• 5 Ways to Save Your Breastfeeding Journey
    Breastfeeding

    5 Ways to Save Your Breastfeeding Journey

    “It’s a natural process,” they said. “Your body and your baby will know what to do,” they said. Ummm… not so much! Breastfeeding, as natural as it is supposed to be, is the furthest natural thing I have ever done with my first-born. It is challenging, stressful, uncomfortable, and confusing. At the same time, it can be beautiful! However, my breastfeeding journey was not without it’s trials and tribulations. How did I save my breastfeeding journey? As a new mom, I made the decision early on in my pregnancy that I would try to breastfeed my baby. I didn’t put too much pressure on myself to breastfeed. I was open…

  • Breastfeeding

    6 Real Life Tips on Breastfeeding

    Let’s be real; breastfeeding is HARD! Breastfeeding is even harder as a first-time mom because honestly, you don’t have a clue as to what you are doing or what you are supposed to be doing. Yes, there are all these resources available out there to tell you what to do. However, when the time comes to actually do the breastfeeding thing, it can prove to be challenging. I consider myself a studious person who has always had a plan for everything in my life (even when the plan doesn’t actually go according to MY plan). But breastfeeding… that had my life on a whole other level! Recently, I celebrated the…

  • Postpartum

    Postpartum Depression: The Signs of Living with PPD

    With every pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through drastic changes. At the end of each pregnancy, women experience different forms of postpartum healing. Some women experience postpartum depression and each level of depression varies from woman to woman. Postpartum depression also can strike at different times after baby is born. For me, I truly realized I was battling postpartum depression around the time my son turned four months old. To be honest, I was probably experiencing it sooner, but I didn’t want to admit it. Therefore, I wrote off all those feelings as something else. As a first-time mom, I really did not understand what was happening to my body,…

  • Baby,  Breastfeeding,  Motherhood

    Successful Breastfeeding Tips: Advice for First Time Moms

    It was such a happy time in a mine and my husband’s lives when we found out that our family was growing. To be honest, it was also a little frightening. When you find out that you are expecting, all sorts of worry and decisions cross your mind seemingly at once. How are you going to announce your news? What kind of crib do you want? Or a bassinet instead? Disposable or cloth diapers? Plastic or glass bottles? Breastfeed or formula? All of these decisions need to be made by the time your baby enters this world. While it seems like 40 weeks is a long time to have to…

  • Baby,  Breastfeeding,  Motherhood

    8 Things I Didn’t Know About Having Kids

    Having my son is by far one of the hardest and best things I have ever done in my life. But no matter how much i prepared for my son’s arrival, how many books I read, how many videos I watched, how many classes I took, or the amount of conversations I had with veteran mamas, nothing completely prepared me for this motherhood journey. Here are eight things I didn’t know about having kids. 1. Sleep will never be the same You always hear people tell you when you’re pregnant to “get your sleep now” as if you can somehow roll over those extra hours into some magical bank and…