Do you struggle with what it means to be a mom and still be the person you were before your baby was born? You are not alone. Every mom goes through a continuous transformation of self-awareness. And by saying continuous we mean your whole life.
KISS your mama this Mother’s Day! KISS meaning, Keep It Simple Silly. Mother’s Day is the most lucrative holiday in the US, surpassing Christmas. We spend a lot of money on moms on this day. That’s great, but we’re over it!
During our lifetime, most of us have the ability to remember 10,000 faces. However, this woman can’t even remember her children’s faces. Imagine not being able to tell your child apart from other children. Imagine accidentally picking up the wrong child from school, the playground, or even while in a crowded store. This seems like something straight out of a science fiction novel but it’s reality for Karen Macaulay.
Hey ladies! So... what about postpartum sex?!? No matter how many weeks postpartum you are, postpartum sex can feel like an exciting prospect (no baby belly in the way) or it can feel daunting considering your body isn’t the same after birth. I always laugh when people say that your body can pop back into shape after birth. It’s just not true. That’s not to say that you can’t find a happy medium and invest in your health and wellness to create the postpartum body that you love, because you can, but if you’ve had a vaginal birth no matter how “quick” your tissues heal they have taken a beating and need time to repair.
A year ago I was about 20 weeks pregnant with my third child and painting t-shirts for the initial Women’s March that took place on January 21st. I painted t-shirts for my sister, for my friends, for my two little girls, and for myself, trying to infuse as much love and power into each brush stroke and each word that I painted. We would be marching together, strong, raising our voices as one. We marched over here in Sacramento with thousands and thousands of women, men, and children, carrying banners for truth, equality, love, and justice. It kicked off what I now see as a year of hope, a year of despair, a year of strength, and a year of rebuilding. 2017 was a transition year, where the population began to question everything again. 2017 was a year of sinking deep to climb up higher, a year of profound reflection.
Sexual harassment in the worplace has exploded in Hollywood. Over a couple of months both women and men came out about being sexually harassed by their bosses and colleagues. Instead of just outcry over 300 popular actors, producers, directors, entertainment executives and more took action into their own hands to stop what has become a systemic norm in their industry. BUT realizing it's happening everywhere.
When I was born, all 5 of my senses (eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and touch) worked! At the age of 18 months, I lost one of my senses due to a fall. My sense of HEARING no longer worked. Of course, being the ornery 2 year old I was, I did not let it affect my way of life.
When I first set out on my breastfeeding journey I thought we wouldn’t make it to 6 months. If you told me that not only would I nurse through one pregnancy and then tandem nurse after that, but that I would go on to tandem nursing through a third pregnancy and then triandem nurse, I would have laughed. But here we are, three and a half years after I had my first child, still nursing her, her two year old sister, and their 4 month old brother. Turns out I’m not alone either! While triandem nursing is a little more on the rarer side, tandem nursing isn’t THAT infrequent. I have found however that many women have felt that they needed to wean before nursing another, even if this wasn’t really what they wanted to do.
What, when, and why of breastfeeding!! I come from a LONG line of breastfeeding mamas. I breastfed all 3 of my boys, my mama breastfed all 3 of her children, my grandma breastfed all 4 of her kids, her mom did the same thing and so on and on!!! So let’s talk about the basics of breastfeeding.
Entrepreneur, CEO/Founder of Moms Pump Here, a Health and Wellness Company for Nursing Moms.
Over 7000+ nursing mothers room locations (lactation rooms to breastfeed and breastpump) in the United States, US Territories, Canada, The UK, Singapore, Australia, and more. Moms Pump Here Nursing Room Locator App (also serving airport lactation rooms) was created by Moms For Moms. Pregnant moms-to-be, and current moms travel and go out with infants and toddlers. They need to know all quiet and private nursing rooms, lactation lounges, nursing pods, and breastfeeding friendly places to breastfeed their baby or express breast milk.
Now they have the nursing room locator app (Also #1 Airport Nursing Rooms Locator) to find a nice vetted spot to nurse. Lactation rooms also help moms relieve oversupply of breast milk which can cause mastitis while breastfeeding. That means they no longer have to use unsanitary public bathrooms. Parenting means doing what's best for your baby, and moms don't want to feed a delicate baby in a restroom since you wouldn't eat your own food there.