My Out Of Body Birth Experience

I’ve never dabbled in any sort of illicit activity; alcohol and caffeine have always been my drugs of choice, but I can’t imagine the high of any drug to be greater than the euphoria I felt during the moment of Kara’s birth. However, it might not have gone that way had I not had the … [Read more…]

How Breastfeeding Was Harder than Childbirth

Before She Was Born… No matter how prepared I thought I was –  the one thing that was harder than childbirth was breastfeeding. Everything I did to prepare myself was centered around the goal of having an exclusively breastfed baby. I knew all the benefits of breastmilk, and all the “evils of formula” and my … [Read more…]

7 Things to Consider Before Buying a Crib

  Sleep Culture: Carefully consider what you’d like your family sleep culture to be for the first few months and then afterwards. Are you open to co-sleeping? Bed-sharing? How long do would you like (I use “like” here instead of “plan, because this is oftentimes where planning doesn’t always go…well as planned!) your little one … [Read more…]