Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Surf: Lots of breastfeeding & some crafts

Welcome to the Sunday Surf! Here are some of the best links I've read this past week.

I am once more in the throes of my state business excise taxes, which are just as horrific as they sound and which are due tomorrow. I will try to quickly compile the links I've got!

  • "The greatest gift…" from ABCs and Garden Peas: Touching story of a father's support for his breastfeeding daughter.
Nursing necklace
at very, very fine
  • "crafting" from very, very fine: Nursing necklace version of the knotted bead necklace! I need to try making a wooden-bead version with cotton covering like this.
  • "Did you hear the one about how exclusive breastfeeding for six months hurts babies?" from The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog: Glad to hear a reasoned response to the new article from the British Medical Journal (and the oft-inaccurate media reporting of same). I'm willing to consider new perspectives to feeding recommendations based on good research, but I'm with Tanya when I see that three of the four authors of the article are associated with the baby feeding industry — suspicious.
  • "l'art de porter..." from maternage proximal: Babywearing in many cultures — I don't read French, but I love this collection of photos! Some of the basket options make me nervous, but it's good to see how easy it is to carry a child in a variety of ways, and to use what you have around you.
  • "A really bad day" from Raising My Boychick: Ah. I need this kind of honesty, to know I'm not alone in my own failures and lack of support, of patience, of time, of gentleness, whatever it is on those really bad days.
Lauren's shared items feed in Google Reader

  • I have my very own, new newsletter sign-up.
              What will the newsletter be about? I'm thinking it will mostly highlight the best of what's on my sites (Hobo Mama, Hobo Mama Reviews,, Natural Parents Network), as well as fun things I've read recently and interesting conversations on Twitter and Facebook. Does that sound exactly like Sunday Surf? Well, yes, except — delivered to your mailbox! And I imagine it will be more targeted and less lengthy. I'm sure I'll also include what I hope are entertaining tidbits from my life, and funny pictures, so that's worth it, right? There might be other special things going on, which you won't know till you sign up.
              How often will it come out? Oh, not often. I don't know really, but there's no way in unholy heck I'm going to be loading your inbox every day, or week, or maybe even month. I'm just too lazy to be a spammer.
              To subscribe, just sign up with the link or in the sidebar, and you can easily unsubscribe from a link in any newsletter, at any time. I'm not even having unsubscribe alerts sent to me, so I won't know… Hope you'll join me!

You can find more shared items during the week at my public Google Reader recommendations feed.

Check out Authentic Parenting, Baby Dust Diaries (on hiatus), Maman A Droit, Navelgazing, Momma Jorje, pocket.buddha, Breastfeeding Moms Unite!, Enjoy Birth, A Domesticated Woman's Adventures, This Adventure Life, The Parent Vortex, and A Little Bit of All of It for more Sunday Surfing! (If you also participate in a regular link list, whether on Sunday or not, let me know and I'll add your link.)

Feel free to add your recommendations in the comments. Happy reading!


teresa said...

Wow, I didn't know you did this link post. It's great. Thanks!
I signed up for your newsletter... can't wait.

Lindsay said...

The babywearing pics from the French site were awesome-I definitely didn't realize that it was a global phenomenon-I only knew that African mothers did it due to some West African immigrants at our church who had beautiful wraps made out of the same fabric as their dresses.

Anyway I left a comment in French and mentioned that I found that blog through you and that you were an American who had said that post was one of the best things you'd read all week. And then I apologized for my terrible French, because I'm pretty sure all of my verb endings were wrong. Lol.

Oh and how gross is the Taco Bell thing? We eat some fast food but never Taco Bell because we kind of always assumed it wasn't real ingredients. We love a regional place called Taco John's, but I don't think they have it in Seattle. And Chipotle of course is delicious too, although it's like 10x as expensive as Taco Bell. It's just not possible to have real food that cheap though, you know?

Pamela M. Kramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

You have been bestowed the Stylish Blogger Award!

Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

Thanks so much for including a link to my blog this week -- it totally made my day! I'm off to check out the other good reads too. :-)

Wendy said...

Aw, thanks so much for including my link!
My dad gets embarassed by that post, but he rocks :)

Happy new year to you!


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