I have a couple of important things to quickly mention today. It was just a couple of weeks ago that I wrote about the global food crisis where the poorest of the poor are being hit the hardest and people in Haiti are resorting to eating dirt “cookies” made from shortening, salt and dirt. I also interviewed my friend who is in the process of adopting two young children from Foyer de Sion Orphanage in Haiti. Another friend of ours is trying to raise awareness about the food situation and do something to help out the children in the orphanage by holding a contest. ItRead More →

Welcome to the May Carnival of Breastfeeding, hosted by Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog. This month’s topic is pregnancy and breastfeeding. When I became pregnant with my son, my daughter Ava was about 20 months old and still nursing regularly. While I had friends who’s children had self-weaned when they became pregnant, I had my doubts that my “na-na”-loving kid would consider weaning for a second, even if my milk dried up. At that age, Ava was still a comfort nurser, and still woke at night to nurse. After finding out I was pregnant I worked towards gently night weaning her by letting her know she couldRead More →

I’ve been slacking in the photography department and am going to use today’s post as an attempt to play catch up. My “best shot” will be at the end. Between my birthday, Mother’s Day, Ava’s preschool May Pole Celebration, and every day life, there have been a lot of photo ops lately. Here are just a few (from the point & shoot and SLR). Oh, and I should mention I didn’t take the ones that I’m in. (Mouse over for captions.) Julian LOVES his fruit. (Shirt from Polly Tod): My 33rd birthday (with a delicious carrot cake made by yours truly): Mother’s Day: The kidsRead More →

Hey mamas! There’s a new blog in town and I think you should check it out. API Speaks – The voice for gentle parents everywhere launched last week with it’s inaugural post and has been turning out excellent content ever since. API Speaks is written by a group of very talented people who all have one thing in common – they practice Attachment Parenting and will be discussing their personal experiences and journeys in AP on the blog. You might notice some familiar bloggers’ faces/names there and discover some new ones as well. More names will be added to the contributor list in the weeksRead More →

My daughter Ava has slept in the same bedroom as me every night for the last nearly four years now. As a newborn she started out in an Arm’s Reach Cosleeper next to Jody’s and my bed, then transitioned into our bed around four months old. When she was two years old, we bought her her own bed, which we put next to our’s to expand our family bed in preparation for the birth of Julian and adding another person to our cosleeping arrangement. For the most part, cosleeping (or sharing sleep) has been a great experience for our family. I’ve always loved the secureRead More →