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That Time I Cried in Target

That Time I Cried In Target

Before becoming a mother, I couldn’t quite understand why most women struggled with accepting their postpartum bodies. It baffled me the amounts of pressure placed on women to “snap back” after giving birth. My thoughts were, “You just carried around a watermelon for nine months. Who cares?” But now that I am a mother, I […]

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Low Supply

Is there ever a time when low supply is good? Perhaps, but I can tell you for sure that it’s not good when referring to breast milk! This isn’t your typical, breastfeed/don’t breastfeed/don’t-breastfeed-that-long type of post. I’m all for whatever anyone wants to do. This is about the struggle of having a low milk supply.  […]

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Bonding with my Preemie

Every mom-to-be hears about “the instant bond” she’ll have with her baby from the second the pregnancy test is positive. Parents love to say things like, “It’s a love like you’ve never known,” “It’s overwhelming,” and “It was love at first sight.” I Googled “mother baby bond” and got 1,350,000 search results. Clearly this is […]

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My Menstrual Cup

Yes, you read that correctly. A menstrual cup – and no, I’m not talking about your favorite mug that you bring to coffee with your girlfriends. A menstrual cup is just what it sounds like: a cup for your menstruation. Are you ok? Did I just totally confuse you? Is your mind completely blown?! Don’t […]

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Surviving Your Baby’s Sleep Regression

What is a sleep regression? Ahh, sleep regression. Those two words are enough to send intelligent, highly-capable parents running for the hills (and the coffee).  By definition, a sleep regression,  “generally describes a phase or season in which a baby who normally sleeps well suddenly starts waking more often at night, and refusing naps (or taking very short […]

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