The day I went into labor, the scale read a number I never in a million years thought I’d see. Sure, I was weighing in for two, but to be honest I’d officially been deemed “overweight” in my last pre-pregnancy checkup. My "Before": Pre-pregnancy (left) and 40 weeks pregnant (right). For the most part …
Boost your milk supply with this remix of Starbuck's Dragon Drink
MSPI mamas know that avocado is a lifesaver. Full of vitamins and minerals, plus healthy fats, this nutrient-dense food can help you pack in the calories in a healthy way. When you’re burning upwards of 500 calories a day breastfeeding, that extra energy is critical. But sometimes I get in a rut with my avocado and need to try different ways to work it into my diet. Duck bacon avocado toast is one of my favorite easy lunches that mixes things up a bit.
Maintaining a dairy and soy-free diet for your MSPI baby is tough. Throw travel into the mix and it feels particularly daunting. But it’s completely doable. By taking some extra precautions and doing a little research before you depart, you can stop stressing and enjoy your vacation.
I was struggling. Hard. An old friend from high school (now a brilliant therapist) reached out to me and said, "You are in the fires that form motherhood – and right now the fire is so incredibly hot." Mommin' is life changing, and it isn't easy.