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....
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...
Pregnancy and postpartum can be both an exciting phase of motherhood and an intimidating one. We hope this guide helps answer some of the endless questions on the minds of new and expectant moms. Special thanks to the featured...
When I was pregnant with my first baby - my daughter, Mackenzie - I remember browsing Pinterest boards with the soft muted nurseries and the beautiful flat lays of tutus and bows and the bushel of soft blankets that...
Yesterday I found myself in the dairy section of the grocery store admiring all the milk and milk alternatives available. My third child turns one next week and we will slowly begin the transition to cow milk. I have been...
There’s no denying my love for babies; their sweet smell, chubby cheeks, chunky thighs, and adorable babbling. The way their face lights up when they see a parent. The way they snuggle on your chest and fall asleep instantly....
Third time was not the charm when it comes to my breastfeeding journey. I have three children. The first two breastfed with with very little issues. I wasn't really worried about breastfeeding when I was pregnant with my third. I...
It's World Breastfeeding Week and while it's meant to celebrate all the positives about breastfeeding, let's just get real for a moment. Breastfeeding is indeed wonderful in many ways. But, it can also be complicated, demanding, unglamorous, and even...
I am not a lactation consultant or any kind of breastfeeding pro by any means. I've only been in the breastfeeding game for about five months. However, in that short amount of time I've learned a lot ... some...
A week before the world shut down I welcomed my second son into the world. I'd heard about the Coronavirus and the outbreak in China, and cases in the U.S. had started to pop up, but what was about to...
I have anxiety. Maybe a lot. Well, enough to make me exercise every day and medicate from time to time. But, the more I ask around, I realize I am like most middle-class women, struggling to get it right, and...
Before I was pregnant, I heard of postpartum anxiety and depression (PPA/PPD), but I never thought they would effect me. I had never had mental issues like that. However, my daughter's birth came in a traumatic way. It was not...
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