“There are numerous FDA approved moral cell lines and if human cells are desired, they can be obtained from a plethora of non-objectionable sources including umbilical cord, cord blood or other adult stem cells,” according to Debi Vinnedge, of Children of God for Life.
But the organization noted that there are some vaccines, medicines and cosmetics that do use fetal materials derived from aborted babies in testing or directly in the product.
The list, which can be found here, provides details about the products….
I love to see parents “wear” their babies! The positive effects of carrying their babies around with them are numerous, and it is heartening to see more and more parents return to this ancient, natural practice. That being said, when the modern world tries to introduce a commodity or product, it tends to make alterations based on style, not health or well-being. Such is the case with infant carriers where the baby faces outward.
Telling parents that babies “want to look where they are going” is one such marketing ploy that created these outward-facing carriers. Unfortunately, the marketing is unsubstantiated by facts, and the position is not better for the baby. In truth, the practice of using an outward-facing carrier has some major drawbacks for the baby’s developing neurology and structure….
Talk to any doula, midwife, or old hippie mama (like me) and you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear about the importance of drinking raspberry leaf (RL) tea for pregnancy.
[Note: adding lots of crushed red raspberries gives the pretty red color above. RL herb alone is the color of normal green tea.]…
Having been a child myself in the early 50s, there are classic books I feel should never be neglected in a child’s reading repertoire.
Though I don’t have the space to mention them all, these were the stuff of our children’s early homeschool reading aloud experience. They are all still around and available today because they strike a chord in all who read them – parent and child alike.
They set an enriching foundation in the heart and mind of children age 2 through 7 or 8. In my opinion, reading aloud should continue even after a child has mastered reading on his or her own and beyond.
Parent – be honest – you’ve only got so much time for reading aloud with your children! The last thing you want to do is choose a dud. If you are new to this, I hope this reading list makes the choosing easier and provides many delightful reading hours for you and your child! Enjoy!
Download the printable PDF here: “100 Whole-Hearted Books to Take Back the Culture.”
Mom, you do not struggle alone. My story of infertility and late pregnancies at 40 (we lost one twin) and at 42 (we had twins) made me instantly identify with the following story and want to share it here. Thank you, Jeanne Harrison, for giving courage and insight.)