Top Tips For a Successful Breastfeeding Journey

Disclaimer: Let me just start off by defining success in breast-feeding: Reaching your own personal goal. Newsflash, FED IS NOT BEST. This phrase gaslights new moms, and completely glosses over any disappointment they may feel at unmet expectations. BREAST IS NOT BEST. Not very mother wants to breastfeed, and she shouldn’t be held to another…

My Breastfeeding Journey

Whether or not to breastfeed is something every expectant mother thinks about. Just over 80% of mothers leave the hospital with the intention to breastfeed, but less then half are still exclusively breastfeeding at 3 months. Like many first time moms, I heard breastfeeding was “natural”, but I had no idea how challenging a biologically…

Unbelievable Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients 2 leveled cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar (dark brown sugar preferred)2 large, room temperature eggs1/3 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream 4 large, overripe bananas*1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped walnuts2 tablespoons vegetable oil Method Set oven rack to lower…

Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients 1 large (or two small) butternut squash 1-1.5 onions Olive oil Garlic Salt to taste Pepper to taste 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth (bone broth is super delish!) 1 cup heavy cream or 1 can coconut milk Garlic cloves (measure with your heart) Method Halve and cube butternut squash, scooping out and discarding…

5 Things My Father Taught Me

Let me start by saying: I have a great Dad. A lot of us do. Some of us even think we have the best Father in the entire World. I would surely number myself among this group. I think my Dad is amazing. And of course, with it being Father's Day, I was reflecting back…