The Best Montessori Toys for 1 Year Olds By Developmental Milestone

Do you love the child-centered Montessori approach to learning, but don’t know what Montessori toys will actually engage your wiggly and wild 1 year old?  One year olds are busy working on gross and fine motor skills, spatial awareness, object permanence, problem-solving, and even language development. Choosing the right toy at the right time to […]

Breast Milk Oversupply: What It Is and What to Do About It

Some people may think it’s great to have extra breast milk, but they don’t understand what it’s like to overproduce and have constantly sore boobs (plus a gassy, screaming baby, clogged ducts, mastitis, all that jazz).  If you’re dealing with an oversupply of breastmilk, you know how frustrating (and painful!) it can be for both […]

How to Become a Foster Parent: What You Need to Know

If you want to become a foster parent, we’re so glad you’re here.  You might be wondering: where do I even start? Well, friend, you’re not alone. I know the foster care system from the other side of things — I spent time in care as a teenager. But even so, now that I’m considering fostering myself, the process seems […]

Depleted Mother Syndrome: Do You Have a Case of “Mom Burnout”?

In the early days of having two children under two years old, I seriously didn’t know how I was going to handle it. One of my babies was always crying, and everyone in my home seemed to need me at the exact same time. I wish I’d known then that there’s actually a scientific term […]

5 Reasons Your Baby is Fighting Sleep and How to Fix It

As a new parent, there’s nothing quite as precious as a sleeping baby. However, getting your little one to sleep peacefully can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. If your baby is constantly fighting sleep, you’re not alone! Many parents face this challenge, and it can be both frustrating and exhausting. The good news is […]

Nursing Newborns On the Go: Using Baby Carriers for Breastfeeding

The chores and work don’t stop just because you’re a breastfeeding mom. Since you’ll have to spend a decent amount of time nursing, why not put on your multi-tasking hat and find ways to do more than one thing at a time by putting your baby in a baby carrier for breastfeeding? We’ll tell you […]

What to do with Breast Milk Instead of Dumping it: 22 Awesome Ideas

Have I ever mentioned how insane I was about my breast milk? I’m sure you’ll agree that hard-earned breast milk is the equivalent of liquid gold, and I treated it as such. I was that person who was bound and determined to use every last drop for SOMETHING and would quite literally cry over spilled […]

Pumping at Work: Tips for the Working Mama

When I first started thinking about the realities of having a baby, I often wondered how I would balance my dream of being a writer and researcher with my dream of having a child. Would I breastfeed during maternity leave and then have to stop? Would pumping at work even be an option?  Basically, I […]

30+ Delicious & Healthy Breastfeeding Snacks for Nursing Mamas

In 2018, Forbes Magazine’s conservative estimate that breastfeeding mamas spend approximately 1,800 hours in a single year nursing their little ones floored pretty much everyone. That’s 1,800 hours you’re stuck under a nursing baby wishing you hadn’t forgotten to charge your phone or bring a bunch of breastfeeding snacks with you. Spending time bonding with […]