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Sunday Stories

A round up of my posts from last week

At the Breastfeeding Diaries, I shared My Top Five Pumping Tips:

I’ve been pumping at work for almost five months now, so I wanted to share some tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way.

Over at the Green Phone Booth, I wrote about three ways we can reduce the negative environmental impact of the human population in 7 Billion Elephants in the Room:

Let’s work towards improving quality of life for people living in poverty, empowering women to make decisions about family planning, decreasing childhood mortality, and reducing the negative impacts on the environment.

Finally, be sure to check out my Spring Celebration, and please join in by sharing a birthday cake recipe, a birth story, or your baby picture! See the post for details.  The celebration starts Thursday!

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Sunday Stories

Since I write in a few different places, I’ve decided to start a new feature here called “Sunday Stories” where I will share my other posts from the past week. 

This week at the Breastfeeding Diaries, I shared how I overcome objections:

 It always starts with “How’s the baby sleeping?” (A loaded question.) I’ve tried humor- “Sleep? What’s that?” and I’ve tried honesty- “On a good night, he’s up 4-5 times. On a bad night, he’s up every 15-30 minutes.” Both of these responses lead to people giving unsolicited advice about my choice to co-sleep and/or breastfeed on-demand.

At the Green Phone Booth, I wrote a round up of 10 Ways to Upcycle Jeans:

These Recycled Jean Pocket Pets are so cute! I especially love the owl and can imagine it sitting on a tall bookshelf in my son’s room.

I had a second post this week at the Green Phone Booth! I shared some fun facts about maple syrup in Sugaring Season:

It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.

We also spent some time on the farm yesterday, joining my family as they tapped trees.  Check out my mom’s blog for more pictures.

I’ve also decided two things after looking at my mom’s pictures from yesterday:

  1. The blue, men’s XL jacket that I wore last year when I was 9 months pregnant does nothing for my figure now.
  2. It can’t all be blamed on the jacket.  I joined weight watchers.

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Catching Up

Check out my posts on other sites from the past week!

At the Green Phone Booth, I asked for tips on gardening with a toddler:

 My plan for this year involves less guilt, more weeding, and a lot more fun for our family.

And I have two posts at The Breastfeeding Diaries.  Read about Keeping The Romance Alive (Or Not) and how I’ve diagnosed myself as a Milk Hoarder.

I also have a request: I’m writing a post for next week about upcycling old pairs of jeans. If you have any crafty projects, I’d love to see them and link to them!

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Online Sisterhood

How many of my friends are currently breastfeeding their children? ZERO.

I do have friends who nursed their children or exclusively pumped but none right now. I talk to my coworkers about it a lot, and they offer advice and tips about pumping at work. It’s been valuable, but I kind of wish I had a comrade; I wish I knew someone who is currently breastfeeding and pumping, just like me. A sister, so to speak.

Continue reading at the Breastfeeding Diaries…

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A Day in the Life of a Working Mom

2:00 am- Joshua nuzzles me, looking to nurse. I nurse him and he goes back to sleep. He wakes and nurses about every 15 minutes for the next two hours. I’m awake the whole time.

Continue reading at the Breastfeeding Diaries…

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Baby Weight

When I see this picture of me at age 20, I can’t help but wonder: Will my tummy ever be that flat again?

I didn’t gain an inordinate amount of weight with my pregnancy: the 40 pounds that I put on was within the healthy range for weight gain. After losing about 25 pounds in the first few weeks after giving birth to Joshua, I assumed the rest of the weight would melt off and I’d be below my pre-pregnancy weight in no time, especially since I was planning to exclusively breastfeed.

Continue reading at the Breastfeeding Diaries…

A week before Joshua was born

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Cool New Badge!

I love this!

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