The CDC and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Mother's Perspective

The CDC has angered a lot of women this week with it's suggestion that women of childbearing age, who do not have permanent birth control in place abstain from alcohol. Their reasoning?"An estimated 3.3 million US women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk for exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy."...more

The CDC and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Mother’s Perspective

The CDC has angered a lot of women this week with it’s suggestion that women of childbearing age, who do not have permanent birth control in place abstain from alcohol. Their reasoning? “An estimated 3.3 million US women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk for exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy.” Women all over are up in arms about this sexist approach to alcohol and babies ....more

Birth, Borders and Life Lessons

We are not dead, dying or deceased. ...more

Mr. Popper’s Penguin Party

You may or may not know that Apollo is rather obsessed with penguins right now. I don’t know what started it, but his interest is growing daily. The last couple of times we have gone to the library, we have come home with stacks of penguin books ....more

Large Family Freezer Cooking

Post contains affiliate links. I don’t like cooking…but I love efficiency. Why make one meal when you can make a dozen? ...more

Large Family Freezer Cooking Hacks

This post contains affiliate links. Freezer cooking is a real sanity saver for me. My life is busy and full of appointments and freezer meals are a must for our busiest days and weeks ....more

Quirky Places to Visit in Bellingham

Chuck and I moved to Bellingham in 1999 with three-year old Adalia, one-year old Judah and 6-month old Tilly. We had spent just under a year in British Columbia, Canada (where Chuck and Tilly were born) and were headed back to the USA so Chuck didn’t lose his Green Card. We used to drive down to Washington, just check out the cities ....more

Great Children’s Books to Enjoy This Winter

Thank you Penguin for sending these books! I’m not a fan of winter…you all know that. From growing up in the frozen north (for a while we even lived above the Arctic Circle) to our damp, rainy Pacific Northwest winters….its just not for me ....more

Complications: Another Failed Autism Evaluation Attempt

Photo circa 2004 Tuesday promised...more

Circle with Disney Review

Post contains affiliate links. I am writing this post because I am so excited about using Circle with Disney. If you have read this blog for very long...more