Category: Parenting

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

Best Parenting Tweets for August 2018

Best Parenting Tweets for August 2018

Twitter makes me laugh, cry, yell and think… when it doesn’t enrage me or try to throw my phone across the room! I also am always on the hunt for #Parenting Tweets that make me giggle – here’s the best Parenting Tweets I found for the last week of August, 2018! Best Parenting Tweets I […]

Posted September 5, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Parenting / 0 Comments

21 Motherhood Quotes sure to make you Think or Cry

21 Motherhood Quotes sure to make you Think or Cry

I adore quotes! In fact, I collect them. They can inspire, enliven, encourage and even drive a person forward. When it comes to Motherhood, that treasure trove of sayings and wisdom is astounding! Here is a list of my favorite motherhood quotes sure to make you think or cry.   Quotes about Motherhood   “My […]

Posted August 23, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 0 Comments

If you plan to breastfeed, you need to prepare to breastfeed

If you plan to breastfeed, you need to prepare to breastfeed

I have been very busy lately setting up access to The Natural Breastfeeding Home Study Program on my website! I am so excited about this course – not only is it created and presented by the premier Breastfeeding Educators in the field, I can offer it to YOU for a fraction of the cost found […]

Learn to love the mother you are

Learn to love the mother you are

Do you love the mother you are? I know that there are many (far too many) days when I don’t. Some days I yell, get too loud, have my own temper tantrum or just generally lose the threads holding myself together. But you know what? It happens. I’m human. So are you. And so are […]

Posted July 12, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 0 Comments

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 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