Motherhood isn’t easy, especially for a new mom navigating her way through life while keeping another human being alive and well. It’s sticky, smelly, exhausting but, of course, well worth it.
Cartoonist, Alison Wong took it in stride and used her comics as an outlet. In the process, she created a series that every mother can relate to.
In a recently recorded interview with Katie Couric, Canada’s “first lady”, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, speaks candidly about a variety of issues. Near the end of the interview, Katie mentions Sophie’s recent interview in Chatelaine, which seems to have gone mostly unnoticed. In this interview, Sophie mentions that she is currently nursing her two-year-old son Hadrien.… Keep Reading!!!
Grammy winning songwriter, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss gave birth to a baby boy on January 6, 2016. She has since shared a few photos of her nursing journey on Instagram. She shared this short video of her pumping in the car prior to going into the restaurant for dinner with her baby. While every mother should absolutely be supported in nursing anytime, anywhere if Kandi’s comfort level involves pumping to use a bottle in public … Keep Reading!!!
Recently, a Facebook post, from a mom who insists that we all put our phones down when our children are around, has gone viral. She traded her phone for a pen and paper and tallied up her children’s glances in her direction.
28 times my loves would have questioned if they were alone emotionally. 28 times my kids would have been reassured that who you are online is what really matters
It made me think. Of those 28 times, … Keep Reading!!!
When Rebecca, a mother of 3 from St. Catharines, Ontario, took her one year old to see Santa he got a little cranky waiting in line. As any nursing mom would do, Rebecca started nursing her son to comfort him. She joked that she should see if she could nurse him through the pictures. When the photographer and Santa were completely on board they went for it.
When Ashley Kaidel‘s son got hungry, while they were at a restaurant, she did what mother’s do – she fed him. Of course, because she did so with your breasts people start staring. Rather than feel shamed she decided to stare right back. This is when her dining partner took a photo of her, a photo which she posted to Facebook along with a post about normalizing breastfeeding. The statement she made, both within her writing and her photo … Keep Reading!!!
Photographer Suzie Blake wanted to do a photo project that showed the realities of what day to day breastfeeding looks like. She stripped away the make-up, the fancy hair, and the pretty backdrops to get real and raw. Suzie started with a self-portrait of an over tired-mom and reached out on Facebook looking for other moms to participate.
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This project is about portraying breastfeeding in all its beautiful messiness. This is about tired eyes and no makeup. This is about
Illustrator and mother of two, Line Severinsen, creates a far too realistic look at pregnancy, from a humourous point of view.
A health unit in the Grey Bruce Region of Ontario, Canada has put together a Breastfeeding Friendly business toolkit. This kit is designed to help businesses and organizations with strategies and resources to support their customers as well as their employees. This is great timing as just this summer a local restaurant asked a nursing mom, who was waiting on a friend, to leave their premises, in direct defiance of Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
Dr. Hazel Lynn, Grey … Keep Reading!!!
A Michigan mom walked into a Tim Horton’s coffee shop to buy coffee and donuts, with her daughter in tow. It was then that two women in line behind her started mocking her weight and appearance.
“Oh look at her hair, it’s nasty looking and the roots are coming through,” and “Oh she’s a whale, oh the whale needs to eat.”
Even though it hurt her to hear those comments, especially after a 177 lbs weight loss, Dianne Hoffmeyer decided … Keep Reading!!!
When speaking to a new parent, or parent to be, it seems to be human nature to offer advice, everything to the best postpartum girdle to co-sleeping in up for discussion. For most, it boils down to the same three pieces of advice. And trust me when I said, you aren’t the first person to tell them this, and you won’t be the last. We have all done it. I recognize that it really does come from a good place … Keep Reading!!!