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Ezzo around the Blogosphere

Honestly, I'm weary of the whole Ezzo discussion. I was going to let this topic rest for awhile, after our Ezzo Week 2005 series in July. However, the blogosphere is just hopping with posts about Ezzo this week. So, here they are!


Barbara Curtis republished an article on Growing Kids the Ezzo Way. This is a candind, insightful article that brings up some key points I don't often see addressed--like the vulnerability of parents and the lack of healthy skepticism by Christians.

Along those lines, Flowermama blogs about influences, and easy it was to accept Preparation for Parenting as something good, when it was given to her and highly praised by several Christian mothers.

Growing Families Australia is in high gear preparing for their national conference with Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo. (I wonder whether Gary Ezzo is planning on suing any more Australians who disagree with him?)


Another interesting theme is being discussed about Ezzo--questioning the criticism and critics:

Mrs. Happy Housewife wonders what people find to be a problem with Growing Kids God's Way, though she understand why people don't like Babywise.

The Queen (no, not that one) askes, "If someone reports that they and their baby are happy under Plan Y, why do some people feel a need to go around telling them Plan Y is evil and dangerous?"

Similarly, in Barbara Curtis's Ezzo article comments, someone askes, "What I find amusing is that apparently some people think it a necessity to "warn" others of the evils of Ezzo...over and over again...on any blog that mentions his name. . ."


And on the practical, in-use side:

DaveJenBarnes is working out the practicalities of schedule / cue feeding with their little one.

GodLightGirl is hallalujahing at the rest she's getting.

Along with her, Amy praises God for Babywise and reiterates it, and again.

Amanda bemoans Babywise, and shares her struggles with both Babywise and demand feeding.

ChewyMom shares her ups and downs with Ezzo's materials.

Janell decides to toss Babywise, while maintaining routine.


I find it worth mentioning that I see more activity on the FreeFromEzzo yahoo group than I see reported on the Ezzo parenting support yahoo group.

And I wonder why I commonly hear that the only people who have had problems with Babywise, did so because they didn't have "common sense" or didn't "use their brain."

Your thoughts?


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August 31, 2005  |  Comments (9)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

New Orleans and Katrina

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Updated info on New Orleans

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August 29, 2005  |  Comments (2)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Coke Haiku

Aluminum can
Packed, 39 sugar grams
Nectar, Love, Cruelty

(Via Slush Turtle)

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August 28, 2005  |  Comments (4)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Frodo Meets Buffy

Once More With Hobbits.

Clever.

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August 28, 2005  |  Comments (2)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Fear the Fall

it's amazing how slugs know
more about the weather
lovers drown as slow
so stay with me forever
and i never will suspect the sky

creatures climb the window pane
to avoid the coming rain
is it hard to be so sane
when love is crazy?
go on, drag me through the dirt
come on, kiss me where it hurts
love for better, love for worse
is so amazing

amazing how they crawl
up without confusion
lovers fear the fall
heaven's retribution
but i only know the demons revel in our madness

creatures climb the window pane
to avoid the coming rain
is it hard to be so sane
when love is crazy?
go on, drag me through the dirt
come on, kiss me where it hurts
love for better, love for worse
is so amazing

amazing how slugs know
more about the weather
lovers drown as slow
so stay with me forever
cause i don't see any clouds tonight
and i never will suspect the sky of cruel intentions

creatures climb the windowpane
to avoid the coming rain
is it hard to be so sane
when love is crazy?
when i drag you through the dirt
let me kiss you where it hurts
love for better, love for worse
is so amazing

it's amazing
it's amazing

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August 28, 2005  |  Comments (0)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

J9's Memory Work August 2005

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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August 27, 2005  |  Comments (0)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

This Week. . .

So here I am, sitting on our lanai, blogging from the laptop, and the boys are swimming. For almost half the summer, the pool was out of commission. The people who lived in our home before us had three dogs who swam regularly, according to our neigbors. Totally messed up the pool system. So, it feels good to have a warm, sunny day to be outside with the boys and swim. *grin*

R6 and T7 are "fishing" with the pool cleaning net. C4 is being a blue whale, but with swimmies on.

