My First Mother’s Day

A very thoughtful Mother's Day planned for me by my wonderful hubby, my first year of mommyhood. My daughter is two now, so this seems so long ago! I enjoyed my homemade crepes and mimosa, and at a later date even got to head to Salish Lodge for a Swedish Hot Stone Massage!

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Scary Mom Experience – Our Run-In With Reactive Airway Disease 

Reactive Airway Disease... what is it? If your baby is suffering from breathing problems, you may have heard the term "reactive airway disease" before. It basically means that your child's airways are delicate and breathing can be affected by many things such as cold weather and illness, and they may or may not have asthma. Asthma is not diagnosed until at least age two... something I did not know! This story is about our run-in with reactive airway disease that landed us in the hospital, and the amazing care we received from Children's Hospital in Seattle.

A PNW Parent Essential – Woodland Park Zoo Membership

If you are a parent in the PNW or Seattle area, an annual membership at the Woodland Park Zoo is an amazing decision! The membership is extremely affordable and pays for itself in only a few visits. Even if you do not live directly in the city of Seattle, weekdays are a perfect time to visit with ample parking and minimal lines. I absolutely suggest a Woodland Park Zoo membership to any PNW families!

Ladies – It’s Time to Quit Bottle Shaming

Breastfeeding is HARD. Who ever let us believe it is easy? This post tells my struggles with breastfeeding, which are normal to have. I was not prepared. A lactation consultant was not able to help us. I eventually switched to exclusively pumping (EP'ing), and then formula when my milk ultimately dried up. Thank goodness someone invented formula so that little babies survive when they have no breast milk to drink! It is time to stop bottle shaming women who are not able to breastfeed.