Just a reminder that I am still accepting entries for the World Breastfeeding Week photo contest to win an “I make milk. What’s your superpower?” or a “Lactivist” t-shirt. The details are here. I’ve received 16 entries so far (all of them are wonderful – I don’t know how I’m going to choose a winner!) and hope to at least double that before the end of the contest. Special thanks to all of the bloggers who have put up links to the contest on your blogs. I appreciate you spreading the word! Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 15. Oh, and I’ve decided to makeRead More →

Today is 7/7/07 – the day of Live Earth The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis – “a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Live Earth will reach this worldwide audience through an unprecedented global media architecture covering all media platforms – TV, radio, Internet and wireless channels. Live Earth concerts will be broadcast to a live worldwide audience by MSN at LiveEarth.MSN.com.” MoveOn.org has a part in this huge event by organizing more than 1300 “Parties for the Planet” in the United States.Read More →

Between all the hub-bub surrounding Ava’s birthday and having my parents staying with us for several days, I didn’t have time to keep up-to-date on our checkbook ledger. So when I went to pay some bills last week, I just assumed we had the money to cover them all – even a large credit card bill which contained expenses from Jody’s last work-related trip and a deposit on the work done on our bathroom shower. Because I was expecting Jody to receive an expense check to cover most of that, I went ahead and paid it off in full. When I was able to updateRead More →

To all of my American readers, happy 4th of July! I’ve mentioned before that I am an email subscriber to the “Daily Groove.” “Written for “leading-edge” parents, The Daily Groove brings you an inspiring and/or practical (and short) message every Monday through Friday.” I like each one of the messages (and strongly encourage all AP-parents to sign up), and often feel like sharing them on my blog each day, but I restrain myself. ;) However since I need something Independence Day-related today and this fits right in – here ya go! :) THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle www.enjoyparenting.com/dailygroove :: Independence Day for (R)evolutionaryRead More →

A month or so ago I wrote about how we had decided to try Julian on solids. After a few days of it and him showing no interest in actually eating the food (he kept spitting it out or gagging) and having green poop after ingesting a tiny bit of avocado, I decided we should hold off on food for him for a while. A month past and when we were at my friend’s farewell party this weekend, he kept trying to grab a banana out of Jody’s hand. I told Jody to let him have it and see what he did with it. Well,Read More →