When a woman has a baby and her man criticizes her after birth, it’s like “dude, you had a part in this!”  Every woman has a different story, different genetics, different hormonal changes afterwards, etc.  When a man steps up and appreciates his woman even more for what she went through for all of them, it is refreshing to see.

But when I read comments from women criticizing other women because they didn’t become a blimp, don’t have stretch marks, bounce back quickly, it pisses me off.  Jealous much?  Simma down now.  Lift each other up, don’t cut each other down.

This article was a great piece from a hubby honoring his wifey.  The picture is of a slender woman holding her baby on the beach.  Gee, maybe it’s a PICTURE OF HIS WIFE.  And the slams come:   “Nice. Too bad the photo doesn’t match up with the article, making all this a little hard to believe. Otherwise it would be an image of a woman with wider hips, and less care to her hair.”  “Really? That’s the photo you choose? Sure, I wouldn’t mind my postpartum body either if I looked like a supermodel afterwards. Way to be considerate and compassionate.”  “I agree, great article but why such a perfect (probably airbrushed) photo.”

Thank you for this one:  “Newsflash: All women have different body types. Some are genetically predisposed to being thin, some to larger breasts, some to thicker hair, some not. Also, what a woman chooses to do with her own body and hair (in terms of diet, fitness, and styling) is her choice and she is still as much a mother as the next any day. Use your bitterness to better yourself, instead.”

There’s this concept out there that makes people who take care of themselves feel like that is wrong.  Here’s what I have to say to those folks:  GO FLY A FREAKIN KITE!  Instead of being a boohoo Betty, why don’t you change what you eat, treat yourself to an exercise class, meditate.  WORK ON YOU INSTEAD OF BASHING OTHER WOMEN.

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Ingredients:

2 1/2 pounds of chopped broccoli, brussels sprouts, yellow squash, grape tomatoes, and onion (1/8 of a yellow onion)  #local or #organic options when available

5 tbsp of cooking oil (i used a drop of olive oil and the rest avocado oil)

a few finger pinches of salt (I used Himalania Pink) and pepper to taste

1 lb thin beef 

mustard

adobo

WTF to do:

Mix the veggies in a bowl with the oil and salt/pepper.  Bake on a cookie sheet for 35 minutes at 400 degrees.

Marinate the meat in a light mixture of the mustard and adobo, adjust to your taste.  Grill on low heat for 7 minutes each side.

Enjoy!

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I’d love to go braless.  But these tatas are feeding baby these days and if I let them loose, it may not be pretty.  I’d feel like I’m lopsided.  Milk might be all over the house.  I can’t even jump without them feeling like sand bags going up and down on my chest.

But it’s a good cause.  Do it for breast cancer.  My mother had breast cancer.  She fought it and won though.  So I’ll do it, maybe just in the shower, but I’ll do it.

Did you know breast cancer has a history from long, long ago?  Yup.  It was just a taboo topic.  An early description is “bulging tumors in the breast that have no cure.”  Then it was described as being humoral, a part of the body, and caused by black bile build up.  Next, as a chemical process that transformed lymphatic fluids to from acidic to acrid.  Still another described it as when nerve and glandular tissue mixed with lymph vessels.  The next two, get this, state that it was a result either of a lack of sex or too much sex.  Curdled milk, pus-filled inflammations of the breast, depressive mental disorders, childlessness, and sedentary life styles were also blamed.  Up until this point, surgery was not thought to be able to help rid or cure breast cancer.

Next, removing the lymph nodes was a possible treatment.  Then the mastectomy was introduced.  Removing the whole breast was not a popular option as it completely changed the way a woman’s body looked.  Still to come was the removal of the ovaries, where estrogen was produced.  This appeared to shrink the tumors associated with breast cancer.  The adrenal gland and pituitary gland were removed next because they produced estrogen when the ovaries were removed.

Currently, breast-conserving surgery along with radiation and chemotherapy are used to treat breast cancer.  Other options are hormone treatments, biological therapies, and other surgeries.  Mammography has been developed to scan for it and the cells that create it have been isolated: BRCA 1, BRCA 2, and ATM.

