Approached a distant family relation….

Ack! I did it. I wrote a distant family relation who is pregnant with a boy, about not circumcising. I know her brothers are because the oldest boy couldn’t retract as a toddler and was cut and so the younger brother was as well when he was born yrs later. (Totally bogus reason given by the dr and accepted as valid by the parent, unfortunately)
She is of Hispanic descent and so is her husband. I can only assumed he is whole as he was born in another country.
The mother said she’d read the info as she had no clue what to decide.
I hope I save this child.

http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/fleiss.html

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Here is what I wrote:

“Hey lady, how are you? Congrats on being preggo with a baby boy!
I know I’m about to give advice that is not being asked for but it is something I feel strongly about so I’m sharing the info. I know in C/S America and in Hispanic culture in general it customary to not circumcise. (Which I totally agree with)…. But I also know that American culture is saturated with the “cut the penis” mentality.
I’m sending you information on the proper care of the uncut newborn male body and information against circumcision (aka cutting the baby)

Please don’t think I’m crazy… I’m just being protective.
Here are some links
http://www.drmomma.org/2009/09/functions-of-foreskin-purposes-of.html?m=1

http://www.drmomma.org/2009/06/how-to-care-for-intact-penis-protect.html?m=1
http://www.thewholenetwork.org/14/post/2011/09/proper-care-of-the-intact-penis-from-baby-to-teenager.html

http://www.nocirc.org/publish/4pam.pdf

If you need anymore information I can give you more. I can even get science links and pediatric associations against newborn circumcision from other countries…

Some legal language. Interesting if you can get through it! 😊

http://rjolpi.richmond.edu/archive/Adler_Formatted.pdf

And last I’ll bother you with. I didn’t circumcise my boys because their daddy is whole and not cut but it wasn’t until I read this article below that I did any research and became very very very very against circumcision.

http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/fleiss.html

Making coconut ice cream

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I’m not sure how it will turn out but I’m making coconut ice cream.

1 can of coconut milk
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
3/4 tsp of cocoa powder
My ice cream maker is a bit hopeless at making firm ice cream so I stick the full bowl in the freezer to harden and then scoop into a freezer friendly bowl.

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Another baby injured by circumcision

All circumcisions are injuries inflicted on the genitals…. Some are worse than other…
Unfortunately, another baby is hurt and another mom learns the hard way.

In order to provide some minor privacy, I am not including the direct link to the forum.
These are screen shot from a public group.

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Penile amputation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3045722/

Say what? Too funny! Awesome travel complaints

http://blogdramedy.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/its-enough-to-make-you-cancel-your-reservation/

4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price.”

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7. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”

8. “No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”

9. “Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers.”

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