Chickens and eggs don’t just arrive to our house in a plastic Meijer bag. We raise chickens. It is just a hobby. Thankfully, my husband has a job that supports us. My attempts at being a farmer are humbling. Don’t
My daughter occasionally writes an editorial column for our local newspaper. The column is called “through the eyes of a 4th grader”. All my kids spend much of their waking hours in the outdoors of Northern Michigan. In one article
My little, middle sister just had her first baby. My first nephew. She turned 40 years old this year, 2020. She didn’t ask for my advice. She didn’t ask for anyone’s advice I imagine. I am not sure why.
Working with young families has been such a privilege for me. Watching each family grow and develop is always exciting and unique. Each new child brings a new perspective to this world. The world is a big place. Each new
The gift of breastfeeding lasts a lifetime. To be perfectly frank with new parents it often isn’t the easiest gift to give. It takes time for new babies to learn the skill of breastfeeding, even though it is innate and
I am currently reading an excellent, well researched book called Sweet Sleep written about the internal controversy among breastfeeding experts, physicians, public health and all those with an interest in the safety and well-being of children regarding recommendations for