My Expectation vs. Reality of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding was what I looked forward to the most when I was pregnant with my now three-month old son. With my 8-year-old son, a few hurdles prevented me from having the magical breastfeeding experience I ached for (read previous post). For that reason, when I had a new opportunity to redo all that went so […]

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Nine Activities to Stimulate Brain Development in Infants

It turns out that the activities I did with my eldest son, as a baby, to promote developmental growth, are the same ones I learned about when I became an early childhood educator. It is pretty neat to know that as a 22-year old, first-time mom, I was unintentionally promoting my baby’s brain development. I was fortunate […]

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The Inability to Breastfeed Does Not Make You An Inadequate Mother

Not all babies prefer breast milk I am currently expecting my second child, and if I can go back to 8 years ago and talk to my 23 year-old self I would say, “Don’t be so hard on yourself.” I was devastated that my first child refused to be breastfed, or even get close enough […]

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