Chewable Jewelry for Kids with Sensory Needs

For a long time, my son walked around wearing wet shirts with droopy, baggy sleeves. His collar was always in his mouth, unless he had a shirt sleeve in there. Once his shirt was soaked through, he’d seek out other things to stick in his mouth: coins, craft sticks at school, rocks even.

Our . . . → Read More: Chewable Jewelry for Kids with Sensory Needs

Breastfeeding with Large Breasts

A friend was teasing me a few months ago because I still use the C-hold when nursing my toddler. I have very large breasts–the last nursing bra I bought was a 34F, and my son is two. From the moment my first son’s milk came in, I was dealing with enormous, firm melons and . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding with Large Breasts

When Oversupply Becomes Painful: Renee’s Story

Many women speak about challenges balancing and maintaining their milk supply. Today, we chatted with Renee Prymus–who has so much milk she once pumped 10 ounces in between her newborn’s feedings–about her nursing journey with baby Siena (3 months).

Renee, baby Siena, and Kylie Prymus

Mother’s Boutique: When did you first notice that . . . → Read More: When Oversupply Becomes Painful: Renee’s Story

Guilt-Free “Candy” for Your Baby

My mother always makes¬†everyone¬†an Easter basket. She doesn’t care if you’re five days old or 35 years old. You get something in your basket (last year I got egg-shaped lip balm!).

Lucky for my mom and others looking to include wee babies in this Easter tradition, we’ve started carrying teethers that look like chocolate . . . → Read More: Guilt-Free “Candy” for Your Baby

Considering Teething Necklaces

My baby has started chewing on everything. Everything! Sometimes I find myself fishing gravel out of his mouth. He’s getting 4 teeth at once, I think.

Orange chew beads and bangles–pretty and sassy!

Lately, he’s been popping off the breast during feedings to gnaw on his nursing necklace. I’ve decided it’s time to . . . → Read More: Considering Teething Necklaces

A Gift Of Love – Breastmilk Soap

My son is 7 years old. I stopped pumping when he was 15 months old, and yet, I still have a freezer full of breastmilk. When he was one, I tried donating it to a milk bank. The first milk bank that I called wouldn’t take it because I pumped it when he was . . . → Read More: A Gift Of Love – Breastmilk Soap

Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Gifts for the Breastfeeding Mother

What are the best gifts for a breastfeeding mother?

I thought a lot about this question as I prepared for the arrival of my second child and people asked me what we needed. We needed nothing at all for him! But what would I have if I could receive any gift? What would be . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Gifts for the Breastfeeding Mother