my mother wears combat boots

So I started reading My Mother Wears Combat Boots and in the preface I’ve already come across a real memorable part. I’d like to share it with you.

…NO amount of reading other’s stories of parenthood will prepare you for what parenthood is REALLY like, hopefully this book will show you that though your life certainly changes beyond comprehension, it doesn’t end. Quit the opposite. Life parenting a child is new and there’s never a dull moment. Though things do get tired and broken, it keeps changing, evolving, recreating meaning, and redefining ideas.

Nursing Bars

I am currently reading My Mother Wears Combat Boots by Jessica Mills and I came across a recipe for nursing bars that I thought I would share. It contains oats, which are great for improving milk production and they can also be a pick-me-up snack, or a snack for older children.

1. Lightly toast 4 cups oats and 1 cup sunflower seeds. It is okay not to toast the oats and seeds, but toasting them brings out their flavour nicely.

2. Mix together with 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 4 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 cups raisins.*

3. Blend ¼ cup of flaxseeds with ¾ cup water until gooey.

4. Mix with 1 cup safflower oil (Or another lite oil like canola), 1 ½ cup of honey**, ½ cup water, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

5. Mix the wet stuff into the dry stuff.

6. Drop ½ cup sizes onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

I will definitely be making these when it comes time to feed the little monster:].

*You can also do 1 cup raisins, 1-2 cups of another dried fruit cut to raisin size

** You can substitute with rice or barley malt and still get decent results.