Saturday, August 18, 2012

Why I'm Getting Dready

Yesterday I finally made a decision I have been contemplating for a few years: throwing the hairbrush out. Some might ask why I would...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Increasing Breastfeeding Rates

In the United States, only 14.8% of babies are exclusively breastfed at 6 months, according to the CDC's 2011 Breastfeeding Report Car...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Babywearing Basics

Let me just say, I LOVE babywearing! It's so nice to have my little man close to me and actually get things done around the house. Not t...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Relactation Success, So Far

If you've read my previous blog posts, you know that I am in the process of relactating. For those of you who haven't seen my pr...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Babies Go Into Shock During Circumcisions

98% of circumcisions in the US are performed with no anesthesia. A study conducted at the Institute of Child Development and Department of...

Why You Shouldn't Circumcise

  Infant circumcision is a cosmetic surgery that is not recommended by any medical organization on the planet. It removes the foreskin...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sunscreen Safety

It may be surprising, but according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer "sunscreens should not be the first choice fo...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Lactivism and My Experience with Breastfeeding

Before my son was born, I was a militant lactivist. I still am a lactivist, but I have learned that there are situations where breastfeedi...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cloth Diapering Part Two

Now that I've gone over the basic facts about cloth diapering, I think it's appropriate to start discussing the different types of d...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cloth Diapering: A Thing of the Past?

When I was 7 months pregnant with my son Mikey, my husband Michael brought up the idea of cloth diapering. I'll admit, as soon as the wo...