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Go with your Gut, Dear Mama

Go with Your Gut, Dear Mama: Why You Know Your Kids Better than Anyone Else

My son was a mere 2 weeks old when I knew something was wrong.  He was sleeping 21+ hours a day. His skin had started getting darker. Nursing sessions seemed to get longer every time, and it was so hard to keep him awake during the process.  I had nursed my daughter for 13 months […]

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My Boobs Failed Me: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work

One of the things I never questioned about being a mom was my desire to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has so many benefits for mama and baby—it just seemed like a no-brainer. And even though I knew, intellectually, that my big boobs didn’t necessarily mean more food for my baby, it seemed like I had good equipment for […]

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It’s Easy to Say Life’s Hard

I remember when I was pregnant for the first time, everyone would say, “Being a mom is so hard, but so worth it.” Do you know what that kind of advice does for a mother-to-be? I’ll be bold here and say it does nothing. The word “hard” is thrown around like confetti when it comes […]

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The First Year in Snapshots: Connecting to Confidence

And then my mind lands on one of the most powerful moments from the first year. I’m sitting in my counselor’s office, eyes wet, nose runny and voice crackly as I recall that first moment, the one where I felt so uprooted just after labor and delivery. We processed through the depression and anxiety tied […]

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Top 7 Things You Think In The Last Month Of Pregnancy

We all know that the last month of pregnancy lasts about 354 days. If you’re nearing the last month of your first pregnancy, then you are quickly learning it will drag on forever. And despite researching all the pregnancy must haves, some thoughts inevitably begin to come to mind. Things You Think in That Last Month […]

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