Since this is World Breastfeeding Week, let’s take a moment to reflect that in other parts of the world, nursing without a cover wouldn’t even be a debate.
I couldn't breastfeed my babies. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I'm sharing my story about the decision I made.
For the first six months of my son's life, he was exclusively breastfed. No formula, no solids, no rice cereal. Just me. During the second half of the year, we added organic foods to his diet. I pureed sweet...
I sit here typing this, 38 weeks pregnant with my third child, munching on two servings of Trader Joe's mini chicken tacos and doing some needed post-baby research. There are so many articles suggesting how to prepare for the arrival...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's good timing, because I have boobs on the brain. Namely, my own boobs. (Although I'm sure yours are quite nice.) Considering their utility alone, my boobs have served me well over...
Moms everywhere agree: Pumping sucks! It can be painful at first, it's time-consuming, and it can be hard to find a comfortable, discreet place to do it. And the cleaning — there are so many parts to clean! When my...
I exclusively breastfed both of my children. It was a commitment I made, and I'm proud of myself for doing it. But if anyone asks, I downplay it. I joke that it's cheaper than formula, or that I'm just...
Six years ago we brought our oldest son home from the hospital. Hours later, I sat in my living room, trying to help him latch. My cat plopped down in front of me and started lazily licking herself. She...
At the end of March, my baby daughter caught that horrible cold that was going around. She had a fever and was so full of snot she could barely breathe through her nose. Nursing was tough for her, and...
Thinking about using a doula for your next childbirth experience? Check out the Boston Moms Blog guide to doulas in Boston!
We are excited to present Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms, on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
Most of my parenting life is spent in the weeds. You know them, I'm sure. Probably you're in them right now. They wrap around you, weaving fatigue and loneliness with joy and delight, boredom and monotony with wonder and...
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