State bans gift bags to promote breast-feeding– “Mass. hospitals to stop giving diaper bags filled with formula, other freebies” I know this news is almost a week old now, but I have to applaud Massachusetts’ new ban on distributing gift bags full of formula* to moms in the hospital. Some view the ban as too extreme, but I think that it helps encourage breastfeeding and I see that as a positive thing. I, for one, would be happy to see hospitals or even other states follow suit. The article (above) notes that: “According to 2004 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 74Read More →

We had a nice holiday around here. Even though Santa didn’t come through with his promise to make us all well and it was kind of weird not having any other family around, we still had a nice day. ;) Ava enjoyed her presents of Legos, pajamas, clothes, Aquadoodle, lots of books, and a Little People doll house, as well as some money for classes (music classes probably). Jody and I didn’t exchange gifts, but we still got some presents from our parents. I got a honey bath set, a soy candle, and money from both sets of parents for my photography business. Also, myRead More →