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A mama and her milk: A breastfeeding love story

August 1–7 is World Breastfeeding Week. The theme for 2018 is Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life. Find more posts about the joys and challenges of breastfeeding and pumping here.  The time has come again. The last bag of breast milk has left my freezer. The special deep freeze we bought specifically to store my breast milk after […]

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mom apology

To the Moms Before Me: I’m Sorry

Moms, I owe you an apology.   You, my friends and family members who became mothers before I did, who grappled and groaned with child-rearing before I could even imagine it, deserve my honesty. You have been the target of my ignorant and fantastically misguided conceit.   Here is my confession. As I enjoyed my […]

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exclusively pumping and tips if exclusive pumping is for you

Why I Exclusively Pump – and Pumping Tips for you

Of all topics about parenting, I was surprised that exclusive pumping gets the most blank stares or strongest reactions from fellow mothers. Exclusive pumping is breastfeeding without nursing. I only express my milk and don’t nurse. I explain it to mothers of all kinds, and the majority of the time the reply is, “That would […]

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Twice Blessed Consignment Sale Des Moines Moms Blog 2018

Twice Blessed Consignment Sale 2018

Mamas, mark your calendars! Score amazing deals on all the gently-used kids’ clothes, toys, gear, and accessories you can fit in your trunk! The Twice Blessed Consignment Sale, a fundraiser for the Shepherd’s Flock Early Learning Center, is coming your way soon! With such affordable prices, this is a shopping spree you won’t feel guilty […]

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