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New Year: Same You

  It’s already begun: posts everywhere about “Top 10 Things To Change in the New Year” and “How to Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet” as if I’ve somehow miserably failed in 2015, as if I wasn’t good enough this year, but next year I will be if I take their advice. I’m tired of… Continue reading New Year: Same You

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Doing the Breaststroke

Do you remember being a non-crunchy mom and how you felt when those super crunchy women would leave you horror struck by telling you things like: “Yes, I consumed my placenta after birth…”*** Or…  “I no longer buy toilet paper.”*** I was totally that woman when it came to sharing interesting facts about breastmilk. ***Placenta… Continue reading Doing the Breaststroke

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Nursing Tales: United By Love

Thank you for joining us as we’ve given mothers from all over the US a place to share their Nursing Tales. We heard from mommas whose nursing relationships changed from first to second child, mommas who faced and overcame nursing obstacles, mommas who milk shared and pumped and supplemented with formula, mommas who exclusively formula… Continue reading Nursing Tales: United By Love

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Nursing Tales: Changing Course

My husband and I joke that our only child is our test-pilot kid: we do what we think we should be doing to raise him right, and if we make a mistake, we chalk it up to a learning experience for the next one (if there will ever be a next one). A very terrible… Continue reading Nursing Tales: Changing Course

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Saving Your Undercarriage: Taking Care of You Postpartum

Okay, so you’re getting ready to have your first baby (or maybe your seventh, we don’t judge) and you’ve set up nursing and diapering stations around the house,  washed the baby clothes, found a place for ALL THE THINGS you registered for, (Why did you register for so much stuff? Only a few things will… Continue reading Saving Your Undercarriage: Taking Care of You Postpartum

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Dear Antepartum Me: Trust Your Gut

  Dear Antepartum Me,   You know how that woman at Texas Roadhouse put both of her hands on your face the other day and told you, “You look radiant. What an incredible thing this is!” That was bizarre, right? You felt both completely weirded out and yet strangely at peace with it at the… Continue reading Dear Antepartum Me: Trust Your Gut

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Nursing Tales: Overcoming Obstacles

A lot of mommas struggle with breastfeeding at the beginning before mastering the latch and entering the bliss filled part of nursing. Some babies have low tone and can’t suck properly. Some babies have tight jaws and latch too tightly or can’t open their mouths wide enough at first. Some mommas have flat or inverted… Continue reading Nursing Tales: Overcoming Obstacles

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For the Love of Food & Family: Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

I recently inherited the kitchen table that used to take up 80% of my grandparents’ kitchen in Stanton, Michigan. It used to remind me of a large wooden bus with its curved U-shaped grooved windows in the front and back between the legs, its circular foot rest in the center on the floor, and its… Continue reading For the Love of Food & Family: Happy World Breastfeeding Week!