Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

I would like to thank all the families that walked through my door this year, so many walked in as students and walked out friends. I also want to thank the doulas and midwives that have helped my students, okay and the doctors. So happy that so many of my students are still a part of my life. Some of my students babies have gotten married this year and will be starting families of their own. Have a blessed 2012 everyone and keep making babies!
To my family and friends thanks for sticking with me!

How “The Pill” Can Harm Your Future Child’s Health

How “The Pill” Can Harm Your Future Child’s Health

Monday, December 26, 2011

Perfect Gift

Being a parent can have it struggles, learning to let go, learning to bite your tongue sometimes as they grow older.  Learning that your kids need you in different ways.  You wonder, if you really did a good job.  I know as a mom I have so much more to learn and improve on. . .  But yesterday, my 21 year old son Eric (he has gone away to college) gave me the most wonderful gift, he wrote me something from the heart and the tears, they did flow.  Reminds me again how blessed I am to be the mom to these six children.


Dear madre
I love you quite a lot
It’s too hard to buy you presents
So I’ve resorted to a poem to fancy your pleasance

For the first time in my life you no longer make me lunches
But that’s okay because I’m still delivered packages with love in bunches
I may not show it much because it’s not in my nature
But I miss warm hugs and kisses; the food you cater

Your children may not show it at times but we know it’s true
Behind all our success is a mom who showers us with “I love you’s”
I’m proud every second to call you my mother
No other woman would do, I couldn’t ask for another

You’re stronger than you think mom, don’t forget it
You’ve won a lot of battles to get me here so you get some credit
Love isn’t a good word to use; it’s not strong enough
To express how lucky I am to have parents who’ve never given up

Most of all, you’ve paved my way
If I’m a shade of a good man, it’ll be because your hand was at play
Thank you for all you do, your nurture never fails
And with you as a source of encouragement, I know I’ll always prevail
LOVE YOU MAMA!
 

Monday, December 12, 2011

So Proud

Tonight we went to Isaac's JV Football Banquet, he really was hoping that he would win Most Improved, he did not.  But he was so surprised to hear his name called as Co-MVP Offensive Lineman.  He worked hard didn't complain, and had a hard job playing center.  What a joy it was watching his face!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

4 Years

Last night my son Oliver played his last high school football game, they lost in the first round of playoffs.  But more importantly he played, he started all 4 years of football, freshman, JV and Varsity.  He was an offensive lineman, one of the players that doesn't get the glory, but can get all the blame.  Nothing happens on offensive unless your line does its job.  Oliver did his job very well, he and his friend Eric could open up big holes when they put them together on the line.

He supported his younger brother Isaac on the JV team and encourages him to be better than he was.

I hurt for him when he lost, I cheered for him when he won, PROUD of him no matter what.

Last night when we got home he gave me a big hug and said "Thank you mom for always being there and supporting me"

Man, I love that kid.





Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Greater Good

The Greater Good


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Monday, October 31, 2011

A Biologist's Mother's Day Song



My son Eric sent this to me . . . my biology major son. I miss him so much, but am ever so proud of him!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Alright Isaac!

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Alanna ~ Spring Recital 2011



My daughter Alanna performing at her Spring Recital. The second song is a song she wrote in honor of her Grandpa Vaughn.

Monday, October 17, 2011

I am 15



On this day in 1975, a young man came and sat next to me at a football game, we were 15. So much happened in those next few weeks to us, to those of us who went to Palmdale High School.
He told me he would always be there for me, and he has.

36 years we have known each other, how can that be? We have been married for 30 years and 6 children later. He still makes me smile.

Who says you can't find love at 15 . . .

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Are They Students or Are They Friends?


Recently, I attended the marriage blessing of my very first student's daughter.  Then a few weeks ago I got to go to a Reunion Tea of some of my students.  There were 6 couples in the class and 5 of the moms and babies (plus a few older siblings) attended.   We had a wonderful time and at one point all 5 of the women were sitting there breastfeeding their little ones (made my heart so proud).  Two of these women took my class before and returned a second (lucky me!).

