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Boob problems: Mastitis


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Thanks to my recent experience I now think of two “M” words related to the “B” (boob) word: mama and mastitis.  Mama is a given: only a mama can produce milk from her breasts (at the risk of sounding politically incorrect or offending anyone of the trans community I hope you can see through to

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Nursery Necessities


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When you think of a nursery what comes to mind?  Cribs!  But there’s so much more to furnishing a nursery and the next set of items are essential to completing the look. Peurobaby has been a favorite baby shop of mine since Aspen was born.  They have the best baby brands that include everything from

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I Survived Week One With Twins!


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The first week with my newborn twin boys was a lot different than expected.  Mainly for two reasons: breastfeeding twins is logistically WAY harder than I thought, and Jimmy has been WAY more helpful than I thought (more on this). I didn’t have any trouble breastfeeding with Aspen so I just envisioned I’d tandem feeding my

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My birth story


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“They never go as planned.” Or “Wow…”  These are the most common phrases everyone loved to respond with when I said I was planning a natural birth with my twins.  I did it with Aspen, so why couldn’t I do it again? Tuesday, June 5, exactly 37 weeks pregnant: 9:45am Monitoring: Boys look good, twin

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Why I’m Not Afraid of Labor


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After experiencing the most spiritually awakening and difficult task I’ve ever completed in my life, I knew natural labor was a special gift I’d been given to help me grow within myself.  Before labor with Aspen I read two books: one on The Bradley Method and Ina May Gaskin’s Guide To Childbirth. The Bradley Method

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