According to a recent article published on, “The longer a mother breast-feeds, the higher the fat and energy content of her breast milk.” “This is the first study to analyze the fat and energy content of breast milk of mothers who breast-feed for longer than a year,” said study co-author Dr. Ronit Lubetzky, who is with the department of pediatrics at Dana Children’s Hospital at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel. “There are more and more women who choose to breast-feed for longer time periods, and not many studies about the nutritional value of their milk during this prolonged lactation.” “This is aRead More →

Jody has designated Monday to be “Metaphoric Monday.” This week’s theme is: Eat one’s words. I have to confess I was thinking it was “eat *YOUR* words” which is why I have “your words” spelled out instead of “one’s words.” It’s just as well though. I didn’t have an apostrophe block anyway. ;) Happy MM! Go see who else played (or join in yourself) over at brain droppings. :)

I think I mentioned before that Ava has taken to being affectionate with just about everything. She kisses walls, the bed, toys, Jody and me, and just about everything else really. A few weeks ago in a Verizon store, she was walking around kissing phone cases. She often gives Maggie (the dog) kisses on her back. Yesterday at the garden she was kissing the green bean plants (perhaps showing her thanks for the food?), and last night at dinner she kissed the table and then the kiwi she was eating. I guess she figures everything could use a little loving. ;) And it seems IRead More →

The theme for this week’s SPF (Self Portrait Friday) involves doing something funny. Katy says, “Be creative. Use something in or around your house.” I tried to come up with something good, but I just wasn’t feeling very creative tonight. (I was actually pretty close to taking a break from the whole picture day thing. I really need to choose a couple and stick w/ just them or rotate every week or something. I’ve got picture burnout. LOL) Please excuse the lil miss and me being in our PJs. We were getting ready for bed. And I had to take the pics myself cuz theRead More →

There MUST be something in the water. Another friend announced today that she’s also pregnant with baby #2! That makes four of my close friends (in this area) all pregnant with their second child. We’re all on the advisory committee for our AP group too. Sheesh, I didn’t know being pregnant was a prerequisite for the committee. I’ll have to check my “job description” again. J/K No pressure for me though, huh? ;-) It would almost make me wonder if I was pregnant too except that I recently received confirmation that I’m not. How do I know? No, not ‘cuz I got my period –Read More →

This is a pretty cheesy (pun intended) pic for HNT (Half-Nekkid Thursday), but after a woman told me yesterday that I have the “nicest teeth she’s ever seen,” I figured why not! ;-) Get the HNT guidelines by clicking on the button below and don’t forget to check out all the other half-nekkid folks! Happy HNT! Also, my hubby is trying to start up a new “take a picture” day that he has dubbed Metaphoric Monday. Check it out over on brain droppings. The topic for Monday, Sept. 19 is “Eat one’s words.” :-) Play along, won’t ya?