Two breastfeeding-related things today: Tanya at Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog needs your vote to help get a new milk bank set up in New England. Please take a look and vote for this wonderful cause. Thanks! Tulipgirl recently posted about the World Breastfeeding Week 2008 Photo Contest. Deadline to enter is Feb. 29. I hope to submit a few pictures myself and encourage all of you fabulous photographers out there to do so as well.

Remember that song from the ’90s? “She’s lump, she’s lump – she’s in my head.” That song has been stuck in my head lately and a few days ago I told my sister that it was my new theme song. Long story, short: I’ve had a couple of lumps – one in my neck, one in my lower back – for a while (months or even years). The one in my lower back started bothering me recently, causing back pain whenever I’d bend to pick up a kid or toys or anything. I decided I should get it checked out and, while I was atRead More →

I’m writing over at BlogHer today about the financial crisis Waterbirth International is facing and what all of us can do to help. I hope you’ll take a look, do what you can, and consider spreading the word on your blogs, message boards, etc. The fact that this organization, that’s done so much over the past 20 years in the United States to make water birth a more accessible and acceptable option for women, is facing the very real possibility of closing it’s doors is truly heart breaking. There’s so much more they can accomplish if given the opportunity. Please check out the article. ThankRead More →

On Saturday we took the kids for haircuts. It was Julian’s first “real” haircut other than the time I haphazardly trimmed his bangs a couple of weeks ago. He did a lot better than I thought he would (no tears, no need to be held) and was content the whole time. It’s amazing what a difference a haircut makes. He looks like a little boy now for sure. (Sniff, sniff) No more crazy fly-away baby hair. ;) Here’s my pick (a storyboard) for Best Shot Monday this week: Here is what was left behind in the chair after Julian was done: And here are theRead More →

This great green tip comes from Nature Deva (not to be confused with Nature Diva). :) The UPS store (all locations, I believe) will accept any size Styrofoam – packing peanuts, small or large chunks, large sheets, etc. – and will reuse it for packaging. The next time find yourself with a box full of packing peanuts or buy something that has been packaged in Styrofoam, consider dropping if off at UPS where it can be reused and kept out of the landfills. Thank you, Nature Deva! And if you missed my post last week about a great new GREEN review site, head on overRead More →