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Healing from a Traumatic Birth: Where to Get Started

Certainly, no one expects to experience a traumatic birth, to enter a hospital and wonder if you will be leaving. Even after the health crisis is resolved and physical scars are healed, there is traumatic pain remaining. In my journey of emotional healing after a traumatic birth, this is what has helped me: Share Your […]

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Celebrate My Gym Bethesda & My Gym Potomac’s 35 Years at their Open House

My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac are a long-standing local Washington, DC Area businesses that provide indoor space for kids to play and learn. I recently took our 21-month-old to the My Gym Bethesda location and we had a wonderful “date” to play and watch his skills on various equipment. If you haven’t been […]

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Eating for Breastfeeding: What Every Nursing Mom Needs to Know About Calcium (Hint: it can support your milk supply)

National Breastfeeding Month is still in full swing through August 31stso lets keep up the good work celebrating, promoting and normalizing breastfeeding.  Furthermore, we are celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week through August 31st to bring awareness to the benefits of Black mothers breastfeeding too. As The Breastfeeding Chef, I have had the opportunity to work with many mothers […]

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My Surprising (and Bittersweet) End to Breastfeeding

Is Breastfeeding Really A Choice? When I was pregnant I was regularly asked if I would breastfeed. My reply of “I’m going to try” left many people confused and prompted a few insensitive remarks. My pregnancy was high risk due to my having a uterine septum, a congenital uterine malformation discovered during my first trimester, and my son […]

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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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