Monday, June 21, 2010

Got Milk?

Baby boy is now 17months old, and I have decided to bring the breatfeeding phase of our relationship to a close.  I say 'I' have decided because I think if it was up to him we would be going for a long..long time.  When I first had a baby I was aiming for 6 months exclusive breastfeeding, but once we got started I was really reluctant to stop.  I have loved breastfeeding my baby, and am actually a little sad that it is coming to an end (but a little excited as well).  Whilst pregnant I joined the Australian Breastfeeding Association , which was a fantastic investment and has definately helped me to see long term breastfeeding (past 12 months) as a norm and not an unusual sight.

 I have been constantly amazed as I have learnt how intelligent and devine our bodies are at providing nutrients and food to meet every stage of our growing child.   So here is my little tribute to something that has been an amazing and wonderful experience for me.  

And how could I forget...breastfeeding  is one of the 'greenest' ways to feed your baby!

Monday, June 14, 2010

I love bamboo..

I have recently discovered a love of bamboo!  Did you know that bamboo can grow up to 3 to 4 foot per day, produces heaps of oxygen and makes a really soft, fast drying fabric.  I bought a bamboo fabric t-shirt off the internet for work and it is so soft.  I also now own bamboo teatowels, a bamboo face washer and...a bamboo toothbrush!  (that one I bought at the Logan Eco Action Festival).  My bamboo toothbrush is biodegradable and great for the environment.  I am not sure how long this love affair will last (partly because most bamboo products have to be imported from overseas, which I am not a fan of, and these days there always seems to be some hidden downside when products are mass-produced), but I am going to enjoy it while I can!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I am recycling by re-reading...

Do you re-read books?  I must admit I don't do it very often, even though I do have the terrible habit of forgetting the ending of books (Even though man of the house can remember them years...and years later.  I realised this when I started reading King Solomon's Mine when we were first married.  He had read it when he was 12...ten years later he told me the whole plot and could name all the characters.  I have trouble remembering what happened in the Harry Potter book I read last week).

Anyway, at the moment I am re-reading one of my favourite books (well of the non-fiction genre anyway)...
Peter Walsh is the guru of home organisation and using (hence needing) less stuff.  I think it is one of those books I will have to re-read many times in my life.  I love his advice about space in your home.  I always think I need a bigger house, but he basically says that you just have to  limit what you own/buy to the space you have.  (But he obviously says it in a better way than that).  Does this quest for a clean, uncluttered,  organised home ever end??? 
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