I initially wrote this post on March 8, 2018 on International Woman’s Day. I highly suggest reading a bit of the history of this day, as chronicled from the United Nations, here. It is a day to protest, march, rally, join together, celebrate, pay tribute, remember, and look forward. On this specific date, I reflected on all of this, on the current political and social climate for women, on the future I hope to shape for my daughter, and if I am doing my part as a woman. Yet, I ended the day reflecting mostly on my breastfeeding journey. Here’s why, and where it led me.
Disclaimer: I feel like I have to apologize for my breastfeeding photo, but then I catch myself, wondering “But, why?” and deciding “Isn’t that part of the point?” Breastfeeding is natural, beautiful, and not sexual. I am woman, hear me roar!
Continue reading Breastfeeding Tears (And my IWD Revelation)
I shared the first part of this list 15 Worthwhile Toys for the Early Years a few weeks back, because the toy industry, children’s movies/TV and related products, Pottery Barn Kids, Target (both of which I LOVE!), educational products, etc. can be SO damn cute and manipulative, much like our little ones… and then bam! Or “CRUNCH!” Or “OW!” You’ve stepped on one of thousands of toys or supplies… no matter how much your munchkins actually help put them all away.
Continue reading Part 2 of Worthwhile Toys for the Early Years
I’m a sucker for mushy stories about love, pregnancy, or babies. In my Twins post about Facing the Facts, I reference a bit of my own shock (and hubby’s) when first aware that we were having twins. But here’s the whole story.
Continue reading Our Twin Pregnancy Story
To sleep… perchance to dream. But, mostly, just sleep. Babies, sleep. Pleeeeeease.
First of all, please read up on sleep safety recommendations and talk to your pediatrician if you have any doubts or questions.
Continue reading Sleep Gear Guide
Disclaimer: I am obviously no expert, just one twin momma able to share from my experiences and be part of your parenting village.
When you first get the news that there’s not ONE, but TWO (or more!) babies inside of you (or your partner), you probably fall into one of three categories:
1. You had hoped and planned for this whether due to fertility treatments or known genetic probability, but now that it’s real, you are in shock!
2. For some reason completely unrelated to fertility treatments or genetics, you had always dreamed of having twins (especially boy-girl twins) because that would be the most amazing thing ever! I didn’t even know there were people like this until we started announcing our twin pregnancy. Nevertheless, now that it’s real, you are in shock!
3. It had never occurred to you that you might become pregnant with twins or multiples, and well, obviously, now, you are in shock!
Continue reading Twins – Facing the Facts