I recently came across a wonderful blog – Black Breastfeeding Blog (by author Jennifer James who has written for Mothering magazine, among others) – and found the following post particularly worth mentioning. The post includes pictures (from the Library of Congress) of a mother nursing her baby in public back in 1943. It seems evident from these photos that breastfeeding in public was not something to get up in arms about back then, it simply was what it was – a woman feeding her child. Why have things changed so much in the past 60 years?Read More →

On Sunday we attended a farewell party for our good friends, B & D, and their boys, C and T. They are moving at the end of July to Georgia. It’s hard for me to see them go since I’ve been friends with B since shortly after Ava was born. She and I have grown pretty close through this whole journey called parenting and, since neither of us have had family in the area for most of the past three years (my sis lives out here again now), our families have spent many a holiday together. B was also my inspiration for having a homeRead More →