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A year and a half ago, I was approached by Ashley and Elizabeth (the founders of this blog) to write for the New Orleans Moms Blog. At the time, the City Moms Blog Network was a burgeoning concept that would gather...

The End Is Enough

I’m stuck. The girls are hovering in the undecided space between weaning and needing the comfort of me nursing them. Meanwhile, I’m caught between encouraging them to continue and wondering if I should just let the end happen. There are...
One night when my son was a baby, my husband and I went to dinner. "I'll take a margarita on the rocks with salt," I told the waitress. She looked at my baby boy in his carrier and then...
Today on the blog – in conjunction with Touro Infirmary – we are absolutely thrilled to be opening a dialog about sleep through our “Rest Assured: You Are Not Alone” series. As moms we are all often sleep deprived,...
Here are my credentials: 4.5 years of breastfeeding experience with two different children La Leche League certified leader with 2.5 years of experience leading an LLL group, keeping up with the latest research, and attending educational conferences on breastfeeding But...
While I do my best to feed my children healthily, I do not consider many things "off limits." For instance, at home, my children drink water, but on the rare occasion that we go out to dinner, I allow...
I always knew I would breastfeed my babies. It was not something I gave much thought to because it was as natural to me as the decision to want children. My parents divorced before I was three years old,...
I mentioned a few weeks back that we have been having trouble getting Jane to eat anything besides PB&J and mac and cheese. She was even turning down her favorites like yogurt and bananas. Combine that with the fact...
I'm a smoothie whore. I love them. I have about 20 different recipes I've fine-tuned over the years, and they are awesome. If I could eat (or drink, rather) smoothies all day, every day, I would. I’m not talking about...
No Gimmick Cheat Sheet to Increase Breastmilk Supply Oh lactation cookies, if only it were so easy for every nursing woman to eat a cookie and solve a supply problem. Instead of starting with sweets with questionable merit, here are...
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...
One of the things I have picked up on as a new mother is that each of our journeys and choices are unique to us, and that regardless of those choices, we share a common thread…we are mothers who...
Yes, you read correctly! My family and I are going to attempt switching to a vegan diet for the fourth time. I think it's safe to say that one of the hardest things to do is to change your...
Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1 – 7, 2016. This year, the World Breastfeeding Week theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of...