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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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Finding Your Tribe & Dream Diapers Gift Card Giveaway!

Mommy Tribe: A small group of women united by the ties of motherhood and friendship. Members  of the tribe often share similar parenting beliefs and hold similar values. Babysitting each others children for free, bringing food when a fellow’s family suffers from illness or a family death, and monthly or bi-monthly gatherings sans children plus… Continue reading Finding Your Tribe & Dream Diapers Gift Card Giveaway!

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Nursing Tales: Silencing the Sanctimommies: Fearless Formula Feeding

As human beings we tend to divide our thoughts into binaries: black and white, sun and moon, good and evil, and while a good portion of us are fighting so hard for gray, for worldwide acceptance of all love, of all skin colors, of all beliefs, we can’t seem to get our minds out of… Continue reading Nursing Tales: Silencing the Sanctimommies: Fearless Formula Feeding

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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!

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Dear Antepartum Me: Back Away From The Bumbo

  Dear Antepartum Me, Hello! This is your post-partum self. It’s been two years since you’ve had your baby (and yes, I promise, he DID eventually come out; although, it wasn’t easy, and he did come out facing the wrong way…BUT that’s a story for another time…) and I’ve been thinking lately how much I… Continue reading Dear Antepartum Me: Back Away From The Bumbo