Many first-time moms feel that breastfeeding comes naturally when their baby is born, and not worry too much about it while pregnant. I admit that I was one of those moms. Sure, I read a few online articles and a chapter about it on the "What To Expect When You're Expecting" book and I thought … Continue reading Preparing for Breastfeeding Success!
I had a really hard time swallowing vitamins during my first trimester. I was incredibly nauseous that I even hated chewing and tasting gummy vitamins! I tried a few different bottles, both food-based and synthetic and I found 4 that I enjoy and can tolerate to take on a daily basis. I really do not … Continue reading My Prenatal Vitamins
I knew last week I was 2 weeks late for my period. Boobs were aching, I was so nauseous, and everything just smelled so foul. I couldn't take it anymore at work, so I went to the pharmacy (luckily I work at a hospital) and just but a test. During my lunch break, I told … Continue reading Wait…I’m pregnant?!
To the Mother... Who feels alone: You are not alone, there are many moms who feel the same way as you. Don't be afraid to express how you feel. Who feels overwhelmed: You are not alone, whether you are a stay-at-home-mom or a working mom, you are doing a lot for your family. It's okay … Continue reading You Are Not Alone
Being a Stay-At-Home Mom has plenty of perks! One, you spend plenty of quality time with your children. Two, you save money from paying for daycare or childcare. Three, you can be in yoga pants all day everyday and no one will judge you. Although, to be honest, being home all day every day can … Continue reading Why Moms & Kids Love Indoor Playgrounds
Before I had Nathan I was one of those "overly-excited-aunties" and I wanted to visit my friends and families' newborn baby as soon as possible and hold them. Not until I had Nathan did I realize inviting overly excited aunties and uncles over can be quite overwhelming to entertain. Especially when you're sleep deprived, hooked … Continue reading Visiting a New Mom & Baby
As new parents, we can never be certain on how our children's eating habits will be. That's why it's very important to start them off with healthy habits at a young age and lead by example. As an infant, my son loved breast milk and gained so much weight from it. When he was starting … Continue reading 5 Ways to Encourage Healthy Habits Among Toddlers
Breastfeeding is precious. It's such a wonderful feeling and gives us mothers great pride to provide our children with nutrition that we can make with our own body. Not only are we providing our babies with the essential vitamins, nutrients, fats proteins, and antibodies they need, but we are also creating a bond that is … Continue reading Donating Breast Milk
When I used to exclusively pump, there were some days I felt as if I wasn't producing enough milk. Levels of production of milk can depend on your diet, as well as, your hormones. I was always worrying that I wasn't making enough for my baby and was afraid of "running out" milk. Especially, when … Continue reading The Power Pump!
It's the 21st Century! More and more mothers are returning back to work shortly after they deliver. In my opinion, the U.S. average maternity leave length of 12 weeks or less (if you do not qualify for FMLA) is just way too short, compared to other developed countries such as, Austria, who have maternity leave … Continue reading Tips for Pumping at Work