"I will never forget you. I will always remember you as a very special mom. You worked very hard in your breastfeeding journey." That's what Vanessa, "my" lactation consultant, told me in our very last conversation. My voice was cracking...
Introducing solids to your baby is an exciting milestone. I mean, who doesn't love food? When it was time to introduce our son to solid foods, we opted for baby-led weaning over spoon-feeding. Spoon feeding is exactly what it...
I sat there with tears rolling down from my eyes . . . again. I had no idea breastfeeding would hurt this bad. What was I doing wrong? I felt like I was failing. I was mere weeks into being a...
When I was pregnant, I was sure I was going to breastfeed. But when my son arrived, he didn't latch. I was determined to give him breast milk. So I started pumping early on. He is now almost 3...
We FINALLY did it!!!!! The most emotionally challenging part of parenting so far. We were successful in weaning our daughter. And it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, which made it even harder for me. I am...
Hey, mama. I see you. You're sleep-deprived. Running on empty with a total of five hours of rest last night. You're already three cups of coffee deep this morning. I applaud you for waking up when your alarm went...
Nothing can fully prepare you to be a brand new mom. It’s really like the plot of a bad joke: you spend a few days in the hospital in a state of hormonal and sleep-deprived shock where they inundate you...
I made a list of rules before I was even pregnant, and I was sure that I would not break them. I will not use a playpen— it’s like a baby cage! I’m not going to breastfeed. It will...
My second baby latched on for an hour right after birth. I thought he was going to do so great at breastfeeding. Fast forward a few hours to the all too familiar pain coming in. And then the cracks in...
Most days from my pre-mom working days blur together, but there's one conversation I remember well. It was with a coworker talking about how lonely her maternity leave was and how isolating new motherhood could be. She was happy...
New Mom Reality Each day I look forward to the possibility of a power walk in my neighborhood. That may not seem like a lofty goal for a fitness instructor, but at seven weeks post-partum, it’s good enough for...
Four months ago I became a mother for the third time. And as I began to experience firsts all over again, I realized something: I'm not the same mom I was. Of course, every child is different, but it's more than that....
"The days are long but mija, the years are so short." These were the words from a sweet little lady at the grocery store standing behind an exhausted first time mama in line. I was so frazzled & operating...
It can be hard to navigate through all of the different features and options available while shopping for baby clothes. There is a lot that can go wrong between the cutesy outfits that will be worn once and then...

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