God is so good to the mother. He doesn’t give her a baby and say, “Here you are; now you can manage on our own.” Instead, He gives her two hormones to help her with mothering. Both oxytocin and prolactin are produced in the pregnant and nursing mother. Oxytocin is known by different names—the “love” hormone, the “cuddle” hormone and the “bonding” hormone. I love to call it the “calming” hormone. When the mother puts the baby to the breast and the milk lets down, she experiences a calming feeling come over her. Often she will fall to sleep on the job! This is such a wonderful boon to a mother, especially when she has a number of little children. I was not a calm and relaxed person when I started on the adventure of mother—the very opposite, in fact. But as I nursed my babies over the years, constantly being calmed by this God-given hormone, my personality changed. My daughters used to call it “relaxin” instead of “oxytocin.”
Here's a picture of Michah and Papa Bear.... I couldn't resist sharing (especially he is 'baby holder extraordinaire')
"activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training"
Below is a little footage of the boys practicing at Martial Arts class.....This is about their 6th class and the instructors had them rotate amongst 4 different partners. I didn't get permission to publish the video from the parents of the other students they practiced shadow boxing, so I chose to only post the one with our boys:
What areas could you work on being more disciplined? (I have quite a list...lol)
I've been checking out this mini series about raw food: http://www.blytheraw.com I'm looking forward to experimenting with some of the recipes like the Kale Salad (below):
Do you have any good raw food links to share??
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Our friend managed to get about 1/4 cup of milk from our Mama Goat. She put up a little fight at first, but eventually calmed down. I do plan to do more research about milking goats, but I welcome any tips you may share.
I don't say this often, but "THIS IS A MUST HAVE" for making healthy baby food, (great gift idea)
The Baby Bullet is a phenomenal invention. We've had 2 Magic Bullets and it truly makes food preparations much easier, so this baby version seemed like a great resource to pass on.