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How I Increased My Milk Supply in Less Than a Week

Boosting my milk supply 8 months postpartum Tips for how I increased my milk supply in less than a week I’m not one to give up on a goal. This is something many people know about me. No matter what it is, I’m very determined to fulfill what I set out to do. With my second child, I wanted to accomplish the same as I did with Jude. I wanted to continue our breastfeeding journey for (at least) one year. However, once Hattie turned 8 months and was doing very well with BLW (baby led weaning…

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Happy Birthday, Mama.

I’ve been thinking about what I would say in this post all morning. I’ve always been better about writing my feelings than actually saying them. But some things are just hard, plain and simple. Some days are exhausting. There’s a perfect trifecta in my life now. It’s like the Bermuda triangle for my happiness. First, Mother’s day. Then your birthday. Then, finally, when I finally start to feel a little okay again, there’s the day you left us. Three dates following each other, only a couple of weeks…

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Capturing Milestones with Frequent Photography

How to capture your children’s milestones with photography… I have always been a strong advocate for getting pictures made, especially of my children. While I’m not huge into the posed newborn shots, especially since mama likes her sleep and I don’t want to deal with spending hours possibly making my new baby upset – I just use my SLR to take some shots and call it a day… I AM big on capturing all the rest. When Jude was 6 months old, we took family pictures for our Christmas cards. As he…

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Raising a Daughter Without Your Mom

Raising a daughter without your mom… An essay about raising a daughter without your mom. I roamed the streets of Dublin in a haze that shifted from confused to mad to heartbroken with every step. When I saw a small bookstore with signs in the window advertising a going-out-of-business sale, everything only 5 euros, I went inside, leaving my emotions on the street. They didn’t belong in such a sacred space. I found a book smeared in shades of lavender, a color my mom painted our downstairs bathroom. It was called “Love’s Last Gift…

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Top 5 Things to Do in Lancaster, PA with Kids

Top 5 Things To Do near Lancaster, PA with KIDS! There are so many things to do in Lancaster, PA with kids! This list could be longer. A couple of weeks ago, I (bravely) took the kids with me… alone… to visit family in PA and NJ. On the way up, we stopped in DC for 3 hours and saw a few great sights! On the way back down, we stopped at Dulles to see the air and space museum. It was a fun week, but oh so hectic. If baby girl didn’t hate the car seat so much…

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