No, not of the vacuum variety. Just a few notes and requests I’ve had from fellow bloggers:
- EMN Contest. The Extraordinary Moms Network is hosting its second contest. The theme is “My Heros.” From Heidi: “Who is a woman who taught you an important lesson about motherhood? Write about her on your blog and send your link to me no later than October 20 at hsaxton[at]christianword[dot]com. First place winner receives $25 plus (if you have the EMN button on your site) a free copy of Let Nothing Trouble You. C’mon, you Extraordinary Moms … share your secrets!”
- Breastfeeding moms scheduled for biopsies needed for an important study based at the University of Massachusetts. From Tanya at the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog: “The primary goal of the study is to identify molecular biomarkers for breast cancer. This could lead to breast cancer detection long before we notice lumps, and as you know, early detection is the key to survival.
Another benefit could be the development of a simple breastmilk test which could determine if breast cancer is present – at its earliest stages – through epithelial cells in the milk, and without the need for biopsies. Biopsies are obviously invasive and stressful, and to make matters worse, mothers are often told that they must wean before they can get one performed (I know that this isn’t necessarily true, but it’s fairly common to hear).”
To learn more (including how to participate), click here.
- And just because I liked the name of this recipe and could almost picture my 3-year-old giggling as she slurped up wet noodles up from a bowl of steaming broth (if I could only get her to even try the slurptastic noodles; we’ve entered an extremely picky phase, which has taken me by shock considering my child loved feta and spinach from the time she was 18 months): Slurptastic Herb Noodles.