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I have only positive things to say about Permission to Mother, an autobiographical account of a thoughtful mother and clinician who courageously writes from her heart, soul, brain, and personal experience; who is open to change in her views and opinions and is not guided by the safety of rules of any group or the status quo; she is guided by love and openness to the experiences life brings her and her family. Her process benefits her and those around her and those who read her words. And to add to that, the writing style and story telling ability here make it a very enjoyable read speckled with both the humor and seriousness of life. ~Laura Keegan RN FNP, author of Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy
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William and David have birthdays a week a part. We moved William's birthday celebration up a week. Basically he planned most of it out himself. So you see what he planned; an airsoft tourney. William and Scott and 4 other boys actively played. David was happy that his babysitter Nate and Nate's little brother came over to hang out with him inside. I was kind of glad to have another responsible adult here. David is no longer "almost 7," "practically seven," or "just about seven." He is seven. Never in my life would have I imagined I'd be hosting an airsoft party. I am impressed how much the boys know about their weapons and equipment. I had a chance to speak to parents and make sure everyone knew what was going on.It looks to me like they all had a great time. They started by shooting targets on the dock and I saw they were responsible. Sigh. Honestly I think my kids are military bound. I am the mother of a US soldier and I don't know it yet. (Do black belts enter at a higher rank?)
The part of the party I planned was this birthday cake. I knew what I didn't want. I really don't like grocery store cake. You should have seen the smile on the boys face when I brought it home.William was especially grinning ear- to-ear. My friend Gerrie owns S & S take out in downtown Ft. Pierce. Everything they make is fresh, and local and/or organic.I knew it would be delicious for the boys. I confess, I had a piece too and it wasn't just a strawberry AND then I finished David's piece. (But I did have my green smoothie and uncooked soup earlier today!) Light airy, layered with strawberries, and huge! Topping was a whip cream base.
Everyone else licked their plates clean. It was so worth a special order cake. William requested all white with strawberries, in case you are wondering.
I am in private practice in St. Lucie County, Florida -- Punger Family Medicine, LLC. My boys are past the adventurous baby phase. I am making lots of adjustments in our homeschool approach as the boys mature and reveal their individuality.
Denise Punger MD IBCLC is a family physician who has very specialized interests and skills. Although she continues to do 'regular' family medicine: school physicals, routine checks, and treat common infections, new patients come to her because of her unique gift and love for breastfeeding medicine, minimally-invasive well-baby care, appreciation for birth plans, attachment-parenting philosophy, and selective vaccination schedules. She has been evaluating newborns with tongue-tie and preforming office frenotomies (and ULT) for over 15 years to preserve the nursing relationship.
She supports prevention through nutrition, respects food sensitivities, and understands how hormone balance influence mood and overall well-being in the adult. She's been prescribing bio-identicals over 10 years. She has authored Permission to Mother. Patients travel and call for consults from all over. She has a strong online presence. Visit her facebook page,Punger Family Medicine LLC.
"Permission to Mother is an account of one doctor's personal journey into motherhood. She seeks the best possible choices including exhilarating birth experiences and breastfeeding beyond current societal norms, and explains how her personal choices affected her professional choices on her quest to find a more baby and woman-centered approach to birth and breastfeeding." ~ La Leche League International.