This Target Family Shows What We All Dream Public Breastfeeding Should Be Like
It’s no secret that the mom community loves Target. Why? That’s a whole different read, but this family photo of a recent Target shopping endeavor sure is one of the reasons. Target’s full support of a mother’s right to breastfeed in public resonates with mothers and families, as this mom’s photo shows. She shared the moment with the Breastfeeding Mama Talk community.
“When you’ve been in the Target toy section for 45 minutes with your 10-year-old birthday girl and the 15-month-old wants to nurse, you take their seat and nurse her while the hubs pushes you around.” [Read more here.]
Hockey Player’s Pregame Routine Proves Moms Can Multitask
Being a nursing mom comes with constant obstacles (called LIFE!). It is important to hold on to some of the things that defined you before motherhood, but doing so while breastfeeding takes real commitment, and being active in athletics is no exception. The stories of the marathon mom who pumped while racing are still circulating, but now another competitive mom is earning applause.Sabrina Pfeifer, fully geared for hockey action, took time to feed her five month old before hitting the ice and a photo of the moment spread like wildfire when posted to the Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page.
Pfeifer says hockey has been a part of her life since high school and is how she met her husband. It is something they still want in their lives, so parenthood isn’t stopping them.
“There are other ladies in the leagues who have shared their stories with me as well,” Pfeifer told The Huffington Post. “The majority of my male teammates don’t even bat an eye as most of their wives have breastfed in some capacity.” [Read full story here.]
What Is The Fourth Trimester? It’s An Interesting Time For New Moms
Wait, there is a fourth trimester? Since when? The first three months of a baby’s life are commonly considered the fourth trimester–for both mom and baby. The newborn is still very much attached to the mother–her smell, her milk, her sounds. The mother, still connected in many ways to her baby, also has a body going through many changes, much like it did through the nine previous months. This article explores the details of the fourth trimester and what to expect those first months of adjusting to life with your baby while dealing with your postpartum body. [Read more here.]
Q&A: Tips and Insight to a Natural Childbirth
The word ‘natural’ can be a little deceiving when it comes to something like childbirth. It may be the process a woman’s body was intended to go through, but that does not mean it will feel exactly ‘natural’ in the moment. One of the best ways to prepare is to gain insight from mother’s who have been through it. While there is no way your delivery will be like any other, the experiences mother’s can share go a long way. This is an interview with one mother who delivered naturally includes what prep steps helped, surprises she experienced, the best pain remedies she found, and more. [Read more here.]
Got Kids With Food Allergies? Look for Teal Pumpkins This Halloween
Curious about teal pumpkins this October? When you see a pumpkin painted in the official color of food allergy awareness it is for just that: a food allergy-friendly home. The idea originated in 2013 with a Tennessee group and is now embraced by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).
Because food allergies are both very common as well as the fact they vary so drastically from one individual to the next, the movement is pretty simple. A home with a teal pumpkin has toys for trick-or-treaters as opposed to candy or anything edible.
“The project has grown quickly in the last three years, with households from 50 states and 14 countries participating last year, according to the project’s website. This year, hundreds of thousands of households have committed to distributing non-food treats on the holiday.” [Read more here.]
The Reason Why Children are 800% Worse When Their Mothers are Around
Ever feel like your kids have you figured out and are taking advantage of you? You complain to friends and family about the terrible moments when you want to hide in your room, but then those people spend time with your kids and tell you what angels you have raised. Some people may blame the bad behavior with mom on a mom’s bad behavior; spoiling the kid so they think acting out is a way to get what they want. Instead, maybe it simply means mom is the person a kid can feel most safe with in order to unwind and let it all out.
“You have not spoiled your kids rotten if your are greeted at the door with whining and screaming. Oh no… don’t let anyone tell you that. Rather, you’ve created a space safe enough for your child to have permission to be natural.”
Traveling with a Baby: some tips for flying
Some new experiences with your baby are exciting and anticipated. While taking your family new places can be fun, the getting there can be overwhelming and nerve-racking, especially the first time or two you go through it. Fortunately, like with most aspects of motherhood, there are plenty of moms who have “been there, done that”. So take some tips from the experienced. [Read more here.]
7 Simple Steps To Prepare Puree For Your Baby
The time for ‘solid’ foods comes sooner than a new mom might think, and if you’ve contemplated making your own food, we’re here to say: it’s not too tricky.” Check this list for tips on making baby purees, proper storage and the benefits. [Read more here.]
13 Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers
Whether you love the season of fall in general or you just love all things made with love from your littles, it’s a great time to get crafty with the kids. Some toddler activities require a lot of crafting tools and prep, but these 13 are simple and you are likely to have the required resources already in the house. So, hop to it, and fill your home with silly yet adorable crafts made by three-year-olds! [Read more here.]
It’s Hard for Them, Too
Parenthood is tough–nobody will deny that. It does not get easier when the babes go from infancy to toddlerhood. In fact, the tantrums and whining can be test your patience… A LOT. But stop to consider it could be just as tough on the child as it is on the parent. Maybe it is even harder. Toddlers, as we are told and witness regularly, are sponges, but still live in a world of so many unknowns. They learn quickly and want to know everything–thus a million questions a day. Sometimes what we find frustrating on the receiving end, may be a child that is equally frustrated in his inability to not communicate or understand something they desperately want to learn. [Read more here.]