breastfeeding

My toddler’s 20 months old. Yes, I’m still breastfeeding.

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It's been a while since I wrote... anything. Between the quarantine, feeling like I had nothing to write about, not having time to write because I have a toddler at home and am working...
A Letter to My Last Child

To My Last Child – This is it.

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Ok, I get it. You’re not a baby anymore. While I know that’s true with every fiber in my being, when I look at you, I can still see it. To my last child......

Heart Melting Photos of Dads Meeting Their Babies for the First Time

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There are only a few moments in life that are transformative. The day you meet your new baby is one of them. It's a moment and a feeling that you can never duplicate, but...

Sometimes being told to stay-at-home puts families in danger-at-home

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Between March 16 and April 5 of this year, SAFE had 41 child abuse/parenting related calls. Last year during the same timeframe, SAFE had just 17 calls. Our social media feeds are now filled with...

Birthing Centers & other Midwives/Doulas in the Austin Area

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First of all, lets give a collective shout-out and silent prayer and thank you right now (join me as you read this!) to all of the local doctors and hospital staff members who are...

10 Mommy Must-Haves

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Every mom has their list of must-have items, from the best baby gadgets to favorite beauty products, and clever things for the house. I love to trade product recommendations with friends and get excited...

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before My Second Baby

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One thing that I have learned as a parent is that life is changing, and it requires you to change and adapt to it. It took 6 years for us to become pregnant for...

Baby Items Worth The Splurge

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Isn’t it overwhelming to search online for baby items? Reviews after reviews, gadgets for everything, and the list goes on.  Truth is, most of it you don’t need. Save the money you’d spend on...

There’s No Hierarchy For Pain (And Other Lessons From The NICU)

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Ten weeks ago, I sat in my then three-day-old daughter’s isolation room in the NICU, sobbing to the head nurse. In between the sobs were apologies: “I’m sorry you have to waste your time comforting me....

Hey Pumping, Working Mom, You Get a Gold Star

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It’s baby round 2, pumping round 2. With my first, I was an exclusive pumper (EP). This next round, I was able to nurse. Now that I’m back at work, however, I’m basically back...