I also forgot how babies have the impressive ability to find the tiniest (and often grossest) little things imaginable on the floor. I'm constantly pulling wads of shed cat fur out of Stella's mouth. And the other day, I found her chewing on a piece of Christmas tinsel in the living room. I haven't seen any trace of tinsel since January! How does she manage to find these things?
Recently I was reading through some entries from an online journal I used to keep. Complaining about my anthropology class during my freshman year of college, I said: "I honestly feel like the smartest person in the class. And the sad part is that this isn't just me being conceited...it's true. I have no respect for anyone who majors in this ridiculously easy subject." [I know, I was kinda a jerk] The funny thing is, at the same time I wrote this, I was becoming friends with this guy Tom, an anthropology major, and my future husband. Haha! We had a pretty good laugh over that.
I looked it up on Amazon, and it's actually been reprinted. That's great, because it means more people will be able to find a copy. I've only read bits and pieces so far, but I would recommend it!
An item which would probably work even better - and which I have had my eye on for a while [hint, hint, Tom!!] - is one of these silicone bowl covers.
|Obviously, edited for privacy. The pattern for the border comes from this book, and the center part I charted out myself.|
-6-Thanks to everyone who suggested some books for my Catholic Moms reading group last time! At the suggestion of several people, we will soon be reading My Sisters the Saints.
I read an article the other day that discusses the problem of contraception, and how the Church should work to combat it. It does such an excellent job of explaining why NFP - while sometimes acceptable - is not the answer. Instead, it is the promotion of "heroic parenthood." I've touched on some of these issues here and here, but this author lays it out so much better than I could. Read it here: Heroic Parenthood
[note: this article is a pdf, so you might be prompted to download it in order to read it].
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