Wake up America: They are just nipples!

A few years ago, I was a college student and Mother to two children. My youngest was a mere three months old when classes started. I was lucky enough to enroll both children in the child care center on the college campus, which was also the practiculum site for the Early Childhood Education students.This meant I could visit my daughter between classes and work to breastfeed her. Sometimes she wasn't hungry and I would pump breastmilk for her instead. The child center staff would then give her my milk in a bottle/cup when she was hungry....more

Breasts not required

In honor of August being National Breastfeeding Month, here is a list of 10 free (or almost free) things you can do from the comfort of your home to support breastfeeding.My favorite thing about this list is that both men & women can do them; lactating breasts not required! ...more

How the bookstore stole literacy!

Now available at the Barnes & Noble near you is a threat to the very gift of literacy that Dr. Seuss tried to instill in American children. For if a man attempts to browse the children's literature selection without a child in tow, he is subject to being kicked out of the store. Yes, you read that right. Kicked out of a book store. Never mind that he might want to buy a book for his grandchild. ...more

The day I saw too many breasts

Breasts. They exist and serve many important purposes. Attraction of a potential mate. A component of an intimate relationship between sexual partners.Lactation.Can we do all three without compromising any of the others?...more

Female discount please....

Why is the Governor of Wisconsin still in office?Last week Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill to repeal the 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act....more

I Am Not the Enemy, Nor Am I a Bully

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me." We are all familiar with the ending of that childhood taunt, right? Well unfortunately interactions of such immaturity don't only exist on playgrounds, between children. In the recent years since I have become an outspoken advocate for breastfeeding education, I have been called names. Recently this included "bully," "breastfeeding Nazi," and "Mom cop." Why? ...more
 @amlindsey I am so sorry to hear about your experience. You are doing a wonderful thing by not ...more

Extreme Parenting: Meet Facebook

Typical parent/child dyad;Parent sets rules. Child refuses to follow rules. Parent reacts. I have read some of the (thousands) comments on other sites showing this video and most of the comments ran the gamut of "Yeah! Show her who is boss! Spoiled brat!" to "What a tool! Why didn't he just donate the laptop to charity?"    This is how I interpret the video;...more

Joe Who?

**Warning: This post contains language that may be offensive to minors and adult supervision is strongly recommended** ...more

The M Word

I am a Mother.I grew up with a less than ideal view of motherhood.Because of that, I tend to look at the whole journey of parenthood in a different way than most.I don't try to mold my children into my way of life. I accept that raising children demands a series of never-ending changes. It requires flexibility and patience.A sense of humor is necessary for survival. The older I get, the more I realize that my children need me to be honest.Honest in a way that is gentle and kind. I try to be aware of my shortcomings and failures....more