17 February 2011

NJ La Leche League conference

La Leche League of the Garden State is pleased to announce that registration for the April 1-3, 2011 breastfeeding and parenting conference is now open!

Please go to www.LLLGardenState.com toregister. You may download a registration form and return it with a check or you may register online with PayPal.

Members receive a coupon code for a $5 discount. Contact one of our Leaders for the code or to become a member.

The conference, with Mary Ann Cahill, Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Lu Hanessian and many others, promises to be fantastic! We hope to see you there!

Please contact the conference workgroup at GSANConference@gmail.com if you have any questions about the conference or registration. Or feel free to call any of the leaders for information.

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as seen on Facebook...love this!

02 February 2011

happy groundhog day!

I love that my doula (now midwife) from my first birth (that son is now 13) sends out Groundhog Day greetings...and that I'm still on the list...
This was the first year they were not handmade little cards...technology does make staying in touch so much easier though - I don't blame her. It's just a happy little reminder of just about the biggest event in my life...the experience helped shape me and is, in large part, why I do what I do now. Thanks Chris!

The picture she included is the one at the top & here's the quote:

As the light grows longer The cold grows stronger If Candlemas be fair and bright Winter will have another flight If Candlemas be cloud and rain Winter will be gone and not come again A farmer should on Candlemas day Have half his corn and half his hay On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop You can be sure of a good pea crop –

01 February 2011

weather and babies

message to all babies - hang in there...let the storms pass and life settle back to normal...please?

But we know some babies will be born - but really, anyone who must travel in super bad weather - this was what I just posted on facebook:

dear midwives, doulas & imminently expectant parents...

the National Weather Service advises (in all caps - sorry - that's theirs):
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. I would add: a blanket and a well-charged cell phone and appropriate clothing/footwear.
Stay safe, everyone.