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Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era

Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era

Breastfeeding my oldest son, TJ proved to be quite a challenge in the very beginning due to an undiagnosed tongue tie and a lack of professional support. Looking back, I find it a little surprising that I held on for so long, in so much pain, without giving up. I know that my husband’s unwavering [...]

Living With a Corn Allergy

Living With a Corn Allergy

When you hear of a friend’s child having ‘food allergies,’ you probably think peanuts or eggs. Those allergies are certainly frustrating, (I know, because my son is allergic to both of those things, among others), but the kicker for us is corn. You’d think corn would be easy to cut out of your diet, right? [...]

Snapshots – Episode 10: Thumbs Up!

Snapshots – Episode 10: Thumbs Up!

It is so much fun to see a three-year-old learn words and phrases. Here is our latest development on learning the use of “thumbs up.” M after eating a sandwich: M: Up thumb, up thumb! Me: What? M: Up thumb, Mommy.  Sticking her thumb up at me. Me: Oh, thumbs up! M: Thumbs up!

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica T’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica T’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. My goal was to find out how the process of becoming a donor actually works and share this information with you, our MSW readers. Guest Mama [...]

M’s Favorite Books – Age 2.5

M’s Favorite Books – Age 2.5

M loves to read. She “studies” every night with Daddy after her bath, and it is their bonding ritual that we are thankful for. At a little over two-and-a-half years old, she knows almost all of the colors in her color books, can count to 25 (with some missing numbers, some of them are hard [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Erin A’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Erin A’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. My goal was to find out how the process of becoming a donor actually works and share this information with you, our MSW readers. Erin A. [...]

I am Human, and I Choose Kind

I am Human, and I Choose Kind

Let me start off with the fact that I have never written anything of value, except maybe a grocery list. I stay out of politics publicly. I believe that being remembered for how you treat people is more important than what you have. Choose Kind That being said, I feel compelled to write my thoughts on [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica H’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica H’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. My goal was to find out how the process of becoming a donor actually works and share this information with you, our MSW readers. Jessica [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Alex T’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Alex T’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. I don’t have experience as I used my freezer stash to feed my son instead of switching to cow’s milk. My goal was to find [...]

Donating Breast Milk – A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies

Donating Breast Milk – A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies

One day at work while cleaning my breast pump parts after a pumping session my friend asked me what I thought about donating breast milk. I sighed and said, “It’s great if you have enough to donate.” What I was saying in my head was different though, “Gross! Someone is willing to take or buy [...]

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