Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Surf: World Milksharing Week

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

World Milksharing Week

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So ibnteresting to hear a mama's story of generous cross-nursing, and Amy answers  pretty much any question you might have had about it! This post is in honor of World Milksharing Week, and Amy's got a bloghop linky you can find at the end of her post or down below in this Sunday Surf so you can read other themed posts from the week. You can read Amy's how-to on breastmilk sharing from my babymoon.

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Helpful thoughts for me as I read through Birth Matters,Women's Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology Books) by Ina May Gaskin, which has finally (!) come to me from the library.
Above all, I concluded, we should be striving to be sure that every mother experiences a caring, misogyny-free birth.

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Powerful post on being real. We APers/natural parents can sometimes be so judgmental — of ourselves, especially of others. It's good to step back and admit the ways we are not perfect and stop expecting others to be, too. You can read (some of!) my own confessions in the comments.
People can make mistakes and learn from them. Usually when they learn better, they do better, and encourage other to do the same. Writing out my thoughts, feelings and dreams on my blog makes me feel like it is possible for even (flawed, imperfect, sometimes lazy) me to reach for those ideals.

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Symptoms of postpartum depression, anxiety, & OCD set out in "plain mama English" so you can tell if you need help. (via — Dou-la-la's own story)

breastmilk sharing photo for guest post — Let's Take the Metro
Amanda's daughter holds a gift of breastmilk — her mama's way of passing it on.

The greatest gift: Breastmilk sharing during pregnancy

Amanda of Let's Take the Metro was kind enough to guest post for me about her milk receiving experiences for World Milksharing Week. It made me happy to think about the liquid support I might find if I had an unexpected pregnancy while I was still nursing a baby, and inspired me to keep pumping to donate to others who need it! Please show Amanda some comment love on her post if you get a chance.

World Milksharing Week stories and posts

Help NPN with a Virtual Mother Blessing!

Remember to send in your emails of support and encouragement for Michelle of Woman Seeking Mother.

Carnival of Natural Parenting -- Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama

Calling for submissions for the October Carnival of Natural Parenting!

Theme: Money Matters: Sometimes we have to think about the nitty-gritty of how we afford to live the way we do — and what we do without. As far as you’re comfortable sharing, tell us how finances affect your parenting, or what you would change about your situation if you had the money to do so.

Deadline: Tuesday, October 4. See submission details at the post.

Natural parenting blog carnivals

I've updated the blog carnival linky. It's hard to find out details for some carnivals, so if anyone knows dates/themes for carnivals missing information, please do let me know.

Feel free to enter your own carnivals or find some to write for!

Visit Natural Parents Network

From Natural Parents Network, in a week on big kids

Natural parenting giveaways

I've updated the linky for natural parenting giveaways, too. Please feel free to add your own giveaways and check out some to win!

I've taken moderation off as an experiment, so you should see your submission right away. If you need anything changed, just let me know and I can edit it.

Current giveaways around here

  • 2 Sets of Children's Homebirth Books $24 ARV {10.24; Worldwide} — sweet preparation for kids for a homebirth!

  • NPN: Storyland Yoga $15 ARV {11.1; Worldwide} — NEW!

  • NPN: $20 Gift Certificate from KidsCuteture {10.17; US/Can}

  • NPN: Baby Unplugged Book Set, $24 ARV {10.10; US}

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

    Check out Authentic Parenting, Baby Dust Diaries, Anktangle, Navelgazing, Momma Jorje, I Thought I Knew Mama, Enjoy Birth, A Domesticated Woman's Adventures (various), Fabulous Mama Chronicles, Kelly Hogaboom (Fridays), The Parent Vortex (weekends), Ichigo Means Strawberry, TouchstoneZ, Hippie Housewife (Saturdays), Multiple Musings, Motherhood Moments, Mama and Baby Love, 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!

    1 I really want to say "cocoons," but I'm told that's incorrect.


    Unknown said...

    Thanks for sharing my story again! =)

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