September 3, 2008

Breastfeeding Beyond One Year – Why I Do It

It happened again. As I lifted up my blouse to nurse the nearly-2-year-old Anton, I got an incredulous response: “You’re still breastfeeding him?” I merely smiled and kept right on nursing.

On hindsight, I should have done better. It was a perfect opportunity to educate another woman about the benefits of breastfeeding beyond one year. In fact, the woman I was with is a registered nurse and yet she didn’t recognize the importance of breastfeeding my toddler.

So I’ve been thinking of what I wish I had said, or what I will say next time this happens. I think it’ll be something like, “Yes, of course. As far as breastfeeding is concerned, the longer a mother breastfeeds, the better it is for her baby and for herself.”

And if the person I’m talking to is still interested, then I will give the juicy details:

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Chiropractic For Moms and Babies – and a Contest

Would you like to learn more about chiropractic?

I do, and that is why I’ve arranged to interview Dr. Daisy Sutherland, a homeschooling stay at home Mom of 5 and chiropractic doctor. Dr. Daisy, as she is fondly called, is also a freelance writer and business owner. She is a natural Mom if I ever met one!

I’ve got a number of questions I’d like to ask Dr. Daisy, especially about how chiropractic can help with the common health complaints of Moms and babies.

What would you like to learn from Dr. Daisy? Post your questions in the comments box below and I’ll make sure that your question is asked.
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August 20, 2008

Sign Language for Babies – Why on Earth?

Sign Language for Babies

Sign Language for Babies

When I had my second child 8 years ago, I learned about sign language for babies. Having been a tutor for hearing-impaired kids in my youth, I was very interested. It didn’t take much to convince me that sign language would be useful and valuable for babies. By the time my baby was a few months old, I was signing with her. Let me share with you why I found baby sign language so beneficial that I did it again with my third child.

Seven years ago, people thought baby sign language was strange and, honestly, I was self-conscious sometimes. Nobody else did it back then. Still when another baby came along 6 years later, I was back signing with the baby again.

Why do I like signing with my babies? Consider the two scenarios below:
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