The Mothering Room Makeover

How to make the pumping room more comfortable  Beyond support, what moms need most when going back to work while breastfeeding is a space to pump. One that’s clean, private and, at the very minimum, equipped with a place to sit and an outlet. “A place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from […]

Postpartum Woes: Times Two

One mama recounts her tumultuous journey to bond with her twins during pregnancy and beyond. It was just like many other mornings–I had missed my period, and peed on that little stick we all have had under our bathroom sink (just in case). But this time it was different. A plus sign. For a glimpse […]

How To: Perineum Massage

Wait, you want me to massage myself where?? Somewhere around the third trimester mark, your brain transitions from “all pregnancy all the time” to “birth.” You suddenly realize there’s more to pregnancy than being pregnant, and that there’s actually a baby that has to come out. Someone–your doctor, your mom, your BFF–might use the word “tear” or […]

Breech Babes

What to do when your babe is on the way out, feet first! There’s nothing more exciting than those last few weeks of pregnancy, when you know your baby is on the way out. Hopefully with her head down. But it doesn’t always happen that way. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 3 […]

Need to Know: heymama

The ladies behind heymama give us 6 reasons to shop “mom-owned” businesses while pregnant. We are truly amazed by how many moms and moms-to-be we meet that are simultaneously bringing up baby AND a small business (or sometimes, a big business). As entrepreneurial moms ourselves, there is nothing more motivating and inspiring than seeing other […]

The Yucky Stuff

The Yucky Stuff What’s normal and when to call the doctor for these 5 totally gross newborn things. Having a new baby can feel magical. They are so small and cute and they smell good. Then it hits you. Literally. Your adorable perfect newborn sprays you full of poop while you are changing his diapers. […]

Working Without Weaning

How to avoid accidental breastfeeding weaning when you go back to work. *We’ve partnered with Lansinoh to help you work it as a working, pumping mom. You’ve made it! You’re breastfeeding. It’s all going smoothly-ish. And boom, you have to go back to work. Now you have to figure out pumping, bottle-feeding, and keeping up a milk supply, […]

Adding Magic to Your Nursery

11 little additions for infusing your nursery with big magic. I think every mother hopes to evoke a sense of wonder for their children. Being a mother has unveiled my eyes again to the delight of simple things; and coupled with the joy of seeing my daughters’ faces light up, I’ve wanted to do whatever possible […]

6 New (or Nearly New) Pregnancy Books That Make Life Better

The most helpful (and humorous) pregnancy books of the year. When I was around 20 weeks pregnant with my first child, a friend gave me a copy of What To Expect When You’re Expecting. A page in, I got so overwhelmed by the breadth of information I had already missed, I stood on my couch and shoved the book […]

The truth about prenatal exercise

5 pregnancy fitness myths, debunked! Not too long ago, women were told to sit back and relax as soon as they found out they were pregnant. As an expecting mom, the idea of resting for 9 months may sound lovely, but it’s likely impractical. Not only do you have keep on living your life, but staying […]