5 Natural Ways to Boost Milk Production

Please join me in welcoming Regina Dinges from Mom Discuss to the blog today! Her guest post offers natural tips for breastfeeding moms to help boost milk production. This subject matter can be a big worry for a new mother. As there are a lot of myths on this subject, it’s good to get the facts straight. Take it away, Regina. Continue reading

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Empowering Yourself From The Outside In

Wonder Woman symbolizes female strength

Female empowerment – Be your own unique version of Wonder Woman! Photo via a4gpa, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr.

There’s a lot of talk about female empowerment these days. Listening to a lot of it, one would assume that it’s something that needs to be given or allowed by the patriarchal status quo. Yet more might suggest that it’s something that should be taken by force from a society that’s withholding it. For many of us, however, empowerment is neither something that can be given, nor taken but rather, it’s something that needs to be realized. Realization is a very personal journey and with this in mind, female empowerment becomes self empowerment on a gender-wide scale. There’s something satisfying about the image of women all over the world that the power was inside them all along. Of course, female empowerment is as much a sociological and economic issue as a personal one, with a gender pay gap that looks set to continue for centuries. Change, however great, is made up of the actions of individuals. Continue reading