Why We’re Still Breastfeeding – At 16 Months.

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Ever since Ben turned 1 nearly four months ago, I am asked – daily – if I am still breastfeeding him. The question doesn’t really bother me – people are curious, after all – but I am tired of having to explain myself. Because, inevitably, when anyone finds out that I am still nursing my [...]

GIVEAWAY + Coupon Code for Hollyday Designs


Earlier this week when I wrote about my wonderful experience designing a custom necklace made with breast milk beads, I must admit I was a little wary. Would people think I was a total freak for turning my breast milk into jewelry I can wear (and treasure) forever? Turns out, I received only favorable comments. [...]

My Mother’s Day Gift to Myself


For Mother’s Day this year, I respectfully told Chris that I didn’t want a gift. We’ve taken a couple trips lately and I really didn’t want anything and the last thing I need is more stuff. Chris knows me well: I’d rather have an experience than a thing, so the little vacations we took as [...]

GIVEAWAY! Five Lucky Winners Get a Sucklebuckle™!!

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Last week I introduced the Homemade Mothering community to Christine Prill, founder and CEO of Sucklebuckle™, a handy tool that makes breastfeeding a little easier for busy moms. I am a fan of anything that encourages and supports nursing mamas, and I think Christine’s invention is genius. Take a look at my nifty device for holding [...]

Homemade Mother of the Week: Christine Prill, founder of Sucklebuckle™

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This post is the 17th in the series “Homemade Mother of the Week.” If you know a woman who is thoughtfully sharing her passion for the planet, families or the well-being of others, please nominate her for this special recognition.  Send an email with all the details to This week I am so happy to introduce you [...]

Feed the Baby!

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It seems like I’m always hearing appalling stories about women who are subjected to ridicule and cruelty while nursing their babies in a public setting. Stories like the woman who breastfed after graduating from college. Or, the women who staged a “nurse-in” at Target after employees shamed a mama. Sheesh, just how many prude a-holes [...]

Homemade Coconut Almond (Lactation) Granola Bars


When Ben was first born two and a half months ago I prepared a simple batch of no-bake lactation cookies.  With ingredients like oats, flax seeds and brewer’s yeast, they were a natural way for my body to keep up with the needs of a hungry baby. When I went to make a second batch, [...]

GIVEAWAY! Gift Card from Milk Nursingwear!!


A few days ago I wrote about my new nursing dress from Milk Nursingwear. Not only is it cute and comfy, but it allows me to comfortably nurse little Ben anywhere. It is perfect, and I’ll continue wearing it long after Ben has moved on to “big people” food. Milk Nursingwear has very generously offered [...]

Milk Nursingwear Tiered Ruffle Dress


I love breastfeeding. It is a choice that works for me and my family, and the many benefits extend beyond my baby’s health. Breastfeeding is convenient, easy and free.  My life is easier because my baby’s food is always ready to serve. For me, the hardest thing about breastfeeding is finding cooperative clothing.  For the [...]

Hooray for Boob!


As I’ve written about plenty of times before, breastfeeding is an important choice I make for my family. Not only does it provide healthy and natural nutrition for my little one, but it is super convenient and free(!).  I know breastfeeding doesn’t always work out for everyone, so I am grateful it has been a [...]

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