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Breastfeeding is supposed to be natural. You know that women have done it since the beginning of mankind. It is done in third world countries. And around the world women are feeding at this exact second. But there is so...
Disclosure :: When you register for your baby, a humidifier is often on the list, but do you know why you need one? Being that we're in the thick of cold and flu season, we are excited to bring you this practical information...
A Lesson Learned When Jane was six months old, I dropped her off at my parents' house like I did four mornings a week. I didn't know that would be the last morning I'd administer her bottle to her. I...
My darling girls, I hope by the time you become mothers , things will be different. I hope you don't have to defend your choice to breastfeed in public, to bottle feed from day one, stay at home, or go back...
Sometime in the next 9 weeks, I am going to have another baby. Even though it’s only been 2 years since I had Fern, it might as well be a lifetime. Yes, all of the baby gear has changed,...
Let’s have a reality check, moms. We are mean to one another. We judge. We assume. We pity. We give unwanted advice. Enough already. We are all wearing clothes with some form of kid stain on it; whether they...
It seems inevitable that no matter what decisions we make as moms we will often second guess ourselves. It must be in our nature to always worry about our kids. Are they happy? Are they eating enough? Are they...
Disclosure :: As parents, some of us are sure of ourselves and others ... not so much. Generally, though, parents have plentiful opportunities to take classes. But what about grandparents? Things have changed in the past several decades, and...
When I was asked to write about my experience with breastfeeding for National Breastfeeding Month, I only assumed that the reason I was being asked was because it was presumed that I had a wonderful experience. I seem to...
Wait, you're actually nursing them? I'm lucky enough to have had success with a singleton who exclusively breastfed for a year. So when I found out I was having twins, I naturally assumed I could at least try to do...
New to New Orleans and a first time mother, I craved community. As a breastfeeding mother, I had questions and needed reassurance. This led me to my first La Leche League meeting in January of 2010. What I most...
My first experience with breastfeeding and pumping wasn't that great. After many long weeks of bed rest, I was overjoyed to deliver a healthy 6 pound baby boy. While I hadn't decided if I was going to breastfeed or...
With the arrival of baby number two happening around the same time as Santa, I am starting both my Christmas shopping and my planning for the little bundle of joy. I know that I want to go straight to...
I don't know that I experienced a true nesting phase when I was pregnant with Jane. It could be that we discovered we had to have our house tented for termites and that the soonest they could do it...

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