Unusual Holidays to Celebrate With Your Family for a Fantastic January

Unusual Holidays to Celebrate With Your Family for a Fantastic January

While browsing the Dollar Bin of a local Discount Store, I ran across a Calendar of weird and wacky holidays. With two children running around who love Holidays and all things about them – it just makes sense to try to incorporate some of these strange and unusual holidays into our monthly celerations. We will […]

Posted December 24, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Fun Stuff, Parenting / 0 Comments

Guest Post – How to Attain a Proper Latch During Nursing

Guest Post – How to Attain a Proper Latch During Nursing

This is a Guest Post written by Ahmed Fawzi, of www.breastfeedo.com www.breastfeedo.com is a site launched with three main goals: Providing only evidence-based advice Helping new moms by introducing that breastfeeding advice visually Keep high level of good user experience & user interface Here is my interview with Ahmed Fawzi, followed by the insightful and […]

Santa isn’t real.. Beliefs and How to become the most hated mom at preschool

Santa isn’t real.. Beliefs and How to become the most hated mom at preschool

How to become the most hated mom at preschool, in just one day! We deal in facts in my household, choosing to speak truth while trying to maintain some semblance of magic. It’s a narrow path to travel – and one that just bit me solidly in the rear. My Preschooler announced to the ENTIRE […]

Posted December 19, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Children, Life as a Mom, Parenting / 2 Comments

Reading Milestones – Teaching your Preschooler to Read

My 4 year old LOVES preschool – the friends, the free play, the snacks… but what she doesn’t love is group time. This is a new factor, and one that has thrown me a little for a loop. During group time, the kids sit on the carpet and learn about letters and the magical sounds […]

Posted December 16, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Children, Parenting / 0 Comments

The Ultimate Rule You Need to Know in Breastfeeding

The Ultimate Rule You Need to Know in Breastfeeding

The First Rule in Breastfeeding is patience… in fact, this is the ultimate rule. You are going to need a LOT of it. From the first moment your newborn is placed on your chest to that last, special moment before weaning is complete – patience is key. The Ultimate Rule you need to know in […]

Can I refreeze breastmilk? Breastmilk storage guidelines with Free Printable

Can I refreeze breastmilk? Breastmilk storage guidelines with Free Printable

Some of the most common questions new mothers ask me revolve around pumped Breastmilk Storage Guidelines: Can I refreeze breastmilk? How long can I freeze it for? How long does room temperature milk last? In my Breastfeeding Basics Class, (read: Should you take a Breastfeeding Class?) I offer attendees magnets with handy Storage Guidelines and […]

What does being a Baby-Friendly Hospital mean?

What does being a Baby-Friendly Hospital mean?

What is a Baby-Friendly Hospital? What does the designation mean? And how can it help you? These are common questions mothers and fathers have when choosing the hospital or birthing center that will care for them during the birth of their child. Some new parents are fortunate enough to be able to choose between facilities, […]

Posted December 3, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Lactation / 0 Comments

Beautiful Breastfeeding Quotes

Beautiful Breastfeeding Quotes

Breastfeeding is as old as the human race. Over the years, this bonding experience has inspired countless poems, soliloquies, dedications and writings. Here are just a few of my favorite, Beautiful Breastfeeding Quotes. Some offer encouragement while others smack at the humor this journey holds. While not every quote was spoken with Breastfeeding in mind, […]

Posted November 19, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Lactation, Parenting / 0 Comments