Hi! I'm Lissa James, currently living and loving in Seattle, Wa. I blog mainly about my experience breastfeeding, as well as attachment parenting, and postpartum anxiety and depression. I hope to encourage and empower other women through my writing. I am a Potterhead/The X-Files junkie, and I love to read and paint. I am currently writing and illustrating a children's book about breastfeeding! Find me on instagram @bumblebeelullabies and find my mama mermaid art @mermamame!
It is easy to look online and find inspiring stories of women who breastfed for many years with no problems. There are also tales of motherhood, women who overcame obstacles in the beginning and went on to have wonderful breastfeeding relationships after a few months of hardship. But what about the Moms who want to breastfeed, but […]
My Dearest Daughter, Sometimes in life terrible things happen; this can be hard to accept, but it is undeniably true. I hope to maintain your innocence for as long as possible, but I also want to be honest with you so that you will always have a realistic perspective on life. However, I have no […]
What happens when Postpartum Depression and Anxiety are taking over your life, but you aren’t comfortable taking medication while breastfeeding? This is a question I was forced to ask myself recently in the aftermath of a year of secluding myself, being afraid to leave the house, and having terrible mood swings, which usually left my […]
Happy International Babywearing Week! When my daughter was a newborn, she nursed around the clock and I didn’t get off of the couch very often. After about 2 months of endless snuggles and Netflix marathons (not complaining), I decided something had to give because I needed to get things done around the house. I went […]
Your pregnancy went perfectly, and delivery was a breeze. Now your baby is here and motherhood is nothing but rainbows and sunshine! Riiight. Motherhood is beautiful, but it is not always the perfect picture it is painted to be, and that can be very hard for some women to cope with. Societal pressure, unrealistic expectations, shifting […]
In my first article, I gave a few affordable fashion tips for breastfeeding Moms. This time around I would like to share my breastfeeding journey with you all. When I was pregnant, I knew I would breastfeed. I just knew it. Before I switched to a midwife, my OB would always try to send me […]