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Thursday, August 4, 2011


Just a couple thoughts to end the week.

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. {I had no idea such a thing existed and I breastfed two littles!} I got to go to my very first flash mob/nurse in for a story on Tuesday and I wrote about it here.

When I had H, I will definitely say that I was very intimidated as a nursing mother. I was self conscious, not very confident and just trying to figure it all out. {Also H ate all. the. time.}

By the time I had E, I was so over the stigma I felt about nursing and really could nurse her anytime and anywhere {tastefully, of course} and didn't really care who was around or what not. I was not going to subject my children to having to be shut away in a room (or worse, a bathroom) to eat.

I do agree with one of the comments I heard at the event Tuesday that breastfeeding is normal and that the more women are around other women who support and encourage it, the better they will feel about it.

What do you think?


Back in February, I was contacted by a writer wanting to do a story on mommy bloggers. I met with her for hours, sharing my story, my thoughts, opinions, feelings, all the blogging secrets and so on. We emailed back and forth for week. She needed to know other bloggers and so I sent her a list of blogs and friends I've met via blogging. I even invited her to exclusive blogging events to get the inside look.

And then about a month ago, I got an email letting me know that her editor decided me and my blog weren't going to be a part of her story.

Instead she was using four of the friends/blogs I passed along to her.

Talk about a slap in the face. I felt very, very used.

Really, I think it was that my feelings were hurt.

Monday morning I was at the doctors office with E and happened to see the magazine was out and was happy to see someone's face across the cover that I recognized! I loved getting to read about these women and blogs I know and support. While I wasn't included, I am so glad these women are.

Feel free to go read the story here.

I think great things of all four of the women profiled and think you may even want to check them out.

I met Beth of Anti Supermom first via the internet when we were both profiled by Pioneer Press in November 2009 and then that winter at Cupcake. She will crack you up and she also has a son named Henry!

I met Liz of Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Geek at the Feed My Starving Children event last winter and since then a couple other events. She works in mininstry and is passionate about her beliefs, getting in shape and also, Little Goat.

Heather of the Extraordinary Ordinary and I met at Cupcake as well, though I followed her and her story long before then. You'll fall in love with her words.

And Darcie, of Gust Gab, and I met the summer of 2008 at a Cribsheet event. {Cribsheet was the parenting blog at Star Tribune.} Our paths continue to cross at blogging events and now we even know some of the same non-blogging friends.

Don't forget to enter to win passes to the Minnesota Zoo right over here.

Happy weekend, friends! I'm off on a child-less weekend to Green Bay!


Blogger Anti-Supermom said...

I'm so sorry that you were excluded, I would have completely traded spots with you had I known they needed to cut out some stuff.

But thank you for the kind words and the support; you are a great example of the kind of 'mommy blogger' we should strive to be.

August 15, 2011 at 9:41 PM  

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