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Tag: babies

Babywearing {My Black History}

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Babywearing has always been an integral part of motherhood for me. It started with this innate need to keep my firstborn close. So I...

Feeding a Baby is Never Free {World Breastfeeding Week}

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World Breastfeeding Week, observed Aug. 1 through the 7th, carries a long history of supporting mothers who breastfeed. A week that feels validating and...

I Am Not My Child

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Just before Christmas, I got a text that made me look twice from a local secondhand children’s store. It read something like: “The Perfect...

My Montessori Journey: Getting Started

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When my daughter was nearly ten months old, we moved her to a floor bed; it was the first step in becoming a Montessori...

The Grief in my Last Pregnancy

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My doula once told me this. “You will miss being pregnant. You will hold your baby in your arms and cry.” I was rounding the final...

As Long As You’re Healthy

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“Oh, we really don’t care, just as long as it’s healthy!" Whenever I would ask an expectant mom if they were hoping for a boy...

Buying a More Helpful Baby Gift

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Obviously, the best gifts at a baby shower or to one of your mom friends are those that the mother has registered for. This...

New Year with a New Baby: Ways to Stay Busy (and...

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My daughter will be one towards the beginning of 2018. As I sit here and think back on all the new experiences I had...

Cry It Out Wasn’t What I Expected

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Before I had kids, I was the world's perfect parent. I knew exactly how to raise a healthy, happy child, and how to make...

The Truth About Cloth Diapering

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"So, what's it like to cloth diaper?"  I get asked this a lot... by family members, friends, acquaintances, even women in the public restrooms when...