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Mary Carmen
I have an honest question to ask folks: Those of you who don't have/want/like children, do you enjoy or are you okay with other peoples' children?
ABSOLUTELY! I get to sleep at night AND I don't have to pay for college. - Lisa L. Seifert
I guess I don't have children anymore, given they're out of college and high school, respectively. I LOVE babies! Which is what you'll have the year we're about to spend in Palmdale. #itsofficial - Mary B: #TeamMonique
:) Are you volunteering to babysit? - Mary Carmen
In an emergency, absolutely. I'm certainly hoping to hang out with both of you. ;-) - Mary B: #TeamMonique
definitely - Mary Carmen
That really depends. Some children are only well behaved when they aren't around their parents, for some reason. Some parents are just really annoying with how they are so inconsistent in discipline, or just plain bad (who really thinks that an empty threat of "if you don't behave we're going home" is going to be effective?). In general though, I find kids to be pretty frickin' tiring. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Let me answer as my pre-kid self: Most of my young adult life I really disliked other people's kids. I always thought I would have kids someday but I didn't like being around other people's kids at all and I saw them as a nuisance. In the couple of years leading up to having kids I started to change though, because I knew it was going to be part of my life. Now I like other people's kids if they are well behaved but if they aren't then I hate them and think the parents are obviously bad people. :-| - Brian Johns
I have always loved kids, and have no problem with other peoples' kids so long as they're not assholes. :) In the end all I have are other peoples' kids, so I just have to keep on liking 'em. <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
what the Tinypants said :) - holly #ravingfangirl
before we had kids of our own i already liked them. exceptions existed for bad/dangerous behaviour. like suddenly playing hacky sack with my testicles, for instance. bad parenting is often the cause of badly behaved children, tho, so i seldom blamed the kids initially. - Big Joe Silenced
Yes! So much. I don't have, but do want and like children. On one side, I just find infants and young kids really adorable, like cats and corgis. :) But I also love that they're human. It just blows my mind to watch my friends' kids become little people. You know? More than just cuteness, but people with intelligence and sass and principle. It's just amazing to me. - Laura
Yep fun to play with even better to return all wired up - Steve C, Team Marina from iPod
Yes. After all, I am Unca Steeben. :-) - Steven Perez from Android
What Tinypants said. I regularly work with kids and I'm often up for babysitting, too. :) If they're old enough (as in, we don't need to use strollers), I love taking them to the zoo. Okay, I just like going to the zoo, but I'm happy to share my love of it with them. I often cook and bake with my niece and nephews. - Katy S
I fit all three categories (don't have/want/like) and I am generally not ok in environments with children, can tolerate them only for a short while. - grizabella
Screaming brats over-indulged by their parents: Not so much. Similarly over-indulged kids who think it's a great idea to mash fruit at a farmer's market. Not so much. Most kids, who are being themselves and not having tantrums (and that is most kids most of the time): Sure, they're fine. And some of them are just damn adorable. - walt crawford
I don't have children, but I am undecided if that will always be the case. Yep, I like other people's children, in general. But -- this may sound obvious -- I most enjoy the children of people I like lol. That being said, I suspect I lack the patience required to spend lots of time with kids. I'm best with teenagers, especially as a teacher. - Brent Schaus
I don't plan to have kids but I love being an Aunt to my kids both by blood and choice. Good kids, not brats is important. Also some ages are easier than others. My tolerance can be tested by some ages, but over all they are fun! - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
As Tinypants said. I really enjoy my friends' children, and other children in general. If they're being jerks, I feel much the same way I would with adults behaving that way, though I'd be less likely to blame them, since they're still growing up. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I like a lot of kids better then a lot of parents. Demanding, spoiled behavior gets me riled up insanely fast, but even crying children I don't mind. I prefer kids that are interact-able (making faces at babies, playing or talking with toddlers and older kids) to kids who do their own thing. - Heather
I absolutely adore my nephews and niece. - Rodfather
Brent: I never thought I would be sufficiently patient with babies/toddlers. Until my first one arrived and that changed everything. I love hanging out with my 3 y/o more than anything in the world. - Stephan Planken
In general, yes, I like other people's kids--once they're past needing diapers, anyway. I'm an auntie by choice and by temperament, though, so as much as I enjoy being around kids there's always just a wee bit more joy than sadness in returning them to their parents. - Kirsten
I am mostly ok with other people's children - I love my siblings' kids (and like other family, I also love that they're far enough away that I'm not a regular baby sitter.) Most of the kids in my family are also old enough that you can tell they're being raised well, with behavior expectations. (they all have their moments, and all kids do, but most of the time they're good kids, even... more... - ellbeecee
Being responsible for a kid 24/7 would drive me so rapidly up the wall there'd be a hole in the ceiling, but I *love* my weekly afternoon/evening with friends and their two-year-old. It helps that I'm close enough to the family that I can tell the kid off if he's being naughty, but not so close enough that I was ever expected to change nappies. :-) - Deborah Fitchett
What Laura H said upthread goes for me too. Also, I would be really sad to have a life without kids in it, even though I have no plans to have my own. - Marianne
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
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Caltrain service halted by police activity near 22nd Street... | www.ktvu.com - http://www.ktvu.com/news...
