Showing posts from May, 2020

From the Grieving Mama: Throw an Extra Candle on the Quarantine Birthday Cake

I was rocking my 4 month old and scrolling Facebook when I saw the post that made me react in a way that I wasn’t proud of.  A Mom posting her sentiments of disappointment and sadness that her daughter wouldn’t get a 5th birthday party this year with friends.  Just a simple post. Just a Mom expressing her sadness for her child. Just a Mom sharing her disappointments about what wouldn’t be.  Have you ever done that? Have you ever found  yourself reading something completely innocent, but reacting in a way that rumbled up your soul a little bit? I caught myself amidst an eye roll and I muttered, “whatever” under my breath before I can even comprehend my reaction. Why did that annoy me? Of course it’s sad that we’re canceling all of the things right now. I’ve had to cancel my fair share of trips and events, so why did this innocent post trigger me? Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the sunflower garland that frames my daughter’s bedroom windows. The garland that

My Nursing MUST HAVE list!

Navigating post partum and breast feeding is crazy enough, but the sea of PRODUCTS thrown at us is even crazier! Here is my top TRIED AND TRUE list for this first-time breast feeding Mama! Have any favorites? Let me know! I'll try them and add to the list! Haaka Nipple Cream (any brand) Bamboobies Brest Friend Pillow Extra set of pump parts Freezer bags (I’ve used all kinds) Cart/Nightstand A wrap/cover that you will actually USE/LOVE! My favorite is the cocoon from @weareamma Sunflower Lecitin A good hands-free pumping bra (I have the Kindred Bravely and Ollie Gray brands! Love them both. Ollie Gray runs small - size up!)  Beachbody Hydrate 1454304