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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 [...]

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 [...]

Exploring Our Public Library

Exploring Our Public Library

This past spring I discovered our public library. I knew where it was, but I never went there to visit or see what it was all about in our small town. I really wish I’d gone sooner. However, now is the perfect time since M will be three and we have already outgrown our bookshelf. [...]

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