I've never gotten used to my baby being ill. I suppose it's because he started getting sick only recently. It was only midway this year that he was struck with dengue. He's been down with an on-and-off fever the past two days, and it's been draining. I don't like it that his normally bright eyes are sullen; although, ... Continue Reading

Creating a Pro-Breastfeeding Culture in the Family

Welcome to the Milk Mama Diaries Carnival (August). For this month, we join the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action in it's "Talk to Me!" theme where participants will share personal experiences, insights or recommendations in communicating breastfeeding intentions and goals to their support system. Please scroll down to the end of this post and check out ... Continue Reading

A Quick Zip Through “All About Baby,” Aug 13, 2011

Nica getting her first next9 ring sling at the Indigo Baby booth. Denise of Indigo Baby shows her how to wear it.

We had a busy Saturday last week: events, parties, after-parties. However, I was insistent on one thing: That we not miss "All About Baby," a special bazaar and event in honor of World Breastfeeding Month, which was co-sponsored by Working Mom magazine and L.A.T.C.H.     We arrived just after 10 AM at the Rockwell Tent. Actually, I was ... Continue Reading

Review: Steripod Stress-Relief

Clean. Disinfected. I'm super happy.

  I am obsessive about anything bathroom-related. Especially when it comes to order and cleanliness. Just ask my husband, and he will tell you that toothpaste tubes MUST be squeezed from the ends, not the middle. Ask our househelp, and she will tell you scary stories about how I insist that the shower stall be scrubbed with baking soda, vinegar and ... Continue Reading

My Sis-in-Law’s DIY Baby Shower

My inspiration board for Nica's baby shower

I love a good party, especially one where I have free reign (or "rein," depending on which you prefer). Such was the case for my sister-in-law, Nica, for whom I planned a baby shower. I began by asking her what kind of a feel she wanted, and all she really said was that she wanted paper cranes. I made an inspiration board to begin with for this DIY baby ... Continue Reading