Well, the news is now out. In a few months, we will be the proud parents of six children. His name will be Thaddeus Augustus Gedeon. Stay tuned in about 5 months to find out his height and weight. 🙂
Several years ago, in a desperate mission to comfort the burn of my infant’s bottom, I did an internet search and found the best solution for diaper rash that I have found yet. First let me clarify that the type of rash she had was a yeast rash from teething. The doctor usually prescribes Nystatin for it, but it doesn’t seem to work for my little ones.
Candice is now cutting molars and seems to be miserable at both ends. Because my children have fair and sensitive skin, it doesn’t take much to cause a rash. I put this mix on her red and raw bottom last night, and the redness was improved by at least 50% this morning!
Here are the instructions for the (not so) “secret” formula:
- Clean the diaper area, preferably with a warm wash cloth (wipes can burn).
- Place a diaper under the child.
- Spread Desitin on the rash until you have a medium thick layer.
- Sprinkle baby powder on top of the Desitin and mix it with the Desitin with your finger
- Spread a thin layer of Vaseline on top of the powder and mix it in.
- Wipe the remaining goop off your finger onto the clean diaper.
- Close the diaper and dress as usual.
Now, after you get this on your child, you will think your child should be walking funny with all that goop on his bottom, but believe me, he’ll be much more comfortable by morning. You can use this mix any time of the day, but I see the best results over night.
I would show pictures to prove my point, but I don’t guess that would be appropriate, huh? Not to mention the fact that I didn’t take any! 🙂 Oh well, you’ll just have to take my word for it, or better yet, try it yourself…I mean on your child….that is, if you happen to have a child in the diaper age range. 😐
I used to be afraid to leave my children with a babysitter, even if I knew them very well. Besides the fact that I tend to worry too much anyway, my children have allergies, and I’m always concerned something will happen, and the sitter won’t know what to do.
Because of this, I always type out a letter, with detailed instructions on how to take care of the children – probably more detailed than necessary. But what really eased my fears even more than my very detailed letter was the realization that my children always have the same caretaker. God is the one watching over them and can do a much better job of protecting them than I can!
For the last 2 or 3 weeks, I have been seeing a lot of Psalm 127. You know what I mean. God puts the same scripture before you over and over until you finally say, “Wait a minute. Are You trying to tell me something here?”
Psalm 127 says:
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep.
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Verse 1 is the main one that has really taught me a lesson. To me, this verse is saying that no job is worth doing if God is not in it. That means I should constantly make sure that the way I am parenting my children is pleasing to God. If it is not, it is all in vain! And who wants anything they have done to be in vain, especially the raising of their children?!
Parenting may not be an issue for you, but whatever the issue, do yourself a favor and give it to God. Give him that something that you are afraid won’t work out quite right. Or you might even have to give him that something that you are certain you have completely under control all by yourself. Give it to God and let him make good use of all the work you put into it!
Today is the day to send in your tea bag. In short, the purpose is to let it be known that you are against a lot of government intervention.
Although the tea bag was supposed to be sent today, the goal was to get the bag to the government office by April 15. Chances are it will arrive on time if you send it on the 2nd. So go ahead. Send your tea bag in. Don’t say “I’ll do it later.” Go do it now.
David Ogden is a man who believes that America is already bound by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child due to International Law because almost every other nation has signed the treaty. That means Ogden already believes that the government has more control over children than their parents.
If that doesn’t concern you, Ogden also believes that there should be no internet filters at the library to prevent children from viewing pornography. He has a different view of such things than many of us.
Wondering why you should care?
David Ogden is scheduled to be confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow (Thursday, February 26) as deputy attorney general. That is the 2nd highest highest seat on the Justice department.
Still wondering why you should care? His confirmation could mean that we are no longer allowed to home school our children, no longer allowed to take them to church, no longer allowed to keep them from viewing inappropriate things online, no longer allowed to send them to a sitter and be confident that they will still be there when you return!!
