pregnancy and parenthood

Take – not get – your body back, moms

On the list of offensive comments new moms are used to hearing, most of them stay on the offensive list. But there's one that has taken on a whole new meaning - in a good way - as we ring in my baby's first birthday.  Get Your Body Back!  I remember being asked how I… Continue reading Take – not get – your body back, moms

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How happiness changes as I get older

In between slicing mangoes and toasting waffles - while making sure our collie isn't stealing our labradoodle's food like he always tries when I'm looking away -  I overhear on the morning news that it's International Happiness Day!  My mind races to so many different thoughts on happiness. My baby boy is starting to whine… Continue reading How happiness changes as I get older

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12 things I’ve learned in my baby’s first year

Month 1: Meal trains are everything, and Earth Angel New Mama Bottom Spray comes straight from the heavens (via Amazon Prime). Also, Amazon Prime is worth every penny, since getting out of the house with a newborn is a two-hour performance that results in six hours of subsequent exhaustion. Month 2: The fourth trimester is the most… Continue reading 12 things I’ve learned in my baby’s first year

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How I feel about breastfeeding one year later

About half of mothers will be breastfeeding in our country by six months postpartum, and only one-third  will still be nursing by 12 months. This is far below the WHO's recommendation that moms nurse their babies through the first two years at minimum.  I'll admit, those recent statistics - based off the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card … Continue reading How I feel about breastfeeding one year later

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On Parenthood: 11 months 

Our little man is as sweet, animated and mischievous as ever. This past month has been one exhausting game of chase, keeping up with his innocent curiosity and newly-acquired mobility. He has picked up some serious speed! Items of greatest interest include pretty much anything that is off limits, especially the shiny dog bowls. He no longer… Continue reading On Parenthood: 11 months