Welcome, Breastfeeding Carnival readers. This month’s topic is “Learning to Let Go” and refers to letting other people care for our nurslings. After you finish reading my post, I hope you will stop by the other blogs mentioned below to read their stories as well. Thanks! The first time my husband Jody and I both tried to leave Ava for an evening was when she was nearly 6 months old. The company Jody worked for was having a formal Christmas party and the idea of a night out among adults after 6 months of staying at home with a little one got me a weeRead More →

Ava’s been enjoying one morning a week of summer camp at a local farm for the past three months. Last Tuesday was her last day. Parents were invited to come early to watch the kids wear their newly-created “memory” hats (to help them remember what they learned at the farm all summer) and sing some of the songs they learned like “Hermie the Worm” and “Baa baa black sheep.” Jody worked from home that morning so we could all go. It was pretty cute. :) Here’s Ava waiting for the singing to start, before she ditched her hat. (I couldn’t decide between the color andRead More →