Smile: My Miscarriage Story (Repost)

As October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, I am reposting my miscarriage story, which was originally posted on March 26, 2018. My son was born 4 years ago, before “rainbow baby” was a commonly used term. I certainly hadn’t heard of it until he was 1. Even though he is a rainbow … Continue reading Smile: My Miscarriage Story (Repost)

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Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow

Well, not exactly, but close enough! Recently, my daughter and I went to the county fair with my son and his class. She had a blast looking at all the animals and calling them all kitty. He...not so much. My son may be interested in science, but animals and insects and plants have no appeal … Continue reading Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow

Breastfeeding, Perfected (a repost)

If you've been following along for the past week, you know my family has been hit hard by death. Because of this, I've been absent from blogging and the Internet, so have just recently realized it World Breastfeeding Week. As a breastfeeding mom, I decided to repost my breastfeeding journey, with an updated version. The … Continue reading Breastfeeding, Perfected (a repost)

Not Having a Birth Plan Made Me Less Anxious

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I knew what a birth plan was. I knew what went into one and that many women have them. In theory. When I was pregnant with my first, I was a busy graduate student attending classes, trying to get through my practicum placement that required me to … Continue reading Not Having a Birth Plan Made Me Less Anxious

Sleep Training is an Option, Not a Requirement

Earlier this year, I wrote about why I refused to sleep train my babies. Now that my daughter is 1, I still refuse to sleep train her. My Journey to My Decision When my son was a baby, I read a lot about sleep and babies. He was waking every 2 hours every single night. … Continue reading Sleep Training is an Option, Not a Requirement

Sleep Deprived Dreams

My daughter seems to be teething non-stop these days. While I'm glad she has more than two teeth, it means she sleeps very fitfully. Any noise will wake her. She'll take an hour to settle down. She'll just want to be held for an hour. And the teeth come in one...at...a...time. This mommy is tired. … Continue reading Sleep Deprived Dreams

What If My Daughter Had Been Born on Star Wars Day?

My daughter was due at the end of May. But I had serious doubts as to whether we would actually make it to May. Her brother was born nowhere near his due date and even though my doctor did what she could to try to keep the baby in until term, I'm mostly sure I … Continue reading What If My Daughter Had Been Born on Star Wars Day?