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5 Things You Need to Successfully Feed Your Infant

HappyBaby Organic Infant Formula

    Being a mom can be difficult. A first time mom? It can be stressful. It's also one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do. I'll never forget becoming a mom for the first time. It changed my world in a way I could have never imagined. This tiny little baby depended on me to give him everything he needed and I wanted to give him the world. Every parent has dreams of how parenting will be, what they plan to do and how it should … [Read more...]

Better Snacks for Pregnant Women and Nursing Moms #MotherNurture

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This is a sponsored post. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #MotherNurture When I first learned I was pregnant with my oldest son I immediately changed my eating habits. It was the easiest transition ever for me to a healthy diet. I knew what went into my body would also be nourishing my unborn baby. It's been harder, as life has changed over the years, with each pregnancy since. That's why I love … [Read more...]

A Refreshing Treat for Nursing Mamas – A Lactation Smoothie

Lactation Smoothie

This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Having nursed four children I know how hard it can be. I know how much of a struggle some women experience. I love bringing you news about great products that can help you succeed in nursing your little ones. On a recent trip to our local Meijer I saw various Premama products in their vitamin section, … [Read more...]

Recycle Your Breastpump & Help NICU Mamas with #MedelaRecycles

recycle your breast pump

As a mama who has nursed four babies, I've been through my share of breast pumps. I always wished there was a way to recycle my breastpumps and now there is! I'm so excited to share with you the news of Medela Recycles and Medela is generously offering one lucky reader their very own Freestlye pump! With a new program called Medela Recycles, you can recycle your breastpump and help NICU mamas in the process! This program was created in … [Read more...]

Baby Weight, Be Gone! It’s a Tough Journey! #PostNatalFatBurner (Giveaway)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. My first baby was born 18 1/2 years ago. My youngest baby was born a year ago. I weigh more now, a year after the birth of my last child, than I did when I was nine months pregnant with my oldest child. The struggle has been real. When I was in high school I was super skinny. In fact, for my entire life (pre-kids) I was the smallest … [Read more...]

Letting Daddy Feed Baby, too with Help from Philips AVENT’s Comfort Breast Pump

Philips AVENT Comfort Breast Pump

When LA was born almost four years ago I NEVER wanted to leave him with daddy or anyone else and go somewhere. I was obsessed with my milk supply and so worried about messing it up. I felt like if I wasn't working (when I HAD to be away) then I should be with him nursing him. When Addy was born two years ago, I hadn't changed much. It was rare during our nursing days that I left her with anyone other than when I was at work. Of course, there were … [Read more...]

Increase Your Milk Supply with Making Mama’s Milk & More!

Lactation Cookies

I've been a fan of Making Mama's Milk & More for some time now! I ate the cookies daily when I was nursing Addy and I am fully convinced they are what allowed me to nurse her for 17 months! These cookies are definitely a must-have if you ask me so, of course, I was excited to include them in the Winter Wonderland of Babies event! If you are looking to increase your milk supply Making Mama's Milk & More is your answer! The owner is … [Read more...]

Successful Pumping with Avent’s Easy to Use Double Electric Pump

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Breastfeeding has been something that I have been blessed to be able to do with all of my children so far. I have worked full time with the last two and although it's been difficult to do at times I've been able to successfully breastfeed for at least a year. I've been able to do this with the help of a double electric breast pump and pumping 3-5 times daily (on work days). I've been a fan of Philips Avent for a long time now so when they agreed … [Read more...]

Make Any Shirt a Nursing Shirt with Undercover Mama #WonderlandOfBabies

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Another sponsor Courtney and I were thrilled to include in the Winter Wonderland of Babies Event is Undercover Mama. Courtney and I both nurse our babies and this is a product that really helps us nursing mamas in a few different ways! You can make any shirt into a nursing shirt with the genius invention called "Undercover Mama". Courtney and I both received an Undercover Mama for review purposes. I love the variety of colors that are … [Read more...]

Fairhaven Health has my Pregnancy and Nursing Health Covered!

Fairhaven Health Logo

Granted, I've had my days that I've forgotten vitamins here and there. Being pregnant it's so important to take vitamins daily. It's also important to continue to take them postnatal, too. Fairhaven Health has us covered in both aspects: prenatal and postnatal. Not only that, but they have our nursing needs met, too! Courtney and I were thrilled to include them in the Winter Wonderland of Babies Event to help one lucky mama stay healthy! … [Read more...]

