Breastfeeding

I believe in milk-sharing.  Informal.  Formal.  All of the above. This is a hard topic to broach with people because formal milk-sharing – that is, donating milk to a local bank where it is pasteurized and homogenized and then either donated →MORE...

Mar 30, 2011
Is she sleeping?, an older woman asks as she takes a seat beside me.  We’re standing under a tree, facing a flurry of playground activity.  Children are swinging around like banshees.  I love this noise; it makes me smile.  Because it →MORE...

Babywearer – n. A person who carries their baby in some sort of sling, pouch, wrap, etc. Puppywearer – n. A person who carries their puppy in a sling and lets their toddler walk.  Clearly is desperate to have another child.  →MORE...

Feb 07, 2011
I blinked my eyes and she was gone.  Charlotte? Charlotte? CHARLOTTE? And then I was screaming it, screaming her name, looking left and looking right, racing across the yard, peering behind the trash cans, checking the bushes, screaming CHARLOTTE! CHARLOTTE! CHARLOTTE! →MORE...

Dear Friend, You have a beautiful, bouncing little babe and you have chosen not to breastfeed.  Please do not, you begged this morning, think any less of me. And with those eight small words, you broke my heart. Watching you become →MORE...