My parents had professional photos taken when I was 18 months old. I wanted to breastfeed in the middle of the session, and my mother obliged me. The photographer quietly snapped pictures while my parents were having a moment with me. They ended up loving the breastfeeding photos the most. To this day, a large framed photograph still hangs over one of their fireplaces in their home.
I love how my mother never made breastfeeding a dirty or secret act. … Keep Reading!!!
My confession for the week:
I’ve ignored hunger in our country.
I’ve been so caught up in the famine ravaging east Africa, and all other areas of the world where people desperately need food.
It doesn’t mean we should ignore those places that need help now, but we can’t overlook the fact that there are children in our home country going hungry.
The Food Network is airing a documentary about child hunger in America.
Hunger Hits Home airs April 14 … Keep Reading!!!
I worked for years with a woman who researched exotic cats in order to qualify for a F&G license.
Then came Obi, the African Serval.
Obi came to us extremely small. He looked like a cross between a hyena and a molting bird.
He became fiercely protective of me almost immediately.
We had to walk him through a congested area in Beverly Hills once (vet specialist appointment). When we were walking we ended up being mobbed by curious people. It … Keep Reading!!!
Barack Hussein Obama was quoted at the Al Smith dinner saying, “I got my name from somebody who obviously didn’t think I’d ever run for president.”
Clearly, it didn’t stand in his way.
However, a study in 2009 concluded that boys with unpopular names are more likely to break the law:
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“Also, adolescents with unpopular names may be more prone to crime because they are treated differently by their peers, making it more difficult for them to form relationships,”
I have hormonal migraines monthly. I cannot relieve them with oral medication alone. This past year I’ve received invaluable migraine treatment information from a neurologist, a holistic doctor, and the Beverly Hills Mom.
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Here are my secrets for migraine relief:
I’ve noticed that it is socially acceptable to criticize or belittle marital unions of young people. I’m not really sure why. People will also give the explanation of youth as the reason why their first marriage failed. This could very well be true, for them. However, I want people to know that choosing to marry young is a very real and authentic choice.
I met Brian when I was 16 … Keep Reading!!!
I’m the idiot, and here is my guide to Klout.
I signed up for Klout (having no clue what it was) because a friend told me to. Apparently, this is a common occurrence.
When I attempted to learn how Klout worked I came across complicated explanations, or posts dedicated to how much the writer hated it.
So, here is my dumbed down discovery of how Klout works:
I strive to live a life free of chemicals in my food, toiletries, and household products. For some reason, that qualifies me to be labeled a “hippie.”
Hippies make me think of bra-burning, mushroom ingesting, hairy (deodorant-free) armpitted women, who would vomit at the sight of anything that glitters.
I didn’t realize that there is a new wave of hippies popping up.
Glippies– Glamorous Hippies.
I am not alone!
In honor of this new-found sisterhood, here are some of … Keep Reading!!!
Conversation about adoption can be tricky. A seemingly benign comment can cause an adoptive parent to lash out in protection of their family.
I’ve received many emails from people quite upset. They are experiencing negativity from friends or acquaintances when asking about adoption.
The questions themselves are harmless. However, the terms used are offensive.
I find this whole situation frustrating, and I get a bit disappointed in my fellow adoptive parents. We have all had a friend or stranger ask