It’s been a hot minute since I posted last. I have been so caught up in things and when I have the time to write, I don’t. Actually, I have taken up another hobby and will talk about that later. Tomorrow, my baby has surgery. Sigh. I’m being slightly dramatic, but only slightly. She’s … More Surgery
It has been some time since I wrote a letter giving negative feedback to somewhere before. I don’t like to do it, but I have just had it with these doctors who make moms feel bad for no reason. This is ridiculous – they do not have a right to put us down. Here is … More Following Up on Bad Doctor Visits
So saith the Pope. Actually, it makes me a little teary to think about it. I do not consider myself a “lactivist” or anything, and in my 20 months of breastfeeding, and meeting dozens of other breastfeeding moms, I have yet to meet the one who is just “whipping it all out for everyone to … More Just Like the Virgin Mary Nursed Jesus
Sleep deprivation is real torture. It is one of the biggest topics/most frequently asked and googled thing – how to get more sleep with a baby. It’s not common for babies to sleep through the night. Sleep training is bad and terrible on brain development. After extensive research, I have never found it to be … More My Child Finally Slept Through the Night
I mean, seriously, I’m over this. I thought For Sure, Christmas morning, my babe was doing better. Her runny nose had subsided, but she still seemed a bit off to me. I just watched. No fever. At the highest, her fever was around 99.7 for a few hours, and went away. That was a few … More If I have to post one more time about being sick…
I just love this new app filter fad going around. I’m not one for fads and I’m not one for bandwagons, but I just love this going crazy in the breastfeeding world. I did a few versions of my nursling, and I don’t typically take breastfeeding selfies, but now I’m really losing my inhibitions. Which … More The Tree of Life Meets Sick Baby
As the title implies, I am under the weather. It started three days ago when I began feeling ill and spending too much time in the bathroom. Now we are all human, so come on. Anyway, then two nights ago, I couldn’t fall asleep for anything, had cold sweats, cramps, and then was just violently … More Sick Days? What Sick Days?
This is something I rarely get. But as it is, I happen to have some now. My baby is sleeping and I have no work from which I am procrastinating. My hubs hasn’t quite returned home from work, and the baby will be up soon – too soon for me to enjoy a nap. I … More Down Time
While I am not officially a lactation consultant, I am very passionate about breastfeeding and intend to become one. I am going to LLL meetings on the regular, and will be applying for Leadership at some point in the next few months. I know the LLL philosophy and agree with it, especially the part about … More How to Support a Breastfeeding Mom
If you would have asked me in my 20s what my thoughts on breastfeeding beyond infancy was concerned, I would have mouthed off about how inappropriate it was, and some other such nonsense. I never would have guessed that I would find myself doing just that. It’s simply so taboo in our society, and it’s … More Breastfeeding a toddler and other fun stuff.