Giveaway: Birth Goddess

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For my friend Allison's blessingway, I found a turquoise birth goddess to add to her birthing necklace. I loved the simplicity and the symbolism of the pendant, so when I purchased Allison's, I also got one for myself and one to share  -- maybe with you, in today's giveaway! I love turquoise for its healing properties, and of course, I'm absolutely smitten with all things birthy and symbolic. The goddess (she's about 1-1/2 inches) could be placed on an altar, worn as a necklace on her own, or placed in a collectibles box. The folks at the Native American Gallery in Athens, Ga., wrapped the … [Read more...]

On Breastfeeding a Toddler

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The morning cry is the same each day: "Mommy! Milky! Milky! Mommy!" comes the sweet demand from my almost-3-year-old on the baby monitor we still use. I sleep heavily, so my husband first answers the wake-up call. He hurries across the house to our daughters' room, to the crib to get our little one in hopes that her big sister, 4-1/2, will sleep another half-hour. As dad and daughter return to our room, I wake just enough to snuggle up with my wee one for her morning milk. Mother Nature's snooze button works like a charm, and the house goes quiet awhile longer. We did not plan for this … [Read more...]