While pregnant with my second child, I was excited to embark on another breastfeeding journey. I soon learned that in the four years since having my first, wearable, silent and portable breast pumps had entered the market. What exactly...
It’s Black Breastfeeding Week, and I knew I couldn’t let this week fly by without sharing my experience. More than sharing my experience, I want to share my upspoken truths about the wonderful yet wild world of breastfeeding. Each mother has a different experience....
It's the 8th annual Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25 - 31, 2020! Here are the top five reasons why we need a week devoted to breastfeeding in the black community.  1. The high black infant mortality rate 2. High-rates of diet-related...
It's World Breastfeeding Week and this year's theme is: “support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” There are many benefits to breastfeeding, but with that said, each mother has their own experience with breastfeeding. For some it is easy, for...
Lactivists fight for the normalization of breastfeeding and with good reason. Many of my friends have shared stories with me about having been shamed for breastfeeding in public, encouraged to retreat to a bathroom, cover up or go elsewhere....
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...
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...
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...
Need an amazing lactation cookie recipe? Here it is! We know breast milk is great nourishment for baby, but all those calories have to come from somewhere: mom’s diet! According to the Mayo Clinic, nursing moms need as much...
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...
When it came to breastfeeding, I was in the "what if you can" category, but I want to send an important message to my fellow moms: it is okay, more than okay, if you can't. Some women just can't... and...
It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and as a breastfeeding mother, I am absolutely celebrating. Because breastfeeding is super hard. I’m now breastfeeding my second son, and it’s much easier. But just two years ago, when I had my first baby,...

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Recently my husband and I snuck away for a luxurious Conrad staycation in Washington, DC. We were instantly reminded of how magical and beautiful downtown DC...