Rachel is the single-mom columnist for Lifetime TV.com, and she has written for Family Circle, Pregnancy, Parenting, Literary Mama, Baby and American Baby.
Meyers, had cut her maternity leave short for an urgent business matter and extra help was required. She hustled diligently in her small office where she completed various tasks. "I've never lactated before so I can't relate to any of that.
Lactating and dating
I lived in the world of womanhood for years, and now I was a mother.
But who says that you can't live in both worlds?
Some mothers I knew wore bras to bed because they didn't want to leak on the mattress -- or their husbands. But I wanted to be a woman who lived in both worlds; I wanted to be the kind of woman who didn't care if she spurted.
One of my best friends in New York City told me that she wanted to set me up on a blind date.
Nursing had the same soothing effect on my baby, no matter how hungry, agitated, red-faced and cranky she was at the start. I'm grateful that back then I did not sit down at my computer and type lactating and dating into Google. Because recently, while writing this essay, I turned to my computer to do some research, in hopes of finding a thoughtful example of what it means to balance these two acts.