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Posted on 01/08/2019

Giving Myself Grace: My Unexpected Birthing Journey

Being Mama/ Postpartum

Melody had specific things in mind for her pregnancy, birth and postpartum with daughter, Molly, but life had an unexpected birth journey in store for them instead. She participated in the Navigating Postpartum forth trimester bodies project with Joy Lifestyle Photography to spread hope to other moms who are going through situations. Keep reading for Melody’s telling of her birth story (and to see her project photos).

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Posted on 09/06/2018

6 New Breastfeeding Products You’ll Want to Try This Fall

Being Mama/ Breastfeeding/ Postpartum

I’ve been breastfeeding a total of about 6 years now and I still get super excited whenever I see a new breastfeeding-friendly item in stores or shoppable through Instagram. I recently came across a few new (to me) items that I wanted to share with other breastfeeding and pumping mamas to check out just in time for all your Fall and everyday breastfeeding and pumping needs.
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holding up parent's choice diaper
Posted on 01/11/2018

4 Diaper Tips Every Parent Should Know

Baby & Little Kid/ Being Mama/ Life/ Postpartum

Sometimes getting ready to go somewhere with the baby can feel like packing for a week-long trip. There’s the extra clothes, the teethers, the car toys, the backup toys for when we get to our destination, the water cup, the blanket, the stroller, the backpack… and let’s not forget diapers and wipes! So how do you do it all without forgetting the diapers? Here’s my secret to staying organized in the chaos of mommy brain. Read more

melissa and baby logan
Posted on 12/07/2017

My First Year Postpartum: Battling Food Intolerance and sleeplessness

Being Mama/ Breastfeeding/ Postpartum

When you have a baby, you’ll realize very quickly that everyone has an opinion and they aren’t afraid to share it with you. What they don’t tell you, however, is what those first few months of postpartum are really like. This lack of disclosure creates a lot of confusing emotions post-baby. Your emotions are such a roller coaster and you often feel alone, both physically and mentally. My story has several elements that resulted in a fairly tough journey.
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Andrea with her two daughters
Posted on 11/14/2017

Lifting My Postpartum Depression: A Mama Guest Post

Being Mama/ Mom/ Postpartum

During my pregnancies, I had hardly any morning sickness, no backache, and I worked out up until the morning my water broke with each girl (both of whom decided to arrive at 37 weeks and 2 days, almost to the hour). Labor and delivery with each girl were also straightforward — no epidural, about 10 minutes of pushing, and those stinkers were out. No trauma, no epic story to share. One dissolvable stitch was all I needed. But my postpartum experience with each was very different. Read more

BabyBjorn Bouncer in bathroom
Posted on 09/05/2017

3 Super Embarrassing Mom Things I Did (In Just One Week)

Being Mama/ Postpartum

Kids sometimes do embarrassing things in public, but let’s not forget that we parents can be pretty embarrassing ourselves, even before they become teenagers. My daughter is 6, and even though she may not be embarrassed of me yet, I’m pretty embarrassed for her. Here’s a list of super embarrassing mom things I did in just one week. The mom brain is strong here and I don’t think pregnancy brain ever left. Read more

Looking at Elvie — a postpartum tool
Posted on 05/18/2017

Postpartum Items for Mom & Baby I’m Glad I Had

Being Mama/ Breastfeeding/ Postpartum

They say that every child is different, and it’s true — right down to the birth and postpartum experiences. Having two kiddos now instead of one was another big difference this time around . . . and of course, there are new postpartum products I didn’t know about the first time. Keep reading for my postpartum recommendations for baby and mom — what I’m glad I had. Read more

Posted on 04/11/2017

5 Tips for Baby’s First Bath (With Boon CARE)

Baby/ Being Mama/ Postpartum

With 6 years between my kids, holding a newborn again almost felt like the first time all over again. I had the memory of doing all this before, though, and so much more information this time around. So instead of being afraid of that first big bath at home, I felt prepared. Here are my tips for baby’s first bath. Read more

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