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Lunch TIME

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I breastfed my first born, who is sensory sensitive and was unable to touch solid foods without gagging until he was well over a year old, for the first thirty months of his life.

My second child is turning one next month and we are still going strong.

This is what a thriving breastfeeding relationship looks like.

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This is not a radical lifestyle choice for us, or any sort of political statement. It is what it looks like: lunch. Don’t over think it.

P.S. please note the trickle of milk on M’s chin in the second picture. Milk drunk babies make me giggle. Deeeelightful! 🙂

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May 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

RIP Maurice Sendak

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May 9, 2012 at 3:53 am

P.S.

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April 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

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Up

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It’s 9:30, and we’re all awake…we just don’t feel like getting up. 🙂

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Written by GRSeim

March 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

The voice of experience

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Friend, singing in the car with Darren:

“The babies on the bus say,
Wah-wah-wah!
Wah-wah-wah!
Wah-wah-wah!
The babies on the bus say,
Wah-wah-wah!
All through the town!

The mommies on the bus say,
Sh! Sh! Sh!…

Darren: “Um. What.”

Friend: “Huh? You don’t like my song?”

Darren: “It’s too silly.”

Friend: “Why is it silly?”

Darren: “The mommies just feed the babies on the bus, and they all go to sleep!”

Written by GRSeim

February 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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Seattle is lovely

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It’s 43 degrees outside, but Jon has the day off and the sun is out for the first time in months and I’ll be damned if I spend the day inside doing chores again. We bundle the kids up and make a mad dash for the closest beach, where we watch sailboats glide across glacier-cold water from the safe cocoons of our REI jackets and rain boots.

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Written by GRSeim

February 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Breastfeeding vs. Mark Zuckerberg

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This post is inspired by the Facebook page, FB! Stop Harassing Emma Kwasnica Over Her Breastfeeding Pics! 

I have been breastfeeding continuously for 3.5 years. That means that, every 3-4 hours, day and night, I have put my activities on hold for twenty minutes at a time to feed one of my children. I have learned an enormous amount through this experience about health, environmental hazards, local and global politics…to say nothing about what I’ve learned about my children and myself.

Breastfeeding is universal, and it has allowed me to connect with women all over the globe. I have a friend in India who writes to me via Facebook for advice re: breastfeeding her twins. A friend of mine in Missouri referenced one of my breastfeeding photos to learn a new feeding position that allowed her to breastfeed while sleeping, which is a vital skill to master when you have a young child who needs to be fed every two hours around the clock for 6+ weeks.

Facebook is supposed to be about connection and sharing information, but you do the math…when you ban women from sharing about those twenty minute breastfeeding breaks on Facebook, over the course of a year you effectively ban a full month of our lives from appearing on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg may not feel like that month’s worth of experience and knowledge is worth sharing, but many people disagree with him, including the children around the globe whose lives depend on it.

Far from being objectionable or obscene, these are some of the most precious, beautiful moments in our lives. This is worth sharing.

Written by GRSeim

January 9, 2012 at 5:59 am

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