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...
Preeclampsia, which is diagnosed by the elevation of an expectant mother's blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, affects 5-8% of all pregnancies. There is increased research to cure this sometimes deadly condition. Visit the Preelampsia Foundation website...
When I was about 6 months pregnant with my first child, people would always stop me and ask me what I was having. And my answer was always the same, 'I don’t know'. 99% of the time they would...
We are grateful to have had tons of children's books before our son arrived. Friends gave us books in addition to clothes and regular baby gifts at baby showers. When we brought Junior home, family friends whose kids I'd...
Certainly, no one expects to experience a traumatic birth, to enter a hospital and wonder if you will be leaving. Even after the health crisis is resolved and physical scars are healed, there is traumatic pain remaining. In my...
This week (August 25 – August 31) marks the 6th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week. You may be asking yourself why we need a Black Breastfeeding Week? How does race affect breastfeeding? I thought it was as simple as putting...
You might be asking yourself how breastfeeding could be an act of resistance. A political act. A statement. You might be wondering how the simple act of feeding your baby could be anything beyond providing nutrition.  The Statistics with Breastfeeding...

Breast Is Best?

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Breast is best.  During my pregnancy, this slogan was like saying, "the sky is blue," or "the Earth is round." It was an indisputable fact. As such, anything other than breastfeeding one's baby is NOT the best. Like other parents,...

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Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun

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Summer is here, and we've got you covered! Here's your resource for all things summer fun with children in the DC area. Click on the...