Breastfeeding a toddler is like trying to fill up a moving car's gas tank - if the driver of the moving car is a circus clown with a heavy foot, and somehow the car can fly and jump and flip (basically it's a spaceship), and also if the gas pump is your nipple. Also, also if the circus clown can reach his arm out of the moving car/spaceship to touch and twiddle and pinch your other nipple. Not the best analogy, but you get the picture. Breastfeeding a toddler isn't always easy. And this is the stage of toddler breastfeeding my little and I are in - wiggling, squirming, twiddling, and playing.
Aagh! I can't believe my baby is almost one and a half! It really does go by too fast. I know this is something parents say all the time, but it's the truth. Breastfeeding hasn't always been easy, but I am so proud of me and my little one that we've made it this far.… Continue reading Breastfeeding Month 16-17 Update + 5 Tips for When You Feel Like Quitting
Oh, eczema how much I loathe you. The enthusiasm with which you attack and spread your nasty red patches all over our precious tiny humans disgusts me. Our babies are pure and innocent, and their skin so delicate. And it's just not fair that you can come in whenever you feel like it, making them itchy and uncomfortable. Seriously, though eczema is the devil.
After baby number three, I realized the only way to accomplish anything on my to-do list and keep my baby content is by babywearing. But I've also realized there is a bit of a learning curve, and it's not always as easy as some moms make it look. I am by no means a babywearing expert, but I'm a mom who loves babywearing and I hope that sharing my experiences will help other moms enjoy it as I much as I do. Here are some tips that helped me figure out babywearing:
I'm not gonna lie, this month has been tough. I try not to pay much attention to all the hype around "leaps" and "regressions" because I don't like having the expectation that my baby is going to be fussy and have multiple night wakings at certain ages. Also, if multiple night wakings are an indication… Continue reading Breastfeeding Month 15: Sleep Regressions and How I Deal
I love that I get to stay home with my kids, but I also love making money - I mean, who doesn't? Not to mention, living off of one income can be challenging! It is trickier and a little more of a challenge finding ways to make money with little ones, and without the help… Continue reading Ways I Am Making Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom
I am struggling today. I would really love to close my laptop, put my pj's back on, and veg out with Netflix. But I can't. I'm a mom, and I have stuff to do. So, how do I get myself going when I don't feel like it?
Yesterday, I was that one weird mom trying to inconspicuously nurse her acrobatic toddler in the corner of the science museum. My toddler was squirmy, fussy, overstimulated, and overtired. Breastfeeding is the only way to help him when he's in this state - so that's what I did. Maybe I wasn't that "weird mom," but… Continue reading Breastfeeding Month 14: Yes, It’s Still Beneficial!
Today, I had a really weird experience. My baby outgrew his infant car seat a few months ago and I wasn't sure what to do with it, as none of my friends/family are pregnant right now or in need of one, so I decided to post it for sale on the LetGo app. It took… Continue reading Questions to Ask if Buying A Used Car Seat
I am breastfeeding in public as I write this- in my two-piece bathing suit at an indoor water park. My family and I are spending the day here at Great Wolf Lodge enjoying some fun and family time, poolside. My two older kids are running around, going down all the water slides, and now my… Continue reading I Breastfeed in Public (and Why Most People Don’t Care)