I have tried to get my mother’s results of her testing when she was diagnosed but it’s been over ten years and her doctor at the time has since retired.  Science has come a long way, but still has a long way to go since this disease still affects, in some way, approximately 300,000 women a year, according to the American Cancer Society’s 2015 results.  In addition, the disease kills about 40,290 per year.

So let’s free the tatas today in memory of all the women who have been or will be affected by this and in hopes that a cure will be found (or released to the public)….

Sources:

http://www.news-medical.net/health/History-of-Breast-Cancer.aspx

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/overviewguide/breast-cancer-overview-key-statistics

 

I tweaked the recipe that is in Thug Kitchen.

Things you’ll need:

baby carrots, 10 chopped up

garlic powder, a few shakes

ground ginger, a few shakes

broccoli, 1 1/4 cup cut up

frozen peas, 1 cup

vegetable broth, 6 cups

tamari, 1/4 tsp

Soba noodles

scallions

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What to do with the things you’ll need:

Warm up a pot to medium heat.  I threw some chopped up baby carrots, garlic powder, and ground ginger in a large pot.  (You can totally use a medium one.)  You don’t need oil!  Heat for 2 minutes.  Add vegetable broth.  I also added homemade meatballs that I made yesterday.

Simmer for 15 minutes.  Add broccoli and tamari.  Simmer 2 more minutes.

Cook soba noodles according to directions.  Top with broth mixture and scallions.

Bon appetite!

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1 cup red quinoa

2 avocados, cubed

1 hard-boiled egg, cubed

handful of grape tomatoes, chopped

handful of scallions, chopped

one bunch of asparagus

2 tbsp coconut oil

garlic powder to liking

Avocado Oil

Tamari

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Cook quinoa according to package directions.  Sauté asparagus in coconut oil and garlic powder for about 7-9 minutes.  Mix avocados, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, scallions, and quinoa in medium-sized bowl.  Sprinkle with avocado oil and tamari.  Serve with asparagus on the side.  Pair with some water or a homemade orange/lemon juice.  ¡Buen Provecho!

 

Another school shooting.  In the United States.  Another young male.  What the eff?

A whole list of things start going in my head.  He was clearly unhappy.  Why?  Family life?  Mental illness?

I’m honestly tired of seeing these news stories and often change the channel.  I’m tired because it’s the same old shit.  Something needs to change in this country but what?  Apparently, we don’t know yet because this keeps happening.

When you have a child, you need to love them up!  In fact, you need to love up everyone that you hold dear to your heart and express it is as much as possible.  Love truly would solve a lot of problems…

The story is still unfolding at this time.

What are your thoughts on this?

Describing the scene at Umpqua Community College #UCCShooting Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Schoufler describes the Oregon shooting scene at Umpqua Community College #UCCShooting http://cnn.it/1JHhmox

Posted by CNN on Thursday, October 1, 2015

 

 

 

If I was the woman in the video below, we would not have pulled over.  Picture it.  You’re in labor, or your wife is in labor, or someone you know is in labor.  In a car.  Screaming your bloody head off.  Thinking you need to be in the hospital asap.  Now get pulled over.  Get held by people who are supposed to help you, but instead they taunt you and the baby’s father about it.  What?!?!?!?!?!?!?

The police could have redeemed themselves after pulling over this car by leading them with sirens to the hospital.  Instead, they hold them for 20 minutes.  20 minutes closer to the baby dying because she had her umbilical cord around her neck.  Saying they’ll delete their dash cams.  F*$k these guys!  They should not have a job now with the police department.  Control freaks much?

Again, if it was me, I would not have had nearly as much patience as this woman.  ESPECIALLY in the situation of being in labor.  Are you kidding me?  I don’t think I can express how much anger and disbelief I have for these two imbeciles.

The father missed being a witness to his daughter’s birth.  The mother had to go through the ordeal without the support of her husband.  All because these two douche bags got off from the fear and control they put these two parents through.  No.  Freakin.  Way.  I may have had a baby in jail.

*Disclaimer:  Not all police officers are douche bags.  #duh

Horror labour in the USA pregnant woman in labour was screaming with pain when police pulled her husband over and wouldn’t let them go to the hospital.http://7news.com.au #7News Posted by 7 News Queensland on Wednesday, September 30, 2015