Month: June 2018

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 […]