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Monday, October 4th, 2010

Posted by:schneckerock.
Time:12:15 pm.
I found this in the nfp group on facebook, and the article claddagh just posted reminded me of it. here it is, copied and pasted in all of it's lengthiness.

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Subject:You're done, right?
Posted by:msbeanhead.
Time:10:45 am.
I had a strange experience when taking my toddler to the dentist this past week. He needed X-rays and was understandably upset about the bitewings, so I was going to hold him to comfort him. The hygenist looked at my infant and said, "You're done, so you can just go in." I said I didn't know whether I was done yet, but I wanted a lead apron just in case.

Done at 2 kids? Is that the new limit?
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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Posted by:schneckerock.
Time:11:36 am.
almost surprised to see this on a secular site:

http://myobsaidwhat.com/2010/03/22/so-we-dont-get-any-more-surprises/

I mean, boo to the stupid doctor, but some of the comments are awesome. like a breath of fresh air.
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Subject:"Let me tell you how rich you are..."
Posted by:schneckerock.
Time:3:09 pm.
...an old man said to me yesterday. "if I had a million bucks, and said I'd give it to you for all these kids, would you do it?"

"no!" I said, laughing.

"see how rich you are?" he asked. he concluded by telling me I have a beautiful family. then he walked away.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Subject:healthcare costs be damned; big families pwned you!
Posted by:schneckerock.
Time:9:10 am.
obviously this wouldn't work in every situation, but let me tell you about my aunt. aunts, I should say, and mom, and here is why:

my mom is one of 8 kids, 6 girls and 2 boys. the boys don't really feature in this story... the youngest girl has a very rare, debilitating disease. she's in a wheelchair and needs help getting dressed in the morning and at night. otherwise, she can get through the day as long as she's where her wheelchair can go. even though she's the shortest of her sisters, she is taller than her husband and the adult daughter she has living at home, so it's hard for them to help her with showering and getting dressed. so? her sisters come to the rescue! the 5 of them take turns going over there in the morning and evening and helping her out.

recently she was in the hospital (I think they decided it was pneumonia) and the strength she still had in her arms is now minimal, mainly because she wasn't doing her everyday things while laying in a hospital bed, so she got weaker. she is coming home on saturday and will need physical therapy. they could get stuck seeing if and how much their insurance would pay, but, you know her sisters won't allow that. tomorrow they are spending the day learning how to do the physical therapy she needs, so they can do it with her themselves.

on a related note, I have a friend who's oldest daughter has some brain injury from birth. so she decided she is going to have 5 kids total. she never wants her oldest in a home, but knows she will probably not be able to care for her at some point way in the future when she is elderly or dead. so she is hoping one of her other children will take her in when that time comes.

and this is kind of unrelated, but relevant to the community and it's about the aunt I mentioned above. during her recent hospital stay, she was visited by a nephew (my cousin), and his live-in girlfriend. now, I don't know why she was dumb enough to move in with him, seeing as she wants to get married and have a baby, he doesn't really want either, and now he has no incentive to do either. they have 3 little annoying dogs. so they two of them are visiting my aunt in the hospital and they happen to mention they are thinking of.. getting a 4th dog. and my aunt says to him, "to hell with a puppy, get her a baby instead!" ;)
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Subject:if you're looking for something to do for your mom for mothers day...
Posted by:schneckerock.
Time:12:27 pm.
you can probably rule this out.

I don't even know where to begin...
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Subject:for those in the US...
Posted by:schneckerock.
Time:5:24 pm.
http://freedom2care.org/
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Subject:it would be nice if...
Posted by:schneckerock.
Time:2:55 pm.
if every time someone sees me with my 4 kids and says "you've got your hands full!" they'd give me a nickel instead, I think I could fund 4 college educations that way.

