Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Gramma's view on Breast Feeding

I just read a few news articles recently about breastfeeding  that made me mad.... I just don't know what to think about our American mindset toward breastfeeding.  It is the the most natural loving thing a mother can do for a new born life.  I know there can be exceptions.  I breast fed all five of our children.   The circle of women I was blessed to be part of  also breast fed their babies.. So natural..  Whenever we had potlucks, church gatherings, just hanging out we breast fed our babies.  The husbands, friends, found absolutely no offense.   We were discreet and hey.. a blanket thrown over your shoulder in July..with a baby at your breast... what else would you be doing?  Now, I see and have seen my beautiful daughters-in -love and daughter breast feed their babies.  Beautiful... Nothing disturbing, cross, sexual, private.... Is bottle feeding considered a private matter when a baby is fed in public? Nonsense.  Americans are too sterile...Get a grip.. We should praise women that are willing to give up their bodies to still sustain life after the birth.. As far as economics and being "green"?.. how cheap, sterile, nutritious, with no landfill by products  can you get? Come on people!  Get over it! Look at women all over the world.  Are we better than the rest of humanity?

A Great Article on Breast Feeding Here   

Can you believe we have a law to make breast feeding legal?  Glad it's there if we need it.  GO HERE for the US law

ABC article here

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Mother's Day Images

Flowers potted my my sweet husband

New front porch chairs

David got what I asked for for my mother's day meal~ Some of my favorite foods

Some of my favorite salad toppings all prepared and ready....beets, artichoke hearts, fresh chives and herbs from the backyard garden, mixed greens....(flowers seen in the background are all from our yard).
Two shots of my yummy plate.  I REALLY like SWEET POTATOES!

  Sweet potato, carmelized onions, portabello mushrooms, fresh spring salad, wild rice

My sweetheart, barely seen at the end of the porch, made the porch clean and happy for me to enjoy

He grilled Anna and the rest of the family some good balsamic-molasses chicken


Mother's Day

Something I enjoyed watching on Mother's Day.

Q&A from StoryCorps on Vimeo.