When I became pregnant there were a lot of unknowns, but I always had the goal of breastfeeding. At first, my goal was to breastfeed for six months. Then my goal became one year, and now we have almost...
After two difficult years of struggling with infertility, my husband and I were ecstatic over the arrival of our baby girl. We had visions of family walks and family game nights, our little angel swaddled up beside us peacefully...
We all have those mornings when the kids wake up on the wrong side of the bed. For whatever reason, they’re cranky, and trying to accomplish anything in a timely manner is suddenly out of the question. Regardless of...

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Having just welcomed our second baby girl in May, I've been thinking about all the things that were so different from my first baby, such as how I feel, what seems easier this time around, what seems harder, and...
Facebook groups and motherhood discussion boards tout "fed is best." And it is. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to eradicate the guilt and shame associated with breastfeeding struggles or the inability to breastfeed. It also doesn’t seem to elevate empathetic discussions...
My breastfeeding journey has been one of the most unexpected, challenging, and rewarding aspects of motherhood thus far. Nursing and pumping pushed me in ways I never could have anticipated. Outside of the beautiful bonding with baby that occurred, it...
My daughter came into this world a little dramatically. Her birth wasn't quite like I expected it to be and left me questioning lots of things. She was also a terrible sleeper until about 18 months. Add in working...
I had severe preeclampsia with my son. It resulted in an emergency c-section, and my son being transferred by ambulance to a higher level NICU at a different hospital than I was at, for breathing issues. I didn’t even...
Pregnancy is beautiful. Birth is beautiful. Breastfeeding is a beautiful beast. I’m the mama who breastfeeds in public. No cover. No guilt. No embarrassment. But it wasn’t always that way. The first time I had to breastfeed in public, I was utterly terrified....
Hire Me SC — a statewide workforce development campaign to increase employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — launches a free online resource for families of people with disabilities. The employment gap between those with disabilities in South...
With back-to-school next month, many parents are scheduling eye exams for their children now to beat the rush. If your child has been asking about contact lenses, you may be wondering: Are they ready? (Ultimately your child's eye doctor...
I was walking through Target with my son and we saw the school supplies all being set out. The summer items were already dwindling and being replaced by crayons, markers, and notebooks. It’s July. Summers seem to be shorter and...
My husband and I have been entrusted with the care and guidance of three beautiful, divine feminine souls. When our first daughter was born, we were only twenty-five and clueless about taking care of ourselves, much less a newborn....
When I became a mom for the first time, I wasn't prepared for the journey ahead. My daughter was born two weeks early and her lungs were under-developed. She couldn't breathe on her own. While recovering from a Cesarean...
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