The other morning on the way to school T7 said, "First grade is too easy. But I don't want to go to second grade. I'll just ask my teacher for harder work." Yesterday afternoon, his eyes just lit up and he announced, "I'm learning SO much in school!" That really makes me happy. They are studying the oceans and whales. T7 loves whales, and can identify about 30 types. Childhood obsessions don't necessarily point to future interests, but I really could picture T7 as a marine biologist.

Today J9 is out with Grandma, going to the Lowry Park Zoo for his birthday outing. His birthday was at the end of June, but Grandma likes to have a special one-on-one outing with each grandchild for their birthday, and this was the best weekend for it.

Thursday was a weird day. People all over town were acting the way barn animals do before a storm. Skittish, bizarre behaviour. I swear, I met more people acting in odd ways before this hurrican than I have in ages. (Btw, Hurrican Katrina totally passed us by.)

Last Friday I paid our humongous library fines. Cheap at twice the price, though, for the great service they provide. I adore interlibrary loan and being able to manage my library account online. Hubby had several books out from the library for his China course, and that's what led to the fees. Still, reasonable, considering we didn't have to buy ten textbooks. His essays are great--I hope he puts him on his blog soon.

I've been reading very little these days. Very tired lately. However, whenever I'm in the car I've listening to Dorothy Sayers Strong Poison on tape. I've heard Dorothy Sayers praised before, but this is my first introduction to her fiction writing. Very quotable.

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Linky-Linky

My blogging has been a bit sporadic lately. Obviously. Have been less compelled to write lately. But I'm still reading and wanted to share some great posts with you.


Child Training and Sleep Training


"[M]y husband and I have decided that we don't stop being parents just because it's dark outside. We don't suddenly have to be less Christlike at bedtime. And, frankly, we're not as hung up over sleep as we used to be. We have enough baby experience to know that all babies eventually sleep through the night and that parents can cope amazingly well with interrupted sleep."


You are Parenting a Person


"So much in parenting is so basic. It is not fancy. It starts with remembering that kids are people. It starts with treating your child the way you would want to be treated: with empathy--remembering how it felt to be that age."


Parenting and P***ography


"P***ography makes a person objectify the people in his life. Looking back, I see that I started seeing the people in my home as actors in the play that I was writing. Except no one was learning their lines! I wanted us to be a "Christian" home, where fathers are in charge, where mothers are secure, where children play quietly/do as they're asked/never lose control of their emotions. And I stopped seeing my children as the people they really are."


Toddlers in Christ


"I've been reading Ames & Ilg's Your Two-Year-Old in preparation for the months ahead. They describe the 2.5 yo. . . So Pastor was discussing babes in Christ this morning from I Corinthians 3. . . .
In a sense, it sounds like Paul is describing 2.5yo Christians in the midst of disequilibrium. They are egocentric and rigid. . . They are materialistic and volatile in that they defend their territories with tantrum-like jealousies and dissensions."


Children are a Blessing, Part 2

Do you have a hard time living by the "golden rule"? Well, if you struggle with that, just have a few children watch you go through your day to day activities so much that you find them following in your footsteps. Do you long to make a difference in someone's life? Well raise chldren who have a sense of purpose and send them out into the world believing that they have a responsibility to the world around them. Do you want to know forgiveness? Watch how easily a child forgives her father or mother after they've been unjust.

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August 26, 2005  |  Comments (3)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Baby Blessings!

We join in rejoicing with Swamphopper and Marsupial Mom and their three little LadyBugs in welcoming a new BABY BOY!

Birth time: 5:58AM
Weight: 7 1bs, 10oz.
Length: 19 5/8 inches

Mom and baby are both doing well.

"Oh, LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and infants you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger." Psalm 8:1-2


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August 25, 2005  |  Comments (2)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Chewy Mom, Contact Mom, Concerned Mom

ChewyMom is continuing her series of posts about her families involvement with Ezzo parenting / Growing Families International.

It's a must read. ChewyMom is candid and vulnerable, as she shares what she found good in the Ezzo materials and the struggles the Lord has brought her through.

