3 Reasons Why I Still Like Pamela Druckerman’s Book Bringing Up Bébé

Reasons Why I Still Like Pamela Druckerman's Book: Bringing Up Bébé I only read one parenting book while pregnant with my first child and it was Pamela Druckerman’s 2012 best-selling book, Bringing Up Bébé: One...

Beast Mode: Motherhood

Tonight I came to the conclusion, that we as moms are total beasts. All the moms I see in my circle endure SO much, all of the time. Rarely do I hear complaints, I...
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Blueberry Eyes for Mother’s Day

It is around this time of year that I reminisce about my first daughter’s birth, she was born a week before Mother’s Day. The daughter that made me a mother. The daughter that made...
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I’m a Good Parent But a Bad Spouse (And I’m Sorry)

Every morning when my alarm goes off I go on autopilot. I roll over, snuggle our son and we have our morning nursing session. It’s the calmest part of our morning. It’s our time...

Breastfeeding Didn’t Come Naturally, and I Wasn’t Okay

When my newborn son wouldn’t breastfeed, I completely unraveled: breastfeeding didn't come naturally. I had planned to nurse him for his first year and simply would not accept that this might not happen. The...

I was a Crunchy Mama Fraud!

“So what would you like to do with your placenta?” my compassionate Midwife inquired. “Yeah sure I’ll keep that.” I half-heartedly returned. (I heard it was good for you and…stuff…?) “OK then! Where is your ice chest...
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Reasons Why I’m Excited to Stop Breastfeeding

After the pregnancy test confirmed my suspicions there were so many decisions I needed to make. When do I tell my husband? Should I get a doula? What type of birthing classes did I...
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Life in a Nursing Bra

With the birth of my second child on Feb. 1st, life has transitioned in many ways...surviving the newborn fog, learning to be a family of four, and of course: breastfeeding. Thank goodness for no...
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I Wanted a Natural Birth

When I was pregnant with my first baby I really, really, really wanted a natural birth. I had it all planned out. I was going to go to a local birthing center where their...

Winter Is Coming! And Virus After Virus. What Do Moms Do?

As moms, I wonder how we survive sick season. I mean we already have treasured, minimal, light sleep…So add in a sick kid or two, then what?  When kids are sick we can pretty...