To the silent nursing mom, you are doing amazing

When I was pregnant, I’d see scary headlines of breastfeeding stories gone viral – you know the ones. Mom gets shamed for breastfeeding in public. The online trolls come out, and the debate resurfaces. These stories would ignite anger, but also fear as a mother-to-be. “Is this what it’s going to be like when I nurse my baby? 
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Moms have enough to worry about, let’s not make friendships one of them

The ways in which we as mothers are creating and upholding expectations of our friendships are too complicated. We have our “mom friends” and our “non-mom friends,” and there is a division between the two that shouldn’t exist.  Continue reading “Moms have enough to worry about, let’s not make friendships one of them”

What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

I wanted to call this one of those  “What no one tells you” blogs, but that would be a lie, albeit catchy. Truthfully, everyone heeded me with their warnings on those first few months postpartum, otherwise known as the infamous fourth trimester – problem was, I was too pregnant to take note. I just wanted to get through the birth, allowing the aftermath to come naturally.  Continue reading “What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored”