It’s not fair! Millennials get a really bad reputation for – well, everything. It seems like nothing a millennial mom does is ever good enough for the other generations. I’ll give it to them, our work ethic could use some… work. And maybe we have a short attention span. We love our phones too much? Okay. At least we don’t… Read More
I’m just one mom. My advice may not be what you need. So I gathered advice from dozens of mamas who’ve been there, done that. The tips in this article are the ones that they repeated over and over and over. These are THE top tips from moms who went to the O.R. to have their babies.
I worried about the colostrum – and the lack of breastmilk – once my baby was born. It didn’t seem like there was very much colostrum. I could only squeeze out a drop or two, so I wasn’t sure how on Earth this would be enough for the baby to eat. And where the heck was my breastmilk???
The first time is the most shocking. The second time you go through it is a bit better. Each time is different, but it’s never easy. I’m talking about those crazy postpartum weeks. Life with a newborn sometimes feels like pure chaos. Or maybe an alternate dimension? There will be days where you’re not sure if it’s AM or PM…. Read More
We’ve all heard it. Maybe we even took it as gospel truth. It’s the old instructions to keep newborns at home for the first 6-8 weeks of their life. With my first baby, I followed these instructions as if they’d been handed down by the Almighty Himself. Come to find out, that’s an old wives tale. It’s not necessary to… Read More
About four days after the birth of my third baby, I woke up to see what looked like a tumor poking out the side of my left boob. What the….? It didn’t hurt unless I touched it, and then OH.MY.WORD. I knew then that I was dying. I just knew I’d developed the world’s most aggressive cancer and it was… Read More
Sitting in the midst of the noisy crowd, surrounded by smelly animals and bright colors, I stared in awe at the woman walking the tightrope near the top of the circus tent. She balanced ever so carefully between two realities: stuck where she is and landing painfully where she eventually wants to be. Trying too hard to be in one… Read More
If I told you that doing almost nothing for two or three days would drastically improve your breastfeeding, would you be on board? What if I said that while you’re doing nothing, it’s totally fine to stay in bed and take a few naps? Really. It’s okay. It might actually help boost your milk supply. That’s the beauty of a… Read More
While pregnant with my first baby, I chose to become a breastfeeding mom. (Once he was born, of course!) But I did nothing to prepare for nursing a baby. I mean, how hard could it be, right? I have boobs. My baby has a mouth. I know where his food comes from and where it goes. Not rocket science. Boy,… Read More
Here’s a crazy statistic for you: 97% of postpartum women are unhappy with their body. More than half of them want to lose weight while breastfeeding. I was one of them. Are you? Your body just went through a major change growing a whole ‘nother human – and it’s only natural that once the new human is out, you want… Read More
The marijuana debate is raging across the United States! People who thought they knew about marijuana now have questions. And they’re good questions! Is it a drug, or an herbal remedy? What’s the safest way to use it? What about marijuana and breastfeeding? If it’s legal in my state, will I still lose my job? There are as many questions… Read More
Your skin is amazing! Not only is it incredibly beautiful, but it’s the largest and hardest working organ in your body! It’s helping you and others, even when you’re just doing nothing. Like when you’re snuggling your baby and enjoying that skin-to-skin contact. How incredible is that?!? Your skin never turns off. It protects you all the time from disease,… Read More