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I Owned Two Bras

I Owned Two Bras

I need to tell everyone a secret. When I was breastfeeding, I only owned two bras. While many of you (most of you) will not find this shocking, I myself...

Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Costume Ideas

Are you a Halloween fiend? Or a hater? Since having kids my appreciation for Halloween has really grown. While I enjoy the holiday I usually struggle with costumes that are...

Fall Photography Tips

Fall Photography Tips

It's that time of year where we bust out our cameras and phones and take photos of baby's first trip to the pumpkin patch, baby's first trip to the apple...

Best Fall Foods for Pregnancy

Best Fall Foods for Pregnancy

Sure, I know it's technically not Fall yet (I have about 3 more weeks), but it's September so it's fall to me now! There are so many things I love...

Why I did a Boudoir Session

Why I did a Boudoir Session

I turned the big 4-0 on May 27, 2020. What a year to turn forty in. I had met Alicia (Buxom Boudoir) at an event we did earlier in the...

Have a Fresh Period

Have a Fresh Period

Why should you pick Reusable Period Products? There are a couple reasons to switch to reusable menstrual products.  You’ll save a bunch of money. The average cost per year for...

What Do I Really Need to Breastfeed?

What Do I Really Need to Breastfeed?

Honestly, not much. You need breasts and a baby to feed. When we get down to it, breastfeeding can be a very simple process between a Momma and her baby....

Summer Carriers

Summer Carriers

Summer Carriers The heat and humidity have been ramping up here in Thiensville, Wisconsin making it difficult to enjoy my morning walks. Five years ago, I had to enjoy this...

Buying a Bra

Buying a Bra

A few weeks ago, I started a series on Buying a Bra for Maternity and Postpartum because there are so many options, it starts to get overwhelming. Since then I've highlighted sleep bras and sports bras....

Breastfeeding - My Story

Breastfeeding - My Story

While breastfeeding may be natural, it sure didn't come naturally for me. When Sky was born, I figured it would be so easy to breastfeed. In reality, I had a nurse...

Say No to Cankles

Say No to Cankles

As we head into summer, one thing that normally shows up while pregnant is water retention and cankles. Our bodies will produce up to 50% more blood and body fluids...

Sports Bras

Sports Bras

As the weather is getting more and more beautiful, warm and inviting, I think now is a great time to chat about sports bras. If you are ready to head...

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