A Year With My Nursling

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Welcome to the World Breastfeeding 2013 Blog Carnival cohosted by NursingFreedom.org and The San Diego Breastfeeding Center! This post was written for inclusion in the WBW 2013 Blog Carnival. Our participants will be writing and sharing their stories about community support and normalizing breastfeeding all week long. Find more participating sites in the list at […]

Finding a Nanny to Be Part of My Village

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Welcome to the World Breastfeeding 2013 Blog Carnival cohosted by NursingFreedom.org and The San Diego Breastfeeding Center! This post was written for inclusion in the WBW 2013 Blog Carnival. Our participants will be writing and sharing their stories about community support and normalizing breastfeeding all week long. Find more participating sites in the list at […]

12 Essential Items for Pumping Mamas

Today, I’m over at Natural Parents Network talking about 12 Essential Items for Pumping Mamas. Hop over to read the whole post and chime in with your essentials!      It is never fun to be caught unprepared when it is time to pump, and sometimes thinking through everything you may need is too difficult […]

My Little Swimmers

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“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HuggiesSwimmers http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.“   Last week we had the opportunity to visit Wild Waves Theme Park for a fun day in the sun … which is not always guaranteed in the Northwest. Fun […]

Mama, We’re So Close!

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Awhile back I entered this photo of Max and I into the Natural Parents Network Flickr Photo Contest. The prompt for entries was, “What Does Natural Parenting Really Look Like?” And this … this is so us :)   Max in comfy jammies talking to me through grunts and smiles and tickles.    Me wearing […]

Breastfeeding Support Blog Party Round Up

On Thursday, bloggers from around the world came together in a show of support for breastfeeding mothers. New mothers have enough challenges without having to feel guilty for how they feed their baby, especially when they are choosing the most natural of means – breastfeeding.   Over the last few days there has been a […]

Max | 5 Months

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Melt my heart, why don’t ya, Max? Five months is looking so good on you! You are embracing your new world of sitting up, with help still, but you are getting super strong. With your first snow in mid December you also accomplishing rolling over from tummy to back and blowing lots of smiley bubbles. […]

Postpartum Sitz Bath

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Two babies down and a few more to go (someday, not now) and I’ve got a little feeling that I’m growing in my expertise of all those mama things that rock your bod postpartum. Today, I want to share about postpartum sitz baths – also known as mama bath magic. So, you just pushed a […]

2012 Service Project Update

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$175! Together, we raised $175 to sponsor our two foster girl’s Christmas gifts. It was such a thrill to go shopping for our girls. I started on Black Friday and just wrapped things up in time for drop off. Here’s a peek at everything! For our 2 year old … 4 puzzles, coloring book and […]

Sponsor a Foster Child (or Two) With Me This Christmas

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Last Christmas we (as in the readers of That Mama Gretchen) raised $65 to purchase a share of a sheep through World Vision! I loved partnering with each of you to bless a family who truly needed our help, didn’t you? This year I have another fun project for to help us celebrate the season […]

Max’s Double Thumb – Learning More

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Last week I took this picture of my sweet boy. I sent it out on Facebook asking for prayers as Dominic, Max, and I were on our way to the children’s hospital to meet an orthopedic surgeon to discuss Max’s double thumb.   I was pretty nervous, hospitals are for sick people and my baby […]