Read the whole series:
How I Got Involved with GFI
Why I Loved GFI
Becoming a Contact Mom
Red flags With GFI
Disassociating from GFI
My Parenting Post-GFI


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August 22, 2005  |  Comments (1)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Before the Throne of God Above

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
a great High Priest, whose name is Love,
who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on his hands,
my name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heaven he stands
no tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair,
and tells me of the guilt within,
upward I look, and see him there
who made an end of all my sin.

Because the sinless Savior died,
my sinful soul is counted free;
for God, the Just, is satisfied
to look on him and pardon me.

Behold him there! the risen Lamb!
My perfect, spotless Righteousness,
the great unchangeable I AM,
the King of glory and of grace!

One with himself, I cannot die;
my soul is purchased by his blood;
my life is hid with Christ on high,
with Christ, my Savior and my God.

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Bisbee Blues Festival

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Pat Gahn, my sister's balladeer


First Annual Bisbee Blues Festival
August 20, 2005
City Park, Old Bisbee
Sponsored by the Bisbee Arts Commission

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No Travels by Train

"The next time we go somewhere other than Sarasota, let's not take a train. I hate trains. They make my breath terrible."

--R6, August 19, 2005

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August 19, 2005  |  Comments (1)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Breastfeeding Studies

Observational studies suggest a longer duration of breastfeeding to be associated dose dependently with a decrease in risk of overweight in later life. The authors performed a comprehensive meta-analysis of the existing studies on duration of breastfeeding and risk of overweight. . . . The definitions of overweight and age had no influence. These findings strongly support a dose-dependent association between longer duration of breastfeeding and decrease in risk of overweight.

Read the study here.

And remember, scientific findings in health studies show patterns, and aren't guarantees of positive or negative outcomes. Just ask my healthy as a horse smoking, ice-cream-and-tastee-cakes eating grandmother-in-law.

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August 18, 2005  |  Comments (0)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Too Bad They Live an Ocean Away

Interesting family to have over for dinner.

The Schuchardts.

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August 17, 2005  |  Comments (3)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

How One Mama Got Involved With GFI

A huge part of my almost 15 years of parenting has involved the Ezzos. I have either been using their materials, heavily involved in their organization, questioning their ethics, or opposing them, pretty much in that order. This is the first of what I am sure will be many blogs on the subject. . . . Here’s part one, “How I got involved with GFI.”


This is the first of a series of posts by a former Ezzo/GFI Contact Mom. ChewyMom really explains how for Ezzo families, it's not simply a feeding/sleeping routine at stake, but their child's whole future:

I could look ahead and see that if I gave in by 5 minutes this feeding, and that continued all day, the whole schedule would be thrown off, and then the nights would get messed up, and the week would be off, and then the month, the year, his whole life would be a mess! So, I kept to that 3-hour schedule faithfully.


Read the whole post.



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August 16, 2005  |  Comments (2)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Green Building Links

Links for J9's Home Design Project:

Hurricanes and Dome Houses

Dome Houses Florida

Dome Home Strength

Rastra

More Rastra, with Pics

Real Goods

Recycled Materials

US Green Building Council

Green Building for Kids

(Links and ideas courtesy of Papa John who is building a rastra house in Arizona.)

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Don't Just Eat Carrots.

Want good eyesight? Breastfeed.

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August 15, 2005  |  Comments (6)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Laptop Envy

We want/need a laptop computer. Mostly for Hubby's grad school, but also 'cause I really want one.

This will be our first foray away from desktop computers.

Any recommendations about what to look for and what to avoid? Any great deals you've heard of lately?

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August 15, 2005  |  Comments (16)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Prone to Wander, Part II

Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

From CtF

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First Day of School 2005

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Serious about School


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J9 is in 4th Grade


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T7 is in 1st Grade


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R6 is in Kindergarten


Highlights of the Week:
* Really cool school supplies.
* Morning and evening routines went smoothly. Mostly.
* School uniforms are great. Except when we get to school and see that one of the older boys is wearing the younger boys too-short-shorts.
* Lunch box lunches!
* The elementary school principal was part of an MK school in Africa for 13 years, and really understands the transitions.
* T7 really connected with his teacher, Mrs. E. And he gets to sit in the front row.
* Lots of hugs at drop off and pick up.
* R6's confidence at school.
* Meeting with the teachers at the end of the week to assess things.
* Solid teachers, even if they aren't Presbyterian.

