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August 3, 2011
When my son turned a year old in February, I started to hear one question quite frequently: "You're STILL nursing him?!" Why, yes. Yes I am. When will I stop? No idea. I weaned my daughter at 14 months, and I was working full time. Now I am home, so maybe I'll nurse my son a little longer, and maybe I won't. I have learned to ignore the general discomfort that many people show toward women who breastfeed. I use a Hooter Hider when I'm in public, so as not to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities ("EEK! I caught a glimpse of NIPPLE!"). I get that breastfeeding just weirds some people out. I...
May 29, 2010
Here's my most important advice should you see this film: Bring Kleenex. So I like a good tearjerker as much as the next gal, but I really thought my sobbing-at-the-movies days were far behind me. After all, I'm no longer a melodramatic teenager...I'm a grown-ass woman! But when a movie revolves around the painful, wrenching separation of a mother from her son and his against-all-odds Dickensian quest to reunite with her, all bets are off. The Mexican film La Misma Luna is the story of 9-year-old Carlitos, played by the astonishing Adrian Alonso. His mother Rosario (famed telenovela actress...