Blog: Morning ThoughtsThere are always new stories and new ideas. The stories come from mothers, babies, and research. The ideas come from me, after 30+ years of clinical practice, usually in the morning. Hence the category: Morning Thoughts.

If YOU have a story to share, contact me and I will put it up.

Purging stuff.

Mother’s Day was different this year; I spent it purging. Ever since I left home at 17, I have been accumulating stuff: letters and photographs, books and clothes, newspapers and toys, records and old typewriters, furniture and dishes. My grandmothers impressed upon me the value of old things, of cherishing things and passing them on… read more →

Lactation consultant headache #3, 700, 006!

My client had chosen to stay in the pediatric unit with her newborn, who was being kept to treat an infection with intravenous antibiotics In this way, she was able to breastfeed whenever her baby needed, and keep her baby in arms. Two nurses on one night shift strongly urged my client to put her.. read more →

Teacher training journal: entry #1

Ego drives me to injury. Now that I am doing much more yoga than ever before, I am finding more errors in my technique via painful body parts. This means re-leaning poses, like Adho Mukha Śvānāsana (Down Dog) and in my transition from Phalakasana (High Plank) Chaturanga Dandasana (Low Plank). This means dropping my knees.. read more →

13 May 2018
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Brandywine Festival: the Clash of ’83

Now that festival season is approaching, we are looking forward to Mt. Airy Fiddler’s Convention,  I found this composition I wrote, 35 years ago. Names have been left out to protect the innocent. (LOL.) *******************************  I don’t want to forget any marvelous times that I can remember when I was at the Brandywine Mountain Music.. read more →

Meanness breeds meanness.

I felt embarrassed by the White Hours Correspondent’s Dinner videos I saw. I saw mud-slinging. I saw KellyAnne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Saunders hold their heads up, and be gracious and polite during the onslaught of petty remarks that were neither funny nor respectful. While I disagree with their views, I give them the respect.. read more →

Simple human thing

For most of my life, I have struggled to say the right thing. Growing up, I struggled to find the right thing to say that wouldn’t turn my mother into a raging beast, or bring down my father’s scorn. As a lactation consultant and a nurse, I struggled to find the right thing to say that.. read more →