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Mommy Brag

My kids are so cool.

T7 is great at mental math. We haven't done much workbook math, but we've talked a lot about concepts and real life math. I popped my head into T7's classroom after school on Friday. His first grade teacher was correcting math problems and said, "T7 is really good in math. He got all these problems right." I told her we did a lot of mental math and he likes percentages.

She replied, "Ah. Yes, he kept asking me what percentage done we were each day. Obviously he's heard you talk about that. I'm not sure he understands it, though."

Today T7 and I were talking about time on the computer, and so I asked him, "If you had an hour to play games, and were 50% done, how much time would you have left?"

"30 minutes," he replied without hesitating.

"What if I have you 4 sandwiches for lunch and you ate 75%? How many would you have left?"

"One."

We high-fived. He's a smart cookie, when it comes to mental math.

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Online Offline Convos

I got to talk with my sister today, for nearly an hour and a half. It's so weird to be able to talk with her any ol' time via the phone. I'm out of the habit of calling people so it's good she called me.

In our conversation, we mentioned Amy who Loves Books. My sister doesn't blog, but has a small circle of blogs she reads faithfully. We talked about some things Amy has been very transparent about and how having someone be real about those struggles makes it easier to identify and address them ourselves.

Thanks, Amy. Whoever says blogging isn't part of "real life" is wrong.

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Digital Photo Software?

We used to have A-See-Dee-See ACDSee (thanks, Jared) for photo editing. I liked it. After the last computer update, it's gone. *grump* Can't find the disc (seems like the discs for most of our software didn't make the trip back from Ukraine.)

Anyway, I have pics of the first day of school, but I need to crop them and size them before uploading and sharing them. Any recommendations for *free* and easy photo software that I can download? Thanks!

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Starting the Weekend

Relaxing with Indelible Grace and a glass of red wine.

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Prone to Wander, Part I

Maybe you can tell my why i'm prone to wander
i'm like a gypsy to the bone
every time i hear the rain amid the thunder
i want to run outside and shed my clothes
but i want to stay with you
long enough to love you right
and i want to say to you
i love the patience in your eyes

here i am standing in a circle of quiet
where a truce is tactily observed
standing in a circle of quiet
waiting for the world to turn

From OtR

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August 11, 2005  |  Comments (0)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Diet of Worms

The following foods work in support of an OTC or prescription vermicide. This information is gleaned from a variety of sources, but I encourage you to do your own research.


Roasted, Salted Pumpkin Seeds
Whole, uncracked, presoaked kasha (w/ shredded coconut, a plus)
Granola
Pineapple chunks—once a day
Pineapple juice—every day. (Opt. 2 cups each person.)
Pumpkin Tea (Fresh seeds, crushed, one oz/pint, steep 15 minutes.)
Senna and Peppermint Tea (˝ and ˝)
Castor oil? ˝ tsp day after breakfast
Plenty of water
Garlic Tabs Every Day
Apricot Juice
Prunes
Grated Carrot Salad
Papaya
Hazelnut Oil 1 tbsp/day

(Note: This post is not about this Diet of Worms or the Diet of Bookworms.)

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Katherine for Senate!

Katherine Harris announces her bid for U.S. Senate.

Of interest to some. . . Katherine Harris spent some time studying at L'Abri.

Just yesterday J9 was asking me questions about Rep. Harris. He's quite the budding politico.

In class the other day, the teacher asked what the top government leader in Florida was called. J9 thought Governor was too obvious and it had to be a trick question. So he replied, "Head honcho?"

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For Google Geeks

. . . like me.

(via Carol)

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A Shiny Red Apple for the Teacher

So, I'm hanging up my homeschooling hat.


