In the weeks after my first child was born, I remember staring up through bloodshot, envious eyes at my sister-in-law, Leah Guzman, while clutching my tiny new human to my chest. She was thriving as an artist and a mother of two, and from my tired, unshowered, spit up-covered place on the couch, it appeared that her breed of quiet confidence had been instilled at birth, emitting not even a hiccup as she crossed the threshold of motherhood. Turns out I was wrong.
Becky's tie dyeing journey began six years ago, when she bought a kit for her oldest son's 8th birthday party. "I was instantly in love." Four years and two babies later, she found herself at the helm of a thriving — and sustainable — custom clothing business.
It's taken me three and a half years and two offspring to begin thinking about optimizing breastfeeding for myself as well as my baby. That is, to make it comfortable, enjoyable and safe for me, the mama. Here you'll find four mom-forward tips based on my own two tours of mammary land, tempered with wisdom from Marina Langesfeld, IBCLC.
For the three years after my first baby was born, I dedicated nearly every minute I had to interacting with and caring for my kids. I don't regret a single second of that time, but now I'm ready to focus on myself a bit, too. So I've developed a few strategies for squirreling away an... Continue Reading →