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Eating

Ideas for feeding your baby and yourself… these should be obvious, natural, easy… but they’re not always

7 surprising truths about breastfeeding

August 7, 2013

Thanks to Philips AVENT for sponsoring this post as part of an ongoing series about breastfeeding and pumping. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself these little nuggets of wisdom. Here are seven truths about breastfeeding that took me completely by surprise. Some will reveal my ignorance — sorry! — but maybe […]

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Convert a regular bra to a nursing bra

August 6, 2013

Smart tip from a reader! Leah from Brooklyn, NY says that her local nursing bra store will convert any bra into a nursing bra.  It’s a small local store called Your Top Priority. If you buy the bra there, it’s $5.00; if you bring in from elsewhere its $6.50. Leah says that she shops at […]

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Ideas for feeding your baby and yourself… these should be obvious, natural, easy… but they’re not always

How to get a breastfed baby to take a bottle

July 1, 2013

My two children never would take a bottle, and it wasn’t for any lack of trying on my part. When our friend Crystal asked about any magic strategies that would get her third baby to accept a bottle, I sent her a list of ideas in hopes that at least one of mine would be […]

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4 Unusual nursing positions & when to use them

June 28, 2013

We stumbled into this flickr pool of unusual and lovely breastfeeding photos from Mothering Touch Centre, and wanted to share them. After we finished tittering. I also wanted to provide you a public service and let you know when and why you might want (or need!) to use these atypical positions. The following information is […]

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Ideas for feeding your baby and yourself… these should be obvious, natural, easy… but they’re not always

15 things to do while you’re pumping

June 20, 2013

I have heard some crazy stories about where people have pumped: driving down the highway (hooray for hands-free pumping bras!); on an airplane; in a multi-stall bathroom at work surrounded by young 20-somethings who had no freaking idea what you were doing or why, only that it was weird. Ok fine, I was the young […]

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I’m embarrassed to be embarrassed about nursing

June 12, 2013

It’s all been said before: breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and we should be able to do it whenever and wherever baby is hungry (except in a bathroom, if baby gets hungry in a bathroom, baby should wait a minute). Consequently, I am embarrassed to be embarrassed about nursing. I offer a few anecdotes to […]

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Ideas for feeding your baby and yourself… these should be obvious, natural, easy… but they’re not always

Pizza to the rescue. Again.

May 22, 2013

This is the second post in our series sponsored by Annie’s Homegrown. When Julian started playing soccer, I suddenly understood why fast food is so dang popular with families in America. Working parents and afterschool activities combine in a way that makes the dinner production incredibly challenging. Now Scarlett is in gymnastics and Julian has […]

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Fast, healthy side dishes for Pizza Night

May 9, 2013

This post is sponsored by Annie’s, makers of bunny crackers, and now frozen Pizza! On any given weeknight, I am working against the clock to get a healthy meal on the table during the span of a 25-minute block of television (sometimes I have only 12 minutes, but those nights are crazy!). I am a […]

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Ideas for feeding your baby and yourself… these should be obvious, natural, easy… but they’re not always

Pumping while nursing, it can be done

May 6, 2013

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Philips AVENT. We put this new pump to the test with an experienced mom, my longtime friend, Crystal. Crys is an active pumper unlike me, a passive weaner. Some background. Before Baby No. 3 came into the world, I had spent 34 months of my life nursing. Two […]

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Activity #89: Get drive-through service anywhere

April 22, 2013

If your baby likes to sleep in the car seat, count your blessings. Better to have a car-sleeper than a car-screamer. You’ve also got the perfect excuse to patronize nearby drive-through businesses as a destination. My favorites were the slightly-far In-N-Out and the not-very-close drive-through Starbucks. The real magic can happen when you’re creative and […]

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Ideas for feeding your baby and yourself… these should be obvious, natural, easy… but they’re not always

Returning to work: Stockpiling your breastmilk

April 10, 2013

This post is part of a series sponsored by Philips AVENT in support of the launch of the double electric Comfort Pump. Pumping breast milk was still a mystery to me as I made secret lists of baby names and notified my boss of my pregnancy. I learned about it when my co-worker Mimi, newly […]

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Activity #30: Stumble into a family-friendly pub

March 29, 2013

Today’s challenge, your thirtieth, is to discover a family-friendly pub in your area and test it out. Yes, we tried this a few times. Sure, baby Julian made a frat boy of himself and booted the first time. Nobody cared! You don’t have to compromise on ambiance every time you go out for dinner with […]

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