World Breastfeeding Week

Every year World Breastfeeding Week sneaks up on me and I never get anything prepared in time. This year, I’m doing my best to work on some posts beforehand. I’m excited to reflect on my breastfeeding experience and share!  Join in with an original post (summaries and such due here by July 25th) or link […]

The Bond of Breastfeeding

Welcome to the Breastfeeding Support Blog Party! Bloggers around the world have gathered together to share posts which provide current or soon-to-be breastfeeding mothers with a wealth of well-researched information, personal stories, and statistics designed to help you have the most successful breastfeeding experience possible. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post […]

Goodbye Summer

The summer began with mass packing as we prepared to move in with my parents for our Build That House adventure. Said house is not one ounce further along but that’s another story. Hannah and I spent oodles of quality time together in May since she was home from college and then my Mom and […]

2011 Etsy Spotlight: Crafty Mama Designs

Jemma’s first birthday didn’t ease me into the baby-to-toddler transition well. For some reason, it passed with so much happiness and celebration that I never stopped to connect that she isn’t a baby anymore. What has made me realize her toddlerhood is this nursing upset. It’s thrown me into an emotional tizzy. My baby isn’t […]

Jemma’s Money

Welcome to the October Carnival of Natural Parenting: Money MattersThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared how finances affect their parenting choices. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the […]

The Milk Report

It stills seems quite surreal that I’ve been home with Jemma for 3 whole days now. It feels like a long weekend or vacation — not the real deal yet. What does feel awesome is that I haven’t pumped in almost a week! I’ve done a final deep clean of all my pump parts and […]

Boobs & Babies: Must Haves

With a little over 10 months of experience, here’s what I would consider my MUST HAVES for nursing … Most reliable nursing pads All natural nipple cream Favorite nursing bra – Bravado Bliss Best resource book I’d also recommend a hefty stock of burp cloths. I made my own out of fun flannels. And, most […]