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with the Sealy Sweet Pea Nursing & Maternity Pillow

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide with Mama on a Green Mission! The first item up for suggestion is for those expectant mamas in your life! Or, if you are pregnant be sure to add this to your wish list! I have found the most amazing maternity pillow that will give pregnant mamas a better night's sleep and you'll definitely want to take note! I'm about half way through my 25th week of being pregnant with baby A. I've had lots of "tossing … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A Wrap Up of Our Journey

I just looked up the last post I did for Tuesday's Tastes. It was in May and we were at 15 months of nursing! Reading that post brought tears to my eyes. Addy will be 18 months old soon and I have admitted that I had moments when I was ready for her to wean, however, I wouldn't make that choice for her. I wanted HER to be ready and her to decide when our journey was complete. Since I last wrote about our journey, she's really only nursed a few … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A 15 Month Nursing Update

Did you read that title? That's right ladies....as of Monday we will be at 15 months of nursing!! I know, almost a week left, but I am confident we'll make it. Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I haven't been posting every week like this meme originally started. Our journeys haven't changed a lot so we don't want to bore you with the same ole facts but we do want to keep this meme going along with our journey so we'll still post on … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Philips AVENT Twitter Party

AVENT Breast Pump

Philips AVENT has officially launched their Comfort Breast Pump this past week and would love for you to celebrate this launch by joining them, celebrity mom Rosie Pope, and Big City Moms for a Twitter chat and chances to win Philips AVENT products. To kick off the partnership, Rosie will join host Big City Moms for a Twitter party to share tips around small changes that make a big difference. AVENT would love for you to join them on April 22 … [Read more...]

Check Out the New Philips AVENT Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump

AVENT breast pump

I was sent the below mentioned product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I personally used the product for several weeks before coming to these conclusions. Breastfeeding my babies has been a priority of mine since I became a mother and something I feel is very important. Because I work outside of the home I have needed to pump breast milk in order to keep my supply going … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base with a Comic

Breastfeeding Comic

Well, it's a bit of a late Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base and I found a cute and funny comic to share since Courtney and I just wanted to share a smile with our breastfeeding readers this week! Sad to say, but this is all too familiar!!!  HAHA! Ok, so our house isn't THIS bad, but sometimes it FEELS like it is! Tuesday's Tastes Comic Week Kinda reminds me of last week when I had an hour notice that hubby's sister was going to stop by! … [Read more...]

Pumping Made Easy with Lansinoh’s New Affinity Pro Double Electric Breast Pump

Breast pumping made easy!

When you hear "Lansinoh", do you automatically think "breastfeeding products"? I sure do! They are a market leader in breastfeeding accessories and healthy innovations for mamas! In February, they released a new breastpump, the Lansinoh Affinity Pro Double Electric Breast Pump. As a mama who works full time outside of the home, I was thrilled to be lucky enough to test one of these out and tell you all about it! I have been pumping a total of two … [Read more...]

Extended Breastfeeding – Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base

Extended breastfeeding is something I've wanted to do accomplish for a while now. With my first and second sons my goal was one year. You all probably know that I didn't make it with my first, being just short about 7 weeks. I did nurse LA for one full year, but he was also transitioning to cow's milk a few weeks before his birthday and he self-weaned at exactly one year. Since that time my goal was to nurse our next baby for 14+ months. It is … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Weaning – Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base

Weaning is a tough choice no matter who makes that decision. Many women ask the question "when is it time to wean my baby?" Although the answer to that really comes down to a personal choice, it is recommended to exclusively breastfeed for at least six months, and to breastfeed in combination with foods until baby is one year old. With my oldest son, I decided when to wean and that happened a bit earlier than I wish looking back. It happened … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base Our Updates

Fresh News Updates

We try to do a post around once a month to update you on our personal breastfeeding journeys. We want to share our struggles, we want to share our successes and every part of our amazing journeys. This month's update is kind of bittersweet for me. Baby Addy and I have made it 11 months and two weeks exclusively breastfeeding. This is the farthest I've ever made it exclusively. At about 11 months, one week we had to start transitioning LA to … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Inspiration

Welcome to another week of Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base! This week we want to share inspiring stories about our start in breastfeeding. Who inspired you to start breastfeeding? What inspires you to keep going? The obvious reason is our kids, but many of us have something deeper. Let's talk about that. Wow, did I really just come up with that? Hmmm, now I have to figure out the answers. LOL ....well, as far as a person inspiring me to … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A Laugh

Breastfeeding Comic

It's a late edition of Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base! Courtney at Joy of Momma Joyner and I are trying to get back on schedule after the busy holidays and this week we wanted to share a comic with you to hopefully put a smile on your face! Enjoy! HAHA!!  Some times I feel like this! ;)  Be sure to stop by and see what Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner has to make you smile! Happy Nursing Mamas! <3   … [Read more...]