A box fit for a queen…I mean a breastfeeding mama!

You guys, if you don’t know by now that I’m passionate about breastfeeding…I AM!

I struggled so much the first time when low milk supply, and this time…I had the milk flowing in the beginning and now it’s taken a nose dive!

That means I’ve been in problem-solving mode for days! Because I will not let this milk-making battle get the best of me!

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Making two under two a breeze.

I hope you’re not getting tired of my mom essential posts, because I have another one for you.

I’ve found that having two under two is complicated when you’re being pulled in two different directions, the toddler wanting to play outside and the baby wanting to be held…or the toddler wanting to go in the stroller and the baby won’t stop crying…you catch my drift.

Enter LÍLLÉbaby carrier. Continue reading

Swaddled with Ollie.

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I’ve gotta tell you…neither of my children like to be swaddled.

Must be something about their hands feeling constrained–I’m not exactly sure. Zeke would always cry and wiggle his arms out, so I gave up when he was just itty bitty. But with baby Charlie, I found a swaddle she actually likes AND sleeps in! Continue reading

Flowing with liquid gold.

Nine months.

That’s how long my body produced milk after our son was born. And that nine months was a struggle to say the least. I tried nursing tea and power pumping, no luck. Continue reading

Is this called nesting?

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Endless cleaning, prepping, organizing and trying to make everything perfect for baby.

Is this called nesting?

Yeah–probably. But at 24 weeks? I’m going to drive myself crazy for the next 15 weeks! Continue reading

My top 6 mom-must-haves for new moms

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I’m not a new mom, but I’m almost a second-time-around new mom and I’ve learned a few things from the first-time-mom experience!

First off, I’m very dutch, meaning I’m a garage sale shopper and when I go to the store, I only shop the clearance rack. Needlesstosay, Z didn’t have many of the things I felt would have been helpful as a newborn. Continue reading