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.  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!  Continue reading “How happiness changes as I get older”

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  – shocked me. I’m approaching my one-year goal of nursing, and as normal as it is in my circle to breastfeed, it was awakening to learn that I’m now standing alongside a minority of moms who are nursing into the second year.  Continue reading “How I feel about breastfeeding one year later”