ahedgehogparty:

tinaxo:
Heaven on Earth #breastfeeding

ahedgehogparty:

tinaxo:

Heaven on Earth #breastfeeding

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lunafairie:

❀spiritual/indie❀

lunafairie:

spiritual/indie

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My dream house!

My dream house!

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in ten years

o-baby:

she won’t remember

smiling before drinking my milk
or falling asleep after
still latched

the way she grabbed my hair
or my finger
or my shirt
or my necklace

my too-frequent kisses
or our midnight cuddles

but i will

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dazily:

I went to this book store and their books were wrapped up in paper with small descriptions so no one would “judge a book by its cover”

dazily:

I went to this book store and their books were wrapped up in paper with small descriptions so no one would “judge a book by its cover”

(via shannonleggexx)

bucketfulloffun:

rabioheab:

has anyone ever actually had a bully demand them for their lunch money ever in history or is that just a myth

When my brother was in Elementary school, he was bullied into bringing two Cosmo Brownies to school or else he’d get beat up. 

Oh my gosh! bucketfulloffun I totally forgot about that! I’d go on a rampage if someone did that to my kids.

I just don’t understand parents who want to drink and “party” all the time. Maybe it’s because I’m “old” now but I just don’t think it sounds fun. Or maybe it’s because I know if I were to go out drinking all night my baby would wake up at 6am and not take a nap that day. Haha

Adam’s upgrading to a “big” car seat! Just have to figure out how to install it rear facing when daddy gets home!

Adam’s upgrading to a “big” car seat! Just have to figure out how to install it rear facing when daddy gets home!

oncepure:

Moleskine Journal + Home Grown Delights: July 24, 2014

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Guys!!! This boy slept through the night for the first time since like before Christmas!! He only woke up once to nurse and I think that was because I got up to pee so when I laid back down I woke him up. Whoa, it felt so strange!! haha and look at that happy face! 
I was trying to get a picture of him nursing because he was laying so cute and he kept looking up at my phone and we ended up getting the sweetest picture ever! I couldn’t stop laughing he’s so cute when he first wakes up!

Guys!!! This boy slept through the night for the first time since like before Christmas!! He only woke up once to nurse and I think that was because I got up to pee so when I laid back down I woke him up. Whoa, it felt so strange!! haha and look at that happy face!
I was trying to get a picture of him nursing because he was laying so cute and he kept looking up at my phone and we ended up getting the sweetest picture ever! I couldn’t stop laughing he’s so cute when he first wakes up!

Guys!!! This boy slept through the night for the first time since like before Christmas!! He only woke up once to nurse and I think that was because I got up to pee so when I laid back down I woke him up. Whoa, it felt so strange!! haha and look at that happy face! 
I was trying to get a picture of him nursing because he was laying so cute and he kept looking up at my phone and we ended up getting the sweetest picture ever! I couldn’t stop laughing he’s so cute when he first wakes up!

Guys!!! This boy slept through the night for the first time since like before Christmas!! He only woke up once to nurse and I think that was because I got up to pee so when I laid back down I woke him up. Whoa, it felt so strange!! haha and look at that happy face!
I was trying to get a picture of him nursing because he was laying so cute and he kept looking up at my phone and we ended up getting the sweetest picture ever! I couldn’t stop laughing he’s so cute when he first wakes up!

shannonleggexx:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.


The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

When did they try this in Canada?

shannonleggexx:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

When did they try this in Canada?

7/22/14

While putting Adam to sleep tonight I laid down on the bed and he randomly laid on me and said “mmmm ahh” and kissed my face all over with his mouth open wide and covering me in drool. It was the sweetest moment ever! Then he’d stop and lay on my chest and then kiss my face again saying “mmmm ahh” my eyes watered because it was so sweet and I couldn’t stop laughing, because of the sweetness!