Links to Love

We aren’t even discussing night weaning yet, but when we do, I’m all over this book! A news break in research linking autism and vaccines. It’s important to remember there is alot of money being exchanged in the world of vaccine production and advertisement. I hate to be blunt, but do your research before you […]

My Mothering Type

All my life I have loved learning about different personality types and other things that make people the way they are (birth order, upbringing, etc.). Here you can take a quiz to find out what your mothering personality is! So interesting!!! I found out that I’m an ENTJ or Executive Mother …Competent and confident in […]

Putting Tears in Perspective

In our society, children, even babies, are viewed with suspicion. Rather than trusting that their cries signal a need, we are told that they are manipulating us. Liefloff continues, saying that “Babies have, indeed, become a sort of enemy to be vanquished by the mother. Crying must be ignored so as to show the baby […]

P.S. Birth Story Extras

As I mentioned, my birth experience wasn’t what I planned. I had hoped for a calm waterbirth at our birthing center. Instead, Jemma was born under glaring lights in a stark white hospital room. Of course, what’s most important is we were both safe throughout our 3 days of labor. But still, I mourn a […]

Bottle Drama

Jemma and I are getting ready for my transition back to work next month (sad face). With this comes some bottle drama. We introduced a bottle to her around 5 weeks and she seemed to do fine. Since I know she can take one, I stopped consistently giving her one. Bad idea. Now she fights […]