I recently heard that some women have tried to sell their breastmilk on Ebay. (Breastmilk auction) It seems outrageous to me that something as precious as breastmilk could be sold to the highest bidder. Ebay doesn’t allow the sale of human body parts (including blood or sperm), and I don’t believe they are allowing the sale of breastmilk either (thankfully), which is why the above auction appears to have been shut down. According to Ebay, prohibited and restricted items include: “Humans, the human body, or any human body parts may not be listed on eBay. Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to:Read More →

I found a new group that sounds right up my alley! “Mothers Acting Up” is a group of 2200+ people (around the world) who “publicly & passionately advocate for the world’s children.” I don’t know a whole lot about the group yet – other than what I’ve gathered from their web site – but they have a local group that meets in my area so I hope to go check it out next month. One of their big things is hosting Mother’s Day parades around the country to raise awareness and lobby for children’s rights. Taken from the MAU website: “The 2005 MAU Mother’s DayRead More →

A recent discussion with some friends about what we all can do to make the world a better place (i.e. in the spirit of paying it forward) got me thinking about trash. Trash, you say? Yes, trash. I was thinking about how my mom is an inspiration to me in that whenever she is out for a walk, on a hike or anywhere, she is always disposing of other people’s trash. When I first saw her doing it I thought it was kind of gross. I mean, who wants to touch other people’s pop cans, fast food wrappers, used tissues, etc.? I guess the answerRead More →

I’ve always taken pride in the fact that I’m left-handed, perhaps due to the fact that lefties are in the minority among Americans (only 10%). But recently I’ve been thinking about all the bumps, cuts and scratches I’ve gotten because of my southpaw ways and now I’m not so sure I’m happy to be “in my right mind.” ;) Just today as I was doing laundry, I was moving diapers from the washing machine to the dryer. As I reached into the washer (with my right hand), I jammed it into the metal lip and cut my knuckle. It got me thinking, why do IRead More →