Monthly Archives: January 2011

West Virginia’s Pending Breastfeeding Bills: I Have Good News and I Have Bad News

West Virginia is one of only three U.S. states (along with Nebraska and Idaho) that has no law whatsoever protecting breastfeeding. So I was glad to read that this month not one but two bills were introduced in the West Virginia Senate concerning breastfeeding. Unfortunately, one of the bills could result in a law that helps breastfeeding mothers and the other … well, not ...

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We Own a Hobby Farm: Genetically Modified Crops and A Small U.S. Farm

This week the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its decision to deregulate alfalfa that is genetically modified to resist (or not be damaged by) Monsanto’s pesticide Round-Up. Guest Blogger Dee Keith, IBCLC, RLC, is a mother of 10, wife to Larry, home schooling, gardening, earth loving private practice lactation consultant and aspiring flexitarian. We own a hobby farm. On the five ...

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Dear John, I Love Jane: A Book Review

Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women is a collection of love stories. Most beautiful, some sad, they are in many ways like any love stories – except before the authors found love with women, they had lived with (and often loved) men. In the inspired introduction, editors Candace Walsh and Laura Andre talk about what makes the women in ...

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