Formula AND Pumping, Not OR

August 4, 2015

Happy World Breastfeeding Week, everyone! With the celebration this year, the healthcare center at SAS asked me to participate. I went on camera and talked about my journey a little. When I was contacted about doing it, I jumped at it and asked if I could speak to a specific issue: formula and pumping. I did both […]

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Baby sleep…it gets better

January 9, 2015

I am going to blame SAD for the influx of traffic to my 4 month sleep regression post. It’s cold. It’s dark. New moms are stuck inside with babies who won’t nap. “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, BABIES?! THIS IS PERFECT NAPPING WEATHER!” they scream…into a pillow…of tears. I get it. Hang in there. I […]

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Bringing Home Baby to Your Baby

April 2, 2014

This was a post requested by the lovely Katie Krongard. She is preggo with #2 and wanted to know about bringing home that second kid. I also have 3 of my 4 bridesmaids pregnant with their firsts so I figured there are some general nuggets of info they would like to know as well about […]

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The Cheeks

March 11, 2014

I’ve avoided the post on purpose. Ollie has eczema on his cheeks. It’s one of the only reasons I am liking winter. So people stop asking me. Around July, 3 main patches popped up. At the time, I had started whole milk (he was on milk based formula). I thought it was that and stopped. Nada. […]

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I failed at extended rearfacing

September 30, 2013

Hi. I’m Brandy and I failed at extended rear facing my child in his car seat. For those of you not aware of such things, extended rear facing refers to keeping your child turned around in their car seat for as long as possible. If you know someone very strongly pro extended-rear facing, you have […]

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The Beanery

September 26, 2013

LIFE UPDATE: Oh hi. I’m not dead just stupid busy. On Sept 9th we put our house back on the market. Sept 23rd, while y’all were reading about iOS 7, we accepted an offer for it (then got 2 more after the fact before we could get the papers signed). Then on Sept. 24th, I […]

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I Am Not A Baby Person

August 5, 2013

Here’s the deal: babies aren’t my thing. They are cute and they have adorable tiny clothes but I am not a fan. I kept the 6 month mark in my head to get me through the sleepless nights, nipples of fire and general blobbiness of infants. I knew it would get better…just had to hang […]

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Landon’s Book of the Week – I’m a Big Brother

July 17, 2013

WAAAAAAAAY back when, I did a series about Landon’s favorite books. I think I am going to bring that back to showcase some of the boys’ favorites. Of course now the focus is a little different. Landon seems to like ones he can “read” later. This is memorization and context clues but a step in […]

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Infant Dinners to Toddler Dinners: How We Drop Bottles

June 24, 2013

When Landon was around 11 months, I started wondering about getting off bottles. The idea seems so hard, right? Since he was in daycare at 10 weeks, he got bottles during the day. He was still nursing morning and night but most milk was in bottles. And every evening, we looked at the pile and […]

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The Mental Health of Motherhood

May 15, 2013

Last week I was able to attend the Listen To Your Mother show for Raleigh/Durham put on by my good friend Keanne. It was beautiful and hearing all the women’s stories was so special. They were funny, caring, sarcastic and REAL. Motherhood isn’t all newborn snuggles and bake sales. It’s gritty and puts you up […]

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