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Sorry for the delay in posts, I have been so sick, two trips to the doctor later and the only thing I can take is an inhaler (another plus of pregnancy, no good drugs) on the Wednesday Dylan said the most hysterical thing.

We were getting ready for daycare and talking about the big party that they were going to have and the grab bag gifts that they would be doing. Dylan looks up and says "Momma is it my birthday" to which I figured this is a true opportunity to discuss the true meaning of Christmas. I reply "No Dylan, at Christmas we celebrate baby jesus's birthday and give each other presents to celebrate" Dylan takes a moment to think about this and then looks up at my and asks "Mommy, will baby Jesus be bringing cupcakes"

Apparently, at daycare when it is your birthday you must bring cupcakes. So for the next 15 minutes I try to explain christmas, that the baby Jesus will not be at the party, and why. So I think that we are all set and then in the care he tell me that at snack time Baby Jesus will be sitting on the floor in the circle with juice and cupcakes.

Oh well, I tried. Next year I am just going to stick with Santa!
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  • Love an First Flight by Marie Force
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402220065
I was lucky enough to win this fun little romance novel from another book blogger a few months ago and have just gotten around to reading it. I can honestly say that I was expecting the classic trashy romance novel heavy on the cheesy romance and love making, and light on the store line. I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. The plot centers around two young people who are both currently in very serious relationships, they meet on airplane going to meet their signifigant others. Through several twists of fate, they end up testing out if a relationship between the two of them would work out. Along the way there is a murder trial, attempted murder of witnesses, as well as of course all the cheesy romance and love making. This was a fantastic quick read and again one of the better romance novels I have read of late.

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Momma Hunt

So today I am going to get up on my soapbox a bit. I teach high school in a upper middle class suburb in Connecticut. Yet somehow my school is experiencing a baby boom, and I don't mean with the staff. Perhaps I am more senstive because I am pregnant myself and do not want to share preggo war stories with my students. Right now there are at least seven girls who are pregnant or who have given birth in the last month. One of my current student's who I have had for two years now and is a senior has a son the same age as my son. So anyone trying to do the math this girl was 15 when she had her baby. Several of the girls who are pregnant are not even 16 years old. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN. We live in a town that has health education programs, that has sex ed, yet clearly not enough. As a parent you know how much work goes into being a parent. There are some days that I still find being a mom overwhelming, and I have a husband, we both have decent jobs, and own our home. How can a 15 year old child be parent?

Sadly I know the answer to that question, they can't!!! Yet these girls never consider abortion (not that it is for everyone) and they don't consider adoption. How does it happen?

Where did we go wrong as a society that teenage girls think having a baby is "cool"? Where did we go wrong that we stopped empowering our young women to realize that they have enough value to say no (to sex or at least unprotected sex). I really think that if our girls, not just in my school but everywhere, were made to feel good about who they were they wouldn't need to seek out love from someone who doesn't respect them or thier body or from a baby.

What are your thoughts on this? What woudl prevent teen pregnancy in this situation? Or is this just the inevitable cycle?

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