On Weaning: Mothering Without the Breast

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My son went to bed tonight with a headache. I know he’s really not feeling well because he fell asleep on the floor with his head resting on the pad we use to change his sister’s diapers. He didn’t have dinner or a popsicle. (He never skips a popsicle.) He woke up briefly a few…

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My Underwire Revelation {Bella Materna Nursing Bra Review ~ Ends 6/10}

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After 3 years of searching, I finally found a comfortable nursing bra I love! I wrote (and raved) about it, and much like when I had my first child, I doubted that I could ever love another bra so completely! But, like any mom of multiple kids knows, when another one comes along your heart…

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Celebrating Earth Day with Bamboobies: Review and Giveaway {Ends 5/10}

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I have a riddle for you! What’s shaped like a heart and fabulous enough that I keep it close to my heart all day, every day? Yup! You got it! These days, I’m never found without my BAMBOOBIES!  Do you know about Bamboobies? They are, without a doubt, the best washable nursing pads on the…

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Milk Nursingwear to the Rescue! Review and Giveaway {Ends 4/28}

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*Disclosure in accordance with the FTC: I received a sample product to facilitate the following review. Mark my words. One of these days, I’m absolutely going to answer the front door with my boob out. I guarantee it. Poor FedEx guy…Keeping myself together is a challenge these days. I’m still on maternity leave, adjusting to…

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The Anytime Bralet from Bella Materna: Review and Giveaway {Ends 4.24)

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*Please note:  I received a complimentary product for review purposes. As always, I will only promote products that I personally use and/or recommend to my readers. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably heard me griping at some point about my inability to find a decent-fitting nursing bra. grumble…

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Breastfeeding and the Tire Garage

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A few months ago, as I walked across the parking lot toward our local Michael’s craft store, a man approached me. He looked to be about 75 years old or so, with white hair and a hunched-over posture. “Hey! You wanna see somethin’?” Oh sh*t, are you serious? A dirty old man, in the middle…

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Dreaming of Violets from A Mother's Boutique: a #breastfeeding #sleepwear review

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Spring is coming! And with it, my favorite flower: violets! I’ve always loved violets. The wild kind that grow in the yard, all haphazardly and wherever they darn well please. They were our wedding flower, which was great in theory until I realized how hard it was to find the seed packets I needed for…

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Breastfeeding: If there's one thing I know for sure…

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Welcome to the Carnival of Weaning: Weaning – Your Stories This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Weaning hosted by Code Name: Mama and Aha! Parenting. Our participants have shared stories, tips, and struggles about the end of the breastfeeding relationship. _________________________________ Right from day one, I set goals for my breastfeeding…

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Breastfeeding Blog Hop: A Dear Jen Letter

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It’s the one year anniversary of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop! Read my letter to its founder, Jen from Life with Levi…