Looking back, I could kick myself for not noticing her decline sooner. It happened rapidly (within 3-4 weeks) and right before our eyes. I was quick to rationalize my concerns about her lack of movement. She was constantly swaddled and snuggly sweet. Surely she was just a lazy baby? She smiled and cooed and won […]
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Then I had my first baby. And you know what I found? Breastfeeding was so hard. Physically hard. Emotionally hard. That baby had a terrible latch. I couldn’t pump enough milk to cover the bottom of a bottle. I was exhausted and hormonal. And I knew that all of those breastfeeding supplies meant nothing if […]
Like many new moms, I didn’t know a thing about breastfeeding before having a baby of my own. I just knew what I had heard from so many friends and family members : breast is best. So, I decided to do what was “best” for my baby . . . breastfeed.
You can’t hate the way you look while telling the child who looks like you that he or she is beautiful.
On May 20, 2017, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. we had the BEST time hanging with 150 of our Bloom buddies. That’s right — from attendees to vendors to panelists to workshop presenters — we all gathered together at Bloom 2017 to talk about those very first stages of motherhood: pregnancy through those first two […]
Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to stop playing the comparison game. Honestly, I don’t think it’s possible. It’s a part of human nature. I’m here to tell you the opposite — you SHOULD compare your life to others. It can, in fact, make you a happier, more grateful person. It’s all about […]
For many moms it can be scary to leave your child with someone else for the first time. In my two years of being a mom, I’ve learned that when you find the right place, with the right teachers, not only is it not scary, but it also feels good.