I never thought of myself as a superhero before. I didn't wake up in the morning and go through my closet and wonder if I should put on my superhero spandex and leotard. I just pulled on jeans. I wonder if Superman or Wonder Woman thought of themselves as superheroes. Did they look in the mirror after dressing and say, "You look like you could save the world in those tights, you superhero, you." Or did they roll out of bed, reach for the nearest mug of coffee and rub sleep from their eyes, thinking about all they had to accomplish at the office before they saved the world?
But then I read Breast Milk Sugars Give Infants a Protective Coat by Nicholas Wade in the New York Times a few years ago. I was hot and bored.
It was August.
Everyone was hot. The goats sought shade beneath cars and refused to budge. Dogs dug ditches and lay, panting. Humans fled to the beaches where the water was like a hot tub. I was bored because every single person I knew and wasn't related to wasRead More »from How Breastfeeding Moms Are like Modern-Day Superheroes