Family Life, Natural Living, Nursing, Parenting, Uncategorized

Weaned at 3 – A Look at Our Nursing Journey

+J.M.J.+ Philomena turned 3 this past week, and just a few days before that, she weaned. It's been sad knowing she is done, and like I figured would happen when I was musing about nursing my toddler in a wean by one world here, I can't remember our last nursing session, because I didn't know… Continue reading Weaned at 3 – A Look at Our Nursing Journey

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“Exclusive” and “Ecological” Breastfeeding Are Not the Same

+J.M.J.+ Very often online in various mommy groups or forums you'll see someone comment on their period already having returned and how shocked they are since they exclusively breastfeed their baby. Inevitably a bunch of other moms will chime in that they too experienced a return of their cycle or even conception of another baby… Continue reading “Exclusive” and “Ecological” Breastfeeding Are Not the Same

Family Life, Home Birth, Natural Childbirth, Natural Living, Nursing, Parenting, Uncategorized

New Parents: Research What Matters

+J.M.J.+ This week my mother-in-law sent me a tragic news story about a baby suffocating inside a baby carrier. When she messaged me the link she commented that this must not be the same type of stretchy wrap I use, but it was the same thing, just a different brand. I am not scared my… Continue reading New Parents: Research What Matters

Family Life, Natural Living, Nursing, Uncategorized

Night Weaning and Toddler Beds – How We {Gently} Transitioned from Cosleeping

+J.M.J.+ Sleeping arrangements for families with small children are incredibly varied. I know people who use separate nurseries with baby in the crib from the start, to friends that have family beds with parents and kids all piled in together. For us, co-sleeping with just our babies has been a sanity-saver. Co-sleeping Safe co-sleeping has allowed… Continue reading Night Weaning and Toddler Beds – How We {Gently} Transitioned from Cosleeping

Family Life, Healthy Eating, Natural Living, Nursing, Uncategorized

Nursing My Toddler In A Wean By One World

+J.M.J.+ Philomena is two and a half years old, and she still nurses. American culture is funny. I could say my way of bonding with her at night is to snuggle in front of a t.v. screen together eating a packet of sugary fruit snacks and most wouldn't give that ritual a second thought. But… Continue reading Nursing My Toddler In A Wean By One World

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My Favorite Nursing Dresses, Shirts, and Bra

+J.M.J.+ Despite nursing for the last 2.5 years, actual nursing clothing was something that I never really looked into for a long time. I came up with a system of lifting my tank top up to just above baby's mouth, wearing a cardigan that covered my side, and pulling the waistband of my skirt up… Continue reading My Favorite Nursing Dresses, Shirts, and Bra

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My Favorite Nursing Accessories

+J.M.J.+ I nurse. A lot. In fact, I have nursed every single day since Philomena was born two and a half years ago. (And yes, my toddler does still have a quick nurse before nap and bedtime. This is kind of culturally taboo in America, and something I'm going to chat about in another post… Continue reading My Favorite Nursing Accessories