Saturday, October 20, 2007

Photo Hunters~Practical

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*** WARNING*** If Breastfeeding offends you please don't proceed any further. Thank you, for coming by my blog, but you might want to skip by me this week. See you next week. Happy Hunting!

Anyhow, why is it that when I struggle with the Photo Hunters theme for the week, I feel the need to read the definition? It really hasn't helped me yet, but I still try it in hopes that the bell will ring, the light bulb will illuminate above my head, and I'll suddenly just KNOW what picture to post. Alas.....no such luck.

prac·ti·cal (prkt-kl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, governed by, or acquired through practice or action, rather than theory, speculation, or ideals: gained practical experience of sailing as a deck hand.
2. Manifested in or involving practice: practical applications of calculus.
3. Actually engaged in a specified occupation or a certain kind of work; practicing.
4. Capable of being used or put into effect; useful: practical knowledge of Japanese. See Usage Note at practicable.
5. Intended to serve a purpose without elaboration: practical low-heeled shoes.
6. Concerned with the production or operation of something useful: Woodworking is a practical art.
7. Level-headed, efficient, and unspeculative.
8. Being actually so in almost every respect; virtual: a practical disaster.

I have read these over and over and over, and the only one that sticks out to me is #5. I wrestled with posting this picture for quite sometime, for fear of offending someone, but that right there is the main reason I NEED to post this picture.

I am very much an advocate for breastfeeding, and it saddens me how much our society has turned feeding a child from the breast into something that needs to be hidden... Something that needs to be only done at HOME, and certainly not in front of strangers.....or relatives...or anyone else for that matter. Why should we feel ashamed of something so natural?

In my opinion, breastfeeding is the most PRACTICAL use of the breast there is. In fact, I am pretty sure THAT is what breasts are actually made for.



If you are still with me....Thanks! Have a great weekend. See you next week!

63 Live It or Love It:

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

The most natural of all practical. Great photo and have a good weekend.

WorksForMom said...

PERFECT.

You could NOT have selected a better shot for this week's theme. Kudos to you Corey.

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow.. that's the most practical thing a mother would do for her child. Great shot too. See you around Corey :)

Yen said...

OMG! That photo is PERFECTION! Thank you for sharing this to all of us:) I'm going to be having my second baby next month so this is just a perfect practical of all!

Mine is up here;
Photo Hunt: Practical
Happy Hunting!

jams o donnell said...

Excellent take on the theme. Well it is what breasts are for. Happy weekend

SabineM said...

I LOVE IT!!!:)) the MOST natural and practical form!!! Gorgeous photo!! It has been 12 years since I last nursed!! I wish I had thought of taking such a gorgeous photo! I wish you didn't have to put your disclaimer, but the truth is there are people that have some hang ups about The most natural thing on earth!! That i will never understand!! You win my pick for the most practical photo!! You cant get more practical then breastfeeding!!

genny said...

Oh thats cool practical indeed. I am still breastfeeding my baby. Mine is up http://happymomiam.blogspot.com/2007/10/photo-hunters-practical.html

Rach said...

I'm pretty sure thats what breasts are for, although I know a lot of men that will disagree!

shiera said...

Lovely picture!

I might have loved breastfeeding my daughter but I had to leave her in my parents' house due to very complicated issues...

Head Gaggler said...

That is such a beautiful shot! Love it.

.:mar said...

Corey: that's the most wonderful take on the theme!!!and such a beautiful pic... I breastfed for 10 months and it was indeed very, very practical!!
Oh, he is 19 yo now, lol
Lovely.

Autumn said...

What a beautiful picture Corey. It's so touching it made me tear up. :)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, it is difficult to argue with this use, esp. when the photo is so beautiful.

mama bear said...

Who is that? I don't recognize those boobs? I think this is the second most beautiful picture in the world that can be taken of a mother and a child!

Mark said...

What a beautiful picture, I'm not sure though if that was what breast were invented for...but is certainly a good use of them...lol

Cheers Mark

farmingfriends said...

What a beautiful and tasteful photograph. If this was an animal suckling on it's mother people would find it cute so why not a mother and her baby. A great take on this theme.
Sara from farmingfriends

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

I think your photo is awesome. I agree that nursing babies is about as practical as it gets. It's a shame people have to fight for the right to do it sometimes!

pat said...

A perfect and lovely photo!

Happy Weekend.

tegdirb92 said...

what a beautiful shot!!

Nap Warden said...

You win! Great job!

Melissa Garrett said...

STILL WITH YOU!!!!!

Incog & Nito said...

Beautiful take on the theme this week. I agree the most natural and practical thing a mother could ever do!! Enjoy your weekend.

Leendaluu said...

Hurray for you! People just need to get over themselves. I was in Applebee's the other day and a woman was breastfeeding with a blanket draped over the 'offending' part... I wanted to tell her to just take it off and be proud!

Queen of My Domain said...

What a beautiful photo showing the most natural and pratical thing we can do for our babies. Great choice.

