Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Milk Memos.

The following came to one of my work email addresses and sounds quite wonderful! It could very well be a good resource for you new mamas who plan to work outside the home and pump.... And an affirmation of current or previous experience for so many of y'all. As my pumping experience has been limited to the very occasional circumstance, aside from after Ziggy's Ladd's Procedure, and I've worked from home or with babe in tow, I so greatly admire the dedication and fortitude of women who've pumped exclusively and / or while they worked away from their child(ren).

Dear Fan of The Milk Memos,

The moment has arrived: our book The Milk Memos goes on sale TODAY (nationwide and online)! This note is going to our friends, family, colleagues, and the many others who have touched the book in some way. Thank you.

We would be grateful if you would forward this to any new mom you know who could benefit from our book (and/or anyone you know who might know new moms!).

Thanks for spreading the word.

Best, Cate and Andrea

Cate Colburn-Smith and Andrea Serrette

Authors of The Milk Memos ---

P.S. To our Colorado friends:

We would love to see you at our upcoming book reading/signing events:

Boulder Bookstore, Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm

Tattered Cover, Highlands Ranch location, Saturday, April 28, 3:00 pm

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The Milk Memos: How Real Moms Learned to Mix Business with Babies, and How You Can, Too, by Cate Colburn-Smith and Andrea Serrette

This one-of-a-kind guide to balancing motherhood and work is based on actual journals kept by a group of IBM women during their visits to the company’s employee lactation room.

To learn more, or purchase the book, please visit, which also includes helpful resources for new moms, such as Pump-at-Work Essentials, Tips for Increasing Milk Supply, Twenty Questions to Ask Child-Care Providers and Breastmilk Storage, Thawing and Warming Guidelines.

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  1. Cate Colburn-Smith12:55 PM

    Well lookie there! I googled my book The Milk Memos and found Ms. Booty Homemaker's blog! How cool is that? This is Cate Colburn-Smith, co-author of The Milk Memos. My co-author, Andrea Serrette, and I are thrilled that word of our book is spreading far and wide. We hope it reaches Milk Mamas everywhere who are committed to providing their babies breastmilk after returning to paid work. XXOO, Cate

  2. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the ref!