A Day in the Life: Breastfeeding

I lay semi-awake in my bed, afraid to open my eyes for fear of not being able to close them again for quite sometime. I listen for the sound of the baby sleeping in the bassinet next to me. Not a peep, although the fullness in my breasts and wet spots on my shirt are what woke me, not him. I listen intently though, trying to figure out what time it is, or how many hours could have passed since I awoke last. I honestly have no idea these days; it could be 5 minutes or 5 hours. 

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10 Things NOT to Say to New Parents - A Conversation Guide for Non-Parents

We've all been there before. That palm-meet-face moment when you wish you could take back something you just said to a relative or friend, only to remember that time travel is not yet possible and that you are now screwed. Typically, these comments can be excused and marked as ignorance or plain stupidity, but there is an instance where this type of behavior is not excusable. 

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Friends Don't Let Friends Parent Alone

It's easy to console a stressed out parent and assure them everything is going to be okay when your own kid is on a well-behaved, healthy streak and you are getting 8+ hours of sleep every night. It's not so easy to offer said advice when you haven't slept in weeks and are about to lose your mind. The trick to solving this give-advice-get-advice-use-advice method is simple: accept the advice you give to others no matter the circumstance. 

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A Response to "Bad Moms" Everywhere

Are we all "bad moms" or just honest ones? Does going out with friends, or ditching the occasional baseball game classify being a bad parent, or someone who just needs a break? Why do we feel guilty when we take some much needed "me" time This bad mom speaks from experience. 

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