I came across this comic strip Greystone Inn the other day. There are several storylines, but one involves a couple that practices Attachment Parenting with their newborn son. The author explores such topics as natural childbirth using a midwife, breastfeeding and co-sleeping. I wrote to the author – Brad Guigar – to let him know how excited I was to learn of his comic strip and to find out if he’s published in any newspapers (as I’d never heard of it before I saw a link on a message board). He said he’s only in a couple newspapers – one being the Philadelphia Daily NewsRead More →

My sister maintains that in nearly every relationship there is a Bert and there is an Ernie. The Bert character is the serious, responsible one, while the Ernie persona is fun-loving and playful. I’ll give you two seconds to decide who’s Bert and who’s Ernie in me and Jody’s relationship. ;) Anyway, at the risk of sounding very anal retentive (a trait I’ve never really been able to hide, but that has lessened a bit since having dogs and a child), I did something very Bert-esque yesterday. I took inventory of my pantry and kitchen cabinets and made a spreadsheet of all of the foodRead More →

If you’ve seen “Supersize Me” you know that along with fast food, junk food and unhealthy cafeteria food in schools is a big problem in the United States. Hell, in middle school I remember calling Funyons and a candy bar “lunch.” And in high school I recall eating french fries and pepperoni pizza on MANY occasions. Oh yeah! That was some fine dining! ;) I recently read an article in the current issue of Mothering magazine about soda companies and their marketing ploys in schools. It seems that the companies approach the school districts offering to pay for this, that or the other thing inRead More →

A couple of months ago, I discovered an awesome thing called “freecycling!” Simply put, “The worldwide Freecycleâ„¢ Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It’s a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns.” Learn more at Freecycle.org. At least where I live, the Freecycle Network is on a Yahoo group. People post things they want to get rid of (offers) or things they hope to acquire (wanteds). The only requirement for posting is that everything must be free. There’s no trading or selling. So far I’ve freecycled an old couch and ourRead More →

So much for my feeble attempts to write consistently. I just haven’t had the time. At the moment, my wee one is down for a nap so I thought I’d try to put some words down. However, I’m finding it’s hard to come up with well-written thoughts when you are under a severe time crunch. I’ve actually started a couple posts lately, but my thoughts have been so jumbled I haven’t felt them worthy of publishing. I think things will only continue to get more busy as spring and summer arrive. It’s hard to stay cooped up in the house when the warm weather andRead More →