Mornings with a Two-Year-Old Rebel

Baby Juliza is 2 and a half years old now. Old enough that I may have to stop referring to her as “baby” Juliza soon. You would think that sometime during that period, she would have learned how to sleep. As in all the way through the night. Not halfway. Not a quarter. But all… Continue reading Mornings with a Two-Year-Old Rebel

Affordable Nursing Bras and Basics that are Actually Comfy

By some miracle, Juliza and I have made it 22 — almost 23 — months strong on our breastfeeding adventure. And though I had all these grand plans to be done with nursing by the time she turned 2, it seems my little one has other plans. I’ve decided to practice child-led weaning with her, so… Continue reading Affordable Nursing Bras and Basics that are Actually Comfy

Yes, We DO Need a Black Breastfeeding Week

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and there have been events going on all month long to help promote and normalize breastfeeding. This week — August 25-31 — is Black Breastfeeding Week. Sounds innocuous enough, right? A week to encourage black moms to nurse their babies. I even wrote a post for Black Breastfeeding Week when I… Continue reading Yes, We DO Need a Black Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding Diaries: Newbie Challenges & Triumphs

I knew the moment I found out I was pregnant that I wanted to breastfeed this time. I stated as much publicly a few months ago. Having tried, and given up, with my first daughter, I thought of it as a do-over. I prepared myself and did a lot of reading on the subject, but… Continue reading Breastfeeding Diaries: Newbie Challenges & Triumphs

My Boobies, My Choice: I Plan to Breastfeed

Me, breasts painfully engorged with milk after I gave up on breastfeeding my daughter 8 years ago.

NOTE: It is Black Breastfeeding Week, and although I have never successfully breastfed a baby, my current pregnancy means that I have an opportunity to try again. This issue is important to me, and I figured this is a great time to share my passion and failed experience, in hopes that it will help other… Continue reading My Boobies, My Choice: I Plan to Breastfeed