Feel free to quote me! Melissa Neece
"Don't you just love it when people treat facts like they were
opinions and how dare you offend them with these facts."
"Sorry, but I just can't see the difference in putting a baby in
a dark room alone to cry and putting a child in a dark
closet/basement to cry. Both seem like punishment/abuse to
"The healthiest, happiest life is one that is in balance."
"Its interesting that Wheat Grass is a superfood, and Wheat
Grain is an addictive poison."
"Store Coupons are the vortex of time-consuming evil"
I've just come under the re-realization that there are those that believe that every word of the bible is coming from God's mouth, vs. those that believe that the bible is a true account of what is happening at the time. Both believe in the utter veracity of the Bible, but there sure is a difference."
"Yes, you are a breastfeeding Bigot if you have a problem
with full-term breastfeeding."
"Anti-cio statement - To be completely un-politically correct,
you can always tell moms that if you don't feed your baby at
night, you are making your baby stupid, as most of night
nourishment tends to go directly to growing and maintaining
the brain." A more tactful way of saying it: If you let a baby cry when he is hungry at night, you are lowering their brain IQ, as night nourishment goes directly to growing and maintaining the brain. As an older baby/toddler there are many gentle strategies to use if they are constantly waking (Elizabeth Pantley's No Cry Sleep Solutions book), but if the baby/toddler is hungry, then s/he should be fed.
"In an ideal world, formula would never have been invented, we would all breastfeed, or use wet nurses, or use milk banks, and SAHM could make some nice income by selling their milk - and most likely, the healthier your diet, the more valuable your milk. :) And this would be considered normal, and no one would think anything of it."
"Ephesians 6:4 - Do not provoke your children to anger but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Not how society or culture would discipline/instruct them but how Jesus would. And in all the stories with Jesus with children, he greatly respected them - he gave them respect when most would ignore them."
"I'll let you....I don't mind if....I'll allow you to" - Do not let any doctor at any stage of your life ever treat you like a wayward disobedient child. He's not the high school principal! There are so many that do - you are an adult and can make your own decisions! Just some empowering talk there - you can do it - as long as it is YOUR choice YOUR decision!"
"The New Testament church thought circumcision was blasphemous - an outright denial of faith in Jesus Christ. I wish more Christians knew that."
Here are some of my favorite quotes by other people:
"When a child hits a child, we call it aggression. When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility. When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault. When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline." ~Haim G. Ginott
"Today's opinions may not be the same as yesterday's, because they are based on better and fuller evidence. We should quite often have occasion to say 'I used to think that once, but I have now come to hold a rather different opinion'. People who never say as much are either ineffectual or dangerous." Peter Medawar."
..if we just removed wheat from the western diet, we could probably avert a whole array of human ills because when you mix flour with water, what do you get? A gut full of glue! - Naturally Better Kids
"Once in awhile it really hits people that they do not have to experience the world in the way they have been told." Alan Krightley
"People need to understand if they're *deciding* between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi. They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available." ~ Chele Marmet
Teach children what to think and you limit them to your ideas.
Teach children how to think and their ideas are unlimited.
Guggie Daly quote: "Grief can come about with any loss, whether you feel responsible for it or whether you think it was pushed upon you. Everyone has a right to grieve. Sometimes, people aren't even aware they are grieving. They become attracted to the topic like a moth to light. Something pricks at their soul, but they aren't aware yet why. If you are healing from decisions made that can't be taken back...be gentle on yourself. Take the time you need. Let the tears fall. Don't force yourself to think about it, read about it, be a part of it everyday. That is not always the path to healing."
"It's not about where you birth (or how you birth), its about how you are made to feel at your birth!" - Nora Rae Ramirez
From Lynn Heinisch: We would be horrified if our parents were in nursing homes and left to cry because 'they need to self soothe.' When I make that comparison, people normally have the 'ah ha' moment.
From Heal Thyself: I believe about half of what the CDC says, little that an MD says and about nothing the FDA says.
“It is important to make the distinction between guilt and regret. Guilt is what we feel when we knew better and didn’t act on what we knew. Regret is the sadness we feel when we learn something new that we wish we had known earlier. Making the distinction between guilt and regret is important as we embark on learning different ways of parenting.” -- Pam Leo, Connection Parenting
"Watch out for those wicked men – dangerous dogs, I call them – who say you must be circumcised. Beware of the evil doers. Beware of the mutilation. For it isn’t the cutting of our bodies that makes us children of God; it is worshiping him with our spirits." – Phillipians 3:2-3
"You can't vaccinate believing that your children are protected and then feel that your children are not protected because somehow, some non-vaccinated child is carrying some secret organism that no one else is carrying. It just doesn't make any sense." -- Dr. Larry Palevsky, pediatrician
The Truth About Vaccines
"Intactivist = Someone who believes that ALL human beings, regardless of age, sex, nationality, parents' chosen religion, the tools with which they would otherwise be cut, and how much/how little they would otherwise have amputated, are equally deserving of, and born with, the basic right to genital autonomy." ~Danelle Frisbie