All Good Things Must End

I didn't think I'd be this emotional about turning off the Medela breast pump for good, but it's bittersweet. Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about my breastfeeding and pumping journey ending. I am beyond grateful that I was able to feed our son the best my body had to offer for 13 months, as well as [...]

By |2015-01-22T15:53:46+00:00January 22nd, 2015|Blog, Motherhood|0 Comments

Damn if you do. Damn if you don't. #ExclusivePumping #EPing

In the last three days, I've gotten very little sleep thanks to an infant-toddler-Mini-Man-child who has taken our seemingly perfect, well-orchestrated, been working for 11 months schedule and tossed it into the garbage. I'm tired. I'm confused. I'm a little frustrated and a lot dumbfounded as to why Kamden's schedule (specifically at night and in the [...]

By |2014-11-20T06:00:12+00:00November 20th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

5644

Five. Six. Four. Four. This number represents a major accomplishment (and blessing) in my breastfeeding and pumping journey. On May 19, I became an official donor at the Mother's Milk Bank of North Texas, and, as of July 1, I have donated 1,353 ounces of breast milk. Not too bad for someone who didn't know milk donation existed until a few months ago! I [...]

By |2014-07-17T07:01:15+00:00July 17th, 2014|Blog, Uncategorized|17 Comments

On Breastfeeding and Pumping

If you had told me a year ago I'd write a blog post about my experience with breastfeeding and using a breast pump, I would have called you crazy. But here we are, nearly six months in my motherhood journey, and this is a post about breastfeeding and pumping. I am not an expert, but I have had, [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:02:42+00:00June 5th, 2014|Blog|10 Comments

The Moment I Felt Like Dolly Parton

It's no secret I have big boobs. A large chest. Huge knockers. A blessed bosom. Whatever you want to call them. I've made fun of my boobs and, as a result, got kicked out of a wedding party. #oops In my competitive golfing days, I loathed my chest-y accessories because they got in the way of [...]

By |2014-05-30T17:13:30+00:00May 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Lactation Cookies

In an effort to maintain my breast milk supply, I drink lots of water, pump regularly (every 3-4 hours), and eat a balanced diet. As a registered milk donor, herbal supplements such as Fenugreek are prohibited but some women swear by their results ... to each their own, I say! Personally, I'm sticking with steel cut and whole [...]

By |2014-02-13T11:55:53+00:00February 13th, 2014|Food & Drink, Recipe|0 Comments

Sleep Training: Yay or Nay?

Parents: How do you get your child to sleep through the night?I realize sleep training is a sensitive topic for parents, but I am genuinely curious HOW parents train their child to sleep six or more consecutive hours at night. There is so much information available but it's overwhelming, especially when you're exhausted and baby [...]

By |2014-01-30T00:47:31+00:00January 30th, 2014|Blog, Kamden, Motherhood|0 Comments

Motherhood Essentials: birth to 4 weeks

When I was pregnant, I shared my favorite products (here) and what I packed in my hospital bag (here). Now that I've survived the first month with a newborn, there are several items that I consider absolutely essential for a new mom (and dad too). What would you add to the list? 1. Medela Pump-In-Style [...]

By |2014-01-17T15:02:05+00:00January 17th, 2014|Motherhood|5 Comments