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Give Me a Break

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and by a while, I’m pretty sure it’s been months. (Thanks, Meredith, for carrying on without me!). Part of the reason I disappeared was because I changed jobs after five years at my previous job, and my new job isn’t nearly as…

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Parental Goals

In Our Babies, Ourselves, the author, Meredith F. Small, discusses “parental goals.” She defines parental goals as, “conscious or unconscious objectives that influence every action with their offspring.” Since I read this book about a year ago, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this concept. Small says that overwhelmingly, American…

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Do I Really Like Breastfeeding?

The other day, a friend of mine who is pregnant asked me if I liked breastfeeding. It seems like the obvious answer would be “yes.”  After all, I’ve been doing it for almost two years now, and people don’t just do things for two years that they don’t like. But with…

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