Lately, I am reminded how blessed I am to have these families walk in my door for the last 23 years.  They come in as students, usually leave as friends, many of them lifelong.  I learn so much from each one of my classes.

Sometimes I wonder when my students walk in my door if they think I am too old to be doing this, but I guess not.

I just want to thank each and every one of my students for enriching my life.

It is a great way to get a baby fix!

I love you all.











Canadian National Newspaper: “Flu shots linked to Alzheimer’s disease”

Canadian National Newspaper: “Flu shots linked to Alzheimer’s disease”

Breastfeeding & Brain Development « CBS Miami

Breastfeeding & Brain Development « CBS Miami

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Confessions of a Crafty Mom: New Halloween Boutique Custom!!

Confessions of a Crafty Mom: New Halloween Boutique Custom!!: In getting ready for Halloween I made and upcycled custom boutique outfit for my little butterfly and had her (attempt) to model it for me! ...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Child of Mine

Last night I took our oldest daughter Alexa down to LAX so she could fly to Washington D.C. for a internship with the L.A. Times. She said "Do you have any CD's in the car to keep you company on the drive home?" She looked around and popped in a Carole King CD. When this song came on, it was hard to fight back the tears.

Alexa, Eric and Oliver have so much change going on. Alexa in D.C., Eric going to ASU and Oliver's senior year.

I am so proud of them and so glad all six are a child of mine. . .


Monday, August 8, 2011

30 Years



30 years ago I walked down the aisle to this song. I can still remember looking down that long aisle to see Bill's smiling face. So blessed to be his wife, to be the mother of his children. Yes, he still makes my heart go a patter.

I Love You, my sweet William.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Masters

Last weekend, my husband and I had the pleasure of driving up UC Berkeley to attend a graduation of a wonderful young woman, who just happens to be our oldest child. A few years ago she graduated with her B.A. from UCLA on Father’s Day and now Mother’s Day weekend she graduated with her Masters in Journalism, what a daughter.

We had a wonderful weekend seeing her Masters presentation and meeting her peers and professors. It was nice having some one on one with her. She has accomplished so much and has worked so hard.

I believe as a mom, I can say I am so very proud.

Monday, April 18, 2011

peaceful parenting: The Chemicals in Disposable Diapers

peaceful parenting: The Chemicals in Disposable Diapers: "By Noreen Kassem Disposable diapers seem to be a necessity in today's lifestyle of convenience and temporary items. Though they are common..."

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Guggie Daily: Our Bodies are not Defective: A Compilation on CPD...

The Guggie Daily: Our Bodies are not Defective: A Compilation on CPD...: "Anatomy of the Pelvis: http://www.pregnancy-and-giving-birth.com/female-pelvis.html Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD) is a condition that..."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

peaceful parenting: The Taste of Mom's Milk

I think this is so sweet.



peaceful parenting: The Taste of Mom's Milk: "By Danelle Frisbie ©2010 When my son was born, I had an intense breakdown moment, fully concerned about the taste of my milk. It was Day Th..."

Monday, March 28, 2011

I Love My Journey . . .

I know I haven't written something for awhile. This journey of motherhood has kept me pretty busy, between volleyball, basketball, piano, etc. As busy as what I am, I really do love it, yes, it does have its moments, but I love it.

My children as late have been making me feel to proud and grateful to be a mother to these six amazing children. A talk, a smile, a hug, a helping hand, being a good sibling, an I love you. What more could someone want from life?

I am feeling just a little sentimental today as it is our second child's 24th birthday. They still melt your heart. . .

