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[8 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 1,148 views]
The Joy of Sisters

My fourth child, Baby O, is just a little over a month old now, and we are all still in a state of insanity at our house. From dealing with 24/7 nursing (and no, it’s not a growth spurt!) to riding out the daily temper tantrums of my third child, DD2, we are still in survival mode. I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
But you know what is different this time around?  My little sister is going through some of the same things right along with me. She had her …

attachment parenting, headline, pregnancy & birth »

[3 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 2,284 views]
A Window on Her World

I’m pregnant, in case you missed it. Yes, #4 is on the way.
So the other night I was sitting around with DDalmost-6 and we were talking about what we might name the baby. DD started suggesting the most wonderful, magical, and sometimes hilarious names. I started writing them all down. For DD, this was about figuring about the best names for the baby. For me, it was about reveling in her mind and her world. Reading over the names again, it brings a smile to my face to imagine how …

feminism, headline, travel, writing »

[17 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 1,208 views]
Where in the world is…Texas?

It’s where I am, of course!  Austin, to be more specific.
This is sort of a long-overdue update post. The last nine months seem like they’ve been some of the longest of my life, and not a lot (any?!) blogging got done. I’ll make this post a sort of summary, and see where it goes. Perhaps more detailed posts will follow…
Update #1
We left Costa Rica!  Holy crap, right? Back to the good old USofA. Something I never really imagined we would do quite so soon. We spent about 14 months in …

attachment parenting, breastfeeding, headline »

[23 Sep 2010 | 5 Comments | 1,714 views]
Coping with Frequent Night Nursing

I love my children, and I love breastfeeding. Yet, there have been times, especially at night, when I have felt seriously touched out and have wanted to run screaming from the room rather than nurse my child again! I’ve even been tempted to night-wean my children several times. But honestly, I could never go through with night weaning. I guess, in my soul, I knew they just needed to nurse. Here are some things I’ve done in order to survive.

My current child is 16 months right now. She nurses most …

attachment parenting, breastfeeding, headline »

[1 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | 383 views]
I Dream of a World (World Breastfeeding Week)

I Dream of a World…
Where human milk is available for free for all those rare circumstances when a baby might need it, and for as long as the baby needs it.
Where there are comfortable benches anywhere a breastfeeding mother might need one – in the supermarket, at the pharmacy, on the sidewalk. Not just at the playground.
Where, when people see a woman bottle feeding a baby, they assume it must be a babysitter, or perhaps a mother with a severe medical conditions that prevented her from breastfeeding (very rare), not …