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Sunday Stories

A round up of my posts from last week

At the Breastfeeding Diaries, I shared My Top Five Pumping Tips:

I’ve been pumping at work for almost five months now, so I wanted to share some tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way.

Over at the Green Phone Booth, I wrote about three ways we can reduce the negative environmental impact of the human population in 7 Billion Elephants in the Room:

Let’s work towards improving quality of life for people living in poverty, empowering women to make decisions about family planning, decreasing childhood mortality, and reducing the negative impacts on the environment.

Finally, be sure to check out my Spring Celebration, and please join in by sharing a birthday cake recipe, a birth story, or your baby picture! See the post for details.  The celebration starts Thursday!

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Sunday Stories

Since I write in a few different places, I’ve decided to start a new feature here called “Sunday Stories” where I will share my other posts from the past week. 

This week at the Breastfeeding Diaries, I shared how I overcome objections:

 It always starts with “How’s the baby sleeping?” (A loaded question.) I’ve tried humor- “Sleep? What’s that?” and I’ve tried honesty- “On a good night, he’s up 4-5 times. On a bad night, he’s up every 15-30 minutes.” Both of these responses lead to people giving unsolicited advice about my choice to co-sleep and/or breastfeed on-demand.

At the Green Phone Booth, I wrote a round up of 10 Ways to Upcycle Jeans:

These Recycled Jean Pocket Pets are so cute! I especially love the owl and can imagine it sitting on a tall bookshelf in my son’s room.

I had a second post this week at the Green Phone Booth! I shared some fun facts about maple syrup in Sugaring Season:

It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.

We also spent some time on the farm yesterday, joining my family as they tapped trees.  Check out my mom’s blog for more pictures.

I’ve also decided two things after looking at my mom’s pictures from yesterday:

  1. The blue, men’s XL jacket that I wore last year when I was 9 months pregnant does nothing for my figure now.
  2. It can’t all be blamed on the jacket.  I joined weight watchers.

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