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Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure

| September 27, 2017 | 11 Comments
Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure

  Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure     Breastfeeding: Nature’s way of making you feel like a maternal failure. Since the dawn of time, women have produced life-sustaining nourishment for their babies. This nourishment helps a baby grow, creates a bond between mother and baby, alleviates financial stressors, and is said to have […]

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Baby Gift Shopping Made Easy with Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby

| October 3, 2016 | 3 Comments
Baby Gift Shopping Made Easy with Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby

  Gift shopping for a baby shower is something I LOVE doing! I am getting something special for amazing friends and family members, and the items I am choosing from is adorable. One problem I encounter when going out to buy a baby gift is where to start. I was surprised to find out that […]

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Notes to a New Mom: 10 Pieces of Advice I Wish I’d Had

| November 1, 2013 | 8 Comments
Notes to a New Mom: 10 Pieces of Advice I Wish I’d Had

  1. Shower everyday. It will make everything seem brighter and more manageable. And if you are breastfeeding, you will sweat. A lot. Unexpectedly. Especially at night. Shower every day. 2. Lower your house cleaning standards. While you may have been a Type A neat freak before, that is time that you no longer have […]

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Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

| May 3, 2013 | 8 Comments
Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

I expected to experience postpartum depression when my babies were born given my history of depression. I wasn’t expecting, however, how different it would be compared to my “normal” depression. My depressive episodes come on slowly over time, they are insidious. My postpartum depression arrived suddenly and with unexpected intensity. It was rather like being […]

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When Breast Isn’t Best

| April 26, 2013 | 7 Comments
When Breast Isn’t Best

I am frequently greeting with stares from other new mothers when I pull out a bottle to feed my newborn. Some of the stares are questioning, a few confused, some envious, but too many of them are judgmental  It is not uncommon for someone to say “Oh, you’re not breastfeeding?” Their tone implies that I if […]

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