April 21, 2019

Here we covered: latching after an extended NICU stay, using nipple shields, switching from bottle to breast at 2mo old, relactating (and relatching) at 5-6mo old, oversupply, no supply, low supply, latch issues, exclusively pumping for months, breastfeeding while preg...

April 2, 2018

This book should be required reading for all mothers, especially for ones who work outside the home. It is the story of a working mom going mad trying to juggle work and family. Her story is also my story and many others. Details may vary person to person but the overa...

This isn't what I expected was the first and, so far, only book I've read on postpartum depression and it definitely gave me a lot to think about - not in a good way. I have no personal experience with ppd nor have I heard or seen its' effects firsthand but the advice...

May 20, 2016

This book by Pema Chodron was on my reading list since last summer when I was having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact there was a small human growing inside me. I finally got it last month from the library and put off reading it thinking it's irrelevant at...

May 11, 2016

 I read The Fertility Diet by Jorge Chavarro after seeing it listed as a reference in Nina Planck's Real Food for Mother and Baby. She has many great sources and I liked the whole book so much I'm not going to blog about it or it'll just be a book summary. It's so...

March 7, 2016

These two young adult fiction books by Megan McCafferty are part of a two book series and really follow each other so I'm reviewing them together. In an interesting fictional future, a virus leaves everyone over the age of 18 unable to have children so, of course, it's...

February 23, 2016

Tiger Babies Strike Back by Kim Wong Keltner, 254pgs

This book was a very honest and easy read of what it's like to grow up conflicted between the culture of your family and the culture all around you. Mostly though, it is a book written in similes and metaphors about b...

February 21, 2016

I really enjoyed this book by Alfie Kohn and it made a convincing argument for every dispelled myth but, it almost seemed to me as if every kind of parenting style is wrong and you're hurting your kids no matter what you do. Even if you do manage to parent perfectly, s...

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