Ricki Lake: New Feminist?

I learned recently that former talk show hostess Rick Lake has begun work on another documentary concerning women’s health. This one, called Sweetening the Pill, has me really excited because it supposedly is going to be focused on shedding light on the facts about how dangerous hormonal contraceptives are to women’s bodies and will explore…

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My Top 5 Breastfeeding Moments

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, a week set aside to encourage breastfeeding in expectant mothers and show support for those who are currently nursing their children.  I have been breastfeeding my children pretty much for the last seven years.  There were a couple small breaks when I weaned my toddlers to get ready for the birth…

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To Feed A Child

“No one here is going to tell you that you can’t breastfeed your baby, but here are your daughter’s test results,” the doctor told me as I looked longingly at my four week old daughter. She had an IV on the top of her head, was just taken off of oxygen support, and was being…

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My Breast Effort

I love breastfeeding. It might be one of my favorite wonders of the female body.  Being able to nourish my baby, with my body, even though she is on the outside, is awesome.  I love the bonding that I get to have with her.  And I’m sure you’ve heard all the arguments on how breastfeeding…

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There’s an App for that

Gotta love innovations that make motherhood easier (and just plain cool!)  Our own Kristin Detloff shares the latest on smartphone apps created with the nursing mama in mind over at CatholicMom.com.  Read her latest TechTalk post and then share your age-old tips for breastfeeding success here. Did breastfeeding go easily for you? Was it an empowering…

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Supporting our Sisters

New Feminists Encourage NEVER Condemn Other Women Men have known for ages about the power of a woman’s words; how their wives can completely demoralize their efforts with a simple raise of the eyebrows and a quick, “Really, dear?”.  We women instinctively understand how we can use words to manipulate and hurt others if we really want…

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A little ditty about breastfeeding….

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, I thought I would devote a little time to singing the praises of nursing our babies. Like I mentioned in an earlier posting about the many different issues that make up a truly pro-life (not just anti-abortion) position, breastfeeding DOES fall within the bigger picture of recognizing how amazing our…

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