Mommy Real Estate
    December 24, 2010
    Mommy Real Estate

    Do you remember, in The English Patient, when Almásy claimed the hollow of Katharine Clifton’s neck as his? I have never forgotten that. I think of it each time one of my children visits their own …

    On Being Taken Seriously by your Doctor While Breastfeeding
    December 23, 2010
    On Being Taken Seriously by your Doctor While Breastfeeding

    If there’s one thing I dislike about growing up the daughter of a world-renowned pathologist and public health expert, it’s not being taken seriously by my own doctors when I try to save them some…

    Breastfeeding: Like Giving Candy to a Baby?
    December 22, 2010
    Breastfeeding: Like Giving Candy to a Baby?

    For mine, it was more like giving them crack. Wait, let me back up a bit. I love looking back through my online archives for small, unremembered nuggets of family life and recently came across one fro…

    In Which Mother Nature Throws Me a Breastfeeding Curveball
    December 21, 2010
    In Which Mother Nature Throws Me a Breastfeeding Curveball

    I’d just come from visiting my friend and her ten-pound, twelve-ounce newborn. I had heard the story of her epic labor, the heroic effort this tiny, five-foot, two-inch Frenchwoman went through to b…

    Mindy and Baby
    December 20, 2010
    What Happens When You’re Ready to Breastfeed But Your Baby Can’t?

    In my 12.6 years of parenting, I have spent 8 of them breastfeeding my children. That’s 96 months, or 416 weeks, or 2,290 days. Two thousand two hundred ninety DAYS. (more…)…