Breastfeeding Toddler Update + How to Deal With the 15 Month Sleep Regression

I’m not gonna lie, this month has been tough. I try not to pay much attention to all the hype around “leaps” and “regressions.” Why? Because I don’t want the expectation that my baby is going to be fussy and have multiple night wakings just because he is “x” months old. Expecting night wakings and expecting extra clinginess ensures that it will actually happen because as the time ticks away we wait nervously and anxiously for the regression to start. Our baby senses our anxiety, which in turn gives them anxiety. Thus, a regression or leap or sleep suck or whatever the heck you want to call it.

Read More

Solidarity for Moms Who Say NO to Cry-it-Out

You are not alone. It’s okay that your baby doesn’t self soothe. It’s okay that your baby isn’t independent. It’s okay that your baby needs you to fall asleep and even to stay asleep. It is okay to say NO to cry-it-out.

Read More

Public School to Homeschool: 2 months later + Our Secular 6th Grade Curriculum

It has been a crazy month finding our way, but we are finally getting into the swing of things. We have our curriculum, a weekly plan, a daily schedule, and a cozy little school work area. I am sharing all of this because I’m hoping it will be helpful to others considering leaving public school and switching to homeschool.

Read More

Breastfeeding Update Months 26-30: A DITL of a Nursing Toddler

Another milestone this week- 30 months of breastfeeding my toddler! I seriously can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Well, then again it’s not that unbelievable if you’ve ever met my little boob obsessed munchkin. His persistence and determination is unmatched. So, what is it like to breastfeed a 30 month old toddler?

Read More

My Newest Semi-Crunchy Adventure: Homeschooling my 6th Grader!

So after a crazy, whirlwind of chaos week I am officially a homeschooling mom! That is a sentence I never imagined myself saying, or even being excited about. But it’s true, and I’ll be homeschooling my 6th grader this year and I really am excited! Okay, honestly I’m also waay overwhelmed. This was totally unplanned. We are already 3 weeks into the school year- that is my daughter has been back in school for 3 weeks. As of yesterday, paper work is filed and we are done with public school.

Read More

Breastfeeding Update: Month 22-23 + When Will I Wean?

Guys, I am so excited. Only one more month until that two year mark. That magical number the WHO recommends. This was my ultimate breastfeeding goal. Although, next month I’m sure I’ll be singing a different tune because my baby is turning two! Such mixed emotions.So, what’s new this month?

Read More

How to Inspire Your Kid’s Inner Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship in today’s world is so exciting! With the internet, there are so many opportunities out there, and so many ways to start your own business. If you can create content, provide a service, or sell a product, you can start your own business!
So, why not use this as a teaching opportunity for our kids?

Read More

Breastfeeding Months 18-20 Update + Dealing With a Nipple Twiddler

Breastfeeding a toddler is like trying to fill up a moving car’s gas tank – if the driver of the moving car is a circus clown with a heavy foot, and somehow the car can fly and jump and flip (basically it’s a spaceship), and also if the gas pump is your nipple. Also, also if the circus clown can reach his arm out of the moving car/spaceship to touch and twiddle and pinch your other nipple.

Not the best analogy, but you get the picture. Breastfeeding a toddler isn’t always easy. And this is the stage of toddler breastfeeding my little and I are in – wiggling, squirming, twiddling, and playing.

Read More