moving on

August 31, 2012

I’ve combined my personal and strictly breastfeeding-related blogs, which explains why you haven’t seen anything new here for ages. Come visit me at

what i’ve been doing…

February 8, 2010

Just in case anyone’s been wondering what happened to this blog, let’s just say I’ve been busy with my newest source of inspiration:

Greta, my little cupcake

breastfeeding, Steinbeck style

November 12, 2009

This photo, “Migrant Mother,” was taken in California in 1936. As the child of a father who migrated from Kansas to California in 1940, I’m always touched by the stories of the poor migrants, so many of whom sought to escape the Dust Bowl. Some of them were able to start a new life in California. After some time in a migrant camp and working as plum pickers, my father’s family belonged to these lucky ones. Others weren’t quite so fortunate, as John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath so poignantly portrays.

But what this particular photo stirs in me is the amazement that even in hardship, life simply must go on.



Thanks to The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog for posting this photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Thumbing my nose at baby shower etiquette, I’m hosting my own virtual event. Come join me at my personal blog and see what all the fuss is about!

no gifts, please!

October 15, 2009

Some of my readers (people I know in real life) have started asking us what sort of gifts we’d like to receive when the baby arrives (and/or beforehand). It’s very sweet of y’all to think of us, so to simplify things, I’m going to preempt any further questions by saying this:

Please don’t buy us anything!!!

And yes, I’m being totally serious. As irresistible as baby shopping can be (believe me, I have had to restrain myself a lot recently), we have just about everything we need. We’re having another girl, and we have soooooo many cute baby girl clothes in all sizes that to buy or receive more would just be ridiculous. The same goes for stuffed animals, baby blankets, teething toys, bibs and just about every other imaginable category of baby goodies.

But please, don’t fret. There IS something you can do for us. I won’t tell you what it is yet, but rest assured, I’ll be having a little virtual baby shower on my personal blog sometime soon. And when I do, you’ll have the opportunity to give us something we really, really want as a family of four to be!


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