Why Blood and Milk?

I get asked a lot of questions about the name of this blog. There are a host of reasons. Primarily, “blood and milk” is a Russian phrase used to describe the complexion of someone in excellent health. It stuck in my mind the first time I heard it. Blood and milk are also the two fluids life depends on, and they are both strongly associated with women.

Also, go check out this poem titled Blood and Milk, by Sharlee Mullins Glenn, a Mormon poet. It’s a bit heavy-handed, but the phrase “small and cherished captor at my breast” really hit home for me.