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Archive for September, 2009

Raising My Nick: A Parenting Blog Part I

Posted by nattya61 on September 23, 2009

I’m pretty opinionated about a lot of things, but I am extremely opinionated when it comes to how I want to raise Nick. Today, the subject of spanking came up. For those of you who don’t know, I am very against it. Read the rest of this entry »

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PaperClip

Posted by nattya61 on September 22, 2009

No, this isn’t a post about the X-Files episode. It’s literally about a paperclip. I thought I would share with you all one of my many little quirks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pears Soap

Posted by nattya61 on September 21, 2009

So back a couple years ago I was obsessed with old hilarious ads. I really loved this one from Pears: Read the rest of this entry »

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Another Monday *almost* Down

Posted by nattya61 on September 21, 2009

Today was the first Monday without a Guiding Light in this world. Even though I haven’t watched the show for probably ten years, it still makes me sad. Seventy-two years is a long time to be on the air. Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s On My Mind Today: Inlaws and Religion

Posted by nattya61 on September 17, 2009

I really want the Parenting Beyond Belief books. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekends Are Too Short

Posted by nattya61 on September 14, 2009

We had a pretty good weekend the past two days. Saturday morning we rested, that afternoon we shopped, and that evening Jason and Stacy came over to see little Nicholas! Read the rest of this entry »

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Halloween, Another Reason I’m Glad Nick’s a Boy

Posted by nattya61 on September 8, 2009

Yesterday we took Nick to the Halloween store just to look around. We’re not buying him a costume this year because well…he’s not even one yet. However, we still like looking at all the Halloween stuff. As we were looking at all the cute Spiderman and Batman costumes (no Superman at Spirit *aka old Circuit City building*) and other cute little boy costumes, we then ran across the “Tween” section. For those of you who don’t know, the term tween refers to age 8-12, pre-teen. The costumes looked like this. Yeah, I think I’ve seen that same costume at Priscilla’s.

Now, I grew up in a pretty liberal household. I could pretty much do whatever I wanted. But, if I wanted to wear a costume like that (even if I had the body to pull it off) my parents would have been like, “Oh hell no!” If an 18 year old wants to go out and look like a slut, that’s her business…and Halloween is a time to play, so why not.  But…an 8-12 year old as these costumes are marketed to…Um..Oh hell no!  Talk about the sexualization of children.  I’m going to teach Nick when he’s older to walk up to a girl wearing an outfit like that and ask, “Why did you want to be a whore for Halloween?” Mainly cause it’ll be funny, but also because I’m really curious of the answer. Poor girls.

Thus, just another reason I’m glad Nick is a boy.

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