I apologize for being a craptastic blogger the past week/weekend. Jody was out working in CA all week and my mom got in from MI for a 12-day stay on Thursday. So between solo parenting and trying to get the house in decent shape, plus then spending time with my mom the past few days and Jody when he returned, I’ve been an absentee blogger (though you can always find me micro-blogging on Twitter – hint, hint). While Jody was gone this week I received a good reminder of why I love him. He’s an awesome dad and his involvement both in the kids’ livesRead More →

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 →

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday, when 24 states will vote in presidential primaries and caucuses. A couple of weeks ago I honestly had no idea what Super Tuesday was. I’ve been pretty apathetic about anything and everything political over the past several years. However, I spent the past few days reading up on the election and the candidates (thank you, BlogHer!) and, I may sound like a dreamer, but now I feel hopeful. Tomorrow I just might participate in my first caucus. America needs a change. America needs hope. America needs a leader who will inspire them. I feel like Barack Obama just might be theRead More →

Before Jody got home from work this evening, I was feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed. I knew I needed to get dinner started, but the kids wanted to play on top of the coffee table and I couldn’t very well leave them to do that without supervision. Actually, Ava would have stayed off of it if I asked her to, but Julian, at only 14 months, was another story. Dissatisfied with the idea of spending the next half-hour removing him from the table every time he climbed up and listening to his cries of frustration as I did so, I considered moving the tableRead More →

My Wordless Wednesday post is below. Today is the day of the Great Virtual Breast Fest sponsored by The League of Maternal Justice. A virtual nurse-in is being held at 10 a.m. (your local time) today. It’s so frustrating to me that here we are in the year 2007 and we are having to fight for something as basic as a baby’s right to eat because of people like Bill Maher who equates breastfeeding to masturbation and Facebook who bans breastfeeding photos because they are “obscene,” and restaurants like Applebee’s who insist that breastfeeding women cover up as if they are doing something shameful. ItRead More →