Part One | Max’s Polydactyly Reconstruction

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The other week we had Max’s pre-op appointment for his polydactyly reconstruction. That’s the fancy name for having his extra thumb removed. The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning – the first surgery of the day actually. We have to be at the hospital at 6 am which means we’re leaving home a bit before […]

Wordless Wednesday | Nursing, Everywhere But Home

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We’re on the go, often. And that means these babies of mine eat while we’re out and about. This month brings 12 months of Max breastfeeding. With the almost 13 months that Jemma nursed, that means I’ve been at it for awhile, and hence, I’ve accumulated a handful of some fun and adventurous photos taken […]

Every Breastfeeding Journey Is Different, Every One Is Special

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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 […]

So, You Wanna Milkshare?

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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 […]

Diagnosis: Excess Lipase

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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 […]

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 […]