Caltrain service halted by police activity near 22nd Street... | www.ktvu.com
"SAN FRANCISCO — Police activity near Caltrain's 22nd Street station in San Francisco has shut down Caltrain service Monday evening. Service is halted in both directions through that area, and Caltrain is advising riders to seek alternate modes of transportation. A passenger on a northbound train that is stopped in the South San Francisco area because of the incident said an announcement was made on his train that there is a hostage situation, and that a SWAT team has been called in." - Me from Bookmarklet
ARRRGGG!! - Rachel Lea Fox
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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Yes please!! :) - Rachel Lea Fox
Ooh! - Stephen Mack
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Love This!! And zefrank is the perfect voice for cats sad everywhere! - Sad Cat Diary - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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If you love cats, or even think they are kind of silly, you will love this!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Meg VMeg
Forgiving my lack of expression (and the terrible lighting), which pair of hipster glasses do you think I should purchase?
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O hai Meg :) I like 1 and 4 - Hedgehog
I'm with Hedgie - lris
Me three. Um, by which I mean I'm with Hedgie and Iris in liking 1 and 4. Not 3 so much. - laura x
also agree with 1 and 4 - holly #ravingfangirl
I vote only #1. (Unless #4 is significantly cheaper.) - That's So CAJ!
Not that you can really tell here, but #1 is "striped evergreen": http://www.warbyparker.com/women... and #4 is a "sandalwood matte": http://www.warbyparker.com/women... - Meg VMeg
2 or 4. depends on how hipster you want to go and what type of hipster you want to be and how "mad men inspired" you want to feel. - kendrak
KK, which one is more "mad men inspired", I can't tell. - Meg VMeg
Here's the color of the 2nd one: http://www.warbyparker.com/women... - Meg VMeg
4 i think? maybe 2? 3 and 5 are more early 80s. 1 is late 90s interpretation of 60s. (you can tell i spend a lot of time researching frames.) - kendrak
i dig the brushed opal. - kendrak
1 says I - Libraryman
1 - jambina
1 and/or 4. - Laura
1 or 4, but 1 is my favorite. - Marianne
2 is kind of endearing though. - Marianne
2 but can't go wrong with any - Steve C, Team Marina
1 or 4. I like 1 more. - Lisa L. Seifert
1 and 4. Leaning more towards 1. - Corinne L
I and 4, but leaning toward 4. I kind of want them to be a little higher on your face... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Rudy, I think it's my ears (really) - Meg VMeg
2nd from bottom - Big Joe Silenced
1 or 3 or 5. - Joe
Now can we write captions for each of the pics? Because, really, your expressions are awesome. For example, for #1: "Are really letting that newt crawl up your nose?" - maʀtha
1 or 4. - Jim #teamFFrank
#5 "I wouldn't do that if I were you..." - maʀtha
1. - Julian
1 - Micah
I am envious of your long hair. It's totally gorgeous. Does that information help you choose glasses? :D - Marie
Aw, thank you! I worry I'm too old for it. I also worry that my glasses won't match my hair if I (eventually) decide to color it. Woe, WOE, wooooooe is me. - Meg VMeg
Thank you guys so much, this is helpful! I'm trying to decide if #1 is too similar to my existing blue plastic frames (your affinity for #1 makes me feel much better about my current glasses), and I might look at #4 in a different color, though I'm not in love with the other colors available. - Meg VMeg
I love the fourth pair. - Jenny H. from Android
I don't know which one I'd buy. But the model in the pics is cute. - Just another Bubba
Ryan Kaisoglus
Rachel Lea Fox
Kevin will be on Quirky/GE Evaluation tonight with TIM GUNN!!!!!! I am so jealous!!! If you want to watch too its at Quirky.com/live at 7pm EST or 4pm PST!!!!
Tim Gunn and Kevin in the Quirky Eval of products to be made wirelessly!! It goes live in just a moment! Sign in with Facebook and vote for ideas. Check it out!! http://www.quirky.com/live - Rachel Lea Fox
Tim Gunn says, "Make it work." - bentley
Yay, Kevin! - Anne Bouey
*green* - Spidra Webster
Yayyy Kevin!!! For the kittehs! And the future. ;-) - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Rachel Lea Fox
I have possession of Kevin's TinyPrinter this afternoon! http://fury.com/imp/print.php I'm not always right next to it, but feel free to send me a message!
