Postpartum, Pregnancy & Birth

Top 5 Things I Should Have Done in the Third Trimester

There are so many transitions that come after baby and we're talking specifically about 5 things I wish I would have done in the third trimester as I was preparing for baby. Want to learn more about when the Third Trimester Starts? Read my recent piece on Zulily. Tip 1: Created Stations The first thing… Continue reading Top 5 Things I Should Have Done in the Third Trimester

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Motherhood, Postpartum

Top 10 Best Gift for New Moms (That Aren’t Things)

Now that the baby is here, a new mom starts to see what she really needs. The gifts from the baby shower are nice. The cute decorations and onesies look adorable. But, there are things that cannot be held in your hands or hung in the nursery. These are gifts for new moms that are… Continue reading Top 10 Best Gift for New Moms (That Aren’t Things)

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Postpartum Stories, Stay at Home Mom

Resigning From Your Job After Baby

Amy's Story About Work After Baby The decision whether to maintain employment after having a baby or resigning from the workplace is a deeply personal one, guided by all manner of individual circumstances. I firmly believe there is no singular right answer for everyone; however, I spent a year after the birth of my son… Continue reading Resigning From Your Job After Baby

Postpartum

New Mom Must Haves (The Short List)

No, You Don't Need Everything Marketed to You as a New Mom When you are making your baby registry for a baby shower, it is easy to get excited about all the options out there. When you are thinking about making the transition into mom mode, you will see things you HAVE to have. Here… Continue reading New Mom Must Haves (The Short List)

Postpartum

Asking for Help as a New Mom

Why Moms Have a Hard Time With Help As a new mom, asking for help is complex. In this article, we will explore why it is hard for moms to ask for help. Taboo ABCs of Postpartum: H is for Help https://youtu.be/FmJik3-A7PU Transcript: Hello, and welcome back to the taboo ABCs of postpartum. Today we… Continue reading Asking for Help as a New Mom

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Postpartum, Pumping & Breastfeeding, Working Moms

How to Pump at Work: Your Rights, Access, and Support as a Breastfeeding Mom

Hey sweet momma friend. Returning to work does not have to mean the end of your breastfeeding journey if you do not want it to. Some women choose to end their breastfeeding when they return to work. However, if you want to continue on your journey we are here to help you make a pumping… Continue reading How to Pump at Work: Your Rights, Access, and Support as a Breastfeeding Mom

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Postpartum, Postpartum Stories, Pumping & Breastfeeding

Why I Need to Stop Breastfeeding to be a Better Mom: Jenn’s Story

Ending Our Breastfeeding Journey: How It Actually Brought Us Closer During A Time That My Postpartum Anxiety And Depression Was Trying To Pull Us Apart Who would have known that the night before I admitted myself to the hospital at 4.5 months postpartum would have been my very last time nursing my baby girl?  When… Continue reading Why I Need to Stop Breastfeeding to be a Better Mom: Jenn’s Story

Pumping & Breastfeeding

The Pressure to Breastfeed: Feeding Choices of New Moms

Even in 2020, there is still a lot of pressure around how a woman feed her baby. Phrases like “breast is best” and “liquid gold” circulate mommy blogs and instagram posts. Whether you are deciding between breastfeeding or formula feeding, deciding the best formula to give your baby, switching from breastmilk to formula, supplementing or mixing breastmilk and formula, or any other kind of feeding, the reality is there are a lot of opinions.

Postpartum, Stay at Home Mom, Working Moms

Mom Guilt: Why it’s Bullsh*t and How to Give it the Middle Finger

When you bring up the term “mom guilt” women will open up about their story: Working mom guilt, stay at home mom guilt, single mom guilt, daycare guilt, household guilt. There are so many things we can feel guilty about as new moms.

Today we’re talking more about this guilt, where it comes from and how we can work to overcome mom guilt so that we can be more present and confident in motherhood.

Postpartum, Pumping & Breastfeeding

Boost Milk Supply: 5 Ways to Make More Breastmilk and Feed Your Baby

As a new mom, one thing I found myself feeling stressed about often was breast milk supply. I was constantly looking for ways to boost breast milk supply. There is a lot of pressure on new moms when it comes to breastfeeding choices. From “Fed is best” campaigns and “Is she breastfeeding?” as a question… Continue reading Boost Milk Supply: 5 Ways to Make More Breastmilk and Feed Your Baby