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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Postpartum Anxiety and Strollers

September 4, 2014

At this time around 5 years ago, I was settling in with my first newborn. I had never really dealt with teeny babies. I had held one or two, of course but not in the trenches.  The adrenaline was wearing off and the tired was washing over me like a dense fog. I knew it […]

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You Asked, I’m Answerin

September 18, 2013

In my PicPack giveaway,  I required the person entering to leave a comment asking me any question. I kind of get tired of the same type of contest comments that say the same things. I figured we should have fun…and y’all made it fun! 26 random ass questions from the easy to the personal to […]

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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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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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I’m A Toddler Mom: A Guest Post by the Other Brandee

March 20, 2013

When Brandy asked for guest posts to help her get through after the transient hobo IUD is evicted from her pelvic region, I immediately offered. The lady has a rogue piece of metal punted into her pelvis via her super strong uterus (probably not medically accurate), so even if I wasn’t inclined to do ANYTHING […]

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Formula: You Aren’t Failing Your Kid

February 8, 2013

I have had a few questions about our use of formula since I mentioned it here. Some other new moms wondering about how I did it. The fact is, there isn’t a lot of information out there for us. You are usually sifting through info from 2 vastly different sides. Either you exclusively breastfeed or […]

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A Letter to My CEO

January 16, 2013

Dear Dr. Goodnight, First off, thank you. Thank you for…well…everything. My job. My husband’s job. My benefits. His benefits. Our flexible hours. All of it. I am very humbled by what you have given your employees. I have spoken of it often-here and here and here. I know the reaction from a lot of working mom readers is “well that […]

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Wonder Week 19 aka 4 Month Sleep Regression

December 12, 2012

aka HELL! Call it whatever you want but this seems to be the hands down worst phase for most people (I am still sticking with weeks 5 and 8 but I digress). Most people not clued into the Wonder Weeks know of this time as the 4 month sleep regression and more attachment parents might […]

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Doggie Paddling

December 7, 2012

I have been MIA. I know. Honestly, I am barely keeping my head above water. I have a work deadline Sunday, a sassy toddler who clearly doesn’t get the power of Santa, a baby who is sleep regressing, Christmas mumbo jumbo, daycare scheduling issues, general home life duties and stuff I am probably forgetting. I […]

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