The Risks of Babywearing, A Wasteful Generation, Supporting Birth Centres and More in This Week’s Sunday Surf
We are off to a baby shower this afternoon (getting so excited for this little one to arrive – I love babies! ) and I thought I’d leave you with some of the great posts I’ve been reading over the past week…
- “No one talks about THE RISKS of babywearing. Sure, you’re baby will be happier, cry 43% less than their pram based counterparts, they will sleep soundly, will learn how to self regulate their own temperature, they won’t get a flathead that requires special pillows or corrective helmets, they will have better head control, they can access the breast whilst you go about your day hands free…..but is it REALLY worth it with THE RISKS?” The Risks from Sausage Mama & the Sausagettes.
- “If my mother could ignore a doctor who would condemn me to death, then I can ignore my inner demons who tell me I’ll never make it as a writer. If my mother could demand that I achieve straight As in school, then I can demand greatness from every blog post I publish. If my mother could lobby school administrators and government agencies to get me the help I needed, then I can lobby bloggers and social media power users to get my idea the attention it deserves.” On Dying, Mothers, and Fighting for Your Ideas from Copyblogger
- “As a lover of words and a believer in the power of ritual, I relished the chance to write a script for the ceremony that conveyed the importance of our respect for our baby’s individuality and identity, his connection to all people, as well as the natural world, and our desire to parent sensitively with love and compassion.” The Ritual of Dedication (guest post by Charise of I Thought I Knew Mama) on the Natural Parents Network
- “Being bored is impossible. It is only a little patch, but full of so many latent possibilities: we can plant seeds, fill a paddling pool, hunt for bugs, jump on the trampoline, pick flowers, find craft materials, kick a ball… the possibilities are endless.” Cultivating Abundance from Dreaming Aloud
- No quote from this one – just go get your share of adorable. Wordless: Solo Parenting Week from TouchstoneZ
- “No, of course we don’t carry that size,” said a lactation specialist, who went on to wonder how obese women managed to breast-feed their infants without suffocating them “with all that unnecessary breast tissue.” NEWSFLASH! Fat People Get Pregnant, Need Clothes from Raising My Boychick
- “We are raising people who hate themselves and/or spend inordinate amounts of time thinking about food, diets, and appearance. It astounds me to think of the change the world could see if that energy was free for something important. As Eve Ensler says, “It seems to me that we spend an inordinate amount of time and attention on fixing ourselves when we could really be directing that out to serving others.” I Don’t Think of You as Fat from Baby Dust Diaries
- “…everything in my life – the highest of highs and the lowest of lows – was all worth it because it led me to what I am sure is the ultimate experience of my life: being this sweet boy’s mama. Being a mom over the course of the past 10 months has also taught me to savor every moment and to live in the present – something that was very difficult for me in life before Baby.” I Thought I Knew Mama: Reader Spotlight from A Little Bit of All of It
- “In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”” How Wasteful the Older Generation Was…Or Were They? From Green Grandma
- “”I know, I know: it’s an extremely hot issue right now. There are people who say you’re basically killing your children if you don’t…or if you do. I’m not going to tell you that. I know every parent has their own reasons for the decisions that they make and that they are trying to do their absolute best based on what they know and what they believe. The answer’s not the same for every family.” No, We Don’t Vaccinate from Katetietje on Babble
- “Five.That is the number of doctors I have taken my daughter to for the rash on her face. The number of strangers who have examined her up close like a specimen and made her feel bad about herself, though I tell her every chance I get how beautiful she is.“ In My Own Hands from Life As a Plate
- Not exactly a blog post – but if you are a resident of Ontario – please do this! It just takes a few minutes to send an e-postcard to your MPP to let them know you support birth centres in Ontario – check it out! Send an e-postcard to your MPP from Ontario Midwives.
Lots of great posts this week!
And with that, we’re off to exercise the dog so he doesn’t go crazy while we’re away this afternoon.
What great posts have you been reading this week?
Check out A Little Bit of All of It, One Rich Mother, Karen’s Healthy Lifestyle, Adventures of a Thrifty Mama, Touchstonez, The New Mommy Files, Fabulous Mama Chronicles, Blacktating, Adventures in Mommyhood, Greener Cleaning Mums, Child Organics, I Thought I knew Mama, Monkey Butt Junction, Motherhood Moments, Mama and Baby Love, Gems of Delight, Enjoy Birth, Breastfeeding Moms Unite, Domesticated Women, This Adventure Life, Maman A Droit, Hobo Mama and Baby Dust Diaries for more Sunday Surfing!