When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed my son. Ideally, I wanted to breastfeed for a year. But things rarely go according to plan, especially in motherhood. For many women, breastfeeding doesn’t come easily or naturally. During the eleven months that I was able to breastfeed my son, I dealt with a poor latch, low milk supply, and mastitis (twice). Very little … [Read more...] about How to Cope When Your Newborn Feeding Plan Doesn’t Work Out Like You Hoped
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Does pregnancy cause flu-like symptoms? Yes, several pregnancy symptoms do indeed mimic flu symptoms. Especially early in the first trimester. In fact, your first signs of pregnancy may be feelings of the never-ending flu. Flu symptoms should not last more than a couple of weeks. If you have these symptoms and there is a chance you could be pregnant, consider taking a pregnancy … [Read more...] about Does Pregnancy Cause Flu-Like Symptoms?
It's almost Mother's Day so it's definitely time to give some hints to help out your kids/partner or to shop for your own mom. Here are a few ideas we would love to receive - practical but cool! We all could drink more water, so why not enliven your water with GEMS! Yep, ViA is GemWater-To-Go - it's a premium glass bottle with a hand-crafted pod full of gems. Fill with … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Gifts You’ll Really Like
When Autism Looks Like OCD This blog post only pertains to my son. I am in no way saying that autism is OCD, or OCD is autism, or even that OCD is a typical characteristic found on the autism spectrum. This post is simply about my own observations. Why am I talking about OCD? Because sometimes my son acts like he has OCD. He doesn’t. He has autism. And, someone … [Read more...] about When Autism Looks Like OCD
We partnered with Northwestern Mutual on this post. We had what many would see as the perfect life. Married with two young boys. A beautiful rural home with picturesque views and the calming peace that nature can bring to a person. The biggest nuisance we had to deal with was the morning sickness that I was experiencing after finding out only weeks earlier that I … [Read more...] about Childhood Cancer – Fear Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Known