I Support You

My mom still talks about hiding in the closet in her own home to nurse her baby when relatives were over. The pressure to wean was immense back in the 1970′s and she weaned my brother and sister before she or my siblings were ready.When I came along in 1986, my mother was more confident to power through heavy criticism and practiced child-led weaning, which was what she believed was right for me....more

Breastfeeding Support for NICU Mothers: Berlin NICU

Sitting in the glow of natural lighting, baby Grace sleeps comfortably on the warm skin of her...more

Quest for a Tattoo: Isis

On my quest for a tattoo, the first thing that popped in my head was the goddess Isis, and honestly, it probably had more to do with a gift someone recently sent me than my strong desire to tattoo an Egyptian goddess on myself. I initially thought about getting the symbol of Isis, the tyet (it’s supposed to be a knot)…but then I thought, “Wait, doesn’t someone else I know have an Isis tattoo?” Then I remembered, it’s not someone I know, but someone I know of: Rihanna’s tattoo is actually quite well done, but I figured I’d skip the Isis reference; it’s been done. However, this is a great time to bring up this huge icon of ancient Egyptian culture ....more

Play

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing ....more

Conversations with Brian – Conservative Christian Values

Despite what Brian says, I think we appear quite conservative and wholesome … Me: Quick! If you were dying and on your death bed insisted that your only wish was that I remarry, which celebrity would match the character archetype you would want to replace you? Brian: Ughhhh……Tim Tebow… Me: Seriously? ...more

Victorian Smiles

Source When most of us think of a photo taken in the Victorian era, we often think of the hollow stare of the people in the photograph.  This was because cameras had long exposure times, which made it difficult to hold a pose and stay smiling. Retronaut has a wonderful page called The Smiling Victorian. This collection of smiling people during the Victorian period is a delightful reminder that the joy of human spirit is timeless ....more

Retro Moment: The Breast Care Machine

This produce in the mid 1930s claimed it would maintain perky breasts, stimulate breast growth, tighten large breasts, and maintain an overall attractive appearance. The post Retro Moment: The Breast Care Machine appeared first on I Am Not the Babysitter ....more

Do You Seesaw?

Well, in an attempt to better my social media skills I somehow ended up signing up for Seesaw. Seesaw is a program that allows you to vote on choices given to you by others. So, since we are going away for the weekend and haven’t decided where yet- help us pick! ...more

Embarassed: The Importance of Normalizing Breastfeeding

The top three causes of death for children under five years old in the world: 1. Pneumonia. 2. Preterm Birth Complications 3 ....more

Real Men of Attachment Parenting (in Training) #realmenofap

From his mom, Margaux, My little guy is already practicing to be a gentle Daddy (like his own) so I made him a mini-mei tai carrier for his own babies.   Check out Margaux’s blog for more information on her AP family. The post Real Men of Attachment Parenting (in Training) #realmenofap appeared first on I Am Not the Babysitter ....more