The Importance of Breastfeeding

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Before I get into this topic for Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I want to mention that not every mom gets the luxury of breastfeeding. Whether it’s because of physical, personal or financial reasons, sometimes breastfeeding...

7 Ways To Be A Positive Parent For Your Picky Eater

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Not long ago, my husband was on call and I was home alone with my 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son. Both kids were crying and vying for my attention, so I did the best...

Boobie Business: Tips And Tricks To Help With Breastfeeding

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If you decide it’s right for you, breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed your baby. But it’s not always easy. I thought I was totally prepared for breastfeeding—after taking a short class and...

Naptime Is for Me, And I Can’t Survive Without It

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  Nap-time Is for Me, And I Can’t Survive Without It It’s 1:45 p.m. My son is supposed to be napping, and I’m supposed to be eating bonbons on the couch, right? (Or tackling my to-do...

Mama, Embrace Your Uniqueness

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Mama, Embrace Your Uniqueness The first time I was actually made aware that there was a PROPER way to mother was when I took a breastfeeding class in Palo Alto, where I was living at...

Happy To Go Without Grains

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Happy To Go Without Grains February 21st is National Grain Free Day. This is a pretty big deal in our family since I follow a ketogenic diet and my entire family eats a lower-carb, high-fat...

Finding Balance In The Thick Of Motherhood

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Finding Balance In The Thick Of Motherhood This time of year, the winter blues can creep in. Or, maybe it's a struggle to figure out your identity with this new title of Mom. --I've been...

Postpartum Bodies: Looking Forward, Not “Bouncing Back”

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Postpartum Bodies: Looking Forward, Not “Bouncing Back” I saw a friend recently who was about two months postpartum, and the first thing I said to her after “hello” was, “You look so tiny!” It just slipped...

The Fifth Trimester – Explanation & Tips!

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The Fifth Trimester - Explanation & Tips! The fifth trimester. You thought there were only three? My dear friend you were woefully misinformed. Once you've had your little bundle of joy you get to experience the...

No One Knows I Gave My First Born Up For Adoption

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No One Knows I Gave My First Born Up For Adoption There are many view points on adoption, both positive and negative, but I feel like the ones that matter come from the adoptive parents,...