Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

Here’s an article I wrote for the Parenting in Portland newsletter. “Breast is best,” yet breast-feeding comes with challenges that are difficult to imagine before you become a mother. Support for breast-feeding is readily available through new moms’ groups, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, La Leche League, the Nursing Mothers’ Counsel of Oregon, […]

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The Fix

The urge starts to build up in his blood. The need shakes him, wakes him. The hunger is overwhelming, but he knows how to fix it. He knows how to get his fix.   He knows just where to find his connection. He stumbles out of bed. The urge builds to a siren call. He […]

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The Little Guy: Let’s Wrap This Up

Preemie

Something’s been gnawing at me. No, it’s not just the Little Guy (though he is a biter, and I’m still trying to wean him). It’s the Little Guy’s Tale. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Pregnancy Saga,’ the Little Guy’s Tale is the narrative that originally formed the core of this blog. A multi-part epic of […]

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A lighter take on the TIME Magazine Cover: Are You Mom Enough?

I finally extricated myself from my still-nursing 18-month old and wishes-she-were-still-nursing six-year old long enough to write this post! A lot has already been said about this cover. It’s provocative and exploitative on purpose! Just to sell copies! It’s not what breast-feeding a toddler really looks like! Yes, yes, and absolutely yes, but everybody is missing […]

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