Kelli at There is no place like home and Steph at Adventures in Babywearing both inspired me to do my own year in review post. They both posted the first sentence of their first blog post of each month, but I’m changing the “rules” for my blog and doing things a little differently. Instead of taking the first sentence from the first post of each month, I’m selecting the first sentence (or few sentences) from one of my favorite posts from each month and including a link to that post as well in case something piques your interest. (Yes, it took a lot more time to do it this way, but it seems I’m all about making things more
difficult challenging for myself.) By doing it this way I hoped to select posts that best represented my blogging throughout the past year. 🙂
The CDG Year in Review
Iâ€™m not a big fan of Dr. Phil, but was happy to learn he was having the Sears doctors (Dr. William Sears and sons, Dr. James Sears and Dr. Robert Sears) on a show on Friday called â€œYoung Moms Ask the Experts.â€ — From The Sears doctors chime in on CIO and other parenting topics
One of Avaâ€™s books about nursing (Breastmilk Makes My Tummy Yummy) contains a picture of a mom nursing a toddler and a baby and states: â€œTwo can breastfeed without fuss, there is room for both of us.â€ On Wednesday night, we – me, Julian and Ava – experienced that for the first time. — From Room for two
Itâ€™s the little things that make me appreciate just how much I love my kids.
Like the new lip-smacking sounds that Julian makes.
Like the way Ava kissed my arm a few times while falling asleep tonight. — From The little things
In the spirit of putting more of myself â€œout there,â€ here it is, as promised – my completely honest post. — From The truth will set you free
As I set out driving Friday night to hear Ina May Gaskin – called â€œthe mother of authentic midwiferyâ€ by Midwifery Today – speak, I was filled with nervous excitement. When I was about 10 minutes out from the church in Lafayette where the event was taking place, a friend of mine called me to say she was saving some seats for me and other friends of ours and she was able to get pretty close to the front. I felt like a teenager going to a rock concert. — From An Evening with Ina May
On Sunday morning, Jody, Ava, Julian and I braved the record-breaking 100 degree heat to attend the National Mile High Breastfeeding Celebration in Denver hoping to help break a record of a different kind. — From National Mile High Breastfeeding Celebration
Some days you have to throw out your plans and just go with the flow. Today was one of those days. — From Go with the flow
As parents, we do the best we can to ensure our children have the very best start in the world. We may breastfeed them, make their baby food from scratch, buy organic and whole foods, childproof our homes, teach them not to talk to strangers, and a myriad of other things. We trust that when we buy age-appropriate toys for our children, that they will be safe and not pose a choking hazard nor contain toxic elements… – From Tots, toys and toxic paint donâ€™t mix
I tend not to write much about celebrities on my blog. As a general rule, I find thereâ€™s just too much other stuff going on in the world (especially my familyâ€™s world) for me to discuss whoâ€™s doing/saying what out in Hollywood. But when I heard that Brad Pitt (and then Kevin Kline) recently made comments about co-sleeping… – From What I believe: Brad Pitt, Kevin Kline on co-sleeping
Halloween is right around the corner, but in light of my recent discoveries about damaging effects of artificial colors and flavors (and petroleum and coal tar) in candy, I havenâ€™t been feeling very excited about a holiday that promotes candy consumption. — From Amy’s Halloween Candy Alternatives
Itâ€™s been just over a year since my baby boy made his amazing entrance into the world, and yet, I never posted his birth story on my blog. So here it is one year later – in itâ€™s full, unedited (LONG) glory (altered only to change the midwivesâ€™ names to first initial) – for your reading pleasure. — From One year later – Julianâ€™s (footling breech) home birth story
In light of articles like this one, stating that as recently as Nov. 20, hazardous toys (containing high lead levels and other dangers) were still being found on the shelves in stores like Target, itâ€™s validating (but really no surprise to me) to read that Simple Retro Toys May Be Better For Children Than Fancy Electronic Toys. — From Simple toys better for children
If you wrote a year in review post (of any kind) on your blog, please add a link to your post in the comments. 🙂
Happy New Year!