Archive for September 2011

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Feeding and Storing Expressed Breastmilk

A friend once told me that when her nanny threw away breastmilk left over from a feeding, she cried because it took her several pumping sessions just to get enough for one bottle.  Breastmilk is like liquid gold — it’s hard work pumping and you don’t want to waste a single drop!  Hopefully these tips […]


Best Toddler Backpacks

I researched a ton of toddler backpacks that Charlie could take to daycare with him.  There were so many cute options out there, but since Charlie loves Elmo, I decided to get him an Elmo rolling backpack.  We only live a block and a half away from our daycare, and he loves pulling his little […]


Printable: ID Cards

A couple of weeks ago, Charlie was playing with Mr. Bee’s wallet and loved pulling all the cards out and putting them back in.  But he loved Mr. Bee’s ID best of all, as he kept pointing to the picture and saying “Dada.”  That’s how I came up with the idea of printable ID cards […]


The Journey to Charlie Part 5: Finally Charlie!

March 2009 I went off antidepressants at the end of 2008 after taking them for about 7 months, and I was looking forward to a fresh start in 2009.  I had been working out, eating healthy, and generally feeling much better even though I was no longer going to therapy or taking antidepressants.  I was […]


Pumping Supplies

Pumping is a big commitment, especially for moms who work out of the home.  You have to carry a big heavy pump + accessories, pump multiple times a day while you’re at work, bring all the milk home, and wash those endless pump parts.  Phew!  I commend you pumping mamas! Pumping was a big part […]

TTC Acronyms

TTC, Pregnancy & Parenting Acronyms

Inspired by a boards thread on the topic, we’ve pulled together a list of popular TTC, Pregnancy and Parenting Acronyms.  Please let us know if there’s anything you think we should add!

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Printable: Baby Schedule

Because Charlie had three different caretakers — me, Mr. Bee, and our nanny — it was really helpful to have a written schedule of when he ate, slept, pooped, and peed that all of us could easily access.  So I created a form in Excel, made copies, had it bound into a book and all […]

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