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"Well, well, well, how the turntables..." -Michael Scott (The Office) Honestly, I didn't expect to have a follow up to my original post about weaning. Here we are though, 6 months later, and weaning is still not going as planned. My...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Lakeside Shopping Center but all opinions are our own.  The Kids' Castle at Lakeside Shopping Center opened last year, and it has quickly earned the stamp of approval from New Orleans area families....
Breastfeeding. An intimidating, yet beautiful thing. I could go on and on about how amazing and hard and wonderful breastfeeding is. Coming from someone who was going to "try" nursing but wasn't sold on it while I was pregnant with...
Last month was National Breastfeeding Month, and as a mother of a young son, as well as being a part of that age group now where everyone is expanding their families, I was exposed to breast feeding posts, articles, and...
When I found out I was pregnant, I had already made up my mind that I would NOT breastfeed. I never knew anyone who did and I was not going to feel comfortable doing it. All I could think...
Author’s note: This is a part of a series written at different stages of my experience with postpartum depression and anxiety. If you feel like something is not right, please reach out. You do not have to suffer. Also,...
As we hope all of our readers know, feedback from local New Orleans moms is VERY important to us. We work tirelessly to bring the moms of New Orleans resources, events, guides, giveaways and information that will make your...
Let me preface this by saying that I’ve never had a deep desire to breastfeed. While I know some people absolutely adore it, I didn’t have a yearning to do it. To each her own, right? Well since my...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary.  For the first 2 to 5 days after delivery, your baby will receive a small amount of colostrum at each feeding, which is a thick, rich milk that is high in...
Like all things relating to babies, children and raising them, breastfeeding is a topic filled with deeply rooted opinions. Whenever I discuss anything pertaining to motherhood, I do my best to keep it real. Sugarcoating these experiences does nothing...
Writer's Note :: I wrote this post at 4 weeks, 6 days postpartum. I thought I was adapting to life as a mom of 3 and no longer suffering from the anxious thoughts that plagued me in the early...
Crunchy mom (n): a mom who practices natural living. What's less-than-crunchy? Not mushy. Crunchy-ish? Crispy? Chewy? Ok, now I'm getting hungry. I'm sure there's a technical term for it, but to keep things simple, I am sometimes crunchy. I started out pretty crunchy... Breastfeeding:...
At 25, I became the mother to a beautiful, healthy, perfect baby girl. Feeling the warmth radiate from her body, inhaling that intoxicating new baby smell, coming to grips with the knowledge that somehow I had created this perfect,...
We meet again. It's been a little over 5 years since I've seen you. Your noise is unforgettable and your bright yellow color is as vibrant as before. What am I referring to? It's my Medela pump. I pumped for...