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Yakushima Island Part I

I've always hated anime. I never really gave it much of a chance as it combined two things that I didn't care for: cartoons and words I couldn't understand.

One night I was at my friend Charlie's house, hanging out in the living room. Someone in his family put on Hayao Miyazaki's anime mastepiece, "Spirited Away".

At first I ignored the movie, giving it just a small fraction of my attention. By the time it was over I was totally enthralled. The story was fantastic, the characters were great, but most of all the movie was beautifully drawn.

Nursing to sleep

On Toddler Breastfeeding


There was a time when I tried to discourage Chase from nursing to sleep. We tried all kinds of things to lull him; rocking, walking, bouncing, swinging... All we were left with was a mountain of stress and an inconsolable baby. After every attempt the only thing that would calm everyone down was a good long nursing session. Eventually, that's what we did every night (and naps too).

He's my top three reasons for nursing to sleep:

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