doin’ it for themselves!!! Wonderful homebirth video. Be aware though, that there are several graphic birth shots in this video.