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why am I still breastfeeding my toddler?

“Why Am I Still Breastfeeding” is part of a “Real Mom Moment” series where I talk about the joys and struggles of being a mom. Past posts include “Balancing Motherhood with Ambition” Confession: I am still breastfeeding my toddler. My 22-month-old toddler to be exact and this wasn’t “supposed” to happen. I hated breastfeeding in […]

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Balancing Motherhood with Ambition

“Balancing Motherhood with Ambition” is part of a “Real Mom Moment” series where I talk about the joys and struggles of being a mom. Past posts include Mom Guilt and Dancing While Baking. Many of you know that I left my full-time job last year to raise my daughter and focus on Philly Baby Bump. What […]

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Insider's Guide to Maternity Leave

  Filled with fresh, curated insights, The Insider’s Guide to Maternity Leave book offers the best advice on maternity leave in one place: real stories from working moms who want you to know what they didn’t, and expert advice and resources to help you prepare for the unexpected at work.   Update: The book debuted […]

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4 Reasons to Hire Birth Photographer

March 2016 Guest Post by Julianne Thomas   4 Reasons to Hire a Birth Photographer Before I even dive into this topic, let me just give the disclaimer that prior to having children, I was not a very emotional person. I never cried in movies, never cried when I had to say goodbye, and honestly, […]

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Real Mom Moment Dancing While Baking

  After my first “Real Mom Moment” post  or (shall I say rant) on mom guilt, I felt it was only fair to write about my wonderful morning with my daughter. I had plans to go outside but the weather was rainy and cold so I decided spur of the moment to bake. Now, let […]

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Prenatal Exercise Classes in Philadelphia

Whether it’s walking, running, prenatal yoga, or baby boot camp, there is an excellent range of prenatal exercise classes in Philadelphia for expectant moms:   UPDATED   Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes by Greater Philadelphia County Philadelphia County Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes Montgomery County Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes Bucks County Prenatal Yoga and […]

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5-tips-to-successful-pumping-at-work

Guest Post By Kristine Golden   Going back to work after maternity leave, let alone pumping at work, was difficult. I stressed about my baby in daycare; I stressed about how much baby was eating; wondering how much he might cry or sleep. I also stressed about my performance at work; about commuting; about pumping […]

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SNAPSHOT: Milla Beyond Maternity offers business-appropriate, functional clothing for nursing/pumping women and a fashion-forward “chewelry” (chewable jewelry) collection that is easy to wear, easy to wash and safe for teething babies. There are so few products for the post-partum mom. Milla takes moms beyond maternity by providing clothing and accessories that make life with a […]

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Real Mom Moment Mom Guilt

Picture courtesy of Gina Marie Photography Instead of internalizing some of the frustrations about being a mom or discounting my feelings, I will be sharing my stories as an open diary of sorts under “Real Mom Moments”.   Mom Guilt is Real. My daughter woke up no less than 3 times last night. She is […]

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lucy-baber-photography-100-black-dads-copy

I first interviewed Lucy Baber Photography for a profile in the Philly Baby Bump services directory last year. When I heard that Lucy was looking for Philadelphia area participants for her upcoming “100 Black Dads” photography project, I wanted to learn more. Details What is “100 Black Dads”? 100 Black Dads is a photo project […]

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