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...

My COVID-19 Victory Garden + 12 steps to building your own garden

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Victory gardens took root in American history in WWI when many farmers were needed by our military. Farm food supply dwindled and what remained was stretched thin— shipped overseas to our troops and to...

Fun And Healthy Recipes To Make With Your Kids During Quarantine

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Quarantine is the perfect time to invite your kids in the kitchen for some healthy recipes! 1. We are all home2. We all need to eat a couple meals per day3. We might as...

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....

The Journey: Milk to Starting Solid Food

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Most babies are ready to start some sort of solid food at 4 months of age. Enjoy the ride, it is fun seeing their little taste buds light up and experimenting with different foods...

My Top 5 Nursing Bras

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I’ve been wearing a bra since I was 13 years old. I’m not bragging, being one of those well-endowed females has its ups and downs. At the time, I truly hated having to wear...

Moms Guide to Baby-Led Weaning

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What is Baby-Led Weaning? First, it's not "weaning" per se; the focus is not on giving up breastmilk or formula. The focus is, instead, on adding (age-appropriate) solid foods (rather than purees) to your little...

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...