Babies cry. Breast pumps don't. Babies are cute. Breast pumps aren't. These are among the various factors you may consider if you are ever lucky enough to be in a position to choose between taking along a nursling or a pump as your air travel companion. I've broken down the pros and cons of each … Continue reading Breast Pump vs Actual Baby as Travel Buddy: A Scientific Review
January: Spend a week in Kona with Dan and Sweet Pea. Pack all three of us in one suitcase. Do not bother to brag about this on Facebook but probably should. Highlights of trip include scoring a free empty seat for Sweet Pea on the flight out, hiking down Pololo Valley, eating at Sushi Rock, … Continue reading Year in Review: 2013
If you've never breastfed a baby and don't plan to, you'd best be getting clicky on another website. You've been warned. Seriously why are you still reading?? All others- welcome to the post where I share what I've learned about breastfeeding. Disclaimer: This is based on my experience with a full-term baby who had no latch problems. I … Continue reading My Unsolicited Advice on Breastfeeding: Tips, Tricks, Products, and Thoughts
After reading "Bringing Up Bebe" by Pamela Druckerman, I tried to do everything the French way. I was optimistic that I could parent more like a French person, which was the goal, because the French way is obviously the best way. "One best way? What kind of horseshit did this book sell you?" you might … Continue reading I Felt Like a Good Mom Until I Read This
Here is something I wrote a couple of months ago... I want to stop but I don't know how. One more time becomes one more day. Another day becomes another week and I'm no closer to quitting than I was months ago. Dan is patient with me, reserving judgment or comment. But we both know … Continue reading Weaning: It’s not you it’s me.