First - I don't use my regular name on Facebook. Second - I have no idea who dared to use pictures of my child without permission! Ugh.
We both reported it to Facebook and Facebook responded that they reviewed the case but didn't find anything wrong with it. How frustrating is that? How can I proved that the person pretending to be me is not me? Perhaps the impostor knows we are on to them though, because the page is down. Along with another one under "Lilly Eva."
Isn't that just disgusting? To pose as someone else, and use pictures of their child for what must be some sort of personal gain? I absolutely can not understand it.
When I started this blog, I actually felt very nervous about going public - making a site that anyone in the world could see. But I decided I wanted to chronicle Lilly's life publicly so that people could pray for her and also to share information with any one else who had a child with Trisomy 18. Both of those goals were accomplished and I've met Trisomy parents from all over the world this way. So I am glad. But if only there was a way to weed out the wrong people.
Sigh. At least I am thankful that there was nothing nasty or cruel on the fake Facebook accounts.
|Solomon riding big sister's shoulders|
Trim Healthy Mama Plan: the easy-does-it approach to vibrant health and a slim waistline by Pearl Barrett & Serene Allison - This book is a condensed and simplified version of the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan. It really was much easier to understand! (And it's not just for mamas - the plan works for all men and women too.) The book thoroughly explains the "satisfying" (protein with fat) and "energizing" (protein with carb) ways to eat. It also includes helpful chapters for those who like food shortcuts, those who work outside the home, those on a tight budget, pregnant/nursing mamas, those who have trouble losing weight, vegetarians, allergen-free people, etc! There is also a chapter on exercise and another on skin care. (Several chapters on hormones - which are very helpful - were not included. You have to get the original book for those - Trim Health Mama.)
The companion cookbook -Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More than 350 Healthy Recipes - is excellent. We have liked everything I've made from it. And I have many many more recipes to try. I am not a foodie but even I am inspired to cook by the appealing photos in the book!
|Solomon drew a picture of his "Getting-Trim Healthy Mama" ... me!|
Clutterfree with Kids: Change Your Thinking, Discover New Habits, Free Your Home by Joshua Becker -I have days when all the stuff around our house completely overwhelms me to the point of wanting to cry. Here is our living room on one of those days:
|Mr. Inventor surrounded by pieces and parts for his newest creations - and some of little brother's toys|
Wah wah wah. Right? Clutterfree with Kids is written by a man who is the founder of the website Becoming Minimalist. After spending way too many years dealing with too much stuff taking up his time, he and his family became minimalists. They never looked back. I used to think of minimalists as people that have very bare, stark, boring homes. But I've learned that there really is a range. This book is filled with practical application and inspirational stories to help you reevaluate your life and thereby change your thinking, discover new habits, and free your home. I found the book an interesting and motivational read.
|Hunter having fun and doing an experiment checking how water conducts electricity|
|aluminum foil is hooked to wires which are hooked to some thing he has which includes a battery and beeper - when foil touched the water it made an alarm go off|
|things that aren't useful but are pretty and bring me joy - my glitter churches and reindeer boxes|
"For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. . . ." - 1 Corinthians 14:33