Author: Milk and Hugs

3 Essential Baby Items You’ll Still NEED After the Baby Stage

3 Essential Baby Items You’ll Still NEED After the Baby Stage

As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission on qualifying sales. The baby stage is a wonderful time full of learning, playing and sleepless nights. It is also a time filled with STUFF. So much stuff. From diaper pails to bottle warmers (if you use them), onsies and on to bouncy, light up toys. […]

Posted February 27, 2019 by Milk and Hugs in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 0 Comments

On your first day back from Winter Break

On your first day back from Winter Break

While many areas across the country rejoined the school rush last week, here in our school district out in California, they go back today. And now, today, feeling the slight let down yet flush with guilty relief, I and thinking of them… and how I feel about their first day back after Winter Break. Before […]

Posted January 7, 2019 by Milk and Hugs in Parenting / 0 Comments

How to Prevent The Dreaded Sag after Breastfeeding

How to Prevent The Dreaded Sag after Breastfeeding

When people think about Breastfeeding, quite a few things come to mind. Bonding, natural, maternal, big boobs – and of course, the dreaded sag after Breastfeeding. I’m sure you’ve heard the stories, or even lived the tale – but I’m here to tell you a secret…. it’s not true. Well, not exactly true. What is […]

Posted December 27, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Answers, Breastfeeding, General / 0 Comments

To Elf or not to Elf? The ultimate Christmas question….

To Elf or not to Elf? The ultimate Christmas question….

If you have followed this blog for any period of time, then you know that my family doesn’t ‘DO’ Santa. Oh, we play Santa, see Santa at functions, enjoy the movies, wear the hats, label certain gifts from Santa – but our girls are fully aware that Santa is NOT real… just a fun game […]

Posted December 7, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Children, Fun Stuff, Parenting / 1 Comment

A plea for the Drop Off Line

A plea for the Drop Off Line

Alright Moms and Dads…. what is up with the drop off line? Seriously! How can something so simple suddenly become so complicated and messed up?! If you use the drop off line at your school, then I am sure you already know what I am talking about. And if you don’t, buckle up – we […]

Posted November 7, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Parenting / 0 Comments

When should you start pumping to return to work?

When should you start pumping to return to work?

Maternity leave is a joyful time, yet for many of us – that leave is far too short. For new mother’s, that time clock places the dual stress of bonding and preparation. How can you carve enough time to bond with your baby? What about daycare? Will they give you time away if your baby […]

Posted October 27, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Answers, Breastfeeding, Resources / 0 Comments

The Importance of Breaks

The Importance of Breaks

We all need breaks – breaks from work, breaks from stress and sometimes even small breaks from life. Those few precious moments can heal, galvanize and reenergize. Yet they all come to an end, don’t they? And then it is time to start again, find your place and rejoin what you escaped from. The value […]

Posted October 17, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Life as a Mom / 0 Comments

Growth charts and why they matter

Growth charts and why they matter

Most parents have heard about growth charts, either from research during pregnancy or from those stress filled pediatric visits after their baby is born. In the United States, we are gifted with two sets of growth charts; the WHO Growth Standard for Infant Development and the CDC Growth Chart for Infant Development. What are they? […]

Posted September 27, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Parenting, Resources / 0 Comments