Monthly Archives: February 2015

MicroBlog Monday: Making Milk

If you have read my blog for more than two minutes, you know that Wallace and I went through hell to establish breastfeeding and stick to it. We had eight wonderful women donate breastmilk to him along the way and … Continue reading

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IBCLC Program Options

I have been researching my program options to become an IBCLC and delving further into the requirements of the different Pathways. The Birthingway program in Portland looks like it will match my views and personality the best. It culminates in … Continue reading

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Big Plans

My original idea to study at Jack Newman’s school in Toronto to become an IBCLC seems to not be feasible. From what I can tell, the school has to have a Designated Learning Institution Number in order to be able … Continue reading

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Facebook Free

I did it! I cut my ties with Facebook and I am optimistic it will last. I have been Facebook free for a week now and it is lovely. More reading, more writing, and less distraction. I opened my account … Continue reading

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The Moments

I don’t want to forget all these great little things about Wallace right now. His personality is amazing and his language is exploding. It is these moments that I wish I had someone to share him with. *He is standing … Continue reading

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MicroBlog Monday: Dream Big

My five year plan is to be an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). But I am feeling very Veruca Salt and want it now! I looked up how to go about getting it and what my options are in … Continue reading

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