Maternity

To Co-Sleep or Not, that Is the Question

May 3, 2021

Co-sleeping seems to be getting a bad rap in the news with the Milwaukee Health Department’s campaign against co-sleeping and the recent cases of babies dying while co-sleeping, but I have always been an advocate of co-sleeping. Our family has found co-sleeping to be the perfect fit for us. We didn’t come to co-sleeping as [...]

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The Problem with Breastfeeding

May 1, 2021

Breastfeeding is something that I had a difficult time doing. I tried really hard and did everything that my lactation specialist told me to do, but I just never seemed to produce enough milk to adequately feed my baby. I felt like a bad mother and like I had failed my perfect little baby in [...]

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5 Things You Should Do Before Baby Arrives

April 23, 2021

Having a baby is a momentous occasion but when it happens, it’s all consuming and it literally takes over every part of your life. And trust me when I say, if you are a first time mom, it will be a little while before you will get back to an hour of time that’s all about [...]

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Donating Breast Milk Is Easier Than You Think

April 17, 2021

I’m the mother of preemies. I knew our twins were coming early because the circumstances of our pregnancy required that they be delivered via c-section at 32 weeks if they didn’t decide to come earlier…which they did. It was the nature of our situation and one that required we face a number of possible scenarios [...]

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Breast or Bottle? Whatever You Choose It’s O.K.

April 13, 2021

When you become a first time parent you are faced with a ton of choices for how to go about raising your child. It can be overwhelming and seem like everyone has an opinion. Well, they do. But you can choose whether or not you pay attention to those opinions because ultimately, you have to [...]

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Pregnant and Unemployed

April 12, 2021

The economy is not exactly friendly at the moment … especially for job seekers. But with the economy the way it is, having a family demographic that includes two working parents is not unusual. But what if you’re pregnant and looking for a job? Then what? You may be inclined to put off applying for [...]

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Stylish Stokke Stroller Complete with Seasonal Kits

April 11, 2021

The Stokke company has a whole site filled with stylish, modern products for your baby - baby carriers, high chairs, nursery items and strollers. As I perused the site, sad that I no longer had an infant that would enjoy these items, I found my way to their gorgeous strollers with their fantastic kits to [...]

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Navigating A High Risk Pregnancy

April 6, 2021

It’s a thing most moms do: telling their birth story. Like an initiation ritual, or a right of passage. I was sharing mine with my daughter’s preschool teacher, going on about giving birth in a teaching hospital and the veritable audience in attendance when she told me she was in the hospital for 4 months. [...]

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Bonnie Marcus “Expecting in Style” Announcements

April 5, 2021

There’s so many cool ways to announce your pregnancy … but I love this idea. These “Expecting in Style” announcements show the silhouette of a pregnant woman … and in her belly? A sonogram photo of your new arrival! How cute is that? While these are a little pricey in terms of announcements ($20 a [...]

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Dance Yourself Into Labor?

April 3, 2021

Dancing into labor is all the rage these days and dancing pregnant women, more specifically, seem to be popping up all over YouTube. I stumbled upon an article over at The Stir where they shared a video of a young mother dancing to Justin Beiber’s song Baby hoping to induce labor. It was quite the site [...]

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5 Decisions You Make Before Baby Arrives

March 16, 2021

Becoming a parent is a momentous occasion. It’s a step in life where you and your significant other take that next great leap into your future. But, there are so many unknowns and so many things that come to mind when attempting to prepare for such a journey. So what are the “must-make” decisions every parent [...]

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How Do You Treat Your Childcare Provider?

February 10, 2021

With two kids, we’ve gone through a lot of daycare. We’ve had nannies, babysitters, and a daycare provider. Each had their own idiosyncrasies and each tested our patience in one way or another. But they all had one thing in common: we treated them extremely well. Now, I don’t say this because I’m trying to [...]

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The Mommy Files: Can We Ever Accept Our Post-Baby Bodies?

February 7, 2021

It’s a funny thing. Yesterday I was “pottying a tinkle” (as my toddler calls it) when I felt a bit of skin on my belly sort of tuck under…that’s the only way to describe it. I thought, this couldn’t possibly be happening…not to me. It was fine when I was standing up. There was no [...]

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