“Unless an animal can recombine the DNA they already have, they will produce an offspring with an identical set of chromosomes, in which any genetic weakness, such as disease susceptibility or physical mutation, would have no chance to be overridden by outside genetic material from a mate.” –Source
However, these little lizard ladies need not fear. They maintain their genetic variety … Keep Reading!!!
Walter’s girlfriend Alanna writes about this week’s featured “Real Man of AP”:
“Here is a picture of my boyfriend Walter carrying our son and his namesake, Small Wall. Throughout my whole pregnancy he bought me the highest quality foods and supplements to ensure our baby would be getting the proper nutrition while he was growing. He came to every single OB appointment I had and spent three nights sleeping on a chair next to me in the hospital when I … Keep Reading!!!
Back in 2005, Shayna Richardson, a novice skydiver attempted her first solo dive when she experienced a parachute malfunction and landed flat on her face and stomach in a parking lot going 50MPH!
Still alive, they rushed her to the hospital where doctors discovered she was pregnant (which was news to Richardson). Against the odds, she made a full recovery and and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Real Men of AP: Pre and Post Parent
Submitted and written by Kevin’s wife, Natalie
Sending a shout out to my Husband, Kevin, who is a walking example of an attached parent pre- and post-parent. The two of us first met through mutual friends when we were both 21 years old; I was a single mom to our daughter, Amelia, who was two years old at the time. Over the next nine months, our friendship grew through mutual interests and … Keep Reading!!!
This breastfeeding story was submitted by Amanda Martinez.
I have breastfed all three of my kids.
I have gotten so much hell for it. I have a lot of stories actually, but I’ll just be short and sweet.
I have breastfed them all until they were over a year old. My oldest is 10 and was breastfed until 15 months. My middle child, I breastfed until she was 2 and she’s 7 now. My youngest is 3 and he still … Keep Reading!!!
By Tove Maren.
2008 was a tumultuous year for many. The stock market and real estate market tumbled. Aggregating all the financial losses sustained worldwide would never come close to the great loss our family suffered. We lost my granddad and dad unexpectedly within 6 weeks of each other. However, we saw light at the end of the tunnel – baby Jordan was due in late November 2008. His arrival would mark the turning of the bad … Keep Reading!!!
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“These pictures are of my husband that is still my boyfriend, too. 🙂 He is awesome because he genuinely treasures every minute he gets with me and our 2 boys. He listens to their and my needs. He enjoys bed sharing with my youngest and he also stays with my oldest till he falls asleep, so he never feels scared at night. There is so much I can say but that’s just a little.”
Hatshepsut’s parents were Thutmose and Queen Ahmose. Thutmose also had a son by another queen, Thutmose II (Hatshepsut’s half brother and heir to the crown). Hatshepsut and Thutmose II married (it was common practice in ancient Egypt for royal lineages to be “fortified” by marrying close relatives, which is also probably why many of the children of the royal couples during this time did not live past infancy). Anyway, brother and sister got married and had a daughter, but … Keep Reading!!!
By Maggie Jones
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I was committed to breastfeeding my daughter from the very beginning. Her
conception was a complete surprise, but as soon as I discovered I was
pregnant I began researching everything.
I decided to have a water birth at home with midwives, and learned
everything I possibly could about breastfeeding. I received many warnings
from well-meaning family members to not be too disappointed if … Keep Reading!!!
Terran McCabe on her husband Jesse McCabe:
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It’s a really good thing that Jesse and I had twins, a baby for each of us.
It has allowed him to be just as involved as a parent as me, even during
breastfeeding. His nature is to be there, present with our girls, he’s
completely selfless with them. Jesse parents with love, kindness and
understanding. He doesn’t hold back and his instincts lead the way. He is a
Real Man of AP!
By Keren Brown.
You’ve got your hands full. A phrase that has been heard so many times in the last 7 months that every time I here “You ‘ve got” my face automatically cracks out a fake smile, a completely effortful grin and I mutter on autopilot ” I sure do”. Anyone juggling a new infant can imagine the work that goes into raising twins: double the diapers, double the energy, half the sleep, half the time … Keep Reading!!!
This week’s Real Dad of Attachment Parenting:
His wife, Stacy, said:
Home from the grocery store to realize you have to go back because you forgot diapers: $20
Awake until 1am assembling matching crib & changing table: $300.
Snapping a picture of your sexy husband passed out & bonding with your 4 month old: Priceless… Keep Reading!!!