I confess. I watch Oprah sometimes – not religiously, but sometimes. I TIVO the show, then take a look at the description. If it looks interesting, I’ll watch it. If not, it gets deleted. Yesterday’s topic du jour mentioned something about Lisa Ling investigating the lifestyle of “Freegans.” I had never heard of Freegans or Freeganism before, but I am a fan of Lisa Ling, (anyone remember her from “Channel One News” in high school?), so I decided to take a look to see what it was all about and I’m glad I did. Freegans are “a grassroots subculture is made of people who haveRead More →

A note on the exersaucer pic (making this a not-so-wordless-Wednesday): The other day I was in the kitchen making dinner and looked up to see Julian sitting in it. I asked Ava if she put him in it. (She may only be 3 1/2, but she is very strong and often lifts her 25 lb. brother. Oy.) She said she didn’t. Upon further inspection I discovered he climbed into it himself and was sitting backwards, with his right leg in the left leg hole, hence his left leg/foot on the top. How could I not take a picture? ;) It was a good reminder thatRead More →

I was inspired to write about how to increase your blog traffic after reading a friend’s recent post about navigating social media sites. Since I’m not that schooled in social media sites yet, but I do have experience with growing my traffic through other avenues over the years, I wanted to pass on what has worked for me. Without further ado, here are the Crunchy Domestic Goddess’s tips for attracting more readers to your site. (Edited to add that from the time I initially posted this, I’ve since thought of three more things and added tips 6-8.) Comment, comment, comment – Seriously. To attract newRead More →

I’m over at BlogHer today writing about Many African Maternal Deaths are Preventable, Bush Provides Malaria Relief. A recent study revealed that a surprisingly large number of deaths among pregnant women in developing nations are from infectious diseases such as malaria, as opposed to from pregnancy-related illnesses. The findings suggest that many of these deaths are preventable. Check it out if you get a moment.

Today and tomorrow (2/26 and 2/27) my little sister will be taking the Colorado Bar Exam. Keep her in your thoughts as she kicks butt and takes names, k? Have I mentioned that the two of us were fantasizing just the other day about starting our own non-profit organization for pregnant women’s rights? Hey, it could happen. ;) I love ya, sis. You can do it! :)

Welcome to February’s Carnival of Breastfeeding sponsored by The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog. This month our theme is breastfeeding humor, or “What’s so funny about breastfeeding?” Here are a few breastfeeding funnies – a joke, picture and video – I gathered up from around the ‘net. Enjoy! :) First, the joke: A woman and a baby come into the doctor’s office. She was told to go into a room and wait for the doctor. After arriving there, the doctor examined the baby and asked the woman, “Is he breast fed or on the bottle?” “Breast fed” she replied. “Well, strip down to your waist,” the doctorRead More →