As someone who is often reading articles with headlines likes this, The 5 Best Toys of All Time, I laughed at myself when I started reading the content of this article. So true. (If, however, you are actually after an article that evaluates toys for children and their development, then this one is worth a … Continue reading Enjoyed Last Week
When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. I’d also heard all kinds of stories; some made it sound easy and others made it sound really difficult. Like parenting, breastfeeding was one thing I couldn’t practice beforehand. While breastfeeding is something each woman needs to figure out for herself, there were six steps … Continue reading Planning to breastfeed? Here’s what worked for me.
Although I'd read this before, I revisited Mama OT's article on tips to help babies learn to roll because, well, that's what we're working on at home these days. I was already doing a few of the things, but was reminded of other strategies I could add to my arsenal. Most successful has been singing … Continue reading Enjoyed Last Week
This has become our routine, you and me. Almost hourly I lift you to my breast and you suckle, sometimes fast and other times soft and slow. It has been my joy to watch your butterfly smiles flutter, ever so briefly, across your face as you pull and swallow. Today I lift you and swing … Continue reading The Third Month, Reflection
I had the opportunity to walk across Hampstead Heath to Kenwood House. We felt like we'd earned our picnic lunch when we got there. The house itself is majestic, with the library being my favorite room. I had forgotten it also housed a great collection of art (and there were some incredibly friendly and informed … Continue reading Enjoyed Last Week
Apples I started this blog. After spending ages in my head thinking about what I'd like to write, I finally made some time to get the technical part of having a blog figured out. My she-could-be-a-sister friend came to visit. Living in London while having grown up in the States means my childhood and school/college … Continue reading February’s Apples & Onions