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 […]

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 […]

Nursing Strike – One Month Later

It’s been exactly one month since Jemma last nursed. I tried everything I could to overcome her nursing strike. But, nothing. If I think about it too much it brings me to tears. I had grand hopes of nursing Jemma until she was at least 2. When she was a wee thing I read a […]

More Milk Cookies

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Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the Kitchen This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and feeding. Please read to the end to find a […]

Nursing Strike – Day 10

Sadly, we have made no progress on the nursing front. I’m not really sure what else to try or when to give up pumping, but I wanted to pop in and at least give an update. Good news is … the chiropractor helped Jemma’s ear infection! We went in on Monday and Wednesday for ear […]

Nursing Strike – Day 2, 3, 4, and 5

Yep, that’s right. We are on day 5 of this nursing strike :( Thank you so much for your sweet comments and encouragement on my initial post. It’s been a rough road and I’m still unsure where/when it will end. I’ve talked quite a bit with my amazing La Leche League lactation consultant and we’ve […]

Nursing Strike

If you’re not into the nitty gritty of breastfeeding, feel free to skip this post. It’s pretty much the run down of a lovely little breastfeeding bump in the road. Bottom line – today was rough. Like, so rough, I’m not really looking forward to tomorrow, lest it repeat. That would be LAME. Jemma started […]

Boobs & Babies — Work Edition

Read the original Boobs & Babies here. I returned to work when Jemma was 4 months and 5 days old. I was blessed to have 18 weeks at home. Priceless weeks to bond with my girl and establish our nursing relationship. Upon my return to work I planned to pump once in the morning, have […]