You are thirteen months old. The dark curls that you were born with have given way to shoulder-length hair that is almost blonde and that waves instead of curling. Your slate blue eyes have brightened in this second spring of yours, and often reflect the color of the sky. Your once toothless grin [...]
Today the laundry waits. Daddy builds with Legos and her older brother. I hold her near as she sleeps instead of sneaking off for chores. I examine little hands and tiny feet with rough skin across the tops from being dragged everywhere as she crawls. Four little teeth in a sleepy [...]
When a longtime reader of Nurshable contacted me to see if I would host a “50 Days of Giveaways” give-away to help celebrate the launch of a new online magazine called “Daily Mom“, I agreed after spending quite a bit of time [...]
A new study purports to have discovered that infant formula can help moms breastfeed. What the study actually shows is that when supplementation is done that severely limiting the amount of the supplement and choosing a delivery method that does not involve an artificial nipple can help with breastfeeding.
We already knew that. [...]
On the fifteenth of May each year I celebrate the anniversary of my freedom.
I was in an abusive relationship.
It was not my choice to leave. I was not that strong. But once I was told to go I was strong enough to stay away. I was strong enough to recognize what had happened. [...]
One year and twenty-nine days have passed since you were born into my arms. You have breastfed for one year and twenty nine days without missing a beat, and you will breastfeed for as long into the future as you choose. There is no date circled red on the calendar, no ticking down [...]
A child’s joys are just as huge and out of proportion as their sorrows and angers.
I posted a blog post “Why My Daughter Smiles“. And a few Nurshable readers shared the reasons of their daughters/sons smiles with me as well. I’ll be compiling a list. Feel free to share yours!
Dear Abercrombie & Fitch,
I just read an awesome article about why super models aren’t cool enough for your clothes. Oh. Actually it was about why fat people aren’t cool enough for your clothes, but I thought I’d point out that super models and skinny people can’t wear them either. Which sort of throws a [...]
Last week my son ran out of his MMA (kickboxing and grappling) class with anxious happiness on his face. They were going to have a special Mother’s Day class where moms came with their children for a special kickboxing class. This was my son’s mother’s day present to me. “Please mommy? Can you come? I’d [...]
Friday I sat on the floor of an empty waiting room with my one year old daughter and my soon to be three year old son with a ball, a box of Legos, and a migraine that was rapidly taking over my entire body. My six year old son was in the next room which [...]
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