Monday, March 21, 2011

peaceful parenting: Stem Cells: 3 Types Found in Breastmilk

peaceful parenting: Stem Cells: 3 Types Found in Breastmilk: "By Susie Mesureposted with permissionScientists say mother's milk may play vital role in helping children 'fulfill their genetic destiny.' ..."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

nippled: The Rape of Birth: Feminism’s Final Frontier

nippled: The Rape of Birth: Feminism’s Final Frontier: " When I’m in conversation with a tough, feisty, feminist woman and the subject of birth comes up I am always irritated whe..."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

peaceful parenting: Lactation Cookies: Increasing Milk Supply

peaceful parenting: Lactation Cookies: Increasing Milk Supply: "By Danelle Frisbie ©2010 Major Milk Makin' Cookies I am frequently asked to pass along lactation cookie recipes. My own momma has been b..."

Lucky Woman, am I

Okay, it was my birthday yesterday, and yes, I am getting old . . .  But what a wonderful day it was.  Lots of friends wishing me happy birthday and then spending the day with my wonderful family.

My three youngest made lasagna for dinner and my youngest daughter made my birthday cake.  Had fun watching them as they assembled the lasagna.  Had just a few family members and sons’ girlfriends over.

My youngest wrote me two songs on the piano, one of my son's and husband made me a silly video (gosh, I am a sucker for those!), my oldest daughter couldn't make it so she called and read me a poem she wrote, the kicker was tickets to go see U2 with her!  I mean how cool is that, that your daughter would want to go to a concert with you!  Got some silly gifts and some really nice ones too.  But the best was just feeling special and loved by my amazing family.

Yep, a lucky woman am I.

U2 - Beautiful Day

Epidural Release Form

Scheduled Deliveries Raise Risks for Mothers, Do Not Benefit Newborns - News Room - University of Rochester Medical Center

Scheduled Deliveries Raise Risks for Mothers, Do Not Benefit Newborns - News Room - University of Rochester Medical Center

Thursday, February 10, 2011

peaceful parenting: The Virgin Gut

peaceful parenting: The Virgin Gut: "By Ann Calandro, BSN, RNC, IBCLC photo courtesy of peaceful parenting mom, Michelle I have been a mother for 26 years. When my first daug..."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

peaceful parenting: Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go...

peaceful parenting: Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go...: "By Dr. William Sears So many religious 'experts' now offer inflexible childrearing advice. But can any of us truly know God's will? And ..."

Bellies and Babies: Would You Rather...

Bellies and Babies: Would You Rather...: "DISCLAIMER: there are graphic pictures in this post. This is the post that makes women squirm, clamp their knees together, and raise their ..."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Trouble Breastfeeding? Could be Rare Type of Tongue Tie

Trouble Breastfeeding? Could be Rare Type of Tongue Tie

Positively Birth Day

Today is Positively Birth Day.  We want you to feel good about your birth, no matter how it goes or went, you can always take something positive away from it.   This song holds a special place in my heart, as our oldest went to sleep many a night to this song.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

peaceful parenting: VBAC, HBAC & VBAMC Resources

peaceful parenting: VBAC, HBAC & VBAMC Resources: "(image shared from Michele of BirthCut.com) I am a huge -- HUUUGE -- supporter of VBAC and HBAC births. While I am sure that a good majori..."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Marvelous Health of Unvaccinated Children

The Marvelous Health of Unvaccinated Children: "A pediatrician discusses the differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated children, and which are healthiest."

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sometimes You Wonder

As a mom sometimes you wonder do your kids think of you.  We think of them all the time, it is part of what we do.  But my children of lately have made me feel, well loved and thought of.  Simple unexpected things seem to mean the most.   Some of my kids made me a cartoon for Christmas which I posted last month, they really thought of me, and I realized they know who I am.   Sometimes you stumble upon things that you found they did, and you sit back say "Wow, they were thinking of me."

We will always have our days of "Who did this?" and I get "it wasn’t me," to which I say, "One day, I will find out who not me is!"  Do they drive me crazy, well at times sure they do.     But no matter, when I hear out of the blue ”love you mama" or get a hug just for being me, or find that your daughter wrote something that pulled at your heart, you don't have to wonder. . .