Hi Ken!! - Rachel Lea Fox
:) - Ken Gidley
I went in to pet the kittens for a little bit and I come out and the printer is just spitting things out! I answer in order: I'm all out of Ice Cream!; I don't know who this is, so I don't know if I love you ;); EEK!, Ouch!; ...is always nice to hear; Crap, who's in my house?; I don't believe Pablo & Buster wrote that since I was in petting them; No Sammich's here, this is not Pittsburgh ;) ; *hugs back* Kevin is good at sharing!; and Yay! Someone got their card!! - Rachel Lea Fox
I wrote the one from Pablo & Buster. :D - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Those kittehs must have been busy sending messages then :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA from iPhone
I got my card, and was so flattered you thought of us! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Hi Jimminy! Buster and Pablo appreciate you thinking of them! They send purrs! - Rachel Lea Fox
Shannon, Indiana insisted we send you one! ;) - Rachel Lea Fox
Hi CW!!! - Rachel Lea Fox
I sent *hugs*. :) - Anne Bouey
now I answer you, that's what! ;) ; I don't know about a carrot festival, maybe you could direct me?; Sadly I do not speak binary.; beards are awesome! Hi Starmama, I will give them belly scritches! - Rachel Lea Fox
and now i will be away from the print for a while! - Rachel Lea Fox
Who sent me Timey-wimey? - Rachel Lea Fox
Penny just sent something to my printer! I know it! - Rachel Lea Fox
:) - Penny
Penny, you have a card on the way too, and if I ever package up this other stuff it will go out... someday... :) - Rachel Lea Fox
Higlet, did you write out the timey-wimey one? - Rachel Lea Fox
Your little package should arrive any day now, I hope! It took me well over a year to get mine out, I am so terrible! But I think you will like it :) I can't wait to hear! - Penny
Awesome Penny! I can't wait. - Rachel Lea Fox
Indiana looked up with the tiny printer just went off... I think she heard Plum Meow through the printer!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Happy Friday FF printer people!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Hooray! - Katy S
Hello Italian FriendFeed lovers!! We love it too and hope it never dies!! - Rachel Lea Fox
yeah, I can't read that last one, maybe it will make sense to Kevin in the morning. But to the one after that, Hello there Italian user of FriendFeed!! - Rachel Lea Fox
okay, must sleep. print away but I won't be checking it till morning. - Rachel Lea Fox
Good night Louis or person who listens to what Louis says too much! - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
He's right, I'm just one of his prophets :) - Mo Kargas
LOL Mo! - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
Tiny Printer is at Maker Faire! Send us messages!! http://fury.com/imp... - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
Done! - Katy S
Also done! - LB needs a break.
:) - Anne Bouey
Kevin Fox
I made an imp-powered tiny printer! http://youtu.be/5q95HSfw-CQ
You can print to it by going here: http://fury.com/imp/print.php - Kevin Fox
It's pretty nifty - I wonder what messages Kevin's had so far? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I wonder if someone could get a job by sending their resume? - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
That's pretty cool. - Heather
:) Yay! - Anne Bouey
I wonder if Kevin can guess which of the many lines printed is the one I submitted. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That's cool. - Rodfather
Sent: 4 8 15 16 23 42 - Rodfather
Sent: For the kittehs! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Received!! - Kevin Fox
Stephen, was it "I just typed this / And this is crazy / But here's my input / So print me maybe?" - Kevin Fox
That's amazing Kevin! - AJ Batac
Kevin, great job guessing correctly. :) - Stephen Mack
I can't wait to see the printout(s). - Julian
Now you need to guess the senders and match each with the correct message. :) - Anne Bouey
Printed! - Laura Norvig
Pretty sure that's one of the coolest things I have seen all day. And I saw some pretty cool things today. - Josh Haley
Sweet. - Micah
Tiny printer is at Maker Faire! Send us messages!! http://fury.com/imp... - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
Rachel Lea Fox
My first submission to Quirky on what to make using Electric Imp technology. Please follow the link, read it over and vote for it! :) - LED candles that allow you to link up multiple candles of different shapes and sizes into one wireless network controlled from your phone. | Quirky - http://www.quirky.com/ideatio...
My first submission to Quirky on what to make using Electric Imp technology. Please follow the link, read it over and vote for it! :) - LED candles that allow you to link up multiple candles of different shapes and sizes into one wireless network controlled from your phone. | Quirky
You do need to create an account, but it can be an addicting-ly awesome site. :) - Rachel Lea Fox from Bookmarklet
Trying to get an appearance on #TheSoup, Rachel? :-) FlamelessCandles - Ryan Kaisoglus
I will admit, I don't know what TheSoup is Ryan. Just trying to get led candles made correctly. It will make my backyard and Halloween run much smoother! :) I have another lighting submission going up later today too. :) - Rachel Lea Fox
Bump! :) - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
LOL @Ryan about The Soup. I totally thought that too, but at least this sounds like a way cool version. :) - Heather
This is the link to my entire suite of LED lights that include these candles: http://friendfeed.com/crazy-g... - Rachel Lea Fox
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This is my second submission to Quirky on what to build using Electric Imp. Sign up and vote for my idea. - LED lightbulbs, rope lights, spotlights, candles and more, all able to be linked together, programed and controlled from your smart phone. | Quirky - http://www.quirky.com/ideatio...
