Just this past week my firstborn son turned 5.  It still feels strange to type that out.  If you are reading this post on the day it publishes you will probably be reading it while I am attending his preschool graduation.  I didn’t even know that preschool graduation was a thing!  The past year and…

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Over the past almost five years of my breastfeeding journey I have read and heard countless stories about mothers who have donated their breastmilk to babies in need.  I have always been stunned by the love and generosity behind these stories.  Pumping is really one of the ultimate labors of love.  It can be time…

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Last month my parents offered my husband and I a fantastic gift.  They offered to watch our two small children overnight while we spent the night at a hotel and enjoyed a night to ourselves.  We hadn’t done this for two years.  The last time we had a night to ourselves was when my mom…

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Myth 1: Breastfeeding is easy I feel like this misconception is everywhere.  It’s implied in books and in new mom pamphlets.  “Breast is best” they tout and “Breastfeeding is natural!”  Many women, myself included, incorrectly read between the lines and think “oh, breastfeeding must be easy.  I was made to do this.”  Yes, your body…

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Last Sunday my baby officially turned one year old.  It’s been a difficult year on so many levels I’m not even sure where to start. I have so many feelings surrounding Matthew’s birthday and I’m guessing that there are other 2020 moms who feel similarly. Here is just a taste of some of the feelings…

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Some of you are likely about to think I’ve completely lost my mind but I’m about to tell you about how much I LOVE the way my baby smells.  Ok – before you decide if I’m crazy or not let me clarify – I don’t mean his dirty diapers because man – those could clear…

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My last blog post, read it here, was about my gratitude towards my ability to breastfeed my 10 month old son.  He is thriving on breastmilk and is quite the chunky monkey – as we affectionately refer to him.  He is over a whopping 19lbs – much larger and heavier than my first son was…

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A couple of days ago a good friend sent me a text “please tell me it’s ok to stop nursing, I am drowning” or something to that effect. It got me thinking. We are so hard on ourselves. I mean we were hard on ourselves pre-covid but now? This situation we are living in is…

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If you haven’t read my post from last week, please check that out first linked HERE.  My newest baby, Matthew, failed multiple hearing tests at the hospital after birth.  It was devastating and I didn’t know what to expect.  We were referred to the children’s hospital for official testing. When Matthew was about a month…

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When you are a brand new mom you have so much running through your mind.  Your body and emotions are both raw and tired and the last thing that you want to hear is that your newborn isn’t “perfect.”  My son turned 6 months old this week.  You might have read my previous post about…

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