Humor in Parenting (and Breastfeeding!) Blog Carnival

Part of this fall has been spent on promotional events surrounding Have Milk, Will Travel. Demeter Press says that it’s selling *really* well, we’re now on Twitter (follow us at @HaveMilkTravel), and the good reviews are starting to roll in. We were thrilled to see last week’s glowing review of the book in Literary Mama, and maybe even better is hearing from moms themselves about how much they relate to these stories, whether they’re nursing right now or if they finished nursing a decade ago.

To continue sharing the laughter: consider join us for the Have Milk Blog Carnival. Here are the details. Share in the laughing love!

Humor in Parenting (and Breastfeeding!) Blog Carnival

How could we get through a day of parenting without the ability to laugh?

Celebrate the spirit of the new breastfeeding anthology Have Milk, Will Travel by participating in our November 19 blog carnival on the need for humor in parenting.

For those participating in NaBloPoMo: Score! Here’s an opportunity to have a lot of fun. Or at least to talk about how important it is to have fun.

Posts can share anything that resonates with you about humor in parenting in general or specifically during the nursing years. Laughing while breastfeeding never gets old (though it can get messy).

General topics to consider include:

-the unintentional comedy of life with kids

-the intentional use of levity to defuse parent-child struggle

-how sharing humor with each other helps us make it through and know that we’re not alone, including in person with friends and groups, online, in books, on Facebook. How does humor – and humor in community – get you through the day?

Anyone is welcome to participate, but contributors to the collection might wish to share reflections some months or years after originally submitting their essays. What’s so funny about breastfeeding now that it’s over? Or, now that you’re doing it with someone else? How do your kids feel about what you wrote about them? How might your readers be surprised by the 2013 version of you and your kids compared to what you wrote?

Submit your name, link to your unique post, the post title and a one-sentence description of your post to rachel (at) ddtr (dot) net by midnight, Friday, November 15. On Monday, November 18, you will receive top and bottom code for your post so you can share all the laughing love with the other carnival contributors.

Tweet with the hashtags #humorcarnival and #funnybreastfeeding and please share on Facebook tagging the Have Milk page at

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