International Day of the Midwife

Tomorrow evening, at 6 PM at Lake Eola The Birth Place (in Winter Garden) and Central Florida Friends of Midwives are sponsoring a rally in support of International Day of the Midwife. More details can be found at the Facebook Page.

We're fortunate to have a wonderful and growing community of midwives and a new school of midwifery in Winter Garden. Midwifery care for low risk women improves outcomes for both babies and mothers. Come out and support mothers, babies and healthy pregnancy.
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ATTENTION nursing mothers

Mamas and breastfeeding advocates,

This is the situation. There will be a "nurse-in" taking place this Fri at 12 pm at the Chick-Fil-A on University & Forsyth (address is below). A local mama was asked to cover up by the GENERAL MANAGER and given a kitchen towel to do so. She politely declined and when she got home letters were written to the corporate office as well as the general manager of this location.

No apology has been issued for violating this mama's rights and they've not yet said they were wrong and they would make sure this doesn't happen again. The letters written all included the Florida Statute that gives mamas the right to breastfeed their child anywhere regardless of what is showing (even though nothing was showing).

A large group of mamas (their main clientele...duh!) breastfeeding their babies, filling their entire restaurant would definitely get their attention. Lets be there to support this mama and to support our right to nurse our babies in public (as is the norm in other countries!)

Address of the Chick-fil-A
3391 University Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 673-9661

Florida Statute
383.015 Breastfeeding.--The breastfeeding of a baby is an important and basic act of nurture which must be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health and family values, and in furtherance of this goal:
(1) A mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother's breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breastfeeding.

For anyone who doesn't live close by and would like to help; feel free to call the location (407) 673-9661 and speak with someone there about it or email the corporate office
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Going Rate for Babysitting?

I've got an eleven month old (how did that happen) who I'm getting ready to leave with a babysitter soon. I've got a great person to sit for her-one of the nurses from her pediatrician's office, but none of us know what the going rate for sitters is.

Does anyone here happen to know what the going rate for sitters locally is?



does anyone know of any homes for rent for less than $1000?
me and my husband and our baby girl are looking for a home to rent. and we really need help trying to find something affordable or anything at all. O_O
thanks in advance!