Sunday, May 11, 2008


Originally uploaded by awsyoung

Isaiah 40:11
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Happy Mother's Day

This photo was taken in my mother's garden last year. I'd love to have a garden like her's someday.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Breastfeeding in the news

New study results!

Breast-feeding boosts a child's IQ, says study
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor

"Researchers looked at almost 14,000 children over a period of more than six years and found that those who had been breast-fed performed far better in IQ tests."
Click here for the full article.

Breastfeeding makes children smarter
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor

A more detailed article about the same study.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Resolutions continued...

Time to bore you again with my resolutions update!

1. Keep up my exercise routine.
I'm changing this one to 'establish a new excercise routine'. My knee is finally better and I have been out walking a few times, but now I'm having difficulty finding a consistant time. My dh's schedule isn't condusive to walking it seems. Maybe I can find a good DVD.

2. Eat more.
Good. I can't wait for the local farms to open so I can get really fresh fruits and veggies!

3. Write in my journal once a week.
Still good.

4. Write in my blog once a month and once a day for one month.
Not bad for my first 30 days attempt; I only missed one day. It was fun and I hope my posts were interesting enough! I didn't do so well in my additions of blogging once a month on the family blog and posting on the LDS homeschooling Yahoo! group. Time to regroup for this month!

5. De-clutter one room a month.
I managed to finish organizing the choir music, but I still have a pile of stuff to get rid of. I had bad luck getting anyone from Freecycle to pick any of it up. :P I'll try Craigslisting it all next. Once it's gone, I'll choose a new room to declutter!

6. Find some service to do.
The best think I can come up with is crocheting leper bandages, so that's what I'll do. I'll work on it at least one night a week.

7. Say "I love you" to my children and husband every day.

Thanks for listening!