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breastfeeding, breastfeeding barriers, communication, Donna Bruschi, lactation, lactation consultant, nursing, weaning, working -

When you are researching, it may seem that using a free or low cost Lactation Consultant is the best way to start. Another way of thinking is that if you never breastfed before, an excellent Lactation Consultant will shorten your learning curve and prevent problems that will cost you even more money. But how do you know?

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emotions, expectations, guilt, imperfection, Jasmine Wood, joy, mommy brain, overwhelm, Rita, spring, working -

With gardening season in full swing, my daughter’s seemingly exponential pace and zest for life, my husband in Manhattan for work, dog sitting, and my GMO education outreach here in town, my head has just slowed to a stationary position (from full on spinning for the last couple days).

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empathy, expectations, imperfection, Lisa Bullard, mothering, parenting, working -

Parenting is the hardest job I've ever done. That sounds dramatic when I admit it out loud, but it is 100% true. My Mom tells me that parenting is not just the hardest, but also the most important job I will ever do in my life.

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compassion, expectations, guilt, Jasmine Wood, mommy brain, mothering, Rita, transitions, working -

This week I find myself with a bit of writer’s block… My mind is scattered after being out of town for a week, the first half of the week spent camping with my little family, the second half of the week grieving the loss of a loved one on my husband side’s of the family.

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