Breastfeeding Guilt – Why you Should Stop Feeling bad About Formula Feeding, Part 2

This is part two of a two part series on the guilt moms often experience to breastfeed. Eryn and Kaila each explain their perspectives on the matter in this series. Kaila I’ve always been the type of person who enjoys saving money (I mean, who doesn’t?!) Whenever I can find a way to cut costs on something or save some cash, you better bet I’m going to take advantage of it. You may be wondering what this has to do with breastfeeding. Well, this how my breastfeeding story begins. I honestly entertained the thought of breastfeeding initially because of the […]

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What to do When you Feel Like the Only Parent Whose Baby Won’t Sleep

I have a confession to make: my baby doesn’t sleep well. I know, I know, most people have bouts of sleeplessness from their babies. But most don’t have a consistently poor-sleeping baby for months on end. My almost four month old is still sleeping horribly, even though everyone kept telling me it would get better by now. “If you’re feeding him formula, he’ll be sleeping through the night by two months, tops.” Laughable. “Just wait until he hits 11 pounds. He’ll sleep much better by then. There is something magical about that weight.” Nope. “Oh that 12-week mark was the golden age […]

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8 Phrases Every New Parent Says

  Sometimes, you find yourself saying the strangest phrases after you become a parent. Whether you’re saying it to yourself or your child, you find yourself saying things non-parent you never would have expected. “Don’t chew on that.” This begins from your baby’s first day in this world. Whether he is chewing on the straps of the car seat, the bib, his hand – it’s always something. Once your little one begins to crawl and walk, it goes to an entirely new and gross level. Because he’s now mobile, it’s something he found on the ground and you don’t even want […]

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Yes, I am THAT mom with THAT baby

I never thought I would write these words – I am THAT mom with THAT baby. You know the type. The mom running through the supermarket while her baby cries the entire trip. The mom that hasn’t heard an entire church service since her baby was born because she’s constantly running out of the service to avoid disturbing others from her baby’s tears. The mom that can’t take her baby to a restaurant without disrupting every else’s meal for an hour. I have THAT baby that cries. All. The. Time. The pediatrician first said he had reflux. We tried one medicine, […]

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Breastfeeding Guilt – Why you Should Stop Feeling bad About Formula Feeding, Part 1

This is part one of a two part series on the guilt moms often experience to breastfeed. Eryn and Kaila each explain their perspectives on the matter in this series. Eryn Before Drew was born, I told myself that if I couldn’t breastfeed for whatever reason, I would be fine formula feeding him. After all, both my husband and I were formula-fed, so we knew it was possible for him to thrive on formula. When I was in the hospital, I began pumping to get my milk in and I noticed I was able to produce – something most females in […]

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6 Things No One Tells you About Becoming a Working Mom

  At some point in our lives, we must all decide what we are going to do professionally after having children. Do we want to stay home and care for our children on our own? Do we want to become a working mom and leave our children with someone else (sometimes even our husbands) during the day?  Some women have flexible jobs that allow them to spend a couple of days at work and a couple of days at home with their kids. Whatever your situation, you have likely weighed the decision heavily with your husband to decide what is best […]

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