Baseball and Breastfeeding: 5 Insights from an Unexpected Overnight

Baseball and Breastfeeding: 5 Insights from an Unexpected Overnight

On this Valentine's Day, let's take a trip to the baseball diamond and think about how important your relationship with your partner is!

"Your relationship existed prior to the birth of your baby. Your time together will probably look different, but it is so important. Ignoring this relationship will make communication and parenting more challenging. Your breastfed baby absolutely needs you. But your partner does, too—and you need your partner!"

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Take Off the Gloves: It's Not The Boob Bashers Vs. The Lactation Snobs

Take Off the Gloves: It's Not The Boob Bashers Vs. The Lactation Snobs

Technology has enabled us to share our opinions with virtually the whole world.   Perhaps two of the hottest topics of discussion among women of childbearing age all over the world are how you feed your baby and breastfeeding in public.  These may be as common as such topics as your due date, your baby's gender, and whether or not you will have an epidural.  Moms flock to Facebook pages and groups seeking advice on all their parenting decisions from pregnancy to preschool and beyond.  Unfortunately, there will always be those who seem to cast judgment on moms who choose options that are different from their own.  Often, instead of encountering support, moms come across discouraging comments leaving them confused and unsure of their choices.

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Breastfeeding...On My Heart, In My Soul...Through My Eyes

Breastfeeding...On My Heart, In My Soul...Through My Eyes

Beads of sweat forming on her forehead and tears streaming down her face, a sweet momma looks up at me briefly in between long, loving gazes at her newborn.  No words were necessary as her face wore the expression of gratitude and elation.  We sit in silence for a moment listening to the rhythmic thup, thup, thup of that sweet baby at the breast.  I stroke baby’s soft, little head, careful not to disturb the latch that took so long to achieve.  Inside, my heart is floating, and relief floods my soul…

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A "Time" To Celebrate

A "Time" To Celebrate

I didn't need to read the article featured on the cover of Time magazine to predict the tone of the piece, and it was obvious that the intent of the photo accompanying the article was to ruffle feathers not encourage educated, non-judgmental discussion.  Fact is, how you feed your baby and for how long is a personal decision. As mothers, we should have the freedom to parent our children without fear of judgement.

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What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

In January, our families had the opportunity to spend New Year's Day together at a beautiful house located on about 40 acres of land.  Behind the house, the yard sloped down into a small pond, low from the dry year we had.  The ground was covered with pine needles and crunchy leaves...beautiful landscape but tough for little feet to navigate through.

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