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

Hi friends! Today, I just wanted to take a few minutes to update you about my latest adventure – homeschooling. Here’s a quick recap of where we’re at (or read our in-depth story here): My 6th grader was bored and loosing her mind with the monotonous, online schoolwork she was being assigned from her blended …

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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. …

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Breastfeeding Update: Month 24-25 + My Secret to Breastfeeding for 2+ Years

Holy crap. I did it! Two years of breastfeeding. Two years of nursing bras, sore nipples, doubting myself, doubting my boobs, doubting my sanity, twiddling, tumbling, and sleepless, yet sleepy snuggles. And we are here. My little man turned two this week. I’ll be honest, these last two months haven’t been easy. For a short …

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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? My toddler’s newest breastfeeding …

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Breastfeeding Month 11: Sleepy Snuggles

I started writing this post last night, as I lay on my side in bed with my little dumpling snuggled up in the crook of my arm, and firmly latched onto my boob. My free hand was strategically trying to keep hold of my phone, while tapping out a post with one thumb. I quickly realized that this was not only a bad idea because of how uncomfortable it was, but also because the phone almost slipped out of my hand and onto my baby’s head.

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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.

Breastfeeding Month 16-17 Update + 5 Tips for When You Feel Like Quitting

Aagh! I can’t believe my baby is almost one and a half! It really does go by too fast. I know this is something parents say all the time, but it’s the truth. Breastfeeding hasn’t always been easy, but I am so proud of me and my little one that we’ve made it this far. …

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Babywearing + My Fave Carriers

After baby number three, I realized the only way to accomplish anything on my to-do list and keep my baby content is by babywearing. But I’ve also realized there is a bit of a learning curve, and it’s not always as easy as some moms make it look.
I am by no means a babywearing expert, but I’m a mom who loves babywearing and I hope that sharing my experiences will help other moms enjoy it as I much as I do.
Here are some tips that helped me figure out babywearing:

Breastfeeding Month 15: Sleep Regressions and How I Deal

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” because I don’t like having the expectation that my baby is going to be fussy and have multiple night wakings at certain ages. Also, if multiple night wakings are an indication …

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