To My Fellow Parents, Thank You

To My Fellow Parents, Thank You

Something happened late last week that made me want to cry. Not tears of sadness or pain, but ones of gratitude and relief. Surprisingly, it happened when my youngest daughter first showed signs of gastroenteritis – yet it was what happened IN that moment that makes me want to shout to my fellow parents, THANK […]

Posted June 18, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 0 Comments

The Grandfather They’ll Never Know

The Grandfather They’ll Never Know

I was just shy of my 21st birthday when my father died. A victim of circumstance and disease, his passing shook the foundations of my early adulthood and shaped my life forever more. Though that moment is crystalized in my soul, the days that followed are blurry, obscured by a grief I couldn’t face or […]

Posted June 7, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Parenting / 2 Comments

How much water should you drink when breastfeeding?

How much water should you drink when breastfeeding?

When it comes to food and drink, there are a thousand and five opinions about how much -or what – you need while breastfeeding. Some say that you need this many calories or this kind of food, while others advocate a free for all diet plan that taunts your waistline AND your milk. All in […]

How to get a FREE Breast Pump through your insurance

How to get a FREE Breast Pump through your insurance

Did you know that you can qualify to get a FREE breast pump through your insurance? Changes in the laws have opened the door to nursing moms, IF you can navigate the red tape and hurdles involved. This article contains Affiliate links. That means that if you click through and make a purchase, or fill […]

How little hands can make the biggest impact on Father’s Day – a gift guide

How little hands can make the biggest impact on Father’s Day – a gift guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching and that means it is time to buy or design for the man who has everything. I’ve got a few ideas for our craft, but I need something a bit ‘more.’  Luckily,  Gifts Less Ordinary, who sponsored this post, has my back. We are a crafting type of family, from […]

Posted May 22, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Gifts, Parenting / 0 Comments

What NOT to eat when Breastfeeding

What NOT to eat when Breastfeeding

Recently, I wrote a post about foods that can increase milk supply naturally – but what about foods that harm supply? With that thought in mind, here are 5 foods NOT to eat when Breastfeeding. Foods NOT to eat when Breastfeeding Parsley Beautiful and green, parsley is a staple on many dinner plates. It acts […]

Teach your kids how to be calmer with ‘My Magic Breath’

Teach your kids how to be calmer with ‘My Magic Breath’

Are you looking for a way to teach your kids how to be calmer? I know I am. From the minor stresses of life to the large, emotional upheavals of childhood – they need a way to find their calm. We have worked on meditation, Yoga and more. We also practice breathing excersises that can […]

Posted May 15, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Breastfeeding with flat or inverted nipples

Breastfeeding with flat or inverted nipples

Breasts, just like the women who own them, are different. No two breasts are the same, from woman to woman or left to right. That wonderful variety of shapes, sizes, textures and lay also applies to nipples. Like the breasts themselves, nipples are individual and each one lends its own personality to your breastfeeding journey. […]