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Breast is Best, but What About My Sanity?

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The first time Connor attempted nursing, he seemed like a pro. He latched almost immediately and stayed on each side for several minutes before tiring and drifting into an apparent satisfied sleep. 1,116 more words


Potty training? Don't panic!

Good news! My child will not be going to college in a diaper.

It’s amazing how one milestone can be so stressful and then be so gratifying. 845 more words


Nine Months

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine from high school (and mother of three) suggested I stop trying to teach Gus to crawl. That only a crazy person does that, and it’s easier when you can just sit them somewhere and they stay put. 739 more words


Starting a family - is there a good time?

When is the best time to start a family? This is the discussion we currently have at home.

I would like to start trying for a family very soon. 230 more words


It's about Faith, Not Church

Yesterday we took Ben to Mound’s Spirit of the Lakes parade. It was a much calmer experience than taking him to the Minneapolis Pride Parade last month, but still a good time with the family. 808 more words

Parenting & Children

Upgrading the 2 Person Tent

My husband introduced me to one of my favorite hobbies: camping and hiking.

When we first started dating we went on several hikes and in each one I was in awe of the beauty around us. 373 more words

Moments In Life

The Sisterhood of Motherhood

There’s something about being pregnant, being a mom that brings other mother’s together.  A common bond that you now all intimately share.  Random strangers you encounter while out and about, friends that you’ve lost touch with, cousins, distant high school acquaintances all suddenly become closer to you.   256 more words

New Mama-isms