FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

Black Breastfeeding Week and My One Month Breastfeeding Update

Black Breastfeeding Week 2020 (#BBW20) and National Breastfeeding Month is now coming to an end. For #BBW20, I wanted to join in the conversation to share my personal breastfeeding stories to encourage other moms who are either currently breastfeeding or who are planning to breastfeed soon.  Before I share our breastfeeding update, I want you… Read More Black Breastfeeding Week and My One Month Breastfeeding Update

FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

First Latch

The first latch after birth was a momentous moment for me because it was the first time one of my babies latched right away. Instinctively, I knew what to do. I didn’t feel confused or nervous about breastfeeding my baby. Not this time as I had with my past birth experiences. That first latch was… Read More First Latch

FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

Funny and Heartwarming Things My Little Ones Have Said About My Pregnancy

After we found out we were expecting, Travis and I didn’t make a big pregnancy announcement to the kids (although I think even our simple announcement was BIG NEWS to them). We wanted to keep things simple and just tell the kids together. I was honestly really surprised by their reactions. They were over the… Read More Funny and Heartwarming Things My Little Ones Have Said About My Pregnancy

FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

My First Time Exclusively Breastfeeding Was with My 5th Baby (+25 Breastfeeding Tips)

Thinking of exclusively breastfeeding your baby? In today’s post, I’m sharing my breastfeeding experiences which led me to exclusively breastfeed my fifth baby. I hope my breastfeeding tips can encourage other moms who are wanting to breastfeed or who are currently breastfeeding! The first time I exclusively breastfed one of my children was when I… Read More My First Time Exclusively Breastfeeding Was with My 5th Baby (+25 Breastfeeding Tips)

2019 Blog Posts, MOTHERHOOD

Celebrating Two Years of Breastfeeding My Toddler (Happy Black Breastfeeding Week!)

It’s Black Breastfeeding Week and I wanted to share my thoughts on my breastfeeding journey and offer a few tips on breastfeeding toddlers. As a mom of five children, I have many different experiences with feeding my babies, from exclusively pumping to even formula feeding. But it wasn’t until I had my fifth baby that… Read More Celebrating Two Years of Breastfeeding My Toddler (Happy Black Breastfeeding Week!)

Art & Entertainment, MOTHERHOOD

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot

By Allison Kugel     Same Jersey Shore cast (sans ex-castmate Sammi Giancola), same nickname… new outlook on life. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi started off our conversation by letting me know that she prefers to be called Nicole. The thirty-year-old married mom of Lorenzo, 5, and Giovanna, 3, was also quick to clarify that a duality… Read More Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot