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March 2, 2020

“To give birth, ... a woman must go to the place between this world and the next, to that thin membrane between here and there. To the place where life comes from, to the mystery, in order to reach over to bring forth the child that is hers.” - Jane Studelska

My plan fo...

January 16, 2020

As many of you know, I exclusively pumped for our first son for 13 months after breastfeeding didn't work out in the early days. Exclusively pumping took about 3-6 hours each day and required huge sacrifices. Most of all, I remember the very early days when Ellington w...

October 5, 2019

Hello everyone!

I am sharing something a bit different today - my meal plan and diary for a week. I am a creature of habit and I like to have a rhythm and simplicity to my meals, which is especially helpful during this busy season of my life (pregnant, toddler, kitchen...

September 18, 2019

Figuring out what to eat during pregnancy can be confusing and overwhelming. You're steering clear of sushi, alcohol and other foods on the "Foods to Avoid" list. You're adding a prenatal and any other foods your healthcare providers have asked you to emphasize. And yo...

August 27, 2019

Are you thinking about having a baby? Eeeek!

Maybe you're trying to figure out how to get healthier and optimize your fertility in anticipation of trying to get pregnant. Maybe you've recently found out that your health during pregnancy not only affects your long-term h...

August 21, 2019

We are so excited to share that our family will be growing next year! We are aware that getting and staying pregnant isn't a given, and we are so grateful to be able to add another baby to our family.

It is surreal how similar, and yet how different this pregnancy feels...

June 21, 2019

This blog post is sponsored by Brandless. As always, the words and opinions are my own. Sponsored posts help support the work I do here at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

I've always considered myself a morning person. It is when I do my best thinking,...

April 12, 2019

I get several messages a week asking how I deal with the mess of letting Ellington self-feed, especially yogurt and applesauce. Let me tell you - it isn't easy for me. 

I am a "neat freak" in every sense of the phrase. Just ask my husband. I loathe clutter, organize wit...

February 14, 2019

As many of you know, I have been exclusively pumping for Ellington after a difficult start to breastfeeding. And for the past six months, I have thought about weaning daily. Not only about the technical "how do I introduce a new milk to Ellington and phase out breastmi...

January 31, 2019

We have reached that pivotal parenting milestone: our baby is one!

I've been sorting through all the baby items we have accumulated over the past year and deciding what to pack away for the next babe and what to pass on. In honor of this process, I have rounded up a lis...

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