I need some new catchy replies for occasions like these.
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Monday, January 12th, 2009

Subject:Birth Control Pill Inventor Laments Demographic "Catastrophe"
Posted by:tanechigai.
Time:11:08 am.
Vienna, Jan 11, 2009 (CNA).- The chemist who made a key discovery leading to the invention of the birth control pill has written a commentary calling demographic decline in Europe a “horror scenario” and a “catastrophe” brought on in part by the pill’s invention.

http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=92967

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Interesting article. Has anyone seen this yet? Unfortunately I doubt it will get any wider distribution than Catholic news services.
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Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Subject:Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Posted by:msbeanhead.
Time:9:52 am.
I want to thank everyone who is part of this community for your kindred spirits. It is so comforting to know that you are out there supporting the same ideals.

I know it's near the end of Advent, but I wanted to share this wonderful site that has Gregorian chant versions of the O Antiphons.
http://bach.nau.edu/Chant/OAntiphon1.html

I hope you have a holy and blessed Christmas!
Claire
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Subject:OH YEAH!!
Posted by:joylessroots.
Time:2:17 am.
*smacks forehead*

Completely on-topic I'm sure...

My daughter Anya was born on October 23rd. She's 2 weeks old now. :)
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Subject:Oops
Posted by:joylessroots.
Time:2:12 am.
I forget if membership has to be approved in here, but I remember the info. says to post when you join.

I joined a few months back, did some community cleaning and accidentally deleted this one and I didn't want to do that. Sorry!!

So I was recently a member before in case the mods needed to know who I am.
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Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Subject:The Nurturing Network
Posted by:loveneverfails.
Time:9:30 am.
Story time...

Once upon a time, I was a pregnant 17 year old. I had always been pro-life, but I was absolutely petrified and had no clue how on earth I would be able to finish college with a baby or even how I'd START college. Then I found an organization called The Nurturing Network and they gave me the message that I needed to hear: "do not be afraid." They told me that yes, things might be hard, but if I wanted to choose birth and parenting they'd be with me every step of the way. 6 1/2 years down the line, they have been with me every step of the way and where I am is a tribute to the love that they offered me. Today I am the mother to my 6 year old son (as well as his 3 year old, 1 1/2 year old, and 2 month old brothers and sister!) I graduated college on time, as did my husband and both of us are now working in jobs that we love. Who we are is a direct result of the love and compassion that we received, thanks to a woman named Mary Cunningham Agee.

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www.nurturingnetwork.org

x-post catholicism, catholics, humanae_vitae, feminists4life, seamlessgarment
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Subject:Election Day Novena
Posted by:mercyorbemoaned.
Time:1:11 am.
I found this a day late:

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Monday, October 27th, 2008

Subject:Something Cheerful for Everyone
Posted by:mercyorbemoaned.
Time:1:45 pm.
Q. In considering the prospect of having many children, our society seems to dwell only on the difficulties and hardships involved. What would you say in response to this consistently negative attitude about having many children?

"They are much in the dark. This is utterly false. Everybody is going to have a dark side; we’re not here to have heaven on earth. What are people afraid of today? People that don’t have kids have worse crosses than those who do! People need to start reading books on the joys of children. They are going to miss out on a lifetime of happiness. A baby is joy! Young people are very much scandalized; they are being lied to. They are being deprived of a lot of happiness. Having children makes you healthy. After each child I got stronger; couldn’t wait for the next one to get here! God gives you these things."

"You never have a dull moment…always something that you can look forward to."

"If you are always around young children, you will always be young at heart."


from Amy Scott's delicious links
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Posted by:schneckerock.
Time:2:24 pm.
When is a big family too big?

