Ahhh....Weekendssss...nice isn't it?  For many of us that are lucky enough not to have to work on the weekends, we take this time very seriously.  And when I say "we," I mean, me. Ha!  There was a time when I worked all weekend long, even though I loved what I did, not being able to go to birthday parties with my kids was a real bummer.  I appreciated my weekends SO MUCH MORE when I actually got them back.  I never want to miss a thing and carefully plan out my weekends with my kids.  Sundays are especially glorious because I make sure all my errands are run on Saturdays. Can you believe, I used to go grocery shopping on SUNDAYS....such blasphemy!   O.K.,  like my good friend Maya Angelou said, "when you know better, you do better."  Alright, we weren't friends, but a girl can dream, can't she?!

100% Guarantee secret to increase your milk supply One of the most common questions I get when I'm doing my lactation classes or private consults is, How do I increase my milk supply?  It's almost like it's been a lost secret NOT passed down generation to generation since the beginning of time. So many women struggle with their milk supply, or so they think, its even become a reason to choose not to breastfeed, because you never know how much milk you have.  Unfortunately, we don't have the answer to how much milk you actually have because, we can't see it and pumping can't tell you either. Yes, that's right...pumping can't tell you exactly either.  To all those women dragging themselves down the path of defeat and failure because they only pump 1 oz. of milk, the pump is NEVER a clear indication of the milk in your breasts.  Oh, that dreaded pump; it's a blessing and a curse (psst....we'll talk about the blessing later) The pump was designed to mimic the baby sucking; some boobs fall for it, and some boobs not so much. There are many home remedies and old wives tales that tell you if you want to increase your milk supply, drink the tea or take the supplement that supports it.  Herbs like, fenugreek, blessed thistle, and alfalfa have all been talked about when it comes to increasing your milk supply. Unfortunately, no science has been able to prove that it actually does, so if it works for you, it may be the placebo effect. (NOTE:  Fenugreek can interfere with blood sugar levels so check with your doctor before taking any herbal supplements.  Oh, and it makes you smell like maple syrup!) Now back to that pump contraption...the pump, although probably not your favorite thing in the world, it may actually become your most prized possession, especially if you're thinking about increasing your milk supply. Now here's SECRET #1!

This month's special area of focus is Maternal and Child Health in Rotary.  Rotary is an organization dedicated to helping people around the world and within their own local communities. "1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in...