Month: February 2017

My hypothetical public health program! Part 1, Rationale

This semester I am enrolled in a class for public health planning. I have to develop my own public health program to address an issue of my choosing. I chose increasing breastfeeding rates among teen mothers, though I quickly found that in California Hispanic teen mothers in particular have some of the lowest rates of breastfeeding, so I decided to focus on that demographic. … Read More My hypothetical public health program! Part 1, Rationale

Cultural Report no. 2: Breastfeeding in Mexican Culture

This is my second cultural report for my breastfeeding educator certification. For my cultural reports I researched breastfeeding in Mexican, Indian, Mormon and Muslim cultures. This is my report on breastfeeding in Mexican culture. Traditionally, breastfeeding has been an integral part of the mothering experience in Mexico. Among public health professionals the traditional practice of cuarentena (where the mother has 40 days of rest … Read More Cultural Report no. 2: Breastfeeding in Mexican Culture

How the guy who started WordPress, a 4 star general, a former Navy SEAL and helped me lose the baby weight

…And I needed all three of them. I started going on a podcast binge while doing   housework and cooking. One of my favorites is “The Tim Ferriss Show”. Tim interviews all kinds of different people, including the aforementioned three. But first, here’s how my weight gain problem started. I lost baby weight really easily with my boys. My husband and I were hiking … Read More How the guy who started WordPress, a 4 star general, a former Navy SEAL and helped me lose the baby weight

Cultural Reports: Breastfeeding in Mormon Culture

For my certification process I got to write two reports on cultures in my breastfeeding. This is my report on breastfeeding in Mormon culture. Some may call this cheating since I am LDS, but the unique thing about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is that there are doctrinal aspects and cultural aspects… and sometimes even members confuse the two. I … Read More Cultural Reports: Breastfeeding in Mormon Culture

This post was inspired by a bathroom door in a California State Park

We decided to visit a state beach and I had to the use the bathroom, which was (of course) something less than luxurious. There was a lot of graffiti on the door, but the most prominent was scrawled in permanent marker stating: “Hope you had your Hep C shot”. A more enlightened soul wrote beneath it “You can’t get Hep C from a toilet”. … Read More This post was inspired by a bathroom door in a California State Park