This is my second submission to Quirky on what to build using Electric Imp.  Sign up and vote for my idea. - LED lightbulbs, rope lights, spotlights, candles and more, all able to be linked together, programed and controlled from your smart phone. | Quirky
This is my second submission to Quirky on what to build using Electric Imp.  Sign up and vote for my idea. - LED lightbulbs, rope lights, spotlights, candles and more, all able to be linked together, programed and controlled from your smart phone. | Quirky
"This is a suite of LED devices that can all work together. Each device will have it’s own Imp or mini wireless network controlled by an Imp that allows it to be controlled in conjunction with other devices in the suite." - Rachel Lea Fox from Bookmarklet
This is the link to the candle set that is my first submission. It is also part of this suite: http://friendfeed.com/crazy-g... - Rachel Lea Fox
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Do you have an idea for an wireless product (Electric Imp controlled) you think should be made? The next Quirky Evaluation of product ideas is next week. Read this post for tips on writing up your product and submitting it. I am planning to submit a few ideas. Join me! - Quirky Blog | Inventing for Wink: Instantly Connected? Here Are Some Tips… - http://www.quirky.com/blog...
Do you have an idea for an wireless product (Electric Imp controlled) you think should be made? The next Quirky Evaluation of product ideas is next week. Read this post for tips on writing up your product and submitting it.  I am planning to submit a few ideas. Join me!  - Quirky Blog | Inventing for Wink: Instantly Connected? Here Are Some Tips…
Have ideas? Submit them!! Next evaluation is Tuesday!! - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
Steve and 4 other people
Anyone heading to the Maker's Faire tomorrow? We'll be at the MV station for the 9:19am NB train. Hope to see you there!
Heading there on Sunday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I will be there today, tomorrow and Sunday! - Rachel Lea Fox
We'll try to stop by the Imp booth and see you -- oh wait, are you at the Fox Hollow booth? Both? - Steve and 4 other people
Mary Carmen
Project Little Human initiated. ETA: November 11, 2013.
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Congratulations :) - Hedgehog
ha! i guessed right but i didn't think it proper to ask. Congrats! - Christina Pikas
#bleepyeahbuttercup. And congrats to the Nycest parents in the school. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
Congratulations! - adf
Lol. Yes, mommy has hypermesis and has been home for the past month with no end in sight. Other than the constant vomiting everyone is healthy. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
woohoo! :) - Big Joe Silenced
CONGRATS! - Stephen Mack
How wonderful! - Anne Bouey
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so happy for the both of you.... - VALZONE#SCREWED
Congrats! - Brent Schaus
Very happy for you both! - Friar Will
Thanks y'all. We strongly feel its a girl, but won't know for certain for a few more weeks. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
WAHOO!! :D - Laura
HappyHappyHappyHappy!!! - vicster. from FFHound!
Congratulations!!!! - the king of the interweb
Congrats! - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Congrats! - MoTO Boychick Devil
congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
You know, "Barry" can be used with either gender. #justsayin *cough* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Lol....the baby is going to have a either a very Scottish name or a very Italian name. There seems to be no in between. - Mary Carmen
Congratulations!!! - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations, that is exciting! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Christina: I also guessed right but also didn't want to ask. Also, congratulations! - bentley
Yeah, it was pretty obvious. But Scott wouldn't let me come clean till after the first trimester. - Mary Carmen
w00t! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Wow, you've been breeding! FANTASTIC! Srsly congrats, lady :) - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Congrats! :) - LB needs a break. from Android
I look forward to little Eva's debut on the podcast. OH NOEZ POSSIBLE FUTURE INFO CONTAMINATION OF TIMELINE DELETE COMMENT - Steven Perez
Hyphenate for the best of both: Guiseppe-Hamish if it's a boy, Carmine-Eilidh if it's a girl. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hamish Kaidan or Isabella Suzanne.....no hyphens necessary. - Mary Carmen
Beautiful! - Stephen Mack
Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Congratulations!! - Yolanda
Yay! I was so hoping that this was the secret! Congrats to you both. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd guessed this as well - and happy I was right. Nyce. ;) - Great Scott!
congrats! - imabonehead
Congratulations! - Harold
Yay! - Jed from iPhone
Yay!!! :) - Micah
Congratulations!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Squee! Omg! - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
I wondered at one point with all the emesis. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Congratulations, you two!! <3 - Jenny H.