Hubby has been the boys' primary teacher since we returned to the States and has done a fantastic job. We've discussed and prayed and pondered what our children need during this time of transition. And here we are. The first day of school-building-school.


And there is this part of me that feels like now I'm going to be judged and rejected and mistrusted. . . No more a homeschooling mom. Losing those good Christian mother brownie points.


I've been involved with homeschooling for 16+ years. Doing research, rejecting highschool and being homeschooled myself, homeschooling family members, homeschooling my children. I'm a fan. I value understanding our children and nurturing who they are, as individuals.

My Dad and Mom passed on their values of the high worth of education. I remember checking out Greenway, the local public elementary school when we moved to a new town. It was depressing as heck. (Still is, a friend who taught there one year said.) We ended up in a tiny amazing Christian family-run school. My Dad taught high school there for awhile. We bought a building for the school to occupy and lived upstairs. All the while my folks were passing along the value of finding what is best for each child, each year.

And that changed throughout the growing up years for me and my siblings. Homeschooled, Christian schools--and even public and boarding schools.

Each child, each family, each year. . . Discerning the needs and finding the best situation for meeting those needs.

So I've been sniffing a bit as I'm laying out school clothes. Feeling emotional as I buy a list supplies from Target, rather than choosing curricula from an enticing catalog. Not quite ready to hug them and let them go in the morning. . . Yet peaceful and confident as I release them into their structured classrooms that this is the next Providential step for them.

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Breastfeeding and the Bible

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Spring Nursing, Mt. Monadnock
Pastel and Pencil by Susan Wadsworth


"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


The Bible is full of imagery of breastfeeding and nurturing mothers. What can we learn about God's design for breastfeeding? Start studying with these articles by Cyndi Egbert and Nancy Campbell.


This post is part of a World Breastfeeding Week 2005 series.

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August 07, 2005  |  Comments (1)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Breastfeeding Challenges

For some mothers, breastfeeding comes easily. For others, it entails overcoming a series of obstacles. When one problem is solved, another one crops up. Latch problems, mastitis, low supply, reflux, thrush, working and pumping. . .

For me, my firstborn latched on like a pro. I had normal engorgement and mild mastitis, both pretty usual and minor. However, when he was a bit older I had a problem with my supply, that was related to being misinformed about how breastfeeding really works, and how scheduling can undermine breastfeeding. With my fourth, even with all the previous experience I had, I found it to be tough going to get my newborn to latch well.

So, I'd like to ask those who have overcome breastfeeding struggles, What motivated you to keep breastfeeding? What helped you deal with the challenges you faced while breastfeeding?


This post is part of a World Breastfeeding Week 2005 series.

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August 06, 2005  |  Comments (8)  |  TrackBack (0)  |  Permalink

 

 

Breastfeeding Art IX

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You can contact artist Jennifer Staumbaugh at jenstumby at sbcglobal dot net.



This post is part of a World Breastfeeding Week 2005 series.

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Some of our favorite things about breastfeeding are. . .


"How my now-weaned preschooler rubs my belly affectionately and tells me about when he was little and ate noonie." -- TulipGirl

"How it forced me to stop and relax. Boy, do I miss that when stressed. :)" -- Andrea R.

The loving caress of my daughter's hand on my skin, her sweet nursing smiles and the way she looks when she drifts off to sleep happy and milk-drunk. --Kristen

The baby's breath after breastfeeding--the sweetest smell ever.
--Pam

The way my 15 month old giggles when he says "nah-nah" and then settles down as he starts to nurse.
--Mel

The reminder that there is always something simple and beautiful under all the chaos of the world. --Jess

the "take some time out to put your feet up, drink a cold glass of something refreshing, and snuggle with baby" relaxation. It often meant that I had to consciously focus on myself and my baby, instead of everything else that I thought was "important."
--CarolynM

"The milk drunk look of bliss on my babys' faces." --Deputy Headmistress

"But one thing I love are the grins while they are still latched on and the "smack smack smack" sound that makes. :-)" --Keer

"My seventh child used to happily hum while he was nursing.=)" --Deputy Headmistress