Please call and let your local senator know that you are against his confirmation. You have at least 2 very good reasons. You can add the amount of children or grandchildren you have to that number too. Their lives could be in danger in a much more serious way than physically!
Here are the numbers for some states. If yours is not listed below, keep reading.
Senate Judiciary Committee Members*
Ranking Member, R-Pennsylvania
Orrin G. Hatch
Russell D. Feingold
Charles E. Grassley
Charles E. Schumer
Richard J. Durbin
Benjamin L. Cardin
Edward E. Kaufman
Notice that all these numbers have the same area code? That is because these numbers all call a the Senate Office Building in Washington DC. If your state is not above, choose a random number from above and call it. Tell them what state you are from, and they will transfer you to the correct person.
Please call. Don’t think your voice doesn’t count. It does!!! Not only does your one voice count, but you can reach even more voices by sharing this information with others who will call and oppose David Ogden as deputy attorney general of the United States.
*These phone numbers came from HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association).
Parentalrights.org has made it their goal to protect parental rights in America by preventing the signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of the child. I have posted several times on this topic, but if you need a mind refresher, take a few minutes and read to see how urgent this is. It could change the rights of parents and the relationship between parent and child for the worse. Here are the links to my blog discussing the treaty, how it is bad, and what you can do to help.
One of the worst parts is that it will forbid parents to teach their children about God.
Now parentalrights.org is looking to get signatures to put in motion a constitutional amendment to prevent America from signing this treaty. If nothing else, it gets people to send postcards to and call their congressmen to let them know they are absolutely against the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Are you willing to be a 10 & 2 Representative? One of these representative gets 10 people to sign a post card saying they are for the constitutional amendment. They also try to find 2 of those people who are willing to be a representative too. It is up to you to mail in all the postcards when parentalrights.org says the word. That means you have to pay postage for 10 postcards, but that seems like a small price to pay for the continued freedom of our children, grand children and great grand children. Please help me spread the word.
If you are willing to sign a postcard or become a representative, please let me know. If you have questions about how to become a 10-and-2 representative or anything associated with it, I would be more than happy to help out. If you don’t have questions, I would still be glad to know that you have joined this cause.
For more information, go to parentalrights.org.
As I mentioned yesterday, there has been talk of trying to get the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child passed in as few as 2 months. I have been racking my brain, trying to think of things I can do to help get the word out about the issue. I am a 10-and-2 representative, but I want to do more. I have to do more.
If you are willing to help, please let me know. If you know of someone who might be interested in helping, please put them in contact with me. Suggestions of ways to get the word out as quickly as possible are very welcome. Thanks for caring about your country and your freedom as a citizen.
Okay, friends. This is getting serious! The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child could be passed as early as April – two months from now! It is time to move toward defending our country from those seeking to rob it of its freedom.
Aside from the fact that congress is looking to pass the UN CRC in the next 2 months, here is a list of other reasons this is an urgent situation and needs acted on ASAP. If you would like more information, you can learn a bit about the purpose of the parental rights organization and also find a list of 20 facts about this issue.
Parentalrights.org is an organization that values the parent/child relationship. It has just begun a new push to keep our freedoms and rights as Americans. Please sign the petition, and if you are willing to go a step further, become a 10-and-2 volunteer. The lives of your children and grandchildren may depend on it.
I am a 10-and2-volunteer, and I hope you care enough for your country and the generations to come to step out of your comfort zone and speak out for the livlihood of your favorite country, the United States America!
A friend shared a song with me on Sunday that was very good, but I will probably never be able to sing it. Yet I seem to sing it daily…at least parts of it. I will sing other parts of it when my children are a bit older. 🙂
I discovered that The Mom Song was actually written by Anita Renfroe, whom I will be posting more about later. For now, let’s watch it sung by someone else. I am posting this particular version because it has the words to help you attempt to keep up with the speed of the song. 🙂