Yay! Congrats! I was wondering when you'd be ready to share. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
YAYAYAY!!! I wondered... :))) So happy for you guys!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
The most awesome project you will ever undertake! Enjoy! - DJ Stevie Steve
Congratulations Mary and Scott! - Mike Nencetti
Yay! Congrats to you both :) - Jen
*bumpity* because it's MC and Scott. LITERALLY! - MoTO Boychick Devil
YEAH BABY!!!!!!!! - Melly
Congratulations, that's fantastic news. - YvonneM
Con'grats !! - Peter Dawson
LMP? :D - ووووزلا
Congrats!!! =D - David Cook
<3 Awesome. - Alix May
Yay! :D - Michael W. May
Congratulations! - Jim #teamFFrank
Congrats!!! So exciting!! - Georgia from iPhone
I just saw your pregnancy whine post and I think all of downtown Sac heard me say, "Wait, she's pregnant?" (scroll back scroll back scroll back, find announcement) Wow! Congrats to you and Scott. - Corinne L
Thanks, Corinne! - Mary Carmen
Congrats!!!! - Rachel Walden
Rachel Lea Fox
A little more space makes a big difference! This makes me so happy!!
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You found 9' sq. in California; that's like $1000. ;) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
You moved the A/C or just got rid of it? - bentley
I like the table :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Jimminy, it practically is!!! We are crazy thrilled. Betsy, we moved it, on top of the garage. It is all kinds of awesome! SteVe, thanks. We love it. We got it last summer. We knew what we wanted for a long time, but it took many years to actually find it. - Rachel Lea Fox
Jessie
Original Brave Director Brenda Chapman Chimes In On Merida’s Redesign. Spoiler: She Hates It | The Mary Sue - http://www.themarysue.com/merida-...
Original Brave Director Brenda Chapman Chimes In On Merida’s Redesign. Spoiler: She Hates It | The Mary Sue
"“I think it is atrocious!!!… Since I am no longer with the company, I’m sure they could care less what I think on the matter. But they have betrayed the essence of what we were trying to do with Merida—give young girls and women a better stronger role model. She’s strong inside and out—she’s not just a simpering pretty face waiting around for romance! She was created to turn that whole ideal on it’s [sic] head! Oh yeah… that’s why I created her… they’re just in it for the money… not the integrity. They don’t care what message they send about women, as long as it makes them a buck.” — Brenda Chapman on Disney’s Merida redesign." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Yeah, I read about that this morning. At least she looked normal (larger than all the other princesses) at the crowning. It will be interesting to see if there is a backlash now. - Anne Bouey
Yeah I liked that too, that she looked heavier and more natural during the coronation. I couldn't tell if it was just the way the costume looked or if they actually hired a heavier actress, but either way (knowing Disney) it must have been intentional. - Jessie
I don't like the new one. They made her too grownup. Cinched in her waist, made her eyes more alluring and plumped out her lips. There are other changes, but those are the ones that stand out at me. I don't mind the dress, but I would keep her not quite so curvy and less makeup and botox thank you. :) - Rachel Lea Fox
The actress playing her also walked in a more tomboyish way up to the stage, I noticed. - Spidra Webster
The one we saw at Disneyland last year was awesome. She passed by us at one point, and she had the swagger down perfectly. - Jessie
Anne Bouey
Tiny bit of formula promotes breast-feeding - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/health...
Tiny bit of formula promotes breast-feeding - SFGate
"Giving a little bit of formula - the equivalent of a single bottle over several days - to a newborn who's losing too much weight after birth might actually increase the likelihood that the baby will be breast-feeding three months later, according to a small Bay Area study. In a climate of aggressive public health policy trying to cut down on formula use and encourage new moms to give infants only breast milk, the study results are likely to be controversial, and they may seem counterintuitive, the authors said. But for a select group of new mothers who are eager to breast-feed, small doses of formula, given for a short and carefully monitored time, may alleviate some of the stress associated with breast-feeding and, in turn, give them confidence to stick with it, said Dr. Valerie Flaherman, lead author of the study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. "This study does not mean that all babies should get formula or that formula is better than breast-feeding. It's my strong... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"But in the United States, while roughly three-quarters of mothers attempt to breast-feed, only 30 percent of them are breast-feeding exclusively at three months, and less than a quarter are breast-feeding at all by the time the baby is a year old. The reasons women stop breast-feeding are varied and complicated and not always well understood. One possibility that the study authors... more... - Anne Bouey
"The study authors agreed that their results may not apply across the country, and they noted that Bay Area women in general are much more eager to breast-feed than women in other parts of the country. At UCSF, 98 percent of women who give birth there leave the hospital at least having started to breast-feed. Suggesting any amount of formula supplementation, if only a couple of... more... - Anne Bouey
