Category Archives: Preparing to Breastfeed

Me… Tandem breastfeed?!

Tandem breastfeeding wasn’t something I set out to do, it just sort of evolved. Here is my story: I was breastfeeding my first child when I became pregnant with my second. Although I wasn’t totally ready to wean, the idea … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Breastfeeding Your Baby, Breastfeeding Your Child, Parenting, Pregnancy, Preparing to Breastfeed, Toddlers & Preschoolers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The key to surviving life with a newborn

The key to surviving life with a newborn is low expectations. Lower. Even lower. There you go. Remember all those things you had imagined pre-baby, you know that picture of you putting your little one down for a nap and … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Babies with Special Needs, Breastfeeding Your Baby, Depression & Anxiety After Birth, Keeping Your Baby Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Play, Growth & Development for Babies, Pregnancy, Preparing to Breastfeed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To mom from baby: Birth to three months

Hey it’s me, that little person you grew inside your belly.  I’m out now, and thought I would share a few of my thoughts with you. When I first arrived into your world it was a bit scary. The room … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Breastfeeding Your Baby, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Play, Growth & Development for Babies, Preparing to Breastfeed | Leave a comment

What you need to know before your baby is born

On the day of your baby’s birth, she will sleep a lot and won’t cry much. You and your partner will have lots of energy – even if birth was exhausting – thanks to a helpful burst of adrenaline. You … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Breastfeeding Your Baby, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Play, Growth & Development for Babies, Pregnancy, Preparing to Breastfeed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Why your circle of support is so important after baby

As a  nurse I’ve had the privilege of working with new parents in the early days after their child is born.  I often get to hear stories about their birth experiences: the beautiful, upsetting, and the “not what I was … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Babies with Special Needs, Before Pregnancy, Breastfeeding Your Baby, Depression & Anxiety After Birth, Depression & Anxiety During Pregnancy, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Pregnancy, Prenatal Health, Preparing to Breastfeed | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Accept unsolicited parenting advice with a smile

It’s midsummer and as the sun starts to peak out from the clouds; you suddenly realize you forgot your baby’s hat.  Trying out your new baby wrap for a morning stroll seemed like a wonderful idea until the sun appeared.  To appease your … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Breastfeeding Your Baby, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Pregnancy, Prenatal Health, Preparing to Breastfeed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Babywearing a bundle of benefits

My first baby cried frequently. We spent many of our early days cuddling together on the couch. Actually, who am I kidding…it was more like pacing the halls, rocking in the glider until it squeaked, replacing batteries in the vibrating … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Keeping Your Baby Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Play, Growth & Development for Babies, Pregnancy, Preparing to Breastfeed | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments