Okay Relax, Please

This week I returned to the workforce, at a new job, at a new company and began taking both of my girls to daycare and coming back home to work remotely, then circling back at the end of the workday to go get them and make dinner. It has been a stressful transition despite theContinue reading “Okay Relax, Please”

A Breastfeeder’s Wardrobe

There are a few key things I wore during the early days of breastfeeding and through until the end that I’d love to share with anyone embarking on this journey. These were my preferences and I’ll tell you why and you can decide if you want to follow suit. Get it? Suit? Okay there areContinue reading “A Breastfeeder’s Wardrobe”

The Last Latch

Despite the hardship I found breastfeeding to be with both of my girls, I felt quite nostalgic when it came to ending that connection with them. It was hard but it wasn’t all bad. It could be quite beautiful as well as useful and the longer we did it, the easier it got (mostly). IContinue reading “The Last Latch”

The Good, the Bad and the Comparisons

In my first year as a mother I spent a lot of time comparing myself and my baby to others. It’s not all bad, sometimes comparison is useful. You can get great new ideas by looking at your neighbour. Or you might realize something you’re doing is harmful. Or you might end up sharing someContinue reading “The Good, the Bad and the Comparisons”

Crying Over Spilt Milk

I have done this. Literally. As an adult. More than once. I have cried over spilt milk. My breast milk. I really struggled with supply when I was breastfeeding Madison, along with immense pain in the early days with her latch. I saw a consultant and tried so many tips and tricks of hers IContinue reading “Crying Over Spilt Milk”

Mom’s Firsts

We like to celebrate a lot of babies’ firsts. Baby’s first bath, first car ride, first tooth… you name it. I have pages in my girls’ baby books dedicated to this stuff. But what about mom’s firsts? If you look at any of those things from the new mom lens, you can see that they’reContinue reading “Mom’s Firsts”

Expectations, Gratitude and the Dreaded Jinx

Okay, that’s a bit of a loaded title. It’s really three concepts that could probably each warrant their own post, but for me they’re all tied up in each other. Bear with me as I get a little existential here. For one thing, I never really know what to expect with my girls so IContinue reading “Expectations, Gratitude and the Dreaded Jinx”