This month, I am pleased to welcome Jan Barger, IBCLC as "Guest Mom." Jan and her husband of 29 years have three children. Jan and I first "met" on the "Parenting As Ministry" listserve (aka PAM) where we both serve as POPs ("PAM's Official Prayers"). Jan is an RN, with a BA in Psychology and
an MA in counseling, and is an IBCLC. She has a private practice, works as an
IBCLC for a pediatric group and teaches aspiring lactation consultants through
Breastfeeding Support Consultants. Jan also edits the breastfeeding column in the Mother
Baby Journal and a newsletter called "Clinical Issues in Lactation". She is one of the "lactation experts" on the BabyCenter web site. I respect her not only for her clinical knowlege, but also her love for the Lord Jesus and her desire to serve Him with every area of her life. With her kind permission, I am reprinting her aspirations for grandmotherhood here (though currently she is only Grandma to a cat...)
When I am a Grandmother...
When I am a Grandmother I shall have a purple sling
We shall play dress-up with plastic pop-beads
We will have dinners of popcorn and peanut butter ice cream
I have taught my children about birthing and breastfeeding
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I think I'll start stitching my purple sling for a new kind of "hope chest"...