Author Archive | mama

Nine Things Your Nipples Wish You Knew About Them

1. When breastfeeding, don’t wash your nipples with soap! They have special ducts that secrete naturally lubricating, bacteria fighting oil. “What,” you say, “don’t wash?” No, of course hygiene is important, especially since bacteria and fungus thrive in dark, moist places like behind a breast pad. But rinsing and air drying with your regular daily [...]

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Remembering My Mama

Last weekend I found this basket when I was clearing out the cabinets in my mother’s kitchen. My dad, who was directing my efforts at the time, said “You can get rid of that.” I’m sure he didn’t realize that I had made this basket about 15 years ago when I was just beginning my [...]

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