I’m a few weeks shy of breastfeeding my son for one whole year. Hallelujah! The end is near. If you had asked me 11 months ago if I could do this for a full year, I would have laughed in...
Today my son goes to daycare for the first time. It’s the last full week of my maternity leave, and I am easing him into daycare this week. As a second-time mom, I am less worried about leaving him...
The hardest part about being a transplant is experiencing significant life events as a distant spectator. Even if you live where you grew up it's probable that someone you care about is far away. Most of the time the...
I am in my second trimester of pregnancy with my second child and somebody sent me a link to a breast pump that was on sale. I kindly responded to her saying that I am not planning on breastfeeding...
Let me just start by saying that I’m a proponent of fed is best. Breast milk, formula, you do you, momma. I personally prefer to breastfeed exclusively, but it’s typically been a bit of a roller coaster. I long for...
I had every intention of breastfeeding my twins. I bought a manual pump (it was ten years ago!), nursing bras, and some storage bags. My twenty-year-old self thought it would be a walk in the park. It was not,...
“One pump, two pumps, three pumps, four. Only a 10 more minutes until I can see my babies more.” I had a c-section at 9:10 PM and welcomed my 26 week and 5 day old twins: a little lady...
Some women are burning their pump and throwing themselves a party when they're ready to end their breastfeeding journey. Whether it was one day or 3 years, oh how I applaud you! YOU DESERVE TO CELEBRATE! You sacrificed time...
It’s World Breastfeeding Week! What better way to help mothers succeed in nursing than to compile some tried-and-true tips and tricks? I’m no pro, but I have successfully breastfed two babies. I nursed my first until she was 15 months and...
Oh, maternity leave. The "magical" weeks following the birth of a baby when a working mom gets to stay home with her newborn.  No matter how many weeks you’re able to have there’s one thing that remains true… It’s never...
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