Breastfeeding Essentials (and Some Nice Extras to Have)

As I enter my 50th month of breastfeeding, preparing to welcome my third nursling, I’m thinking a lot about what I really need to nurse this child and, of course, some things that sure would be nice to have around.

I’ve come up with a list of my very favorites, and tried to consider . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Essentials (and Some Nice Extras to Have)

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

Dressing Bridesmaids When Your Sister Gets Unexpectedly Pregnant

My sister has been such a trooper. Poor Betsy! All she wanted was a hip, cool wedding where her sisters were the only ones to stand beside her, clad in not-matching-but-hip vintage-looking dresses from ModCloth. She herself is wearing our mother’s wedding dress from 1980. Lace, vintage. Wonderful.

She didn’t even dictate which specific . . . → Read More: Dressing Bridesmaids When Your Sister Gets Unexpectedly Pregnant

New Spring Line to Flatter All Our Mamas

Crocuses aren’t the only thing about to pop as spring sneaks up on us. After months of drab weather, we’re ready for color. Good thing we’ve got lots of it in this season’s styles!

Tunics are huge this season. These flowing tops look great with jeans and leggings alike. Like all our tops, these . . . → Read More: New Spring Line to Flatter All Our Mamas

How the Windi Helped Poor Poppy

If you’ve ever held a screaming baby, you know there’s more going on there than just plain fussiness. Amanda Gaus’s second daughter, Poppy, was one of these babies. Poppy started out as a fussy infant and right around 8 weeks, she became a screamer. Poppy would scream and arch her back for 5 to . . . → Read More: How the Windi Helped Poor Poppy

Wonderful, Supportive Surprises

I have such a great mom. She’s always been utterly supportive of me–whether I chose to play rugby for 12 years, move to North Jersey, or date a jerky Australian guy–and sometimes I sort of take that for granted because it’s just business as usual for our family. Sometimes, though, (like this past Christmas) . . . → Read More: Wonderful, Supportive Surprises

Advances in Baby Snot Sucking

My toddler has a cold. It’s either a new cold or an extended version of the one he caught at Thanksgiving. It was keeping him up late screaming, making it hard for him to nurse. We’ve all been there, right? Looking down at our poor, congested babies and wishing we could just give them . . . → Read More: Advances in Baby Snot Sucking