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Faith, Hope, and Love: My Breastfeeding Journey

Faith, Hope, and Love: My Breastfeeding Journey

When I was pregnant with my first child, I said plenty of ignorant things. Don’t we all make ridiculous statements before we have kids of our own? I had no clue what it was really going to be like, and now I look back on pre-children me, I shake my head and chuckle. Oh, self! [...]

Third Time’s the Charm: Judah’s Birth Story

Third Time’s the Charm: Judah’s Birth Story

Judah’s Birth Story Mama: Christina D. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife It has been just over a week since the birth of my third child. Things have been pretty hectic at my house, so I haven’t had time to post many photos or updates to share with friends and [...]

Baked Parmesan Drumsticks

Baked Parmesan Drumsticks

Who out there struggles with meal planning and cooking at home? Anyone get tired, forget to prepare things ahead of time, and wind up ordering pizza too often? No, just me? Actually, it was me before digestive illness and a massive dietary change forced me to figure out how to plan and cook healthy meals [...]

Ten Ways to Use Leftover Baby Food

Ten Ways to Use Leftover Baby Food

Is it just me, or does anyone else have jars and boxes of baby food hanging around that didn’t get used before their fast-growing babies lost interest in them? Or even purees you made from scratch that’s just taking up space in your freezer? My daughter never really cared for purees or cereals at all, [...]

You Are Not Invisible

You Are Not Invisible

An ever-growing list of housework that needs to be done…squabbling siblings…a cold that is making my head feel like it’s going to explode…and my spouse gone from dawn to dusk every day. It’s the perfect storm once again, and in spite of the flurry of texts, voicemails and Facebook messages I’ve sent out pleading for [...]

Ten More Tips for Pumping Mamas

Ten More Tips for Pumping Mamas

Mama Say What?! mama Corey P. posted a fantastic list of advice for all the mamas who pump for their babes, and her tips are so helpful, whether you’re pumping occasionally for date-night, daily at work, or full-time for a baby who won’t nurse. I wanted to add a few more bits of advice based on [...]

Maggie D’s Favorite Books – Age 2

Maggie D’s Favorite Books – Age 2

When my daughter was born, a friend gave us a cute black onesie for her that says “Future Reader.” It won’t surprise anyone who knows me that my girl is growing into that prediction! She loves taking trips to the library and picking out new books, and at home she asks me to read them [...]

Keith’s Arrival

Keith’s Arrival

Keith’s Arrival Mama: Christina D. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician When discussing birth experiences, has anyone ever told you that “all that really matters is that you have a healthy baby?” Well, that’s almost true. Having a healthy baby is really important, and it makes anything that you went through [...]

DIY Nursing Tanks

DIY Nursing Tanks

When moms-to-be ask me what items I can’t live without, I usually mention my collection of nursing tank tops. A nursing-friendly wardrobe can get expensive in a hurry, but these tank tops were an inexpensive and easy solution. They attach to any regular nursing bra, providing an extra layer of comfort and midsection coverage. I [...]

Indoor Play: DIY Felt Trees

Indoor Play: DIY Felt Trees

The weather in Tokyo, Japan gets a little confusing this time of year. Yesterday, it was 65 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny. Today it’s in the 30′s and raining, with the potential for snow or sleet as the day goes on. So, when my daughter wakes up from her nap, I’m going to pull out one [...]

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