Pregnancy / Post-partum

TTC acronyms so you can understand your support groups

TTC acronyms so you can understand your support groups

I recently joined a Facebook group called SMBC TTC …. in case you have no freaking clue what that means like I did at first, it means Single Mom By Choice Trying To Conceive. (Click this link if you’re interested in learning why I joined […]

Single mom by choice — why I’m considering sperm donation at 26 years old

Single mom by choice — why I’m considering sperm donation at 26 years old

My son and I just celebrated his second birthday on January 30. I’ve had baby fever something fierce for about 6 months now and the idea of waiting until I find the elusive “one” in order to have more children seems absurd. I’m ready to […]

All Dried Up – How to stop producing breast milk as an exclusive pumper

All Dried Up – How to stop producing breast milk as an exclusive pumper

All Dried Up – How to stop producing breast milk when you are an exclusive pumper There are so many tips for weaning your baby off breast milk when they nurse, but what about those of us who don’t nurse? Sure, the mouth to boob […]

9 Tips for 9 Months: A Healthy Pregnancy

9 Tips for 9 Months: A Healthy Pregnancy

There is so much going on during pregnancy and so much to get ready before your little bundle arrives that it can be easy to overlook your own needs. Whether it’s remembering to take a minute to relax or wanting to keep your career a priority despite […]

Pump Breast Milk at Work: 4 Tips and More

Pump Breast Milk at Work: 4 Tips and More

Let’s be real here, pumping isn’t glamorous at all. We can try to make it so with shiny pump accessories and celebrity-backed hashtags, but it’s not glamorous. It’s awkward and uncomfortable and time-consuming, but we do it. We do it because we’re mothers and our […]

Transitioning back to work after maternity leave

Transitioning back to work after maternity leave

Maternity leave is over and you’re thrust back into the workforce; attempting to deal with 3 months worth of crap piled on your desk and the painful heartbreak of being away from your baby for the first time in a year. (Yes, a year. 9 […]

Exclusive Pumping Resources

Exclusive Pumping Resources

Bottle or breast? Bottle, of course, implying that the baby is formula-fed. Well this presumptuous question requires an explanation by an exclusively pumping mom because yes, she’s feeding with a bottle, but no, she isn’t using formula. This question pops up almost everywhere including mommy forums, the pediatrician’s […]

Mommy My Way 30-Day Squat Challenge

Mommy My Way 30-Day Squat Challenge

Getting back into shape after you’ve had a baby is probably very low on your to-do list, particularly if you are a single parent. You barely have enough time to remember to shower so how do you find time in the day to work out? […]

The Complete Guide to Egg Donation: Advice From Five-Time Donor Belynda Cianci

The Complete Guide to Egg Donation: Advice From Five-Time Donor Belynda Cianci

The Complete Guide to Egg Donation: Advice From Five-Time Donor Belynda Cianci It’s not uncommon to see egg donation ads online and in college-focused publications. Have you ever wondered what’s involved in donation, or how much you could earn for your trouble? I became interested […]

Breastfeeding Survival Kit

Breastfeeding Survival Kit

Despite my son latching like a pro in the hospital, breastfeeding has not been an easy task. My nipples are sore, cracked and bleeding; I’m barely producing enough to satisfy him; getting him in the correct feeding position is borderline impossible; and I’m leaking 24/7. […]