A while back, my son (about five months old at the time) and I met a lovely woman on an elevator. He smiled brightly at her, and she struck up a conversation about babies and motherhood. She was really...
Breastfeeding is an extremely personal and important choice that each mother must make for herself, but like the old saying goes, it really does take a village (or at least some key support people) to empower mothers through this...
When I was pregnant, I was sure I was going to breastfeed. But when my son arrived, he didn't latch. I was determined to give him breast milk. So I started pumping early on. He is now almost three...
We FINALLY did it! The most emotionally challenging part of parenting so far. We were successful in weaning our daughter. And it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, which made it even harder for me. I am...
Becoming a mom is one of the most life-changing things you will ever go through and preparing for it can almost feel impossible when you have no idea what you're about to experience. Trust me . . . I've spent...
Hey, mama. I see you. You're sleep-deprived. Running on empty with a total of five hours of rest last night. You're already three cups of coffee deep this morning. I applaud you for waking up when your alarm went...
It finally happened. Following a day of love and light for mothers. After reading post after post of public proclamations about the importance of mothers and what they mean to our lives and our communities. Today all of that...
Breastfeeding is hard. There are so many things that can make it harder. I wanted to give up. It was extremely painful--more painful than I'd expected. Everyone kept telling me to keep going because it was so worth it....
My first pregnancy was bliss. No sickness, pain, or discomfort. I went on with my life as it was, working as a teacher and enjoying our new home in Albuquerque. As I approached my due date, I was nervous about...
My first son, Isen, was unexpectedly born at 24 weeks gestation, weighing 1 lb 5 oz. In part one of my story, I shared about his shocking, early arrival and his lengthy stay in the hospital. Isen finally came home...
My breastfeeding journey came to an abrupt end overnight. Sometimes we joke about things happening overnight with the understanding that it does not in fact happen over one night. But for me . . . it did. I nursed my baby...
Believe me when I say the first two weeks of having a newborn weren’t easy. Especially breastfeeding. Not that it hurt or anything, but because my milk supply was just not there. Now please know that I also have an...
I sat there with tears rolling down from my eyes . . . again. I had no idea breastfeeding would hurt this bad. What was I doing wrong? I felt like I was failing. I was mere weeks into being a...
Preparing for a Baby Are you adding a child to your family? Congratulations! Whether it be through birth or adoption, parenthood is such a fulfilling experience that requires careful planning and consideration. As with any major life change, if you have...

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