I got carried away again this week so we have another mega links Sunday Surf.
Food and Recipes
Celebrating 20,000 Hits: Interview with Christine Ortiz of “Milk & Honey Organics” – For those in the upstate SC area, check out this interview. I have tried out this service yet but really want to and found the interview interesting.
Bacon Irish Soda Bread – Unusual bread recipe
Making Lunchtime Fun: Muffin Tin Meals! – I’ve heard of this idea before and love it but still have yet to implement it. Guess I’m just lazy?? I even have a nibble tray so I’m set. Maybe this week will be THE week.
Seriously Eating II: 94 Recipes from Serious Eats’ Healthy and Delicious Column – The title says it all
Dehydrating the Days Away – Funny post about dehydrating food. I have good memories of my parents doing this when I was a kid, especially my dad’s beef jerky.
Finding Better Health Through a Traditional Diet – Another great post from Natural Parents Network about what a traditional, real food diet is
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins – A friend brought me muffins like these after I had my daughter and they were fantastic!
Easy Breakfast and Lunch Ideas – Loved all these ideas!
Healthier Nachos and Green Brown Rice – I have never heard of green rice before. I totally want to try this.
The Other Side – Sad story, recounting mourning with a friend through her miscarriage
Sound Bites from a Miscarriage Journey – Having been through miscarriage myself, I can truly relate to and appreciate this post
Moms Supporting Other Moms
Please Think Before You Comment – A mom of a nursing toddler gives some thoughtful advice
Let’s All Try Not to Be Jerks – Great post about how moms need to support each other
Lactivism, Breast Feeding, Bottle Feeding, Formula And Mothers At War – This one goes hand-in-hand with the “Please Think Before you Comment” post above
Birth Without Fear Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Scared – Although I can honestly say that birth did not scare me, I really, really liked this post a lot.
An Alternative To Perineal Massage For Childbirth Prep – Good info to keep in mind for my next pregnancy
One Response to ‘Eww! Birth is Icky!’ Squeamishness – I really appreciated this post about birth, sex and breastfeeding.
Feeding to Sleep – My sentiments exactly!
Attachment Parenting Series: Beware of Baby Trainers – Some solid information that explains this “Baby B” of the AP style
Carseats – Lots of great links and info about the recommendations for rear-facing and booster seats
Shepherding a Child’s Heart: a review by Anne Sokol – Great review on the reasons this book is concerning
Sarah’s Stitches Wet Bags – I hadn’t heard of Sarah’s Stitches before and enjoyed learning about them in this review
Homemade Cleaning Spray – Good stuff and piggybacks nicely with my green spring cleaning tips!
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March 27th, 2011 at 9:06 am
Thank you SO much for including my miscarriage post in your Sunday Surf! <3 Looking forward to checking out your other recommendations!
March 27th, 2011 at 2:50 pm
I really liked the way you talked about it and the forgiveness aspect of the post.
March 27th, 2011 at 3:21 pm
March 27th, 2011 at 10:08 am
Thanks so much for including my “Birth without fear doesn’t mean you can’t be scared” article. It’s touched a chord with many women — I really appreciate you sharing it :)
March 27th, 2011 at 2:49 pm
I think it is helpful for people to be able to understand it is okay to feel our feelings, just not to be overwhelmed by them. :)
March 28th, 2011 at 2:32 am
thanks for including my post on “please think before you comment” in your sunday surf!! :D appreciate it!
March 28th, 2011 at 6:42 am
Sure! It was great!
March 28th, 2011 at 4:04 pm
Thanks so much again for including my link :) I really appreciate it!
March 29th, 2011 at 4:03 pm
April 13th, 2011 at 10:48 am
I was just reading your story along with Charise’s…it’s still not something I can do without crying. I don’t even remember the exact date of my miscarriage…I know it was over 3 years ago, but it’s still something I barely allow myself to think about…something I’ve tried to push out of my mind and my experience.
It’s still something that’s hard for me to forgive in the areas that Charise talks about in her post.
But I do thank you for sharing your story Julia…it’s something that needs to be told. I may be able to share mine someday…I may not. But this helps me heal.
April 21st, 2011 at 7:19 pm
I wanted to share to help those who have been through it. It is hard to write (which is the reason I still haven’t finished my story yet, that and it’s long) but it helps, too. I have found, though, that everyone experiences and needs to work through the emotions differently. Some need to do it privately and some, like me, need to talk about it. Tomorrow is actually what would have been the due date 4 years ago and we always have a picnic under the tree we planted on that day.