This Picture Sums Up The Beauty of a Multiracial Family :
Always inspired to be more like the other, no matter how ridiculous it may seem to the outside spectator.
Differences are noted (and noted often), but at the end of the day, having clear differences in the household just broadens the realm of possibilities for everyone.… Keep Reading!!!
Brian and I went with the kids to see Disneynature’s Chimpanzee on opening day. It’s really no surprise that we loved it. We knew it was going to show the story of a dominant male adopting an orphaned chimp (which was truly beautiful). What surprised me was how eloquently the documentary covered the topic of breastfeeding. Oscar, the three-year-old chimpanzee, was shown breastfeeding with his mother throughout the day. The narrator explained that Oscar eats solid food, but is not … Keep Reading!!!
If you are looking for a great resource for parenting, I definitely would suggest The Other Baby Book, by Megan McGrory Massaro and Miriam A. Katz
It is a very good compliment for anyone interested in attachment parenting and raising their baby naturally.
It’s also useful for people that may not have thought of an alternative way to raise their baby, because the authors are never pushy.
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Chapter 1: Touches on birth, and is quite
Being an adoptive transracial family, we always knew we were going to face hardships other families would never have to deal with.
Racism was something we expected, but I think we were unaware of the different kind of attacks we would face. What we have noticed the most are the subtle but insidious comments and disapproving looks.
Over time it gets easier to ignore the outside silent judgement from other people, but no matter how thick your skin is, it … Keep Reading!!!
My “fur” post was hastily put together. And I have to admit, was a bit of a social experiment. The views were mine, but fur isn’t something I normally would ever write about. I just don’t find it that interesting of a topic, or so I thought.
The news yesterday was being flooded with the Kim K fur debacle. My husband pointed out that she was benefiting from the press coverage. We started a discussion about how fur in itself … Keep Reading!!!
Invisibility- specifically to the male species.
A prime example of my child invisibility cloak happened at Whole Foods Market.
There is geeky overly buff bag-boy that wears shirts five sizes too small. He helps us with our groceries Every. Single. Day.
He asks me how I’m doing, plays around with the kids, and bags our loot.
One day, a few weeks ago, Brian offered to watch the kids and I ventured to Whole Foods on my own.… Keep Reading!!!
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!!!
Shopping for your wife or girlfriend can be a challenge. You want to get her something that she will love, something that she will use, and something that really shows the thought that you put into the gift. This sounds like a tall order, doesn’t it? A lot of people feel pressured and stressed in their pursuit of that perfect present.
How often have you bought a gift for the woman in your life and thought, “Man, I hope she … Keep Reading!!!