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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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Sophie la Girafe toys on floor
Posted on 06/20/2017

Sophie la Girafe Baby Items You’ll Be Obsessed With

Baby/ Breastfeeding/ Pregnancy

There are a lot of baby products on the market but nearly every new parent knows all about the Sophie la Girafe teething toy. It’s typically talked about either because new parents can’t believe how much it costs, or because it’s the only thing that makes someone’s baby happy. Whatever the reason, it’s such a hit in both Europe and the US that there’s actually more than just the famed teether in the collection! Here are a few of my favorite useful and super cute Sophie la Girafe items (of many) that just might make you obsessed with Sophie la Girafe. Read more

Posted on 08/02/2016

20 Things to Never Text Extended Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding/ Family/ Parent Life

Extended breastfeeding is widely accepted in some countries, but the United States isn’t one of them. Here, it’s an uncomfortable topic thought of as socially unacceptable, and support is lacking. Some really hurtful and untrue comments are often thrown around, and it’s time to remove them from the conversation about what extended breastfeeding is really like and why parents do it. If you aren’t comfortable with extended breastfeeding, keep the negativity to yourself and avoid texting (or saying) these 20 comments to an extended nursing mom you know, or even anyone trying to breastfeed their kid past 6 months (yep, even before 1 year there are comments). Read more

Collage of items new moms need
Posted on 01/29/2016

7 New Mom Essentials Not to Forget

Breastfeeding/ Mom/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy

During baby showers and pregnancy it’s easy to get swept up in the needs of your soon-to-be newborn, but it’s also important to remember what you’ll need to make the transition into mommyhood easier as a new mom, too! Be sure to click through these 7 not-to-miss items before you give birth (and check out the giveaway). Read more

Posted on 09/02/2014

How MommyCon 2014 is Breaking Records (Plus Giveaway)

Adventure/ Breastfeeding/ California Events/ Dad/ Family/ Mom/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy/ Social Time

If you’ve never heard of MommyCon, this is the post to read. It’s a newer birth, baby and family event that started in Chicago and has spread throughout central cities in the U.S. over the last few years. MommyCon traveled to San Francisco (click for my review) for the first time in 2014, and created a Babywearing World Record at MommyCon LA in 2013 with 1003 babywearing parents. This mega event is a hit with attachment parenting style parents and crunchy/natural families, but is a remarkable experience for any family expecting soon or with a little one. Organizers describe the event as: “A boutique style convention dedicated to bringing together modern parents and mothers-to-be.  MommyCon focuses on natural and organic parenting methods while creating realistic expectations in this modern world.” Keep reading for the low down on the next two MommyCon events, and info about Savvy Every Day’s ticket giveaway (valued anywhere between $40-$50 each)! Read more

Posted on 08/10/2014

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week: Live, Love, Latch!

Baby/ Breastfeeding/ Family/ Mom/ Mom/Dad/ Parent Life

For years I’ve heard mention of World Breastfeeding Week, but didn’t really participate in any breastfeeding week functions. This year I learned that a local La Leche League group was holding a Live, Love, Latch! event with potluck, raffle, local vendors, and a chance to get your nursing photo taken by photographer Shauna Oritz. This event is being celebrated throughout the United States all this week (see if the event local to you hasn’t passed yet, here) as part of World Breastfeeding Week to provide a space for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding family members alike to join together in support of breastfeeding. Coordinators try to create a strong network and beat the previous years’ records for number of supporters in attendance. Read more

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