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10 Stages of Infant Breastfeeding

Every baby needs to eat, and whether you breast or bottle feed your little lactose lapper, there is no denying that there are stages of infant mealtime.  Here I list the 10 stages I've experienced through breastfeeding 4 babies.1) YOU'VE OBVIOUSLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME AND I'M STARVING TO DEATH AND SERIOUSLY ABOUT TO DIE SO FEEDMENOW!They notify you of this stage by crying or screaming long and loud, with very little warning, and they cry so hard that they fail to notice the nipple brushing against their lips for at least 10 full seconds....more
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Cobbler Goodness

The only cobbler I have ever made is a peach cobbler. But your girl loves apples too. Time to take on an apple cobbler. Get the recipe here....more

Thankful for: The Big 3

Here it is, the ubiquitous post about gratitude.  It’s the spirit of the season, and though the traditions of Thanksgiving have a controversial background, it doesn’t make the holiday less special for those of us who look forward to it year after year.I could list the million and one things that I’m thankful for throughout the year, but I’d probably just end up annoying myself....more

The Beginning of The End

Today marks the end of the thirty day blogger challenge.  Yay!  I did it.  Today they have a suggested Daily Prompt:  Tell us how you feel about endings....more

Project Green Thumbs: Winter garden report

 "Bush" snow peas. I watched the fluffy b...more

Day 30: That's a wrap

half-frozen pond, / and yet a crack in the ice / like lightning ...more

Sweet Marie

When 'IT' happened I felt frozen because things like that didn't happen in real life.  A woman can't suddenly break - too many people lean on her - too many people need her at her best.  Too many people take her for granted.  It was a testament to the fragility of our bodies, the randomness of nature and the cruelty of surprise.  A blood clot.  A spine.  Put those together and you've cooked a terrifying soup that's beyond explanation.   ...more

Drop and Give Me 20: A Mindful Way to Handle Overwhelm

Drop and Give me 20November 24, 2013 by Zoie at TouchstoneZ...more
Loved the never loading page metaphor!more

Great Blue Heron Using Wings


 That was my final word count when I sent my "novel" in to be verified today. So I made it past the 50,000 word count goal by the end of the month.  I learned a lot and now have a lot of editing and fixing to do. I realized I need to do a bit more research in some areas as well, and, of course, the book will end up being much longer than these 55,000 words....more