Lifestyle

Sunday FunDay: Pumping While Driving

Sunday is the last day of the weekend.  It’s our last bit of free time before we have to get back to the school and work week.  I usually have a bunch of chaos going on during the week and I thought that it would be fun to have one of my crazy moments turned into a cartoon by Angela McReynolds every week. 

This week, it was pumping while driving.  I have actually gotten pretty good at this thanks to my Spectra pump.  It holds a charge so I can easily take my pump with me and get a day’s worth of pumps-to-go on one charge without worrying about plugging it in.  Liz and I went to Houlihan’s for lunch (which was AMAZING, by the way!) and so I had to pump on the way to pick her up and on the way home.  While I have always been comfortable breastfeeding in public, I always feel a little awkward while pumping and driving.  Of course, the only people that can usually see in and see what I am doing are men driving big trucks.  I avoid them like the plague, especially at red lights where I might have to sit for a minute or two in awkwardness. 

Where’s the weirdest place you have ever pumped?? […]

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Parenting

Review: Spectra S1 Breast Pump + Giveaway

I have been pumping since four days post-partum to give Laken the most precious gift of breast milk.  At first, I was using the Ameda Purely Yours pump that I had.  It was working, but I was having a hard time with sore nipples and I was getting clogs.  I had heard in some of my surrogacy and exclusively pumping Facebook groups that the Spectra line of pumps were REALLY good. 

I got in touch with Brianne at Spectra Baby USA and she hooked me up with the Spectra S1.  I immediately fell in love with this pump.  There are so many wonderful features that this pump has.  Let me tell you about all of the pros. […]

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Parenting

Increase Your Milk Supply

We must!  We must!  We must increase our bust!  Am I the only one that says this in my head when I am thinking about increasing my milk supply?  There are many things you can try to increase you milk supply.  Overabundance doesn’t always come naturally to some mamas, including myself, so we need a little extra help to feed those little boob monsters. […]

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Why I co-sleep

When my first son was born, I was 20. I was young and didn’t know a ton about babies. We bought him a crib, a bassinet, a swing, a bouncy seat and a playpen. I had one of all of the baby contraptions that are meant to either contain, soothe or entertain my precious bundle of joy. […]

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Finally Weaned!

If you would have told me before I had kids that I would one day breastfeed a baby past the age of three, I would have laughed and called you crazy. Even after I had kids, I had issues nursing and was lucky to make it to one year with only one of my first three babies. […]

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Food

Review: Organic Butterfly Lactation Cookie Mix + Giveaway

Other than receiving a free sample of this product to review from Organic Butterfly, I was not paid for any of the opinions or reviews expressed in this blog. Only products that score a 4+ on a 1-5 scale make it onto our website.

by: Organic Butterfly

I usually make my own lactation cookies, but it’s always fun to try those made by someone else. […]

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Parenting

My Breastfeeding Stories

With my first 3 boys, I struggled with my milk supply. I ended up with my first on half formula, only breastfeeding until 9 months when I got pregnant. He stopped nursing cold turkey, apparently because of the taste change. My second son ended up in the hospital diagnosed as “failure to thrive” because he was not gaining much weight. […]

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