Friday, January 27, 2012

Hoot Hoot! Cutest mobile ever!

Silas has really come into this world! It is amazing to watch how observant he is just at three months. We never really did the mobil thing with Serafin, but this time we decided to see if we could find something fun to hang up for him. I searched on Etsy and found a store called Lullaby Mobiles. I couldn't resist plugging her on my blog because the mobil we bought it simply darling. The pictures on her website are good, but the real thing is even cuter, FYI, we bought the Owl mobile, picture below. Silas has been staring at it and smiling, our little cutie patootie! Anyway, that's all for now. I know i've been a bit MIA, but two kids has become kind of a circus act for me right now and writing in my blog seems to be a bit of a distant past life ago. Sending love and light to all my friends and fam!

picture taken by Lullaby Mobiles

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What's all the fuss, they're only boobs!

I recently participated in a nationwide nurse-in at a Target store here in the Bay Area. Mamas all over the US were nursing their little ones in public to advocate for a women's right to breast-feed out in the open after a woman was harassed for doing it in a Texas Target store. Can you believe that in some states, it's actually illegal to feed your little on in a public space? This is something I will never understand and actually infuriates me. When did feeding our children become something that is defined as anything other than beautiful (not to mention necessary)?

Some of my most intimate times with my children have been staring down at them as they nurse away, breast-feeding is an amazingly bonding experience. Mostly, these moments occur in the comfort of my home. Life, however, moves on and we can't always be sitting in our rockers, at home gazing into our little ones eyes. Breast-feeding my little one in public does not come out of any desire to show off or prove a point (accept at a Target Nurse-In of course), it is only out of necessity. If I'm in a restaurant or grocery store and my baby needs food, there is no stopping me. I also don't feel the need to cover up (unless I'm cold). How would you like to eat with a sheet over your head? Breast-feeding is not pornography. Breast-feeding is not dirty. Breast-feeding is natural and encourages good health for both mama and baby.

Anyway, good job mamas for advocating for our rights and our children's rights! Here is the link to the news segment, in which yours truly was interviewed (my first real debut, ha ha). To all you mamas out there, don't be afraid to feed your children!