As a Family Childcare provider and blogger at The Playground Chronicles, I am the wearer of many hats. I am a Mommy, a Wife, a Teacher, and a Businesswoman. I am also a Breastfeeder, Babywearer, Cloth Diaperer. A Writer, Crafter, Reader, Cook, and a Friend. My life is full of busy, crazy and LOUD. It is full of love and hope, ups and downs. And coffee, always lots of coffee- but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Today, I fed my baby for the last time. Well, perhaps, in this last time moment, he’s not so much my baby anymore. But I still call him my baby. Heck, I call him “my baby” so frequently that HE calls himself “Baby”. Which is probably a pretty good indicator that hes NOT so much […]
Central Indiana’s Spring Photoshoot This past Spring, the Organizer’s behind Central Indiana’s Breastfeeding World Events, Lauren Lewis and Laranda Colbert, along with Central Indiana Photographer Jenni Effinger (Quite Dandy Photography) had the privilege to host a free breastfeeding shoot in Carmel, Indiana’s beautiful Coxhall Gardens. With the help of Liliana Alvarez, Belissima Salon’s Owner and […]
Last year, over 200 mothers and babies gathered on the steps of the Hamilton County Judicial Building and fed their babies, thus participating in Central Indiana’s Big Latch On This year, for 2017, Breastfeeding World is doing it again with Central Indiana’s Big Latch On! With the help of our volunteers, sponsors, and donors, we […]
Dear “Fed is Best” campaigners, parents, and internet trolls. I hate to break it to your “Fed is Best” slogan: Fed ISN’T Best. Fed is minimum. Of course you should feed your baby. That’s like saying “changing a dirty diaper is best.” or “Putting your child in a car seat is best.” No. It’s necessary. […]
When you are an exclusively breastfeeding mother, handling breastmilk is a no-brainer Boob produces milk Baby drinks from boob Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right? But when you are not “the one with boobs”, handling that liquid gold gets a little more complicated. Because let’s be honest here- no one wants to be the one to […]
Wrapping is a wonderful tool to help your over the course of your breastfeeding relationship. The moment you master this front wrap cross carry skill, a whole new chapter of feeding on the go opens. Baby or Toddler will be right there on your chest, hunger cues will be easy to spot and you can […]