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The Best Baby-Friendly Policy

I loathe the term cluster feed. Ever heard of it? My second night postpartum, I asked my nurse to take my son to the nursery so that I could sleep. She shook her head and said that Baby-Friendly hospitals encourage rooming in so that babies can cluster feed. Come again? By this time, I’d been awake for nearly […]

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Cardinal Rules for Visiting a New Mom

The Cardinal Rules for Visiting a New Mom

One of my best friends recently became a mom for the first time. Seeing her adjust to motherhood—quite flawlessly I might add—and discussing both of our post partum experiences brought some aspects to mind that we both wish we could go back and change. Setting boundaries for visitors, or not setting them, is the number […]

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The Capsule Wardrobe for Nursing Mamas

Have you tried living with a capsule wardrobe yet? If you have storage space for out-of-season clothes, it’s so so worth it. Over the past year I’ve totally embraced the capsule wardrobe concept and have loved having fewer options to mull over every day and then pulling out season-appropriate pieces that I decided to keep because […]

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Third Time’s the Charm? The Pregnancy

I know exactly when it happened. About a month into my oldest son starting five-day-a-week pre-K, I looked at my youngest son—then two years old—and thought, “I could handle another baby.” After much debate and discussion, my husband agreed. Actually—he said, “I think it’s a bad idea, but if it’s what you want, then ok.” And so […]

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When You Want Another Baby . . . And He Doesn’t

You’re supposed to compromise in marriage, but how do you find middle ground when you want another baby and your partner doesn’t? It’s a life-altering decision with major financial and logistical repercussions—and you can’t really meet halfway. That stick is either positive or negative. My husband and I discussed and debated having a third child for about […]

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Five Books That Have Helped Make Parenting SLIGHTLY Easier

I heard a friend say once that you can go to the self-help section of the bookstore and immediately find a parenting book that will justify everything you already believe and do. That’s probably true. And for every parenting book there is that advises one thing, there are probably five that say you should do […]

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