Monday, July 16, 2007

Off we go!!!

Tomorrow P-Tizzle and I will be off to the La Leche League International Conference in Chicago, IL!

I am so excited about all the fabulous speakers, the unique and interesting exhibits and hanging out with so many other "lactation nerds", gentle parents and authors of all the books I like BUT a little worried as to how I will keep a 13 month old entertained during sessions for 5 days! Pray for me, mothers, pray.

So, if you see a frazzled, tired-looking mother with dreadlocks and a wild-eyed, curly-haired little tornado say "hello"! And maybe offer me some chocolate or an adult beverage.....

I'd like to know if any Mocha Milk readers will be at the conference? Please leave a comment and let me know if I should look out for you. We can sit together at a luncheon!

It's not too late to register. To find out more information about the conference visit La Leche League's newly redesigned website.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

International Nestle Free Week

Boycott groups in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America have declared 2-8 July to be International Nestlé-Free Week.

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