I know it’s not Saturday — not even close, actually, since there’s barely any Sunday left to speak of, but there are somethings I have been saving all week to share and I’m going to just pretend I got around to doing this yesterday and share them. So here we go with some finds of the week:
- Are you qualified?, Simple Homeschool — This is an excellent piece about what makes someone qualified to educate their children despite not having a degree in education.
- Dear Less-Than-Perfect Mom, Huffington Post — “And since no mother is perfect, chances are you are caught in a two billion way tie for Best Mom in the World.”
- How Babies Learn to Be Human, Slate — New Research into babies and how they begin to comprehend intention
- MANA Response to Recent AAP Home Birth Statement: High-quality out-of-hospital newborn and postpartum care is standard for midwives, Science & Sensibility
- Mother and Daughter, July 2008, Literary Mama — love this poem about an adult mother-daughter relationship
- Superbugs Invade American Supermarkets, Environmental Working Group – This EWG report focuses on the huge amounts of antibiotic resistant bacteria that is coming into existence thanks to the huge amounts of routine antibiotic use in animals. Scary stuff.
- Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Herbal Galactogogues, Journal of Human Lactation — all you could ever want to know about using milk to stimulate (or not) milk production. You may be surprised to know there’s little good evidence that any of the herbs mothers take actually do anything, which is why I never advise a mother to take a supplement to increase milk production. The best way to make milk is to nurse, nurse, nurse.