Sage Safety Advice: Looking for your kid? Check the baby pool first.

Summer is here and the baby pools are out. We recently refrained from purchasing a tall one that was fun for mom and dad, but too drowny for our 2 year old. The safety instructions for the one we ended up buying had this awesome piece of advice: The FIRST place to check if you … Continue reading

June Cleaver and Playboy: Our air-brushed ideals of motherhood

“What kind of mother do you want to be?” she asks. Not me, another she. I hate this question. It’s in cahoots with: What kind of person do you want to be? Well…thanks for asking…I want to be fit, successful, bright, well-read, tidy, organized, sexy, assertive, giving, open, fair-minded, strong, emotional (but not too emotional) … Continue reading

The latch and the law: Know your boobies’ rights!

Happy 2013 everyone. Much love from our little Gerritsen family to you. Looking for some light new years’ reading? How about a compilation of US breastfeeding laws? Some of them are wonderfully worded including this one from Georgia: Ga. Code § 31-1-9 (1999) states that the breastfeeding of a baby is an important and basic … Continue reading