"when my toddler would stop and look up at my face, and smile with that wide milky grin, as if to say "oh, that's where you are"." --Tracy

"When her eyes roll back into her head when she first latches on as if to say, "Oh yeah, that's the stuff." :)" --Amy

When my boys. . .tandem nurse, look up at me when nursing and start giggling and give me big milky smiles.... it just makes me relax, breathe and concentrate on the good things in life... --Melissa

The playful way she swats mother breast while she nurses.
We co-sleep so her meals are always available.
--Vegan Momma

The way my 2yo can seem so old and independent until she nurses and I catch a glimpse of the newborn she was once again. --Jess

And on a more selfish level, how easy it is. Both of us hardly wake up to nurse at night, somehow it just happens - and we sleep so well because of it. --Mel

Have your say! What are your favorite things about breastfeeding?



This post is part of a World Breastfeeding Week 2005 series.

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Laughs or Lactivism?

http://thecowgoddess.com/exposedbottle.html
(Thanks to Heather Cushman-Dowdee for permission to post Hathor in all her Cowgoddess glory.)



This post is part of a World Breastfeeding Week 2005 series.

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Blogging on Breastfeeding

It's World Breastfeeding Week! Here are some great posts I've read in that encourage breastfeeding. If you don't see your name here, just leave your name and url in the comments, so we can all come over and read your breastfeeding writing!

Cam @ Ms. Understood

Tracy @ The Secret of Living (and she has a new blog look!)


Vegan Momma @ Vegan Momma

Lawanda @ Lovin' Life

Kristen @ This Classical Life, and yet again

Kristen @ This Classical Life, even yet again

Umm Zaynab @ Muslim Mother's Thoughts

Umm Zaynab @ Muslim Mother's Thoughts, again

Umm Zaynab @ Muslim Mother's Thoughts, and again


greenemama @ fresh milk delivered daily

gid (a guy!) @ the gidcumbs


Mommy Blawger @ The Mommy Blawg

Carol @ Parenting Decisions

Carol @ Parenting Decisions, again

Andrea @ Atypical Life

Anne @ Our Homeschool

David @ Starbellys
Christine @ Mumspotting

Christine @ Welcome to my Brain

Jennifer @ My One Long Day, again

Jennifer @ My One Long Day, and again

Jennifer @ My One Long Day

Crystal @ Mama Domain

Kristen @ This Classical Life

Kristen @ This Classical Life, again

Kristen @ This Classical Life, and again

Amy @ Musings of a Crunchy Domestic Goddess

Roxanne @ Adventures of a Breastfeeding Mother

Marvel @ TreeHuggerz

Beanmom @ Partial to the Bean

Beanmom @ Partial to the Bean, again

Beanmom @ Partial to the Bean, and again

Angela @ Oh Baby Baby

Angela @ Oh Baby Baby, again


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Breastfeeding Art VIII

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Mother and Child, by Joanne Burns


(Via the ProMom Gallery)



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Hop on the Lap and Tap

Check out these lap-baby computer games with a breastfeeding theme. Seemed a bit weird when I first heard of them, but they're pretty cool.

Breastfeeding Left and Right Game

Dress the Breastfeeding Baby

Breastfeeding Coloring Pages

Breastfeeding Games in French and Spanish



(Via Kym at GCM.)


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Breastfeeding in the News

World Breastfeeding Week 2005 Headlines


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Breastfeeding Art VII

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Rosamunde and Her Newborn Nursling, by Sora

These gentle Cotton Mother Dolls are designed by a homebirthing, breastfeeding mother in a way that reflects the artistry of God's birthing and breastfeeding design.


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Breastfeeding Art VI

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Breastfeeding Statue from Spain


From the collection of Ted Greiner.


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World Breastfeeding Week 2005

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action has chosen the theme of Breastfeeding and Family Foods: LOVING & HEALTHY for this year's August 1-7 World Breastfeeding Week.

Like last year, I'll be doing a series of posts in support of breastfeeding as my little online contribution to World Breastfeeding Week 2005. If you are posting about breastfeeding, too, let me know!

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