Hurricanes, Breastfeeding & The Village

Who knew that one could get such amazing tips and support for natural disaster preparedness at a breastfeeding support group? I almost didn’t go to the La Leche Meeting today- but so glad I did. The meeting was everything I needed today. Some great tips for storm preparation for the breastfeeding family- like what a WaterBob is, collapsible water storage, solar powered generators that won’t run the AC or fridge- but a little something to charge phones, keep a fan going, make a pot of coffee or heat something up on a George foreman/hot plate. Tips for freezing gallons of … Continue reading Hurricanes, Breastfeeding & The Village

Your Deadbeat Father Isn’t a Sperm Donor

Dear Straight People, Look.  I know you mean well.  I know that this phrase isn’t frequently said maliciously towards us.  You probably didn’t even realize how/why it would be offensive.  So I’m just going to give you my rationale.  Put yourself in our shoes- actually, more like our kid’s. Please stop calling dead beat fathers “sperm donors”. Let me tell you why. In our family, and many same sex families- sperm and egg donors are highly appreciated.  Our anonymous sperm donor helped us build our family.  He gave us not one, but two kids.  In addition to our children, we … Continue reading Your Deadbeat Father Isn’t a Sperm Donor

Nursing @ The Splash Pad

I totes have no problem nursing whenever wherever. It’s so much easier with #2 than when I was a first time mom. No one has ever come up to me and said anything. I’ve gotten a few looks but I just stare back at them and they usually go away or look away. Today- I took the kids to the splash pad. After about 45 minutes, as usual, B let’s me know he’d like a refill. So I sit on a folded towel and begin to nurse him while EJ is playing. About that time 3 summer camps come to … Continue reading Nursing @ The Splash Pad