Mary Ann said...

Corey that is such a beautiful picture. Great entry!

Baba's Blog said...

Hi Corey, Why did I not think of your theme for today.? I am a baby nurse and breastfeeding is the only way to go for baby's sake and mom's bonding.God made us breast for the production of milk!!!! Thanks for posting ... Baba

A. said...

What a wonderful picture and absolutely perfect!!

david mcmahon said...

That is the most wonderful choice because it is so symbolic of the nurturing instinct of those wonderful human beings - mothers.

Beautiful work, Corey.

Jen said...

Gorgeous!! Last week, a me and a few blogging friends participated in a Virtual Breast Fest to celebrate Nursing Moms. You can check out my post at http://thingsyoudidntdo.wordpress.com/2007/10/10/virtual-breast-fest/

It includes the links to the original call for posts. Cheers!
Jen

Kimberly said...

Nice interpretation! Well chosen!

BlurMommy said...

What an awesome photo! Happy weekend!

Heather said...

Absolutely perfect. Beautiful photo and a very practical solution. :)

on the Rock said...

And even when we're not breastfeeding, we're still thinking about what to feed everybody... a sweet photo.

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Kim said...

Breastfeeding is a great thing to advocate for. My daughter was a preemie. Although she never got the nursing thing down due to her NICU stay, lack of endurance, and then my return to work, she still got breastmilk exclusively due to my 14 months of pumping. I feel that it's definitely one of the things that has helped her do so well despite her very small start. I'm sad to have missed out on actual nursing, but hopefully I'll get that with the next one if we're so blessed.

pelfy said...

WHOA! This is really very practical. Never thought that anyone would actually post this (= Happy day to you (=

childlife said...

I think you should win a perfect post award for this on Corey. And oh yeah, I'm STILL with you - always! : )

Childlife said...

(Sorry... I'm having spelling issues today "one" I meant to say "for this ONE...) : P

danielctw said...

We all created things in life for practicality. Who knows that the most practical thing is a part of the body.

Nice take for the theme.

danielctw

Andrée said...

An absolutely beautiful photo. The simple tones emphasize the beauty and value.

TeacherJulie said...

Wonderful. Practical, safe and nutritious. Thank you for being an advocate of breastfeeding.

have a great weekend, Corey :)

ghee said...

the best practical shot ive ever seen!!wow!!

hope you can visit my post atGentle And Compassionate

thanx!!
ghee

ipanema said...

wow...now that is practical! great take on the theme! :)

happy weekend! :)

Daisy said...

That is the best interpretation of practical I have seen yet!

Dragonheart said...

Breastfeeding is a very practical and natural way to feed a baby. Great choice for this week's Hunt.

My practical photos.

everydayhealy said...

Definitely. This is the best "practical" for us ladies or more precisely mummies.
I apprciate this. Good try! See you next week. :)

Joyismygoal said...

Lovely

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yay Corey. You are a star.
Is that a tiny, tiny sugarbear?
Oh I could weep.
Big sigh.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

That is the most practical way to feed a baby! Good choice for the theme!

peppylady said...

Every photo hunt I visit today so far has a different shot for "practical" all of them very good.

I breast fed my 2 boys until they were a year old.

I also entered in Karen fall photo contest and hopeful I'll get a chance to look at them.

rdl said...

very practical!

jmb said...

Why was it so hard this week? It should have been easy but perhaps there was too much choice. Certainly practical a lovely photo to boot.
Thanks for visiting Corey.

Amy said...

Not only practical but beautiful too!

Sabine said...

What a beautiful photo! Shame if there's been anyone not scrolling down...

Happy Sunday!

denisebautista said...

I had a hard time coming up with something this week as well. You've done a wonderful job! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Amanda said...

oh wonderful picture!!! you are dead on!

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful shot and I love it. For sure it's the best natural and practical thing to do as a mother. I have nursed my daughter 2 years ago and if given another chance to have another baby I would do it again.

Whirlwind said...

It's a great photo. There was a big photo-video going around last week portraying that same message.

jenny said...

That is indeed practical. I'm a former breastfeeder myself---17 and 14 months with my two kids. But I guess because I am even modest about how low cut my necklines are on my shirts, I certainly was uncomfortable with showing too much in public. But I'm all for it. I was proud of myself when I succeeded in feeding in public!

Trinity said...

practical, nutritious and that's the best mom can give to her children!

great shot, Corey!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

So sweet. I don't think I have a single picture of me with either of my kids. Didn't occur to me to take any.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh yes, still with you and loving how perfectly this photo fits with the theme of 'practical'! And such a beautiful photo too... :)

Judith said...

I do not understand why it is such an issue in the USA, in Holland you just nurse where ever you are, no one would dream of saying anything. In fact trying to interfere with a woman nursing is a criminal offense, endangering the welfare of a child or something like that. I have even nursed in the basilica here in Maastricht in front of the Bishop !

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