photo by madzik
I have a folder called "SC Links" that I have crammed full with links I want to share with y'all. If you are a friend or fan on Facebook, you may have seen some of these, but there are so many that I just never get around to sharing.Today seemed like a good day to start spring cleaning that folder:
Confessions of a Pioneer Woman: Once Upon A Time
I don't know if Ree considers herself an Attachment Parenting mama, but deep in my heart, I kind of think she is. I adore this story. "Sometimes the mamas get a little fierce about their babies."
Best for Babes: ABC News: Get Your Facts Straight on Costs of Low Breastfeeding Rates
I am a huge HUGE fan of Best for Babes. This article is a perfect example of why I love their mission so much. In response to a study that some felt added more guilt for moms who don't breastfeed, Best for Babes once again reminds all of us that there are systemic issues at play which are thwarting breastfeeding rates in the USA. Let's shift our focus from the individual choices of women and put our energies into examining how we as a nation can better support a culture that promotes breastfeeding. Excellent read.
Women Make Movies: Latching On trailer
Are you a fan of KellyMom.com on Facebook? They have the BEST links - like this one. I hope this short film will be released for a wider viewing audience at some point. I would love to see it.
a nourishing home: Remembering: My New Mother (Crazy) Moments
I cannot remember how I came across Vinajoy at a nourishing home, but I am in love. I laughed so much at her list. Nursing my crying baby in a moving car? Check. Going to the bathroom with baby on my back sling? Check. Trying not to fall off the bed as baby seems to occupy more than half the space? Check. Almost everything on her list is something to which I can totally relate.
Also, while you are there, make sure to read I Want To Be, Especially Ordinary
Moon Child: The Care and Feeding of Wooden Toys
Bella Luna Toys is a favorite of mine. Here, owner Sarah Baldwin explains how to care for those sweet little wooden toys so that they will last for generations to come.
One Hungry Mama: Crunchy Chocolate Almond Coconut Granola Bars
Simple Organic: NFP: Natural Parenting Can Start Before Conception
I shared some of our reasons for choosing NFP for family planning, but fellow Simple Organic columnist Katie Kimball (of Kitchen Stewardship) takes the idea a step further by addressing the question, "Wouldn’t you want your reproductive system to receive the same natural care you give your nutrition and your children’s health?"
GNOWFGLINS: Eat Healthfully, But Not Just For Health
I've had so much fun talking about food with you this week. This mission statement of Wardeh's at GNOWFLGLINS explains why I am drawn to whole foods, and she encourages and inspires me (and so many others) to pursue healthy food for reasons that move beyond any trends, fads, or popular movements: We should eat healthfully as a way of praising our Savior for His perfect design — to honor Him, to give Him glory. He is our Creator. As our designer, He knows best how to nourish our bodies. That is why we should eat the foods He made for us, as best we can — and those foods are God’s Natural Organic Whole Foods, Grown Locally In Season.
Finally (for now anyway - more later this week!)
Sand in my Coffee: Licking the Floor
My friend and SortaCrunchy contributor Jaime illustrates with unquestionable humor and unflinching honesty that sometimes even the most well-parented child is going to fall apart. Usually in public. What's a mama to do?