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Getting in Over My Head

Looking for The Lactivist? She's retired. But you CAN still find Jen blogging. These days, she's runs A Flexible Life. Join her for life, recipes, projects and the occasional rant.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ever get a good idea, start to run with it and then find yourself racing downhill at breakneck speed with no ability to put on the breaks?

That's kind of what the last few months have been like.

For those who don't follow me over at my day job, I'm putting on a conference. Now you guys know I've traveled and done the speaking gig thing for years now...but this time, I'm actually planning and hosting the conference. I'm bringing in nine other speakers from around the company and have been working on marketing this event across the country.

Like most things I do, I charged into it full speed without any concept of how much work it was going to be. Like most things I do, I wasn't willing to back out when I realized just how far down the path I'd wandered.

So, I've had nary a second to breathe, let alone to post to here. I've missed the chance to comment on quite a few very interesting cases in the lactivist world. I'm missed the chance to share some very exciting kid-milestones with you. I've mostly missed you.

I'm also realizing that as a non-nursing mother it's sometimes a little harder to get into breastfeeding blogger mode. So, I've decided to bring on a little help. ;)

Some of you know Anna Swank. She's a friend of mine and is one of the founding members of the Ohio Breastfeeding Coalition. She's the mother who successfully got the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to take Lifestyle Family Fitness to task for booting her out because she was breastfeeding her son. She's nursed all three of her kids.

She's expecting twins. ;)

I thought she might bring some good perspective to the mix. I like her writing, I trust her judgment and I know she'll bring the same type of level-headed, yet not always "tow-the-line" style of breastfeeding advocacy to the mix as I do. I hope you'll welcome her on board as a blogger here.

I've been speaking to one or two other moms about coming on board as well. I'll still blog here, but realistically...I'm just not able to give the blog what it deserves by myself. I think we all value the community that has formed here, so I'd like to see the community keep the site moving forward.

Anna's the first to come on board, but you can expect to see others.

My conference is April 21st and 22nd, so if I maintain my sanity that long, I hope to be able to spend some more time here as well. Hopefully the six months after the conference will be calmer than the six months before it. ;)


  1. Anonymous Carole | 11:03 PM |  

    Looking forward to reading her posts! Good luck with your conference!! : )

  2. Anonymous daisybones | 5:55 AM |  

    Jennifer, that's a brilliant solution! Welcome, Anna- Congratulations times two!

    *off to look at your "day job" stuff and try to get into rev-my business mode*

  3. Blogger Maria | 7:03 AM |  

    I'm glad to hear that you are not deserting us all together, and I can't wait to read Ann's take on "the issues."

    Good luck with your conference! (Coming from another over-committer)

  4. Anonymous Erin | 8:11 AM |  

    Good to see you back!

  5. Blogger Renata | 12:37 PM |  

    Hang in there. For everything there is a season.

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