“Just keep counting,” my husband said as he rolled over and fell back asleep. It was early in the morning, before the sun. I was having contractions, counting them, timing them. I had a false alarm just a week ago that sent me home from the hospital with no baby and plenty of doubt that […]
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It’s been about 2 years since I last breastfed my youngest daughter, who is now 4. Our breastfeeding journey was completely different than the one I had with my oldest daughter, who is now 7. With my oldest daughter, we started to breastfeed, then started exclusively pumping, eventually having to supplement with formula, and then […]
During the first year of my twins’ lives I learned how to save time, energy, and money with two babies in the house. Through lots of prayers, cups of coffee, and conversations with other mommas, I am on the other side of the newborn/baby phase as my twins are now almost four years old. I […]
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Junior Prom: 2004 Boyfriend and I are just a couple of carefree teenagers, comfortable with each other, but truly still trying to impress each other. Flirting, holding hands, all dolled up for the prom! What he doesn’t know is that I still haven’t gotten my period. And, yes, there’s reason to be concerned. But I […]
Where my girls at? You know, the ones who pulled straight A’s while being involved in a million things. ‘Cause you will know what I’m talking about. 19 years of formalized schooling has trained me to think about so many things in terms of grades. And for the past month since returning to work, I […]
Make your breast health, your best health Being a mom means long hours and thankless nights, so consider taking a moment for the ladies who have been with you through it all. That’s right, in honor of May and Mother’s Day we are talking about breast health. Whether producing gallons of milk or being a cozy […]
Even before I had children, I always knew I wanted to try breastfeeding. There were many factors that went into that decision, but the most pertinent to me was that it seemed the most natural and obvious choice. Little did I know that something that “should” be so natural does not always come naturally. Sure, […]
After waking up multiple times a night to feed my newborn, I was tired. The strongest coffee couldn’t compete with my exhaustion so we looked into sleep training our baby. This post is sponsored by Starry Night Sleep Consulting. All thoughts and opinions are our own.