Why Bottle Feeding Needs Support…Weekend Reading

 Bottle Feeding Baby

Bottle Feeding is under attack and we all know moms who for very good reasons could not breast feed. We also know moms who bottle feed by choice.

I respect choice, as a nurse and social worker it is important that I do, because we all deserve support in our choices and decisions as to how we feed our babies. That is not to say,  I would not provide a mom with information about both breast and bottle feeding but ultimately it is mom’s decision.

For those moms who need support, I recommend visiting the The Fearless Formula Feeder.  Suzane Barston provides a forum for moms to discuss formula feeding in a very non-threatening, nonjudgmental way.

If you formula feed or know of any mom that does then this is a must read. It will connect you with Suzane Barston and The Fearless Formula Feeder.


I began following Suzie Barston’s blog, Fearless Formula Feeder several months ago, and have been impressed with her ability to (a) unpack the science, and (b) impact sensibility and respect for women who choose to formula feed. After reading her book and then interviewing Suzie, I know that this community will appreciate her academic rigor, and social insights.  – Walker Karraa


Have a nice weekend everyone!

Fashion Made Easy…How to Dress your Child for a Special Occasion!

In your Easter Bonnet...Dress!



Easter really crept up fast at our house and we had not really thought about our little one’s outfit.

Borrow Baby Couture came to our rescue…

I shopped online on Wednesday.

Friday…the box arrived at my door.


 Inside was one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever laid eyes on…

Versace knows design, color and fabric for little girls


Borrow Baby Couture offers these gorgeous fashions at a fraction of the cost if you were to actually purchase the same dress.


It was lovely from the back


Simply elegant from the front.


Our little one felt sweet and special in her Borrow Baby Couture.

She even knows that it is a one time wear and then it goes back to the wonderful “lady” at BBC…who will send her another dress for Mother’s Day….our next Holiday.

Hopefully, I will plan ahead as it is just a little over a month away but if not, I know that Borrow Baby Couture will be there to help.



This was a sponsored post.Thank you Borrow Baby Couture!

What is in a Face?


What legacy are you leaving your daughters and granddaughters when it comes to fashion and skin care?

Perhaps, this is not even an important legacy in your eyes but I find it fun to observe mothers and daughters and even grandmothers and their affects on each other when it comes to fashion and beauty.

My own mother was very devoted to good skin care and she was fortunate to have beautiful skin and coloring.

She was born in 1911, so for most of her life there was no such thing as “sunscreen” or SPF but she knew to stay away from too much sunbathing since she had very fair skin which did not tan…it just burned. Also, she grew up in NYC, so getting to the beach meant a trip to Rockaway or Jones Beach, which was not that easy for her.

As a young girl, I watched my mother carefully as she got ready for work every morning. She washed with soap and water using a wash cloth…she then applied a liquid makeup foundation and dusted her face with loose powder. She then applied some pink lipstick, blotted it and she was done. She used no eye make-up. In her purse, she carried a compact of loose powder and a lipstick. It was a very simple routine!

Every once in awhile I would visit our neighbor, who also worked everyday. I was intrigued by her make-up routine. It was very different from my mom’s morning ritual.

Alline would wash her face and begin with foundation…it was heavier than my mother’s, she then spent quite a bit of time on her eyes, using wax on her eyebrows, eyeliner and mascara. Her eyes were blue and gorgeous.

Alline was black haired with blue eyes…to me, she looked like Elizabeth Taylor, very glamourous. While my own mother was beautiful…I did not think of her as glamourous. As I grew older I wished to see my mother explore her beauty with a touch of glamour.

So, I took her for a make-up session to New York’s Fifth Avenue, Best & Co.  A wonderful make-up artist transformed my beautiful mom into a glamourous one. Mind you, she did not have to do very much. She added a touch of eye make-up, some mascara and some color to her eyebrows and then brought out her blue eyes with the lightest of blue eyeshadow. And just like that my dear mother went from beautiful to glamourous.

My mother was pleased and I was over the moon.

That very day,

I realized something…

a little make-up goes a long way.

My mother had a saying….

“never gild a lily”….

I finally understood what she meant.

Make-up was just that…gilt….


My mother was the Lily!


My post was inspired by the following:

My Nana was frugal but her face was her luxury item and her spending inelastic on all items of skin care. A veteran traveller, she had her routines. “Unpacking her face” was ritualistic. She would lay out the hotel washcloth upon which she would arrange her creams, brushes, liners, mascara and tweezers.

via Felice Shapiro: High Fashion: A Good Face And A Black Turtleneck.