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This Part is Just Hard

I had almost forgotten what it's like to have a newborn. Even with all the joy and love a new baby brings, this part is hard. So hard. It's the kind of hard that brings you to tears of...
It has been 1176 consecutive days that I have been pregnant and/or breastfeeding. My two daughters are exactly 18 months apart and I was fortunate to be able to breastfeed each of them up to their first birthdays. That...
I’ll admit that I always dread August a little bit. As a mom who struggled with breastfeeding and ended up spending hundreds of hours pumping tiny quantities of milk in order to combo feed both my babies, National Breastfeeding...

Please, Go to Sleep!

As parents, we’ve all been there . . . sleep-deprived walking zombies. This lack of sleep can result in a tired mom putting her keys in the refrigerator, wearing two different types of shoes, and not remembering exactly when...
Calling all pumping mamas! Whether you’re pumping a lot or a little, did you know there might be a few ways to make pumping milk for your baby more comfortable and more productive? Through my own experience of pumping...
My son is almost 2 years old, so as you can imagine, we've been asked a fair number of times if we are planning to have any more kids. Some people pose it as a direct question - "When...
I’ll admit, I was slightly freaked out about adding a second kid to our family. I’d been warned by friends and even by strangers (thank you random dude at yoga with horror stories about his second baby) about how...
The first time I nursed in public I was on a busy Chicago roof deck in July. We had just taken the baby to his 6 week check-up with the pediatrician, and we hadn’t planned on stopping for lunch....
I wish I had hired a birth or fresh 48 photographer to document the first days of the lives of my two daughters. As a birth and family photographer, writing the previous sentence seems as odd to me now...
During a recent dinner conversation, my family and I were talking about my best friends new baby. As my 4-year old daughter Kennedy popped the last bite of salmon into her mouth, she asked me what the baby liked...
A memory of a quick glance was all I received of my two little baby boys, who I was so anxious to meet. My eyes were watering and my throat was dry. Despite the layers of white hospital blankets...
1. You will be more than just “tired.” “Feeling tired” is at the top of every list of early pregnancy symptoms, and it is definitely is a complaint of mine in early pregnancy. But I’ve found “feeling tired” to be...

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