One of my friends did something like this, and it helped a lot (she was having production issues, so there literally wasn't enough to feed her son by itself for the first month.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Breast feeding can be such a minefield. It was so hard with our first kid, and got easier with the others. But still, it can be really hard and all of them had some formula here and there. Trying to relax enough to realise that it's not the end of the world can be so difficult. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It's really tricky, because the way to increase milk production is to continue feeding: the tactile stimulus from feeding is what stimulates prolactin and oxytocin production which leads to more milk. But I think the key is that mothers shouldn't be stigmatized due to their feeding choices, which I think a lot of breastfeeding advocates aren't partcularly sensitive of. Sure, there are a lot of benefits to breastfeeding, but a lot of those benefits can be realized with a limited course of breastfeeding. - Victor Ganata
(My comments on breastfeeding advocates are, admittedly, limited to my experiences rounding in newborn nurseries during residency and my mom's anecdotes from working as a nurse on a mother-baby unit—she's not a big fan of the drive towards exclusive breastfeeding and she'd frequently tell me about all the mothers who were reduced to tears because they had problems with feeding their baby.) - Victor Ganata
The more the baby suckles, the more milk is produced. That's the general rule. But if you have sore, cracked and bleeding nipples, are ill, or in the throes of painful mastitis then knowing you can have a break can mean the difference between carrying on and giving up all together. It's really hard to be kind to yourself when you feel like giving a bottle is failure, so I'm all for pragmatism and understanding. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I agree with you Victor. Lots of my friends have had children here in the Bay Area and lost of them have had huge amount of pressure put on them to breastfeed only. Some pushed themselves too hard when signs of problems (cracking, mastitis, etc) showed and tried to power through, only making the problems worse. If they had done a little of both they may have been able to treat the... more... - Rachel Lea Fox
Rachel Lea Fox
Not just a girl - Jaime Moore photography - So my amazing daughter, Emma, turned 5 last month, and I had been searching everywhere for new-creative inspiration for her 5yr pictures. I noticed quite a pattern of so many young girls dressing up as beautiful Disney Princesses..." - http://www.jaimemoorephotography.com/2013...
Not just a girl - Jaime Moore photography - So my amazing daughter, Emma,  turned 5 last month, and I had been searching everywhere for new-creative inspiration for her 5yr pictures.  I noticed quite a pattern of so many young girls dressing up as beautiful Disney Princesses..."
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"...no matter where I looked 95% of the “ideas” were the “How to’s” of how to dress your little girl like a Disney Princess. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Disney Princesses, from their beautiful dresses, perfect hair, gorgeous voices and most with ideal love stories in the mix you can’t help but become entranced with the characters. But it got me thinking, they’re just characters, a writers tale of a princess (most before 1998)…an unrealistic fantasy for most girls (Yay Kate Middleton!). It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better. My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything. We chose 5 women... more... - Rachel Lea Fox from Bookmarklet
Very cool and cute, bur are annual portraits a "thing" now? - Soup in a TARDIS
My mother got annual portraits when she was a kid in the 40's. The photographer did a full page ad of her through the years, beginning from when she was a toddler. - bentley
I had annual portraits from when I was a kid. I know lots of people who do and I know people who don't. In this case the photographer is the kids mother, so she gets more than annual photographs. - Rachel Lea Fox
Saw Jane 6 days ago. Good speaker. - Joe
Halil
An extremely rare white rhino, of which there are only four left in the entire world, in the Kenyan Ol Pejeta reservation, roams about the plains flanked by armed bodyguards - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery/trLr6
An extremely rare white rhino, of which there are only four left in the entire world, in the Kenyan Ol Pejeta reservation, roams about the plains flanked by armed bodyguards - Imgur
John's post made me look up some figures about how many are actually left in the world and found this which makes me both sad and happy, but mainly sad that the human race is still so ignorant, i don't mean that in a rude way, but seriously, we are failing to educate people, i know ancient traditions are hard to deal with, but it's 2013 for goodness sakes :'( - Halil from Bookmarklet
Also so strange that the Northern White Rhino and the Sourthern White Rhino are not sub-categories of the White Rhino species but that the Northern White Rhino is a species of it's own separated genetically for over a million years. I have had the privilege of being up close and personal with the less at risk Southern White Rhino and they are just amazing and wonderful creatures. It makes me so sad whenever I hear about any poaching of any type of these creatures. :( - Rachel Lea Fox
Reading the comments on the article/image is awesome. "I would pet the shit out of that beautiful rhino." "He looks so epic and full of wisdom." "fuck humans, that he NEEDS to be guarded." - Hookuh Tinypants
Ken Gidley
Wow, I thought Kevin & Rachel had done an app: http://www.tuaw.com/2013...
