Breastfeeding’s awesome, but…

It’s not always neat or pretty. The act of breastfeeding is beautiful. It’s amazing that I can provide for my baby with my body. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch the expression of complete contentment wash over his face as he nurses. That being said, it’s not a breeze either. I’ve had just about every breastfeeding […]

Striking nerves and breastfeeding

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I don’t know how to put myself out there without ruffling feathers.  I wish I did, but I don’t. I’ve heard bloggers lament over this same problem more times than I can count.  How do I put my heart and emotions out there and let people in, without alienating someone?  There’s always a way to […]

Throwing my opinion out there on this week’s mommy controversy.

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I don’t have a whole lot of spare time these days, but I do have an iPhone and a radio.  I know about this Time magazine cover: I wasn’t going to say anything, but let’s face facts: I’m not great at keeping my opinion to myself… Ok, I’ll join the crowd in acknowledging that the […]

Adjusting, one day at a time

I miss my blog! I haven’t had much time to write on here lately and I find that frustrating. I plan to start making more time for that soon. As soon as I can get the mess that is me lately together. This mom of two under three gig is hard!! Wow. I just had […]

These Developmental Milestones Are Whizzing By!

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Dr Seuss once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been so busy moving forward and, in some ways, encouraging my Little Man to grow up, that I’ve almost missed what’s happened.  So much change in such a short time and so many distractions. I […]

Extended Nursing Dilemma And Question

Why do parenting decisions have to be so hard?  I made the decision to refrain from nursing Little Man before his nap today and now I feel guilty. As many of you know, I still nurse my two year old.  He just turned two a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve also said before that I’d […]

My Top 3 Favorite Breastfeeding Resources:

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I’m a little bit of researcher.  I know, who isn’t in this age of information overload? But, I really do like to know what I’m getting myself into even, as in the case of having a baby, when there’s really no way to fully prepare.  I do lots of googling and library book searching to […]

Miracles shouldn’t be taken so lightly

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Inquisitive pretty much defines the kind of child I was.  Starting at a very young age, I remember my mom telling me about her undeniably magical experience with it. If ever there was a mother who could really prepare her daughter for motherhood and all it’s glory, it’s my mom (along with many other women […]

Doula Love

Going into this weekend, the weekend of my DONA birth doula training workshop, I was both ecstatic and nervous.  I’ve mentioned my passion for this profession a couple of times here and here. I love birth and breastfeeding.  They are my two fascinations.  There isn’t much in this world that means more to me than […]

Am I Crazy? (Don’t Answer That)

Is it completely crazy that I think breastfeeding should at least be brought up in shows about raising a baby? Hubby and I decided to try out the new show “Up All Night” on Hulu tonight.  It looked cute and I love Maya Rudolph, so we gave it a whirl, knowing that everyone’s idea on […]