Category Archives: mothering

A Ridiculously Great Loot Bag

The World Breastfeeding Week Picnic is now right around the corner (August 1 at Alta Laguna Park from 11 am- 2 pm) and next Tuesday we will be assembling our 100 gift bags. These bags are the best FREE gift … Continue reading

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Thanks for All the Birthday Wishes, My Friends!

I had one of my nicest birthdays ever yesterday. I feel great about my family and friends at this stage of my life; I have a wonderfully supportive and loving husband; a darling chuckling baby;  my friends are among the … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Swimming in the ocean, hiking, being with my family, talking with friends, eating yummy food, birthdays… I turn 41 tomorrow and I’ve been feeling very showered with gifts. Chad got me my camera last month (Canon 10 mpixel elph – … Continue reading

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In the Woods

My friend Sierra just asked me for the recipe for gingerbread I made and it made me remember her birthday celebration in the woods. I don’t know why particularly, her sister Gen brought three delicious little dairy-free cakes from Mother’s … Continue reading

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Just a Very Small Piece of My Soul

I just put my very first bit of advertising on womantalk. My brother asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told him I could use another nursing tank top, Mark Bittman’s book How To Cook Everything, or … Continue reading

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I'm Calling in Sick Today

Oh wait, I can’t do that anymore. Christian has had a lowgrade fever for the last three days – so we’re spending a lot of time sleeping, nursing, and walking around jiggling for comfort. So far, I don’t have a … Continue reading

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Local Teen is Okay

There was an email from Bella’s principal today beseeching parents to talk to their kids about driving safely (which means NOT TEXTING WHILE DRIVING) because there were two accidents involving students yesterday. Here is the pic he attached – the … Continue reading

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In the History of Negligent Mothering…

If there is one thing I tell every anxious new mom hovering over her baby; it’s, Every baby falls off the bed. Even my friend Darlene, who has been a parenting inspiration to me, has matter-a-factly said, Every one of … Continue reading

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Two Unrelated Parenting Questions

I am loving and the attachment parenting group that I have joined. I did find out that it’s NOT FREE, which slowed my happy skip for about a day, but other than that, meetup has provided a very practical, … Continue reading

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No TV for Babies Please!

Years ago I read Four Arguments for the Elimination of TV by Jerry Mander and then immediately went and bought ten copies to give away. Mander eloquently gave voice to my existing niggling concerns about television watching and I have … Continue reading

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