About the New York professor who donated his sperm, sometimes in city bathrooms, to father over 22 children.
Why do I care?
It’s a story of selflessness by a man who provides his ‘donation’ freely to those who otherwise might not be able to have children.
Tell me more.
Ari Nagel, a New York Professor has fathered 22 children by donating his sperm. Some of the donations have been done in the more traditional way, while others were literally donated in a public bathroom – which he prefers. He is quoted as saying, “I’m not doing it for easy action, isn’t that what Tinder is for?”
So, the question is, what is his motivation for doing this? Apparently, he simply loves helping, “I love seeing how happy the moms and kids are, that’s why I do this.” he’s quoted as saying.
But, not all has gone well. Five of the moms who received donations successfully sued Nagel for child support. Even in spite of that, he does not regret helping others and is still open to giving donations. He enjoys relationships with some of his children and their families – seeing some of the children every week, “I feel like I’m getting all the joy, but also getting a good night’s rest.”
That’s What She Said
Katrina Alcorn is opening up a conversation about the ugly secret moms don’t want to talk about – that some of us are on the brink of a breakdown. In a book that she published Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink she shares her own story of having it all – a supportive husband, healthy kids and a thriving career – until one day, it all fell apart. She says, “We are expected to do our jobs as if we don’t have children – and then raise our children as if we don’t have jobs.” After moving forward from her own breakdown, Alcorn wrote the book and launched a website WorkingMomsBreak.com in an effort to help other moms. With two-thirds of American mothers being the breadwinners in their families – support and strategies were, in her mind, needed. She says, “We can’t say that society’s answer to this dilemma is for people not to have kids; that’s not a sustainable solution.” In a time where the economics often requires both parents to work, there has to be a better way.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
If negative energy is taking over your world, it may be time for a bit of a reset. Christine Chen, a wellness expert (among other things), offers up one key tip – start your day off right. She says, “Get out of bed, breathe, don’t check your email and maybe elongate the body to get your blood flowing. Fold forward and rise up. Lift your heart and breathe a little deeper. A few simple things can shift the entire beginning of your day.” Chen is a believer that you should not start your day with your phone in hand. She also recommends bringing in deeper breathing throughout the day to bring in fresh energy and expel the lethargy that can sometimes plaque us all as the day wears on.
Dip baby, Dip
Summer means group gatherings, regular barbecues, and impromptu afternoons sitting in adirondack chairs, while the kids play in the culdesac. To prepare for those inevitable days, gather some key ingredients to make these three slow cooker dips with a seafood flair. Or, we all know everyone loves bacon and this dip has a lot of it combined with double cheese. Add some spice to your afternoon with this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip or get those veggies in with a recipes for Crockpot Spinach Dip – we promise it still counts as ‘healthy’. Interested in making more than one? Pick up a triple crockpot like this one and you’re golden.
Parting Thought for the Day
When the days are dark, Rise Up in hope.
Love will always conquer hate. – Andra Day
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