By Marlene Kern Fischer - Before I was a blogger I was (and still am) an avid blog reader. I enjoy learning about other people’s lives through their stories and gaining a perspective on things that are unlike my own experiences. ... [Read More]
Ann Marie Sharoupim is a pharmacist who also creates and sells one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with breast milk. It was Ann Marie’s own breastfeeding journey that inspired her to start her jewelry endeavor Mamma's Liquid Love.
With her first child Rebecca, Ann Marie struggled to produce her own breast milk. "It took me ... [Read More]
At age 31, Michelle Hands is an accomplished Site Engineer with "a pretty amazing" life that, thus far, has exceeded "all expectations" - her expectations. But like the unfortunate right of passage it is, she's finally reached that special point in her journey through womanhood when other people have started ... [Read More]
By Carrie Goldman - By now, everyone is talking about the powerful, incredible Simone Biles, the top contender for the all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
One person who is doing the talking, however ... [Read More]
An oldie, but a great-ie, you should know 'Very Crafty,' this 6 panel comic by writer and artist Heather Cushman-Dowdee, the creator of Hathor the Cowgoddess and Mama Is, comics about breastfeeding, homebirthing, attachment parenting and motherhood. "The combination of breastfeeding, snarky response, and craft" inspired a whole lot of people (including us) ... [Read More]
By Kelly Burch - Most women have decided it is better to apologize too often than to risk not saying “sorry” enough.
I was boarding a flight from Chicago to Boston with my 18-month-old daughter when the apologies began.
“Sorry,” she said, as we bumbled down the aisle, brushing against passengers who were already in their seats. “Sorry.”
As we made our way to the back of the plane, the baby ... [Read More]
By Amy Lappos - "Call me when your toes curl from the pain," the doctor had told me. I was doubled over. Time to call. It was coming. I was 15 and about to have my first child.
Although I could sense a change within me as she grew in my belly, it wasn't until the moment I held her that my world ended and our world began; as if I too had been squeezed through a place of femininity into a bright, new, ... [Read More]
By Rebecca Bresnick Holmes - I decided to offer myself as a surrogate after my best friend and her husband spent years trying to get pregnant and could not. My husband and I had two children of our own and were not planning to have any more. We had discussed this extensively before making the offer to my friend. ... [Read More]