For some reason, I keep expecting parenting to be logical and rational. And I keep expecting my past experiences to completely inform my future ones. And then the Parenting Gods come with their big hands and slap me down, again and again ... because there is very little logic when it comes to parenting little … Continue reading Parenting Truths: Raising Two (Very Different) Kids
As I was sitting in the rocking chair in Baby's room, around 7:15am the other morning, she was getting her morning breastmilk and I was happily sipping my steaming (large) mug of coffee (my custom 3/4 caffeinated mix of Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice and decaf french roast). Sweet morning! JUST KIDDING! Baby was getting her … Continue reading Solid Gold Mom Invention: The Coffee Camelback!!
Baby is 11 months old now (!!!!!!), and all that means to me is she getting soooo close to that 12m mark - my goal for breastfeeding. In all reality, I'll be nursing her beyond that mark, since we're currently at 4 nursings and I also nurse her before her afternoon nap. No way we'll be … Continue reading Top 5 Things to Fist Pump When Breastfeeding’s Done (And a Few Things to Cry About)
There's that saying ... don't bite the hand that feeds you. Very apropos in life - a worthy proverb everyone learns at a young age. But how do we teach our wee babies the, um, breastfeeding version of this? I.e., don't bite the boob that feeds you! OUCH! I pretty much take it as a … Continue reading Don’t Bite the [Mmm-hmm] That Feeds You, Baby!
I'm really good at having parenting misconceptions, despite popping two kids out by now. Before baby #2 came along, I really feared the loooong minutes I knew I'd be spending breastfeeding. I anticipated being glued to the couch/rocking chair while that little babe sucked for a good 30-40 minutes, all the while my adorable toddler … Continue reading Parenting Misconception #56 – Juggling Two Kids
I really, really, could have sworn that I'd be done with breastfeeding by the time our daughter turned 1 year old. When she was 3 months old I was done breastfeeding! But now ... things have changed. It's more comfort for her, I think, at morning and night, and it gives me a rare chance … Continue reading More milk! More milk! More milk!
Add this to the list of misconceptions I had prior to giving birth a year ago: I think weaning off breastfeeding might be harder on both my daughter and me than it was to get going with breastfeeding.
Most people count down the days until Christmas; I'm counting down the days 'til I won't have to wear a nursing bra anymore!!!