Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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My Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips

Happy World Breastfeeding Week, mamas! This year’s theme is Support.  Support can come in many forms and places, including online.  I’ve shared breastfeeding adventures before along with tips and recommendations, but it’s been awhile


Why I Prefer Leading Lady Nursing Bras

I’ve been breastfeeding for over two years now. I am still nursing Rissa, though she only has one session a day now, usually around bedtime. It’s been cut down due to the


Gearing Up for a New Breastfeeding and Baby Led Eating Adventure

Maybe that’s a tad misleading.  My current adventure with Rissa hasn’t ended, but I’m still preparing for the new adventure with baby #2.  Hopefully it will be a bit smoother in the beginning this


I Found The Best Nursing Pillow for Plus Size Mamas!

It’s really no secret that I’m not *gasp* skinny.  The only time I ever was thin was when I was a preschooler.  Even in high school I was curvier even if I wasn’t actually fat


Double Blessings San Diego Bebe Eco-Friendly Nursing Pillow Review

A nursing pillow is an essential breastfeeding accessory but it can be hard to know which one to choose unless you read nursing pillow reviews.  I remember when I was pregnant with my first


Breastfeeding Gear Review | Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bra

I’ve said it before, working breastfeeding moms really have it tough. They are super dedicated and have to juggle pumping breast milk for their babies. I honestly don’t know that I could


Comfort & Harmony Mombo Nursing Pillow Review & Giveaway (US) 1/30

Listen up my fellow breastfeeding mamas, there is a brand new nursing pillow in town!  It just recently became available for purchase exclusively at Babies R Us, but we had the opportunity to try


Toddler Food Review | Gerber Graduates Lil Entrees

One way I know my baby is growing up is by the food she eats. While she still nurses, her diet is full of solid foods at every meal. While I do


Breastfeeding and Dealing With Feeling Touched Out

Our breastfeeding relationship is still going strong at almost 14 months. Problem is, I’m feeling touched out. I’ve been feeling touched out for about a month now and it’s not going away really. Some


Breastfeeding Milestones: The Golden Boobies Award

I previously posted about the breastfeeding milestone awards. These are like golden star stickers for breastfeeding mamas (or banana stickers if you are Dethklok). They are not meant to make anyone feel


Breastfeeding With Breast Implants – Can It Be Done?

While breastfeeding is natural and the best choice for babies, there are some conditions and situations where it may be difficult for a woman to nurse her child.  One such circumstance is having surgery


Leading Lady Nursing Bra Review & $15 GC Giveaway (US) ~ 10/25 CLOSED

It’s unbelievable just how important a good, supportive bra can be.  It really can make a world of difference on my back!  Whether you are breastfeeding or are a full figured gal like myself,


Should Children Pretend to Breastfeed?

Who knew a child’s baby doll could be so controversial? And yes, I’m going there.  Just a little. You see, Rissa is almost a year old.  She’s starting to imitate us more and (I think) is


Family Reunions, Horses & Breastfeeding

I’m still recovering and catching up from all the family stuff last week.  We had Brian’s grandma’s funeral last Wednesday and then we went out of town for several days for a family reunion.


Thank You for Breastfeeding Me, Mom

My mother breastfed me for about 6 weeks.  I knew I’d been breastfed because my parents had told me that a few times throughout my life.  When I was younger, that embarrassed me for


How My View of Breastfeeding Has Changed

I used to prefer not to witness it, but it didn’t bother me. I used to think you should cover up, but now I don’t.  My daughter doesn’t like to be covered and neither do


Are You a Lactivist? #Breastfeeding

Yesterday I managed to sneak in some Twitter time that was more than just lurking.  I caught sight of a tweet by @Greek_Momma about how people need to see us nursing in public to normalize


I Can Breastfeed Anywhere and so Can You!

It’s true. There are laws to protect a Mother’s right to breastfeed in public. I know, it sounds bizarre, right? I’m glad there’s a law to protect us, but it’s sad that it was


What I Love About Breastfeeding

There are many things I enjoy about breastfeeding my daughter. These range from benefits to special moments. While there are some days I may not like how dependent my daughter is on


World Breastfeeding Week ~ August 1-7 and the Big Latch On!

I’ve now been breastfeeding for 9 months.  Since Rissa is my first baby, it has been a tremendous learning experience.  While I’d like to say I was pro-breastfeeding and an advocate before my daughter