I hate how like 2 people answer the question, and everyone else talks about overpopulation. that's right people, the Duggars are single-handedly causing the problem all by themselves. with a little help from Brad & Angelina.
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Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Subject:Lectures by Professor Janet E Smith
Posted by:ariellejuliana.
Time:12:49 pm.
Hi everyone. I'm not sure if I've ever posted here other than my intro, but I've been reading for a long time. I got married exactly a month ago, and we just moved to Philadelphia. We are Eastern Orthodox, but believe all the same things as the Catholic Church in regards to contraception, abortion, Humanae Vitae, etc. I wanted to recommend a GREAT series of lectures that we listened to on our LONG drive from Seattle to Philadelphia a week after our wedding - Sexual Common Sense by Professor Janet E. Smith. Most of you are probably familiar with her lecture "Contraception: Why Not," which is often given out at Catholic churches or at Catholic marriage prep classes and has sold over a million copies. This series includes that lecture and eleven more. They are:

I. Contraception: Why Not
II. Homosexuality: Why Not
III. Theology of the Body
IV. Reproductive Technology: Why Not
V. NFP: Is it Moral?
VI. Hormones R Us
VII. Overpopulation: The Facts
VIII. The Culture of Life vs. The Culture of Death
IX. "Just Follow Your Conscience"
X. The Family as a Path to Holiness
XI. Contraception: The History of the Church's Teaching
XII. Contraception: Dissent from the Church's Teaching

It looks like you can download the mp3s from here (incidentally, this site is the ministry of my recent boss - I was the nanny for their six kids. He gave us the CDs for an early wedding present) for cheaper than buying the actual CDs. We really enjoyed listening to all of them, and while we already knew what we believed about most of these things (it was a little bit of "preaching to the choir"), it is very helpful to have someone so well-spoken and knowledgable lay it all out with a very strong, logical argument. My husband is a scholar who studies philosophy, theology, and literature, and he can spot a poorly reasoned or illogical argument a mile away, and he really enjoyed her talks. My favorites were "NFP: Is it Moral?", which was very helpful to me because I was struggling with what constituted the moral use of NFP and whether my husband and I in particular should ever actively avoid conceiving children using NFP, and "The Family as a Path to Holiness," which is a great talk on the many blessings of children and of large families in particular, should God give you the vocation and blessing of following that particular path. I think she is very humane and balanced in her presentations, balancing the call to be generous and unselfish in our childbearing and recognizing children as a gift and a blessing, but also presenting the Church's teaching on responsibility and duty in ALL facets of life. It was nice to hear all of this from someone we trusted to really present historic Church teaching and not her own personal opinion.

I've also started reading some of the two books she's written or edited - Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader and Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later (it's so much fun to combine libraries when you get married - I'm finding all kinds of great stuff in his book boxes!) and so far, I think they're fantastic as well.

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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Subject:Hello!
Posted by:joylessroots.
Time:10:29 am.
I just realized I joined this Sunday and never introduced myself.

Hello! My name is Emily. I'm 20, going on 21 (Oct. 6th), and I'm actually pregnant with my first baby and due the 16th of October! It was an unplanned pregnancy, but I am 100% prolife, and despite the fact that I had a baby out of wedlock, I believe this was meant to be. My husband and I were already engaged at least when we found out, and we got legally married as a start, in hopes to get married in the Church this summer.

I wanted to join this group because I plan to use NFP. I don't believe in contraception, and didn't use it even when I was having premarital sex, just because I didn't want to do two things against my faith. I want to actually learn how to do NFP properly, and ever since an interesting run-in with my mother-in-law re: birth control (long story, if I can find my post in the pregnant community about it I'll give the link) a few weeks ago, I felt prompted to find a community in favor of NFP for support.

So there's my story, in short. I've always been called to be a mother, and essentially I just got a start earlier than I'd expected.
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Monday, August 18th, 2008

Subject:The Pill causes women to select bad mates.
Posted by:iamdigitalis.
Time:11:13 am.
New study:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080813/sc_livescience/thepillmakeswomenpickbadmates
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Monday, July 21st, 2008

Subject:The Big 4-0
Posted by:msbeanhead.
Time:4:13 pm.
This Friday is the 40th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae!
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