I am overjoyed to see so many mothers touched by my last post about nursing a toddler. I think part of the reason for its popularity is that so many moms are made to feel that they either have to love toddler nursing (and therefore continue) or hate it (and therefore stop). Nursing is a relationship, and like all relationships, it is complex, unique, and nuanced.
I am also happy to see that people seem to be genuinely moved by my writing. I came to writing and blogging as a published poet first and foremost, so I am pleased to see that the language here is affecting so many of you. It has been hard to maintain the writing life I had before becoming a mother, and seeing my words connect with so many of you feels like a gift.
For that, I want to give back. In 2013, CW Books published my second full length book of poems, Morph and Bloom. It’s a book of poems about motherhood. There are actually several poems in it about toddler nursing! Here are links to a few:
I would like to give away two copies of the book to my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below (or on Facebook) by November 23rd, and I will randomly select two winners. You will receive a signed copy of the book.