When it’s Time to Stop

Chipmunk at just two weeks old. Finally getting the hang of this “breastfeeding” thing.

My Chipmunk is almost two and a half years old. I don’t know where the time went. But it’s funny how things change so much in such a short space of time.

As a baby my daughter had an undiagnosed lip tie. The first week after I birthed her, as we established our breastfeeding relationship, was a kind of hell on earth. But we persevered. Soon we had a kind of rhythm, an easy acknowledgement of the many hours needed to nurse a newborn. Continue reading “When it’s Time to Stop”

An Explanation, An Update, And a New Beginning

So as I’m sure you’ve noticed, things have been quiet around here lately.

Too quiet.

A large part of that is my fault. You see, when I first started Crunchy Squirrel, I had this big idea. A grand story, if you will. The story went something like this:

Once upon a time, an internet hopeful with a thing for squirrels had a baby. As a consequence, she spent a lot – a LOT – of time reading parenting blogs. And homemaking blogs. And natural living (ie “crunchy”) blogs. And looking at all the beautiful homey things on Pinterest. And generally having a yearning for the Little Suzy Homemaker kind of life, with dinner on the table at 7, a chipmunk dressed lovingly in hand-made clothes, and lunches packed for the Raccoon’s sustenance out in the big bad world of study. Continue reading “An Explanation, An Update, And a New Beginning”