This post is written anonymously by a local mom in Washington, DC. We appreciate her sharing her story.  Part II: Partial Molar Pregnancy As it turns out I am not 1-in-4. Instead I’m 1-in-1,000. My journey towards wholeness and healing couldn’t begin...
This post is written anonymously by a local mom in Washington, DC. We appreciate her sharing her story.  Part I: My Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss This was supposed to be a time of joy and excitement, a time when we finally...
To say that I, and many others, did not expect to be in this position is an understatement. I am 34 weeks pregnant while I write this post, and in my third trimester during COVID-19. I am freaking out...
When you’ve experienced a traumatic birth, how do you go through with a second pregnancy? I wrote about my experience here of experiencing a traumatic birth, and what I did to start healing. When I became pregnant with my...
I'm a news producer, so I see headlines and read articles from around the world all the time. It's a large part of my job. Being that I've been doing this for many years, it's easy to get desensitized...
Gaining weight during pregnancy. It's inevitable although some, obviously, gain more than others. I am on the "more" side. It may be because I'm simply just programmed to have big babies (my son was 9lbs 11oz), OR it may be...
I Did A Photoshoot To Commemorate Weaning I was around 18-19 wks when I decided to do a breastfeeding photoshoot because weaning was on the horizon.  I can feel it.  It is instinctual.  This session is meant to be...
Just before my son was born, I was teaching a group of inquisitive 3- and 4- year olds in an emergent curriculum classroom. Emergent curriculum means following the children’s interests in whatever topics of study they choose while we...
Mary Poppins said it best in the song Where the Lost Things Go by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Please watch full song here and read lyrics here.  Memories you've shed Gone for good you feared They're all around you still Though they've disappeared Nothing's really left Or lost without a...
Going back to work after having a baby is totally daunting. There are so many new things to keep track of, like daycare drop-off and pick-up times, what to pack for daycare, and making sure that the daycare providers...
So You're Pregnant Again... I have two little girls, and I'm pregnant with my third child. I have found, strangely and annoyingly, that the first thing people ask when they find out I'm pregnant inevitably falls somewhere along the lines...
It's the 7th annual Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25 - 31, 2019! This year, the theme is The World is Yours: Imagine. Innovate. Liberate! There are so many reasons why we need a week devoted specifically to breastfeeding in...
This time last year, I wrote a post about my experience breastfeeding through a pregnancy and tandem nursing my first and second children. At the time, I was entering the third trimester of my third pregnancy and - PLOT...
Extended Breastfeeding Deserves Support When we talk about World Breastfeeding Week, we have to include extended breastfeeding in the discussion. This is such an important topic because if more women feel supported, then it’s more likely that they will have...

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Spring and summer are finally here! COVID-19 may be keeping us away from a lot of our summer fun, we can still enjoy area...