Silent courage of mothers in rural Cambodia

Welcome to the March 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Everyday Superheroes This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have talked about the remarkable people and characteristics that have touched their lives. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants... Nothing against workdays at the office. There’s something to be said for air-conditioned comfort when the blistering sun and uneven roads await activities that donors have pledged tax dollars for. Besides, all the preparatory, follow-up and administrative work is necessary. But fieldwork is where the action is - where meaningful … [Read more...]

Mom I Am

I love it! Poem is from the Mom's Online Breastfeeding Board: Little ones can squirm and pout, make a fuss and scream and shout. When hunger hits without a doubt, Sit right down and whip it out. I would nurse her if she cried, I could nurse her far and wide, Here and there or anywhere, Up or down or on a chair. I could nurse a teddy bear, For this fine milk is very rare!!! Would you nurse him on a train? Would you nurse him on a plane? Would you nurse him in a car? Would you nurse him in a bar? Yes, on a train, yes on a plane. Yes, in a car, yes in a bar. I would nurse him here or there. I would nurse him anywhere! I would nurse him in a booth, On the stairs or near the roof. Anywhere my … [Read more...]