Nature and Nature’s God

“I have long operated on the premise that the Bible and nature can be reconciled and that neither will lie to us. If they appear to contradict each other, either our interpretation of the Bible is false or the conclusions we draw from nature are false.

“For example, there are folks out there who believe that the Bible’s teachings on parenting contradict the needs that our children naturally and biologically require. . .”

Read the rest of A Godly Symbiosis here.

I recommend all Christian parents read the above article in full.

And for more glimpses into God’s amazing design:

Nurturing, Nursing Mothers

Examining the Evidence

How Does Milk Production Work?

Mommies, Babies, and Chemistry


This post is part of the Ezzo Week(end) 2009 series, raising awareness about the concerns with the parenting “philosophy” promoted by Gary Ezzo.

World Breastfeeding Week 2008 Photo Contest

I know a lot of y’all are both avid photographers and avid breastfeeding supporters. Combine those passions and participate in the WBW 2008 photo contest! Deadline February 29, 2008. Details here.

What are we looking for?

We need stories that illustrate support for breastfeeding. We are looking for any photo that TELLS A STORY of support. It may be a who, a what or a where! You may be the person who provided the support or the person who received the support.

Illustrate the kind of support you provided or that you received in a photo. When taking photos, think globally and locally! We encourage you to submit photos that reflect different ethnicity and that include breastfeeding children, from a newborn to a child of 2 years or more. Support takes place in different environments, so the support you illustrate may be in a home, in a museum, in a marketplace or in a field.

(Note: I don’t know the photographer of the above picture, neither do I know where I found it to give proper credit. If you do see it elsewhere online with credit to the photographer, please let me know so proper attribution can be given. Thanks!)

World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2007

World Breastfeeding Week is quickly approaching. I’ve already seen other mothers, bloggers, lactivists posting about WBW–now is the time to start planning how you will be involved, in your local community or online.

Need ideas?

Caption contest at The Lactivist.

Florida WBW Events

New Zealand Sponsored World Wide Latch-On

Why Aren’t Black Mother Breastfeeding?

Historic Breastfeeding Photos

WBW Photo Contest (Not the official one.)

The “official” WBW Photo Contest

Arte de Leche Exhibition This looks so cool–I wanna go!

BabyTalkers WBW GiveAway

Here at TulipGirl, we’ll have a week of posts and links and art for World Breastfeeding Week 2007, as we have in years past. Our little part to encourage breastfeeding mamas.

Nurturing, Nursing Mothers

“Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God. Do not be far from me.” Psalm 22:9-11

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:15,16

“For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance.” For this is what the LORD says: “I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:11-13

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:15,16

“But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.” Psalm 131:2,3

“But we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.” 1 Thessalonians 2:7,8

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11

Be encouraged. God who has given us our children, has given us also means to physically nourish them and spiritually nurture them. We may lean into Him, each moment of each imperfect day.

For more mommy-inspiration, check out Parenting Freedom.

This post concludes our World Breastfeeding Week 2006 series.

More WBW 2006 Blogging

More people are blogging in support of World Breastfeeding Week and mamas and babies around the world.

August 5:
Echo of Love
Misplaced Mama
No Such Thing
Color Me Red

Five Minutes for Mom

This Classical Life
Life With An Axe
Jo’s Cafe
(Another) Day in the Life
Confessions of a Political Junkie

August 6:
Nursing Two
Arch Words
And Then There Were Four
Girl from FL
Blogging Baby Malcolm
Mommy @ Home
Oddly Complete
Jihad of a Woman
Only the Best
Rinsed With Gold

August 7:
Blog on Breast
Charity Grace
Rambling Moo
This Classical Life
Gaggle of Girls
Love Never Fails
liminal musings

This post is part of a World Breastfeeding Week 2006 series.

Blogging WBW 2006

Here are some blogs who are sharing thoughts on breastfeeding, in support of World Breastfeeding Week 2006.

August 3:
MereMortal Mom
Mountain Mama
Angelic Momma
Out of Cute
This Classical Life
Green Goddess
Celebrity Baby Blog
Mary Ann Liebert **Academic papers! Interesting. . .
Bin and Mitch
Geek in Your Country
Mama’s Village
In The Agora **Sadly, not that supportive
This Side of Somewhere
Orlando Sentinal Blog
And She Calls Me Mommy
My Journey
Eric’s Blog-O-Rama
Squirrel Stories **Kudos for a great blog post title

August 4:
Living a Full Life
Life Story (Indonesia)
Debra Kloskey
Perfect Mom
Blue Door
Suicide Girls
Where It’s At
Charity Grace
This Classical Life
Blonde Mom Blog **Another With A Great Post Title
The Politicker
Mama Life
Rantings of a SAHM
Oh, Baby

This post is part of a World Breastfeeding Week 2006 series.