LOL! I saw that too, and I was thinking they named it after us! ;) - Rachel Lea Fox
That looks fun. - Stephen Mack
The only problem is that the base came is free but the prices on buying things in app are pretty high. - Rachel Lea Fox
Do you need those things? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Pretty much. You start with one set of monsters and to be able to play with any other set of monsters you have to pay. The one set of monsters is fine, but even the computer plays with the other monster sets, and only being able to use the one set gets boring after a while. Also new maps cost. I don't mind paying in app, but their fee system is way high. Even buying the bundle that has everything in it is $8 which for an iphone game is too much in my opinion. - Rachel Lea Fox
Yeah, $8 is pretty high compared to most apps of that type. - Stephen Mack
At least it's not Super Monster Bros. Knock off of Mario and Pokemon IP + in app fees for a lot of things of $20-100. http://www.ign.com/videos... - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Jimminy, gak that is horrible! I just know that in a game I would want to play through game center with other friends, I wouldn't want all of us dependent on paying that much money. The $8 is for the pack with all the current items, they call it Season 1, so they intend to have more seasons which I assume will cost similar. Can't do it. - Rachel Lea Fox
Steve C, Team Marina
Mom back in hospital apparently pneumonia. But we've gotten better at the sibling rotation plan down there so we already have next 24hours set for attendants. I had to give up my Killers tickets for tonight but I have seen them before and my friends haven't so it's okay.
Ugh. Pneumonia is just awful. I hope she recovers quickly. - Anika
Doctors sounds optimistic, she was fine on Sunday the last day I was with her so I think they caught it early. What will be will be. - Steve C, Team Marina
My thoughts are with you, your mom and your family, Steve. <3 - Monique the crochet freak
Thoughts and prayers for all of you Steve! xo - LoisMarketing
I hope she gets better soon! *hugs* - Rachel Lea Fox
Sorry to hear this, Steve. Hope it's a short stay. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
My best wishes for a full and speedy recovery :-( - mina_sydney
Glad things are better on the rotation side, and hope she is soon feeling better. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My strength to you and your mom & siblings. *hugs* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Sorry to hear it. I hope your mom recovers fully and soon! - Spidra Webster
Doing well she thinks she's on a train, which i think is a much better thought than being in a hospital. - Steve C, Team Marina
Thinking of you and your family. Sending your mom positive thoughts and hoping she gets well soon. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Ohhhh NCIS is on , the first one of the first season. Score, mom's favorite show. Agent Todd isn't an agent yet. - Steve C, Team Marina
I hope she makes a speedy recovery, Steve. - Jenny H.
speedy recovery to your moms! - t-ra needs this place
Steve, how's your mom now? - Tamara J. B.
Oh thanks for asking. She is home now which makes her happy and everyone else gets a little more sleep. Family rotation in hospital worked perfectly. Thanks all! - Steve C, Team Marina
Rachel Lea Fox
The kittens got vaccinations today so I don't know how long they will be playing, but for now there might be some playing. https://www.facebook.com/fosterk... #foxfosterkittens
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or maybe they will just sleep in a pile. ;) - Rachel Lea Fox
LOL Janet. I will think about it. Most of these are just iPhone photos, I don't know if they get big enough for printing. I need to get good photos for these guys. I've been working so hard keeping this little guy healthy, the extra photography hasn't been a top priority. This photo is so Slater though. - Rachel Lea Fox
Also, if you feel like you are missing photos of the kittens, check in at their facebook page, I've been posting most things there. https://www.facebook.com/fosterk... - Rachel Lea Fox
You could do multiple shots per page if the resolution isn't high enough to enlarge properly. >.> - Heather
Slater has totally weaponized his cute. - RepoRat
Rachel Lea Fox
For a year or more I have been planning to submit some of my photography to Getty Images Stock Photography (through Flickr) to see if I could sell some images. I get approached semi-regularly for rights to images, but I usually turn people down because I don't really know how to set it all up. I have friends who have been working with Getty for...
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...years ans loving it, but as life goes I kept putting off the submission, and putting it off more, due to life just being busy. Well I guess procrastination works for you sometimes. Today I got a letter inviting me to join Getty Images. Yeah for awesome things falling into your lap!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Good luck! - Juan Pablo González
Woot! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay! Congrats, Rachel. Your photos are wonderful. - Anika
Congrats! - Tamara J. B.
Congratulations! - bentley
That's way cool, but you may want to read some of Thomas Hawk's recent writings on the subject. He just quit and moved to a different service. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Rachel Lea Fox
Kittens are playing with the ball in the track right now: https://www.facebook.com/fosterk...
dang, I gotta get me one of those things. - RepoRat
That reminds me that I need to order a new glow ball for Plum and Sophie's track set. Not that they don't play with it anyway, but it was cool. - Katy S
That's Calvin's favorite toy. - Anne Graham
Every set of kittens love the track and ball. And I love the versatility of this one! Also it's play time again: https://www.facebook.com/fosterk... - Rachel Lea Fox
I don't think that could be any cuter. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Rachel Lea Fox
I have resorted midnight gardening! Seems to be the only time I can get anything done.
