Two nights ago, I did my first photo session for @nowilaymedowntosleep . This was my first experience with providing bereavement photography. On my way there, I was not afraid of what baby would look like. As a loss mom being part of loss communities, I have seen many many photos of babies who have died. What I… Continue reading Photographing The Love Left Behind
The 5 Most Impactful Lessons I’ve Learned from January Harshe of the #birthwithoutfear movement.
“…it took getting to my highest ever weight during my first pregnancy to find self-love for my body. Finally, my body was allowed to be fat. And I enjoyed it without guilt.”
We’re always saying, “Hurry up! C’mon! We’re going to be late!” or “WHERE ARE YOUR SHOES?!?” or lamenting when our child poops for like the fourth time that morning JUST as we are about to go out the door. We relish school time or nap time when we can read on our phones uninterrupted. We… Continue reading Looking Up
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
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
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!
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
Not all babies are fed at the breast, and that’s okay! A fed baby is a happy baby. However, when a momma wants her baby to receive breastmilk but hasn’t had success with nursing or can’t nurse due to medications or is adopting a baby, she does have options other than formula. Before I… Continue reading Nursing Tales: Alternatives
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