Willing To Be

Lactation Partners ¶ March 14

When I gave birth to my son 4 1/2 weeks early I did not realize what an uphill battle breastfeeding would be. Judy Teibloom-Mishkin came over within two hours of our arriving home with our baby and helped us get started. She was incredibly supportive, hands-on, and non-judgmental, reassuring me that it was okay if it didn't all work out magically overnight, which it didn't. I encountered every problem in the book over the course of the next couple of months, and Judy stayed in touch with me throughout. She checked in regularly, every day even, and was always available by email, text, or phone when I needed her. She was also available to come over within 24 hours, sometimes less than that, when I really needed her help with something. When I needed to get treated for a variety of issues, Judy presented all the options, natural treatments first and then medicinal, which I truly appreciated.

At about 2 months into the process, when I still felt like things were not going well and I was experiencing a lot of pain when nursing, Judy suggested taking my baby to a craniosacral therapist to help him nurse more comfortably. I had never heard of this kind of treatment but was open to trying just about anything. Within one session, he started to nurse exclusively (we followed it up with two more sessions and he's doing great). Without Judy's tireless effort to help me get on track breastfeeding, I would've never thought to try CST. My pediatrician wouldn't have suggested it, since when I mentioned it at my baby's 2 month appointment he looked at me like I was a little crazy. Basically, I would not be breastfeeding my baby anymore if it weren't for Judy. She was invaluable to our success. I highly recommend working with her.


Draw faster ¶ May 26

When we become more confident at drawing, there comes a time when we wish we could draw much faster. If we are taking any kind of art classes where there is focus on drawing the human figure, it can be frustrating how long we take to make quick studies of the models and can’t seem to keep up with the rest.

Al da ¶ May 27

3. What’s a typical day in your house like? How do you maintain control over what has to be pretty chaotic? How do you make a household of 19 people run smoothly? Our #1 goal is to lead our children to seek a close relationship with God give Him every area of their lives.