Yes, I’m still breastfeeding

While this year’s World Breast Feeding Week has come to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the last 4 years I’ve spent as a mother. Breastfeeding has been such a huge part of that. I started breastfeeding in June 2013 when our first baby was born. The bond was incredible and while it wasn’t always the easiest journey (more about that here & here), our breastfeeding relationship lasted 26 months just in time […]

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Sakura Bloom Ring Slings Comparison 

When purchasing a Sakura Bloom back in 2015, I knew I wanted something that didn’t break the bank & that wouldn’t leave me and baby a sweaty mess during wearing. Due to linen being one of my very favorite fabrics since it’s moisture wicking and  very cool/lightweight, I landed on the Classic. It comes in some gorgeous colors, but I opted for a subtle (gender neutral) grey and  I have been in love with it ever […]

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Raising Zola Breastfeeding Shirt — Part One ((The Serena))

Finding cute clothes to breastfeed in is always a pet peeve of mine. I need to be able to get dressed quickly feel good about myself & have the ability to breastfeed in public because I’m a mom of two tiny humans. It’s a tall order, and when our son was little, one I often could not fill. I ended up sacrificing fashion for function and I hated it because I didn’t like the way […]

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Safer Options. Period.

*I received these Naturals R Dino-mite products free for review, but all opinions expressed are my own.* I lucked out and went almost TWO years without a period after the birth of my son in 2013. Now, after the birth of my daughter, I’m not eager to see it back once again. I didn’t miss it then and I sure as hell don’t miss it now. And while being pregnant hasn’t exactly been everything I […]

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Tree of Life Breastfeeding Photos (The Booby Monster Series) 

For those of you who have been following me for years now (Thank you a million times over!!), you know my original logo was a tree created by my extremely talented & just all-around wonderful husband.  When I saw all these beautiful tree of life breastfeeding pictures with the roots from mom’s breast to the leaves on baby, I could not resist using this incredible image that my friend Kaitlyn (Kaityln Scruggs Photography) captured for […]

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Simple & Sweet Outfits for Mamas #mamaoutfit #OOTD

My outfits are designed to be easy to put together and perfectly tailored for breastfeeding moms (since I am one). They’ll give you the ability to get on the floor with kids, but still feel cute while you’re doing it. You’ll see that I find brands/styles that I love and then use the same pieces over & over again in different outfits. I’ve shared my brand rep/enthusiast codes with you below for some of the […]

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A Mama’s Body Image Series: Body After ((TWO)) Babies

The beauty of growing as you get older is our capacity for change. I can say with absolute honesty that I love myself more now than I ever did before having children or even following the birth of our son. You can read my postpartum thoughts from 2014. I re-read that post and was surprised by some of how I felt, but the post-labor waddle I described, I have to say, is completely spot on. It is […]

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Postpartum Care (What I wish I had known the first time I had a baby)

When I had my son, I was wildly unprepared for my postpartum recovery. I’m sure this is because I was a first time mom and no one really talks about the nitty gritty truth of what happens AFTER you give birth. *Cough, hemorrhoids, cough* Sure, I had tons of stuff for the baby, but very few items for me. To make my life easier, this time around I was prepared! I knew I wanted to use […]

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Birth Plan Outline

A friend of mine messaged me this morning asking if I’d be willing to share my Birth Plan, discussed in my most recent blog post about what to pack for the hospital, with her as she is expecting another baby this summer. It had never even occurred to me that moms-to-be would find this information helpful as they get ready to deliver, so I’m very glad that she thought to ask! My husband and I […]

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Packing Your Hospital Bag (For Mom, Dad, & Baby)

Two weeks ago today we welcomed our brand new baby girl! You can read her incredible birth story here. Months before her arrival, I started writing out a hospital bag checklist because I wasn’t going to be caught unprepared for a second delivery. Little man had made his grand entrance 2 weeks early and I was convinced little girl would be the same. If you haven’t read her birth story yet, you know I was […]

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Kaeli’s Birth Story

She’s here! Our little girl is finally home with us and we’re loving (most) every minute of adjusting to life as a family of four. Our son is an awesome big brother and besides a few extra toddler tantrums, he’s adjusting very well. But that’s another matter for a different blog post. Without further ado, here is baby girl’s birth story: On Friday, April 8th, I started having contractions around noon. I began timing, but […]

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Two Years

Happy Birthday, my sweet boy! I cannot believe that it has already been two years since the day you were born. I will never be able to truly explain how much joy you’ve brought to so many people’s lives just by being you. The past two years have been the most incredible of my life. Your presence has fundamentally changed me in ways I didn’t even know were possible. Because of you, I see the […]

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