Watch out for skunks. - bentley
Thanks Betsy, luckily the wall around my yard protects me from skunks. :) - Rachel Lea Fox
Rachel Lea Fox
How to install your Budweiser Red Light - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
How to install your Budweiser Red Light
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Powered by Electric Imp! Canada loves these things. Electric Imp post here: http://blog.electricimp.com/post... - Rachel Lea Fox
Lights up for hockey goals scored by a team (or teams) of your choosing? - Neal Krummell
That is exactly what it does Neal. The lighting up is almost instantaneous. - Rachel Lea Fox
I could see this being repurposed for share houses instead of the tie on the door knob - Johnny from iPhone
TIme to move to Canada. Unless there's a stateside way of getting one. - Neal Krummell
Budweiser is crap beer. That being said, that red light is AWESOME!!!! - Just another Bubba
++Johnny! - Rachel Lea Fox
Steve C, Team Marina
View All Photos < How to Create a Backyard Movie Space - Sunset.com - http://www.sunset.com/garden...
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View All Photos < How to Create a Backyard Movie Space - Sunset.com
View All Photos < How to Create a Backyard Movie Space - Sunset.com
Would you be okay with this as neighbors front yard? I could actually do this with our front yard project we have about the same wasted space. - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Slightly afraid the fence is too prisony/ isolating from neighbors - Steve C, Team Marina
That first picture is what we had planned in our first house, before we realized the garage was crumbling apart. - Anika
SteVe, as someone who was initially skeptical that i could live in a house with a 8 foot stucco wall around, I have to say it is actually incredibly liberating. I like the idea of the windows in this fence, it could work for or against you though. But in my yard I suddenly have immense privacy and freedom that you don't always have with low fences or no fence. We don't have curtains or... more... - Rachel Lea Fox
Thanks Rachel that's what I was hoping as a best case outcome. Since 25% of our property is currently the lawn on front yard I am leaning towards enclosing it in some way to add essentially another outdoor room especially being in So Cal. The debate has come down to the type of fencing, open, short, tall, complete. So when I saw this idea yesterday it was a new direction to think of. - Steve C, Team Marina
Love this look/concept. Can't WAIT to see how you execute. - SAM
SteVe, if you are up there visiting Anne or anyone and you want to see what we have I'm happy to show you. This design for a wall would be prettier than my wall, but the wood would take more maintenance. I think it would be worth it though! - Rachel Lea Fox
SAM or others, any ideas on the type of wood? Oh yes Rachel I would love that if we don't get up there I'll send my spy Anne. :) Rachel subscribe to me so I can DM you and because I am fricking riveting. - Steve C, Team Marina
Okay, that is the weirdest thing. You are the second person in the last few months who i know was subscribed too and now I'm not. :( Fixed. - Rachel Lea Fox
And also Anne has been here before, so she might already have feedback, but is always welcome here. She can come visit the kittens too, with or without you. :) - Rachel Lea Fox
High end: Teak or Iroko (wouldn't that be fun). Lower-end: Cedar or anything you can get better boards in quantity. - SAM from iPhone
This looks like a great idea for your front yard, Steve. Would it meet city codes? Rachel and Kevin's walled yard is a very special secluded area; it really feels like their own private space for relaxing, entertaining, and Halloween decorating!! Perhaps Rachel can give you a link to their Halloween photos which may give you a glimpse of their wall. - Anne Bouey
Yeah Anne that's the hard part of front yard work dealing with city. I think my argument if they give any gruff is "look my house is purple don't you think covering some of it with a pretty wood is an improvement in your narrow minded eyes?" Actually a few peeps have block walls out front so I think we'll be okay but I will have to do the whole annoying permit thing. Annoying only in that I build stronger than code anyway so you ain't doing me any favors other than slowing me down. - Steve C, Team Marina
Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh great, looks like there's another specialist in my future. Thyroid stimulating hormone is borked, and so is thyroid. Endocrinologists here I come. In other news liver is normal...I think I'll go work on that :-)
*hugs* - Rachel Lea Fox
Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday to Kelly! You're in such great company to share this special day with Stephen, Helen, Tudor, and Adam!
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Happy Birthday one amazing young woman. - Steve C, Team Marina
Happy birthday, Kelly! You have a great one. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Thank you!!!! - Kelly
Happy Happy Birthday Kelly! - Rachel Lea Fox
Happy birthday, Kelly! - Anika
Happy birthday! :) - Jenny H.
Happy birthday :) - Eivind
Happy Birthday, Kelly! - vicster.
Happy birthday - Eric - Final Countdown
happy bday! - imabonehead
Haaaaaappy birthday, Kelly! ;) - Wulffy
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