Hmm, well one thing is when people tell me how to raise my kid or tell me that I'm screwing my kid up because of A,B,C, or D. Yes, my daughter is still nursing and yes we plan to let her wean on her own. No, she's not in day care and she's not left with other people all the time. Yes, I stay at home and I take care of my daughter. I hate being told I'm messing up my kid; I hate being told I need to go out and work. I don't go around telling other moms how to raise their kids so don't tell me how to raise mine!

Another is when people tell me that my child should sue me for not vaccinating her. Um, again, we are her parents, we have done lots of research on vaccines and we have talked to the doctors as well. This was a decision that my husband and I both made. Do not tell me that my kid is going to get your kid sick. If you are that worried, make sure you yourself have your boosters up to date. Immunizations are not for life which means that ANYONE is a threat to your child including you. If you vaccinate, that's cool, you're the parent but do not go around telling me that I'm putting your child at risk.

People who get bent out of shape over information, no matter where it comes from. I get so tired of people saying "You're making me feel guilty." Only YOU can make yourself feel guilty. I have NO control over your emotions. Do not give me control of your emotions, that is giving me power and that's stupid. Just be a woman, step up and take responsibility for your actions, for better or for worse. We all have to. There is no such thing as a perfect mom. Even those of us who are doing some things right, we're still mad at ourselves for the things we screwed up on. All moms make mistakes and you know, it is okay to admit that a choice you made wasn't the best one. Learn from it and move on.

So, that's three but there are so many more I can put on here but I'll stop at three. lol 

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Xakana
Jun. 2, 2008 at 3:30 PM

You never seem to pop up in my friends' updates! Yesterday, 82 journals were published by my friends O_O I don't even have that many friends. So I'm sorry this took so long for me to read.

People told you your child should SUE you for not vaccinating her? WTF sense does that make? My best friend and her whole family weren't vaccinated and she's glad--when she did get the MMR for college, it made her horribly sick and her immune system has never recovered.

 lol, it IS hard to stop at just three!

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simpl...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 4:34 PM Xak, it came up in one of the journals but yeah, someone said that anyone who doesn't vaccinate, the kids should sue the parents. I have to agree, no it doesn't make sense. But yeah, people seem to think that not vaccinating puts our children AND there's into such horrible danger. I think people are too afraid of getting sick. People freak out over the FLU for crying out loud!

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ccnst...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 6:45 PM

hi janeen!!! my Natalie is vaxed and id let her play with your Natalie anytime. i wish i knew more about vaxing when i was pregnant. i wouldve made the same decison.

and i completly agree with you about the guilt thing. oh and the sahm thing too.

darnit. we have way too much in common. stop it.

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Tessa...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 12:16 AM Way to go... you are doing a great job.  And btw, why would a kid sue because of not being vaxed?  Since when do kids WANT to get shots?

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