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Tips for Surviving a Summer Pregnancy

*Disclosure:  I received a complimentary product for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.*   I remember very clearly these 2 days when I was 8 or 9 months pregnant with Maggie.  It was over 100 degrees outside, and our air conditioning quit working.  We really needed to replace…

With a new baby, comes great expectations and great clothes {Giveaway}

  Welcome to the great expectations giveaway hop hosted by princess among superheroes! The great expectations giveaway hop is a fun way to not only celebrate belly 3.0, but also get all the things a new mom/dad could want in one place! All participating bloggers have secured awesome prizes worth at least $25 fit for…

When gorgeous and stylish meet up with breastfeeding mamas #summerbabyloving

I have been blessed with two amazing children who are also very different!  Whether it is how they are learning, playing, growing, or breastfeeding.  Yes, breastfeeding, even that is very different.  Maggie was usually very calm while she nursed.  Charlie has this habit of reaching into my shirt while he is nursing and trying to…

1 is not a magic number

1 is not a magic number

The mommy wars are always going on, and one of those things not everybody understands, is breastfeeding past the age of 12 months.  For us, it was pretty simple.  Nothing was magically going to change just because Maggie turned 1.  Okay, well, actually, she did get her first tooth on her birthday, so I guess…

Breastfeeding while baby is sick

Breastfeeding while baby is sick

When baby gets sick, one of the first questions many moms ask is, “Should I continue breastfeeding?”  The answer is absolutely!   Both of my babies nursed for comfort, Maggie more than Charlie, but they both do it.  If they aren’t feeling well, they really want to nurse.  If they are stuffed up, sometimes, they get…

Breastfeeding the distracted baby

As I’m sure you are all aware, I love breastfeeding.  It has been a wonderful experience with both of my babies.  Charlie presents me with a new challenge.  He gets distracted so easily.   I wanted to share with you a post I wrote for the Boob Group about breastfeeding the distracted baby.  Here’s the link! …

Daddy can’t breastfeed, but…

Daddy can’t breastfeed, but…

Nothing you read can prepare you for the enormous task of breastfeeding a newborn.  It was nothing like I expected, or rather we.  John and I both knew breastfeeding was the way we would go, and that was it.   I remember in the beginning with Maggie, I had a low milk supply.  The doctors suggested…

2013 Breastfeeding goals #BFBlogHop

This post is part of the weekly breastfeeding blog hop, hosted by sisters in cloth, and co-hosted by Life as Wife, Mummy, and Nurse. This week’s topic is, “Breastfeeding Goals.” Okay, I admit, it’s been awhile since I linked up with a breastfeeding post.  To be honest, I have just been busy and this wasn’t…