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Weaning: Your Story. You Own It.

By Wendy Wisner

Wendy Wisner breastfeeding son

We need to come up with new language for long-term breastfeeding.

Here’s the thing: I’ve used all the terms myself. I have said I’m doing “child-led weaning.” I’ve called it “natural weaning.” I say often that I am nursing my children “until they are done.” I have called myself an “extended breastfeeder” and I have said I am nursing my kids “long-term.” [Read more…]

How to Get the Perfect Family Photo


Any parent can look at this photo and instantly tell why it’s the perfect family photo. When have you ever seen an entire family that includes a 3.5-year-old and a 6-month-old all looking at the camera? We were all shocked. Let me tell you how it happened!

I have a camera that can be set to continuous shot while on a timer. I set the continuous shot for 10, pushed the button and ran into the picture. The camera then flashed 10 times. By the 10th time even the baby was looking over to see what all the noise and light was. Viola!

Abby Theuring, MSW

“You’re Making Me Feel Guilty”

Sharing information is not an attack on you. It is not designed to make you feel guilty. In fact, NOT sharing information is a direct attack on our authority as parents. Not having information is directly related to many of our regretful parenting decisions (certainly for me). [Read more…]

Go With the Guilt

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Go With the Guilt

She Shouldn’t Have…

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She Shouldn’t Have…

It’s Not About the Boob

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It’s Not About the Boob

How Did I End Up Here?

By Anonymous

How did I end up here? Sitting a car next to a person who months before told me he loved me and I was his soul mate as we made mad passionate love. That mad passionate love that resulted in a child to be conceived and now I’m hearing the words “Adoption is best for this child” from the man who claimed to love me.

Except as an adoptee myself.. Adoption was never an option. It wasn’t even to be thought about and he knew this. The man that claim [Read more…]

A Review of the Milkies Milk-Saver and Freeze

It’s no secret that a breastfeeding mother truly does cry over spilled milk. I never thought about this as it relates to leaked milk. I remember when I first heard about the idea of collecting the leaked milk directly from the breast to be used later. It’s hard to deny the brilliance. I have teamed up with Fairhaven Health to bring you this personal review. [Read more…]

The Ultimate MommyCon Giveaway

I’ve been with MommyCon for over a year now. The only comments I have ever seen about the fastest growing natural parenting convention are “What is MommyCon?” or “I love MommyCon.” Proving that to know MommyCon is to love MommyCon.

What is MommyCon? MommyCon is a parenting convention that focuses on natural and organic parenting methods. [Read more…]

The Big Birth Giveaway

In less than 1 month I will be welcoming a new baby into my life. You all have touched my life in such a deep and profound way that I want to share this event with you. I want to invite you to enter this giveaway for a change to win all of these amazing prizes from supportive and Badass sponsors that help keep this mission alive. I must limit this to US entires only, I hope you understand. Please enter to win and then tell me what winning this prize package would mean to you! [Read more…]