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I am admittedly not a “lipstick person.” I tend to prefer either VERY neutral colors, or else just a smear of some clear lip balm to keep chapping to a minimum. I never in a bazillion years would have thought that I would fall in love with such an intense, wild pink like Rimmel London’s […]

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Chemicals are not the enemy.

by Christina on April 14, 2014

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You wanna know what irritates me? I mean, not the whole list or anything. We’d be here forever. But the thing that’s been getting under my skin lately? The notion that anything labeled “natural” is good for you, and “chemicals” are bad. As most of my readers know, I run in pretty crunchy circles. I […]

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“It takes a village to raise a child.” -African Proverb It’s a commonly repeated phrase. Some may even call it cliche, and at times I found it a bit archaic. As a first time mother, though, I found myself searching for communities who could help me with answers to the million and a half questions […]

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The Exclusive Pumping Mama’s Survival Guide

January 13, 2014
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I once had a fellow breastfeeding mother insinuate that I am an exclusive pumper because I didn’t want to put in the time and effort required to make feeding at the breast work for my son and I. The idea of me pumping because I’m too lazy to do otherwise amused me so much that […]

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Charlie Uncut: Why I decided to leave my son uncircumcised

January 3, 2014
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Before I get into this post, I want to say that I have several friends who are mothers and fathers of circumcised sons. This post is in no way directed at you guys, nor is it meant to be a harsh judgment on your decisions. I don’t think parents who choose to circumcise are bad […]

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Congratulations to our Ergobaby Original Carrier Winner!

January 1, 2014
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Someone’s New Year is off to a great start! Out of about 200 entries on the Ergobaby giveaway, I drew our winner just a few minutes ago. I am pleased to see that the giveaway had quite a few participants again, in spite of the first debacle. Thank you to everyone who donated to the […]

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Let’s talk about cheating, shall we?

December 23, 2013
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So a couple of weeks ago, I did a contest on the blog where you could win an Ergo baby carrier if you donated to the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. Once you donated, you unlocked several more options wherein you could do things like tweet about the contest, share a Facebook status, or pin the […]

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Stuff I love: Public breastfeeding gets the Papal thumbs-up

December 19, 2013
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I’m not Catholic. Not even remotely. Actually, now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever even set foot in a Catholic church before. (Not that I’d be opposed to doing so. It just so happens that none of my Catholic friends have ever invited me to mass, and I haven’t been invited […]

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An open letter to Sandy Malone

December 15, 2013
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Hey, Sandy. A few days ago, you published an article to HuffPo Weddings. It had a lot less to do with weddings than it had to do with your personal feelings on public, uncovered breastfeeding. In said article, you addressed an issue you are currently dealing with regarding a client of yours whose maid of […]

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Milk Sharing: The benefits, the risks, and how to do it safely

December 12, 2013
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Last week, as I was picking up my donor milk from my friend Jenny, she wondered aloud what people must think we’re doing. We frequently meet at the back of parking lots, babies in tow, where she hands me a bag full of frozen breast milk in storage bags and I discreetly transfer it to […]

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