8 Months of Breastfeeding

I haven't talked about in-depth or in any real way is how breastfeeding affects me as a person, the way we manage regular life tasks (eating out, shopping, etc.), the way I parent, or my evolution as a breastfeeding mother. This is the post that will cover all these things. Hopefully, whether you're considering breastfeeding, haven't breastfed, want to breastfeed, are in the midst of breastfeeding, or simply wonder what breastfeeding is really like, this post will help.The truth is, I've had ups and downs. For a period of time I thought my downs weren't going to end....more

Doing More with Less

I wrote this in response to the BlogHer prompt: 'Tell us about a time you did more with less'.I was 2 weeks into a trip around South America for which I had left my home, job and boyfriend. I had spent all my savings and more, in my hurry to escape a bad situation at home. I came home when I found that I was already 6 weeks pregnant....more

A Stranger among Us

My daughter is Wink Martindale. She wakes up fluttering near the edge of nirvana, and her mood surges steadily upward from there.Naturally, her father and I are horrified.It’s not that we don’t enjoy our daughter Sadie, it’s just that we don’t know where she came from. Obviously not from us. We aren’t terribly joyful people. While the optimism train was pulling out of the station, we were back at the terminal trying to buy Excedrin....more

7 Month Evaluation

 So far, for each month of Baby's presence in our lives, we've done an evaluation. I like having these evaluations to commemorate the time we've spent with Baby thus far, record all of his accomplishments, and those that we aren't too pleased with (like Huffing , Scoffing, and general Attitudinations)....more

My Confessions #2

A little while back, I wrote a post about my personally perceived incompetence....more

6 Ways to Winterize Your Baby!

Winter has officially hit my city. I am pretty much ready for winter. There are a few things I could use or could use to upgrade but I'm basically set. I'm sure if you have experienced winter before then you could easily guess what you need to get for your little one to stay warm this season, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to share a few awesome items I have come across online that might inspire your winter shopping!...more

Lark Story...a birth story...

Just ten short weeks ago, I gave birth to my daughter, my Lark Story...life with her is more than I could have ever imagined. And it happened like this... ...more


There's nothing quite like watching one of the most beautiful people you've known as they sleep peacefully, sun streaming in highlighting their natural glow!Read more on Life Breath Present...more

The sleep conundrum: What to do while baby sleeps?

People love to tell you how important it is toget a good nights rest. I don't mean to pick on this Daily Worth article, its just the most recent one I've seen. When you are young (i.e., before you have kids) you take it for granted....more