My Adventures in Breastfeeding

Every time I see an article about breastfeeding, I see the following statement (or something similar), "Breastfeeding is hard." Every article seems to bemoan all the challenges of breastfeeding and make it seem like all women struggle. I feel strangely guilty and confused when I read these articles. Why? Because I found breastfeeding natural and fairly easy....more

Baby Care Is Going Back to Basics

Many first-time parents describe the moment their baby is born as “surreal.” They’re suddenly responsible for another person’s life, and they don’t always feel up to the task. But as recent trends in infant care suggest, new parents may know more than they think. Society is shifting toward methods that are rooted in common sense — and science, too!...more

Breastfeeding Problems And Solutions

Breastfeeding Problems And Solutions...more

Structural proof that "good mothering" hardwires the baby's brain

We've known for a while that neglect is bad for a baby's brain (remember the story about the Romanian orphans who were hardly ever held or touched?) and maternal stimulation is good. But now neuroscientists have used the latest technology to look at the structural changes in infants' brains. They did the study with rats, which have one of the closest resemblence to humans in terms of research. Here's what they found after watching almost 100 hours of video of moms nurturing their pups and comparing it to electric readings of the pups' brains:...more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Surprise!

You may have guessed it…it’s true…we’re having baby number 2!  To visit the blog, http://www.georgiapeachmommy.com Xo,J...more

You Know You're A Mom When...

I’m the type of person/writer/gal who enjoys breathing a little humor and fun into personal experiences in which women everywhere can relate to. There’s nothing better than an honest to goodness blog that make people laugh and feel less “alone”, especially in the world of pregnancy and motherhood....more
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Most Adorable DIY Crocheted Nursing Necklace

About a month ago, I received an email from a friend of mine who recently had a baby. She asked if I would be interested in seeing if I could make her a nursing necklace. In case you didn't know (because I had no idea before she emailed me), a nursing necklace is a long, chunky necklace made with wood beads and cotton yarn. (It can be made with plastic or other materials too, but the wooden ones are what my friend wanted.)...more
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Traveling with Baby

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The Family that Laughs

Wife, mommy, baker, blogger... welcome to our silly life!  http://thefamilythatlaughs.blogspot.com/ ...more

35 Weeks Pregnant With Baby #3