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Breast Pumps: My Experience with the Medela Symphony and the Spectra S1

If you plan on feeding your new baby breast milk and don’t plan to exclusively feed on the breasts, then you need to start thinking about breast pumps. Here are my experiences after nearly 7 months of pumping full-time.  Medela Symphony: The top of the line breast pump I cannot stress enough how important it […]

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Fuel your Soccer Star {Plus Two Giveaways}

Disclosure: This content is sponsored by Post Consumer Brands, but the commentary is 100% genuine.Where can you find our family on most Saturday mornings of the year? The soccer field!  Our oldest has been playing soccer since he was three — those games were notable for the lack of any actual soccer being played. Instead, the kids played […]

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My Epidural Experience

About the Epidural Procedure Epidurals are a very common pain reliever during vaginal delivery. Approximately 60% of women get an epidural in the US. I had a great epidural experience! The process of receiving an epidural is simple: When you are ready, an anesthetist will inject a local anesthetic into your lower back. Once the anesthetic […]

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11 Reasons to Manage Your Fertility Naturally

Looking for ways to plan and manage your fertility and family size naturally? For our part, we have chosen natural family planning (NFP). We don’t use hormonal or barrier methods; instead, we track my cycles and plan our sex life accordingly. Every couple is different, but it has worked beautifully for us. These are the top 11 things […]

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Mother’s Day in the Sibley NICU: A Blessing, Not A Curse

I started my motherhood journey with two beautiful, tiny babies — and I had to ask permission from someone else at the hospital to hold them.  When I was discharged from Sibley Memorial Hospital, and my newborn twins were not, the floodgates opened.  I cried.  A lot.   Then one day, my crying stopped.  It was […]

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