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10 lessons learned while breastfeeding

Lessons learned while breastfeeding {Heather's Handmade Life}

I breastfed my two children for a combined total of 29 months and I learned a LOT along the way — mostly that it’s really obnoxious when parents refer to everything in months instead of years. While it wound up being the right decision…

Another stab at the flab

New month, new me? Let’s hope. Today is the first day of another fitness challenge at my beloved Zumba studio. We did one last fall and I actually won it, although I think I only lost 5-6 lbs. (Two of them have returned, but…

Breastfeeding the second time around

Just when you think you’re a breastfeeding expert? You, uh, might be totally freaking ABSOLUTELY wrong. As you may or may not know, I breastfed our son, D, for 13 months. One year had been my goal, and when I reached it, I used…

When you’re pregnant and SICK

I was sick this past Sunday/Monday.I was also 30 weeks pregnant.Those two things are NOT a good combination. When you’re pregnant, you can’t take medication (except wussy Tylenol). When you’re breastfeeding, you can’t really take anything, either (except wussy Tylenol). Since I did the…

When you’re at odds over crying …

The toddler recently had a bad night. We’ve gotten spoiled, I suppose, with him sleeping peacefully from 8:30 p.m. until 7:30 or 8 a.m. Granted, it did take THIRTEEN MONTHS of horrible sleeping (and the end of breastfeeding) to get to that point. But now…

The wild surprisingly uneventful ride of weaning after more than a year of breastfeeding

Sometimes it’s hard to believe I’m completely done with breastfeeding. Some people might read that and say, “Woah, what are you talking about? It was definitely time!” But those of you who have breastfed a baby — or are currently doing so — understand…

You CAN go home again

Where the heck did the last two weeks go? Just over two weeks ago, our condo sale become official. Sorry for abandoning you guys as soon as I spilled the news! I got caught up in a crazy flurry of packing and organizing and…

The end of breastfeeding

I made it to the year mark! Golden Boobies, hollllllla! Of course, now that I have been breastfeeding for more than a full year (wow), I am definitely on board with weaning. Not to be judgey, because it’s a personal decision for everyone, but…

Moooooooo

I am drying up. Yes, it’s finally happening. The weaning. After almost one YEAR of breastfeeding (I’ll just hold for applause now, because damnit, I’ve earned it), my boobs are almost done being milkbags and will go back to just being funbags. I’m still…

The Great Diaper Bag Challenge

My diaper bag was getting out of control. It was crammed with stuff, suuuuuper-heavy to lift, and I was constantly having to pack it before I left the house. It was not fun. Here is a partial before shot. It’s hideous, and keep in…

When babies talk …

How is it possible that you can carry your baby for nine months, nurse them for 10 months (and counting!), and spend basically every minute with them, and yet ALL THEY SAY is … I have no idea if Baby Boy knows the meaning…

How do moms get skinny? Their kids steal their food.

You know what’s convenient? When your baby gets to the age where they can eat REAL PEOPLE FOOD, and you don’t have to make separate meals just for them three times a day. We are just getting to this stage with Baby Boy, and…