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Motherhood

To the Exclusively Pumping Mama: A Standing Ovation

I have to write this out, say it out loud and applaud a few special moms living day in and day out the way we all do. Only, they do it differently than I ever did. How? Why am I feeling like giving every single one of these mothers a standing ovation? Two words: Exclusive […]

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Parenting

Breastfeeding Problems: A Clogged Nipple What?

 We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Once upon a time when my middle child was still an infant and I was nursing her exclusively, I noticed a persistent burning […]

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Breastfeeding

Does drinking beer boost your milk supply? The answer may surprise you!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Maybe you’ve heard this old wive’s tale: Drink dark, hoppy beer while you’re breastfeeding and it’ll boost your milk supply. I’m not a […]

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: Over-Supply Issues

As beautiful and natural as breastfeeding is, it can also be wrought with issues and difficulty. When my daughter, Little Girl, was born I was thrilled to see her take well to nursing. Having breastfed my son till he was 19 months old I felt comfortable and confident breastfeeding. As second time mom I was much […]

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Breastfeeding

The First Time I Ever Breastfed a Baby

I have partnered with Babywise.life; all opinions are 100% my own. I did everything a first time expectant mother should do; I went to birth classes and like the dutiful mother-to-be that I was I attended breastfeeding class. Not because I wanted to attend one more class but I just knew that it was the right […]

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Breastfeeding

Support Breastfeeding Mothers

Just so you know, there are affiliate links in this blog post; it won’t cost you anything extra, however, should you make a purchase from one of the links I’ll receive a small commission for your purchase. Thank you for supporting my family! Having successfully breastfed two babies from birth into toddlerhood I feel incredibly […]

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Four Ways to Boost Milk Supply

Just so you know, there are affiliate links in this blog post; it won’t cost you anything extra, however, should you make a purchase from one of the links I’ll receive a small commission for your purchase. Thank you for supporting my family! You’ve made the decision to breastfeed your baby. You’re minding your own […]

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Motherhood Parenting

Saying good bye to the baby stage

The first year is over now. My baby, the littlest, has graduated from infancy and is a healthy and curious one-year-old. It was little over two weeks ago that I realized that her birthday was coming. First birthdays have always been a huge celebration for our family yet this first birthday has been underrated and […]

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Childbirth Motherhood

What to expect when you get your first postpartum period

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who is a first-time mom about her first period after baby. I’ve done this pregnancy and breastfeeding thing three times now and I have to admit that I kind of forgot how things have changed (especially since the first time was six years ago). If you’re like me […]

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Breastfeeding

How I Breastfed & Weaned My Toddler

In my post, Realizations of a Breastfeeding Mother, I talked about my decision to nurse beyond my son’s first birthday. I wanted our nursing and weaning journey to be a natural one. I was ready to take my son’s lead and continue breastfeeding as long as he was interested. Breastfeeding a Toddler As my boy grew into toddler-hood […]