Monthly Archives: July 2010

Soapbox Sunday: The Smile Edition

Sometimes I just want to smile. As often as Baby E fulfills the role of Official Smile-Maker, sometimes I need a more wellrounded approach to my glee. This week I thought I would share a few links that made me smile, bust out laughing or get warm fuzzies in my heart.

At The Mahogany Way, Darcel’s husband, Charles, talks about how he transformed into the homebirth-supportive father that he is today.

Tanashia, at The Tallahassee Huffs, shares a poem she found called “Wean Me Gently.”

Joni, at Tales of a Kitchen Witch, impressed me with how she handled the curious case of her missing “sonic screwdriver” (ahem!).

Teresha, at Marlie and Me, recounts how she met her husband in celebration of her TEN year wedding anniversary.

Danielle Belton, at The Black Snob, posted the unintentionally hilarious campaign video for Alvin Greene, South Carolina senate candidate.

The Juggling Matriach waxes poetic (and convincingly) on her love of doulas.

So who or what made you smile lately?

Find more Sunday surfing at Hobo MamaAuthentic Parenting, Baby Dust Diaries, and Maman A Droit,

The First Birthday

Yesterday marked the first birthday of Baby E and the conclusion of our first year of nursing.

I think it is apt that I am typing this while he is nursing.

I will eventually write up a longer, more lovely post to commemorate the occasion. In the meantime, take a moment to revisit the story of his birth.

Happy birthday, Baby E!

Soapbox Sunday: Vacation Edition

I’m on vacation. The hubby, C, Baby E and I made a trek across a few states last week in order to spend time with family and friends. As a result, my internet activities have been seriously curtailed. Some might say this is a good thing because it allowed me to rediscover the joys of an unplugged life. On the other hand, I ended up with 85 unread posts in my google reader. Quelle horror!

However, I did manage to read some pretty interesting blog posts that I think are worth sharing.

The always thoughtful Arwyn at Raising My Boychick explains that “No, less-than-threes do not need their moms 24/7/365”.

Via Arwyn’s Facebook page, I found Dou-la-la‘s piece  on why the difference between “I can’t” and “I won’t” matters in breastfeeding advocacy. I also found Jennifer Kesler’s piece on the difference between class privilege and white privilege at her blog What Privilege?.

The Juggling Matriach talks about the erasure that occurs when birth advocates are shouted down for pointing out the injustices that occur in the mainstream birth system.

Elita at Blacktating sheds light on the tactics that lobbyists for the infant formula manufacturers are using now that their biggest customer, WIC, is up for reauthorization.

That’s all for now! Go ahead and share those posts you found of interest over the past week.

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