I Will Sleep When I Am Dead

This post is part of the first Humor in Parenting (and Breastfeeding!) Blog Carnival inspired by the anthology Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding, a collection edited by Rachel Epp Buller and published by Demeter Press in August 2013. The anthology looks at the lighter side of nursing. All of its contributors found something…

Strategies for D-MER while Tandem Breastfeeding

One of my favorite things about birthing at home is being able to snuggle in bed with my new baby(ies), my older children and my partner. My midwives take care of us physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I am treated like a birthing goddess while they are respectful of our family bonding space. The midwives make…

Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Two, Three?

Welcome to the Carnival of Weaning: Weaning – Your Stories This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Weaning hosted by Code Name: Mama and Aha! Parenting. Our participants have shared stories, tips, and struggles about the end of the breastfeeding relationship. *** I have been breastfeeding for over five years now. I…

Breastfeeding Quiets the Multiple Minds

I was feeling stupid in the middle of the room with martini-drinking, well-coiffed, pencil-skirted women. They had the vocabulary for our conversations readily available to them. I needed an extra tick or two just to recall non-child words for contemporary issues. And it was reflected on the faces of the women I was talking with.…

Once More with Feeling

Welcome to the June 2011 Breastfeeding Carnival hosted by Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog and Blacktating. This month’s theme is Breastfeeding the Second Time Around. Links to the other participants’ posts will be updated at the bottom of this post throughout June 13th Each of my sons has had a different flavor of breastfeeding. And they’ve received…

Breastfeeding Flavors

Welcome Carnival of Breastfeeding readers! This post is part of the Carnival of Breastfeeding on the topic of “Extended Breastfeeding” hosted by Blacktating and The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog. This month’s theme was extended nursing and we’ve got a variety of posts on nursing toddlers. Be sure to check out the links to all of our…