"He beat me and I went to the hospital, But I know he loves me. I'll be home tomorrow."
"In September 1961, an overweight woman from Queens, New York, called a group of friends over to her house and confessed that eating cookies was her obsession. Her name was Jean Nidetch, and with that first admission she discovered that one of the most effective keys to weight control are "empathy, rapport and mutual understanding." Her discovery resulted in a seventy pound weight loss and one of the most successful weight-control organizations in the world - Weight Watchers."
"It's just one drink. I can stop at anytime."
"A vaccine made my baby stop breathing. But I still believe in vaccination."
This article in the Washington Post is making the rounds of social media with all manner of comments. Many of our readers have vaccine injured children. Many of us will never touch a vaccine again. While maintaining respect for this child, what are your thoughts? We each have a unique risk/reward formula don't we? And would the Post consider a similar article from a Mom who will never vaccinate again? Maybe I'll ask... KIM
Last year, I became a mom. During my pregnancy, I read all the books and all the articles, and my husband and I mentally crafted a framework to use to raise our baby. I would breast-feed. We would use cloth diapers. We would eschew television and electronic devices for her first two years. And we would vaccinate on time, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended immunization schedule.
Of course, I know now that nothing ever goes to plan when it comes to parenting. We tried cloth diapering; that lasted a week. My daughter was never able to breast-feed successfully, so I ended up pumping exclusively and feeding her from bottles. We let her watch TV when she’s feverish and cranky.
But we kept our promise about vaccinations. My husband and I know that vaccines are an easy and essential part of preventive health care that will help keep our baby from contracting serious and even potentially deadly childhood diseases. And even though a severe medical reaction would test our resolve, we continue to ensure our daughter never misses a vaccine...