*Updated April 24 2016: woo hoo more reviews!!!
Let’s face it: whether or not you plan to breastfeed, your boobs are going to leak milk. And for as long as you breastfeed, your boobs are going to leak milk. And unless you want to ruin everything you wear, you are going to want nursing pads. But have no fear, I have done the work for you – comparing SIX different styles of washable and disposable nursing pads from four different brands. I’m proclaiming myself to be the world’s first breast pad connoisseur. And oh yes I’ve got real-life photos too! (Of the pads, not my boobs). Continue reading
Mamas (and papas), please trust your instincts. Nature gave them to us for a reason. Multiple times this week I’ve been reminded that I need to do my own research, ask questions, and get second opinions when it comes to the health of my children. And my intuition has always been right. Don’t follow any one person’s advice blindly. If it feels wrong, then it is wrong, damnit.
If I hadn’t listened to my mom-sense, my daughter would have had an unnecessary round of meds in her system, and I would have taken an UNSAFE med which would have gotten into my breastmilk and potentially had serious effects on my daughter. Seriously people?!?
I’m shaken, furious, and grateful that I checked the drugs out for myself. And I try not to think about what could happen to my daughter if I hadn’t (“skeletal growths”, among others…).
Follow your heart. Especially when it comes to your kids. And if someone is bullying you to do something you don’t feel is right, kick them outta the way.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -Dr Seuss
Can you see how this applies to babies and children as well? All lives matter, at every stage.
Ok so the title is not accurate. Of course I would never abandon my babies in a pool of their own filth so I could go scribble. But there’s gotta be some truth to this whole grownup coloring craze. I tried it and I’m hooked.
It’s probably also useful for you to know that I have anxiety – not about anything in particular. I just occasionally get panic attacks or just feel overwhelmed. It affects me physically and can be exhausting, although it’s not so severe that I’ve bothered to get medicated or anything. I got some adult coloring books and colored pencils, and without any expectations, started coloring. Continue reading
When we were expecting our first kid in 2013, we had put the Snuggle Nest on our registry, thinking “this will be perfect when we go spend the day with friends or relatives!” We had no idea how essential it would be to our daily lives; when we unexpectedly decided to cosleep, we were in the dark (no pun intended). The Snuggle Nest was our peace of mind.
Imagine you’ve been praying for the souls of your future children since you were 14. You marry your high school sweetheart and you know you want a house full of kids.
And then you’re told you may never be a mother.
That’s what happened to me. And don’t worry, my story has a happy ending. But I had a long road to walk, often alone, carrying the burdens of emotional and physical pain. My hope is that this article will shine some light into life with endometriosis and infertility, and remind you that when it comes to getting pregnant… Well, it ain’t over till it’s over, sister. Continue reading