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I know that some of you are planning on staying home with your baby and don't think you need a breast pump -- breast pumping is annoying, why do it if you don't have to? I'm here to tell you...
I had my son in February of this year and looking back, I wish I would have kept track of the countless hours I sat attached to my faithful breast pump. I really think that I spent more time...
“You need to cover up, or I’ll have to call security.”  Stunned, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. What heinous act was I committing? There I sat, nursing my 2-week-old baby while watching my 2- and 4-year-old boys play on...
As a breastfeeding mother, I've had my fair share of inappropriate comments, questions and unsolicited advice. Sometimes I've been dumbfounded. Rarely I've been mad. But occasionally, you get a piece of advice right when you need it. I nursed four babies...

A Poem for Postpartum Moms

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So you just had a baby… I think it counts within a year! Our lives are probably similar I am here to say, “Have no fear!”   You’re not alone in your feelings, At least as long as you’re feeling crazy. Not much is “getting accomplished” And...
  Remember when marriage was a blissful and simple? When it was just the two of you spending the whole weekend together vegging out, going to the movies, or getting dressed up to go dancing … Then along came those little...
Getting pregnant is one of those life events that sets a lot of other things into motion, whether you like it or not. A lot of these things are obvious: you anticipate the purchase of an insane amount of...
Breastfeeding is hard. Really hard. Motherhood is hard. And if you're anything like me, you have a constant, nagging voice pointing out all your mistakes until they tally up to a giant failure in your mind and a snowball quickly...
I am wary of crowdsourcing many of my life questions. To say I'm reluctant to ask for parenting opinions, political advice or other serious topics on Facebook would be an understatement. But, I do love the Internet when it’s...
I don't have the licensing rights to share a picture of Mel Gibson in Braveheart, nor do I have the dedication to paint my face in blue stripes. Please use your imagination. "Freedom!" With my first child, we were stationed...
I read one time that in an effort to minimize stress and anxiety, you should only have one major life event in a year. Get married, have a baby, change jobs, move anywhere … those things might all happen...

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Meal Trains and the Military: How Food Brings Us ALL Together

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In the decade or so since I’ve been a military spouse, it’s been difficult to effectively relay the ways in which our lives are...