Readers, what are your diaper bag must-haves? If you’re out of that stage of your kids’ lives, what WERE your diaper bag must-haves? Do tell!
Did you feel like you went through a postpartum identity crisis as a new mom? How long did it take you to “feel like yourself” after giving birth and becoming a mom? Do you think you ever did, or rather just found a new groove as a mom? Which activities helped you feel like your old self again, … Read More about The Postpartum Identity Crisis: Feeling Like Yourself After Having a Baby
We recently came across the story, “Motherhood brings the most dramatic brain changes of a woman’s life — So why does prenatal care ignore the topic altogether?” in The Boston Globe Magazine. We made a note to link to it in this week’s News Roundup but we also thought it was worth its own post. The writer, … Read More about Were You Prepared for the Changes a New Mom’s Brain Undergoes?
Did you ever consider not returning to work after maternity leave?
So here’s a weird question but one I think a lot of us will identify with: what’s your pumping routine? Every mom who gets stuck pumping at work ends up with a pumping routine for breast milk — tea you drink, family photos you review, a show you binge watch… For example, as guest poster Emily … Read More about What’s YOUR Pumping Routine?
It can be tough to choose a breast pump when you’ve never used one before, so it really helps to get input directly from other moms — and that’s why we’re bringing you this Spectra review, courtesy of CorporetteMoms reader Emily. We’re so glad she volunteered to share her experience with other readers! Features of the … Read More about A Working Mom’s Spectra S1 Breast Pump Review
Combination feeding: A lot of moms do it, but for some reason there isn’t much advice out there for the mothers who feed their babies both breastmilk and formula (aka combo feeding, supplementation, and partial weaning). We’ve talked a lot about nursing and pumping, including nursing clothes for working moms and tips for pumping at the office, and … Read More about Combination Feeding Tips: How to Feed Your Baby Both Breastmilk and Formula
What’s your best advice for how to prepare at work for maternity leave? What did you do — and how soon did you start your maternity leave preparation? (37 weeks? 39 weeks?) When did you hand off projects? For those of you who had your baby at 42 weeks, how did that affect the hand-off? … Read More about How to Prepare at Work—For Maternity Leave
Wondering what to wear to work after maternity leave? These are some of our best ideas…
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Ladies, here’s a fun open thread for today: how did you lose the baby weight? If you haven’t yet (but have tried), what do you think the reason is? Have you discovered any new great recipes or workouts you love along the way? For my $.02, I’m still struggling, I guess with weight that I … Read More about Losing the Baby Weight
In the few years that I’ve been paying attention to nursing stuff (both personally as well as for the blog), I’ve seen the same companies over and over again. I thought it might be fun to round them up for new moms who are searching for nursing clothes and unsure if that Zulily deal is worth … Read More about Nursing Clothes for Working Moms: Five Companies To Try