I’ve been a fan of Sarah McLachlan for a long time, at least since “Fumbling Towards Ecstacy” came out in 1993. I saw her in concert three times, twice at Lilith Fair. Her music has always seemed so powerful to me, so full of passion. She really seems to sing from the heart. After recently discovering what she did with her “World On Fire” video, I have even more respect and admiration for her. View the video here Even if you aren’t a Sarah fan, this video deserves a look just for the message that it has. I admire her for doing something different andRead More →

I’ve been posting for a few days now and I realize that I should probably take a few moments to post an intro of sorts. I think my profile tells quite a bit about the kind of person I am, but for those who are interested, here’s some more background info on me. I was born in May 1975 (yes, that makes me a bull-headed Taurus. bet ya’d never guess that about me, hehe) in Michigan. I grew up in a (white bread) suburb of Detroit with my mom, dad and younger brother and sister. Like most families, we were a bit dysfunctional, yet IRead More →

I came across this photo on Yahoo News yesterday. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez talks with people who were affected by flooding… Wow! :) How refreshing it is to see a woman able to openly feed her baby in public – while speaking to the president of her country no less! And nobody seems to be offended by it in the least (although that one guy might be checking out her boob, hehe). But the president seems absolutely at ease with it, even touching her on the arm and *gasp* making eye contact with her. I’d love to see the United States embrace breastfeeding as suchRead More →

To all of the anonymous posters out there, Would you please sign your posts with a name (I don’t care if it’s your actual name or a made up one) so that if I or someone else wants to respond to you, we can address you by name rather than “to the person who said that they don’t like to eat peanut butter on toast” or whatever. ;) Thank you. :) –amygeekgrl

A friend of mine recently posted a link to this article from the Metro West Daily News on one of my message boards. I thought it was so cute and sweet and perfectly appropos for how I feel, I had to share it here. :) Berry: Baby love is all a nursing mother needs By Julie Berry / Local Columnist Wednesday, January 19, 2005 “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” chastely explains, “If you’re breastfeeding, this may unconsciously be satisfying your need for intimacy.” Unconsciously, my eye. I don’t need sex. Not lately. I get all the sensual pleasure I need from my baby. IRead More →

Recently I’ve been reflecting on what a cynic I’ve become. I feel like money is the motivating force behind so many things these days and it sickens and frightens the hell out of me. It’s actually one of the reasons why I haven’t been comfortable enough with vaccinations to allow my daughter to receive any as of yet. I’m skeptical that there’s a need for the vaccinations for the majority of the population since research shows that the disease rates were declining on their own before any of the vaccinations were introduced. So why do I think they were introduced and why do they “require”Read More →