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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-03-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,088
Posted By eelownes
I was a successful political consultant (clients...

I was a successful political consultant (clients like Hillary Clinton and Congressman Cohen) when I found out I was pregnant. It was 2008 and I was in the middle of the Presidential Election. I had...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-14-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 48,570
Posted By eelownes
I write a recipe blog for toddlers and...

I write a recipe blog for toddlers and children. 
 
www.milliemeals.blogspot.com (http://www.milliemeals.blogspot.com) 
 
Most recent posts have been about snacks. Title: "Snack Mama" three...
Forum: Parenting   06-23-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 8,563
Posted By eelownes
The first friend that had a baby, I gave her as...

The first friend that had a baby, I gave her as a shower gift a 12-pack of jarred baby food, pack of disposable diapers and a manicure kit. I look back on that gift all the time. I was only 26 and...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 8,563
Posted By eelownes
Breastfeeding vs bottle feeding   Homemade...

Breastfeeding vs bottle feeding
 
Homemade baby food vs in a jar
 
Milk vs non-dairy babies
 
Stay-at-home vs working mama's 
 
We all do things differently, but something I have noticed...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,506
Posted By eelownes
Every mom is different and so long as their kids...

Every mom is different and so long as their kids are happy and thriving and learning to walk gently through this earth, we are ALL doing a great job here. 
 
Having said that... 
 
i guess I am...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-21-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,165
Posted By eelownes
The first week that I breastfed, I was on a high...

The first week that I breastfed, I was on a high that I could do it, I never really noticed the pain. Then the second and third weeks set in. I would get up in the middle of the night to nurse my...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-14-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,428
Posted By eelownes
I am the product of a Mexican father and White...

I am the product of a Mexican father and White Mama. When you are pregnant, people have a tendency to say things to you that are surprisingly open and direct. Most people mean well, but can be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-11-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,070
Posted By eelownes
I feel that women would not feel so weird or...

I feel that women would not feel so weird or awkward about breastfeeding, if American culture would encourage and embrace it more. Maybe you can tell your friend that this is what your body is...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By eelownes
I live in Memphis, TN (Delta region) and it is...

I live in Memphis, TN (Delta region) and it is hot hot hot here! Three days a week she is at the Natural Learning Center, but the other days are up to me. We spend a lot of time at the pool, but...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-30-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By eelownes
My daughter is a very gentle child, who started...

My daughter is a very gentle child, who started speaking pretty early. When she has her tantrums, I feel like it is because she just can't get her thoughts out the way she wants. I just don't want...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-25-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By eelownes
My daughter will turn two in a couple of days...

My daughter will turn two in a couple of days and out of nowhere, she is now saying no and having little tantrums! I do baby massage, use chamomile soap, lavender oils and calming talk to see if I...
Forum: Lactivism   05-23-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,121
Posted By eelownes
I am not sure if you really can enforce such a...

I am not sure if you really can enforce such a law or ban. It is perfectly normal to breastfeed a toddler, it is America that stopped that practice in the 1940's and 1950's. What a shame for Atlanta...
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