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Lansinoh Affinity Pro Double Electric Breast Pump Review

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I always love to watch the evolution of a great product line, especially when I've successfully used a version of the product myself. Today I get to share with you all the details about the new Lansinoh Affinity Pro double electric breast pump, and I … Continue Reading

The Mom Who Cried “Weaned!”

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One of these days, I'm going to get to sit my boys down and explain to them the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", about how you shouldn't tell lies, for many reasons but one of which is that you want people to believe you when you really need them … Continue Reading

Nursin’ and Sleepin’

For anyone who is curious, I'm still nursing Spencer and Miles is still sleeping in his closet bed. Thanks to your wonderful advice, I am taking the "don't ask, don't refuse" route with Spencer nursing. He continues to ask every night. I'm … Continue Reading

Now what?

I've had a blog in some form or another for a very long time.  It has always been a fun outlet to get stuff "out there" that I'm thinking.  And now that Jamie and I have this blog that people actually read (who'd a thunk it?!), in addition to doing … Continue Reading

Breastfeeding Twins: Our Year in Review

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We had a difficult start when my twin boys Luke and Cole were born over a year ago. They were eight weeks premature and had to stay in the NICU for two weeks before we were able to bring them home. They weren't able to nurse until around their due … Continue Reading

Review & Giveaway: KoalaKin Hands-Free Nursing Pouch

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In our final installment of guest reviews, Megan tells us about how the KoalaKin makes her life easier as a working, nursing mom!  You have a chance to win your own KoalaKin below! Imagine that you have just arrived home from work.  The dog … Continue Reading

Review & Giveaway: Milk Trays

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Stacy brings us a guest product review of Milk Trays and you can win one for yourself!  Read on! I’m not the biggest “green” person. I do a lot of “green” things, but they are generally done in an effort to save money. Cloth diapers, for example. … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Breast Milk Storage 101

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We are delighted to host a guest post from Helen Anderson, RN, CLE of Milkies LLC about storage guidelines for breast milk.  Milkies has graciously provided a Milk-Saver for review (read Becky's review here!) and one to give away to one of our … Continue Reading

Seven Nursing Accessory Game-Changers

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In September, we spent the weekend at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.  Being newbies to the Expo, we weren't sure what to expect, but we were blown away by the number of innovative products currently and soon to be on the market for … Continue Reading

No End In Sight

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Seven months ago, I thought it was almost over.  I was emotionally torn, a sense of peace mixed with sadness.  I didn't want it to end, but I knew it would eventually.  But it still hasn't...At 20 months of age, Spencer is still nursing.  Just once a … Continue Reading

Review & Giveaway: Milkies Milk-Saver

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We are thrilled to bring you a guest review from Becky of NaturallyMamas.com!  Because Jamie and I aren't at places in our kids' lives that we can really test out the Milk-Saver, we asked for a volunteer from our readers!  Thanks for helping us out, … Continue Reading

Another Reviewer Wanted!

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Guess what, playdate crashers!  We've been contacted about reviewing another product, but because of our kids' ages and stages, we are unable to review the product ourselves.  So again, just like with the Milk-Savers and Le Bibble Bottle Bib reviews, … Continue Reading

Starting Solids

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While visiting my parents who live out of state, we decided to make a pilgrimage to our favorite Swedish home decorating mecca, Ikea. Our objective was to obtain more wooden train tracks for Will's newest obsession, Thomas the Train. It is hard to … Continue Reading

Calories and Breastfeeding…

What I am about to share with you is amazing... If you want to lose weight while breastfeeding, EAT MORE. You cannot cheat the system. Originally I started on an 1800 calorie diet, plus working out three times a week - 300 calories, plus … Continue Reading

*Giveaway Closed* Belle Fille Boutique Mama Necklace Giveaway!

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This giveaway ended on Friday, April 8th, 2011!  Thank you for entering! We are thrilled to have a new giveaway sponsored by Daphne at Belle Fille Boutique!  Daphne is the mama behind some beautiful mama necklaces (for nursing and/or teething), … Continue Reading

Winding Down

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I can feel that the end is coming. As my little one grows and becomes more engaged with the world around him, I sense that soon he will no longer need to have the comfort of nursing from his mama. He turned one almost a month ago. By this … Continue Reading

Product Review: Snug Around by Anaya Papaya

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One of the big problems I have when I wear my sons out in public is that their pants always hike up to their knees, exposing their shins.  This isn't a huge deal in warm weather, but in the late fall, winter, and early spring, this can be a real … Continue Reading

Back For Seconds – #16

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We discuss:  second opinions, tongue tie and frenotomies, Krista's hoarding tendencies, photo book plans, the Playdate Crashers Lexicon, Will's big fall, parenting differences the second time around, Jamie's plans to lose baby weight, and dinner … Continue Reading

Frenulum or Foe?

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Since coming home with our twins, Cole and Luke, we have had some issues nursing. The first thing I noticed was a clicking and feeling that they were not getting the breast in far enough to be effective at eating. I started using nipple shields to … Continue Reading

Birth Story: Spencer

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On Friday night on Feb. 26 2010, I started having regular contractions about 7 minutes apart before bed. I knew they could just as likely fade to nothing, but my husband Brandon and I got a few things ready for action anyway. Though I was able to … Continue Reading