Can You Take Emergen-C While Breastfeeding? Dosage Safety

Can You Take Emergen-C While Breastfeeding? Dosage Safety

During cold and flu season, busy breastfeeding moms may be asking, can you take Emergen C while breastfeeding? Anything that can potentially give a tired mom a leg up sounds like a pretty good idea, right? A review of the available information and scientific literature 

Breastfeeding at 1-Year-Old: How Often Should I Be Nursing?

Breastfeeding at 1-Year-Old: How Often Should I Be Nursing?

Topics: Breastfeeding a 1-Year-Old: How Often? Factors Influencing Breastfeeding Frequency My 1-Year-Old’s Breastfeeding Schedule Young Toddlers’ Nutritional Needs How Much Does a 1-Year-Old Drink in a Single Breastfeeding Session? How Long is a Full-Feed Nursing Session?  Responding to a Child’s Breastfeeding Cues How Do I 

Best Family Beach Packing List: Baby, Toddler, Kid Edition!

Best Family Beach Packing List: Baby, Toddler, Kid Edition!

✓ Family Beach Trip Packing Checklist As we are headed into the sunshine season, let’s get ready for some sandy fun-filled days at the beach! Taking a family vacation or even just a day trip to the beach can be hard work and requires some 

Overstimulated Mom Symptoms and 20 Soothing Ways to Cope

Overstimulated Mom Symptoms and 20 Soothing Ways to Cope

An overstimulated mom is tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Her nervous system has been bombarded with sensory information in the form of shrieking rambunctious children, crying babies, and the countless demands of motherhood.  She may experience strong feelings of anger and irritability, and feel like she 

Stay at Home Mom Burnout Signs and 10 Ways to Recover

Stay at Home Mom Burnout Signs and 10 Ways to Recover

Stay at Home Mom Burnout Signs 10 Ways to Recover from Burnout If you are dealing with stay-at-home mom burnout, you are not alone. Raising children full time is hard work and can get the best of anyone.  While all mamas have the occasional hard 

How an Assertive Parenting Style Helps Mom Keep her Calm

How an Assertive Parenting Style Helps Mom Keep her Calm

As a mom of a rambunctious baby and a high energy preschooler, I can get pretty overstimulated and overwhelmed. Sometimes my nerves are completely fried by the end of the day. This is when I start to feel angry, resentful and burnt out. The constant 

My 12 Favorite Snacks for Nursing Moms

My 12 Favorite Snacks for Nursing Moms

Breastfeeding is a big job and as such, snacks for nursing moms are essential! Not only is making breastmilk physically demanding, but it can be mentally and emotionally demanding as well. Many mamas are feeding their babies around the clock and may additionally be dealing 

How Much Coffee Can I Drink While Nursing?

How Much Coffee Can I Drink While Nursing?

Ever since becoming a mom, coffee has become a very important part of my life. VERY. The cumulative effects of sleep deprivation are just too real, and sometimes a cup of coffee feels like the only thing that is possibly going to get me through 

Milk Blebs and Shooting Pain

Milk Blebs and Shooting Pain

What is a Milk Bleb? What Does a Milk Bleb Feel Like? Treating Milk Blebs and Blisters at Home Breastfeeding is one of the most arduous tasks of motherhood. It is time intensive and sometimes quite uncomfortable and painful. And unfortunately for some, dealing with 

Preventing 3 Year Old Behavior Problems After New Baby

Preventing 3 Year Old Behavior Problems After New Baby

For the first month or so after bringing home our new baby, I was surprised that my 3 year old had no apparent shifts in behavior. He seemed curious about and delighted by the new baby. Fast forward a month and this is when the 

The Best Baby Wrap for Summer – Nominating the WeeSprout Tencel Modal Wrap

The Best Baby Wrap for Summer – Nominating the WeeSprout Tencel Modal Wrap

A great baby wrap promotes bonding, provides comfort and offers convenience. And with a hot and fun filled summer ahead, finding the best baby wrap to use while out on adventures or at home getting things done is a must. Features of a Great Summer 

My Unplanned VBAC Birth Story: When Baby Arrives in a Hurry

My Unplanned VBAC Birth Story: When Baby Arrives in a Hurry

My first birth was an emergency c-section and my second was an unplanned VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). The best-laid plans, right? Birth plans gone awry are the quintessential example of one of life’s favorite maxims; control is an illusion. I spent hours during my 

Postpartum Anal Fissure: The Horrors and The Healing Process

Postpartum Anal Fissure: The Horrors and The Healing Process

Let me tell you about my postpartum anal fissure and how I got through it. A fissure is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a small tear in the lining of the anus. And a postpartum fissure is among the most painful issues a woman may experience after 

Nipple Pain When Breastfeeding And How To Manage It

Nipple Pain When Breastfeeding And How To Manage It

After going through Painful Breastfeeding as a New Mom with my first baby, I am happy to report that I have successfully managed nipple pain when breastfeeding with my second. I still experienced sore and painful nipples this second time around, but it never got anywhere near 

When Should Family Visit Your Newborn Baby? Tips and Rules

When Should Family Visit Your Newborn Baby? Tips and Rules

Topics Considerations – When Should Family Visit Newborn Baby?     1. Know Thyself     2. Protecting Immature Newborn Immune System     3. Establishing Breastfeeding     4. Processing Postpartum Emotions Establishing Boundaries with Newborn Visitors     1. Give Yourself Permission to Have Boundaries     2. Practice Clear 

Sandwich Generation Planning

Sandwich Generation Planning

According to Pew Research, the “sandwich generation” describes, “those who have a living parent age 65 or older and are either raising a child under age 18 or supporting a grown child”. And they explain that the sandwich generation often is providing financial and or emotional support for 

Fighting Stay at Home Mom Shame

Fighting Stay at Home Mom Shame

After meeting someone new, I always dread that question, “What do you do?” This question used to be a source of pride for me when I was working (in a paid position) and/or was studying in school. Now though, I feel a touch of shame 

Fighting the Mom Guilt Monster this Mother’s Day

Fighting the Mom Guilt Monster this Mother’s Day

While TV ads and hallmark cards often suggest that all “good” mothers want to spend Mother’s Day with their families, I am here to tell you otherwise. Most moms with young kids that I know just want some guilt free, luxurious alone time. To simply 

Raising Little Boys and Thoughts on Andrew Yang’s ‘Why Boys and Men are Failing’ Episode

Raising Little Boys and Thoughts on Andrew Yang’s ‘Why Boys and Men are Failing’ Episode

As a mother of a 2 year old boy, Andrew Yang’s recent episode on his podcast ‘Forward’ piqued my interest; “Why Boys and Men are Failing”. You can also watch the conversation between Yang and Zach Graumann on YouTube. I found this an odd and intriguing topic 

Raising Global Citizens for a Better Tomorrow

Raising Global Citizens for a Better Tomorrow

Table of Contents Reflecting on the Russia-Ukraine War in 2022 What is a Global Citizen? How to Raise Our Children as Global Citizens Staying Informed Fostering Multicultural Awareness Encouraging Collaboration Encouraging Gratitude and Empathy I was going to write this week’s post on pumpkin muffins for