I recently started weaning my 19-month-old daughter from breastfeeding, and I am so excited. Unlike some moms who seem to mourn the breastfeeding stage, I've been waiting for this time for months. My sweet daughter never took a bottle,...
We are now in the 30th year of bringing awareness to the subject of pregnancy & infant loss. The statistics of pregnancy & infant loss are overwhelming. Approximately 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage; add in the statistics of...
For the past five years, I have photographed mothers feeding in public locations as part of the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project (PBAP), a global photography campaign to erase the stigma around public breastfeeding. I breastfed, and I formula fed...
An Interview with Author & Photographer Natascha Dea It was a rare grey, rainy day in St. Augustine when I phoned Natascha Dea in Chicago. We compared notes on our grey landscapes and she mentioned there was a pregnant bunny...
On February 2, 2015, our family was blessed with the birth of our second child but not in a way that we had planned. Like Any Other Day The day started out like any other day. I dropped our oldest off...
Do you hate yourself because you aren't thin? Don't let all of the weight loss commercials, fitness models, and gym sales throw you into a state of shame. Instead of falling into the body hatred that January encourages, please...
It all started the minute my youngest daughter was born. The second they popped her out to greet the world, there she was in all her pissed-off glory. For a solid twenty minutes while the nurses took her vitals...
We all know the holidays can be full of crazy and intense moments just as much as they can be full of joy and cheer. Being pregnant during the holiday season comes with its own unique challenges and magic...
You're almost there girl! The end is near and you're counting down the days to your due date. Your go-bag is packed by the front door with everything you think you need. Or is it??? There might be a...
Breastfeeding has been extraordinarily easy for us, right from the beginning. My girl was born, placed on my stomach, and she somehow army-crawled her body up to my right breast and latched on right away. I've never had to...

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Vision Casting for the New Year

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  I am a self-proclaimed vision boarding nerd! In the days following Christmas, I love to sit down in a quiet place with a fresh...

Learning to Love a Florida Fall