Posts Selected From the Category "Breastfeeding"

I’m Going To Miss This

I’m going to miss the curl of your tiny chubby fist clutching my shirt as you breastfeed to sleep. I will miss how that sweet little fist slowly relaxes into an open hand resting gently on my chest. I’m going to miss the way you sigh contentedly while sleep-nursing, and the way your sweet eyelids […]

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12 Real Talk Thoughts While Breastfeeding

Here are some “real talk” thoughts that I’m pretty sure almost all breastfeeding mamas have had while nursing their baby: 1) Ok he’s been breastfeeding for like, easily over 10 minutes now. That’s gotta have burned at least a few hundred calories. That’s it. Mama’s getting a cheeseburger for lunch. Gotta keep up that breastmilk… […]

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Community Over Competition

Yesterday was just one of those days where you laugh because you’re doing everything in your power to just get stuff done, but life has other things in mind. Just in the morning: I poured milk in my coffee mug and almost gave my toddler coffee in her soppy cup (I caught myself right before […]

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Multifunctional Nursing Cover From Jasemet

As some of you may know from my pro breastfeeding in public post (here), that I generally do not use a nursing cover. I tried a few times with my daughter but the cover I was using was awkward and we both got frustrated with it. I usually breastfeed in public with my son too, […]

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Bittersweet Heart Break

Do you ever look at your children (especially when they’re so sweet and peaceful as they sleep) and feel like your heart is breaking just a teeny tiny bit? It’s a bittersweet kind of heartbreak, where you are happy your child is growing up happy and healthy, but you’re a little sad that time is […]

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You WILL Sleep Again

For the past 4-5 weeks, my 4 month old son has been waking up every 1-2 hours to breastfeed back to sleep. It was brutal. But I knew in the back of my head that it wouldn’t last forever; as my first baby had also gone through sleep regressions and she’s been sleeping through the […]

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Postpartum

I’m a reader. And a researcher. Whether it was when I was pregnant, or what giving birth would be like, or things my children are doing, I like to know as much information as possible. When I was pregnant with both of my children, I probably researched a new topic every single day; and this […]

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That Mom Look Though

Day 4 of our family vacation in Seattle and today I cannot find my makeup. Not a huge deal, in and of itself, but it totally shows you where I’m at right now. Ya know, like in life. We’re going on a little road trip today and we got the kids dressed and the car […]

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Because Each Child Is Unique

We had a bunch of our friends over to my in laws’ house last night for dinner, and it was so much fun seeing everyone. Some friends we hadn’t seen in over 1.5 years! At one point I was catching up with some friends, and I was talking about how my husband and I are […]

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Babies On A Plane

Today we’re flying up to stay with my in laws for a few days in Seattle! We’re all super excited. The only thing I’m not excited for is the 2.5 hour airplane ride. And it’s not because I’m afraid of flying. I mean, I don’t exactly relish going on a plane in general, because I […]

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When People Get Weird With Babies & Toddlers

My family and I were at church this past Sunday, and we were all asked to say good morning to the people around us. We did, and then I noticed a woman making a very fast beeline for us. And that was my first clue that some weird stuff was about to go down. She […]

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Why I Personally Choose To Breastfeed In Public

For many people, uncovered public breastfeeding is still considered “taboo”. I’ve debated whether or not I wanted to address this, as I’m sure I’ll hear some less than positive opinions. But ya know what? I feel very strongly about it. And everyone is welcome to their own opinion; I understand that. What I don’t understand, […]

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Going To Visit A New Baby? Read This First

It’s been almost four months since I had my son. And a little over 2 and a half years since I had my daughter. And in both of these experiences, I have found some “rules” I’d like to share for when someone is visiting a new baby. Just some observations that I (personally) have made that […]

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The Sleep Deprivation Struggle

Sooooo my son is approaching his 4 month sleep regression. I was hoping he’d skip this, as my daughter went through it too; and I was naively hoping it’d be like “hey you already had a YEAR of bad sleep with your first kid, now you’ve lucked out and have a great sleeper for your […]

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A Letter To My Daughter Before My Son Was Born

I want to share this letter that I wrote my daughter a few weeks before my son was born. I was simultaneously ecstatic and terrified. For numerous reasons. I was so excited to meet my sweet baby son and to see my children’s relationship shape and blossom. And yet I was so terrified what that […]

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That Mom Life

The other day I had my toddler use the potty, as she had just chugged her entire cup of water. Normal. Routine. Right? Well, it was, until I then turned to my husband and said “Ok, do you need to go potty? Because you drank a lot of water too.” Yup. I said that. We […]

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Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Roll With It

Yesterday was a really great day. By some people’s standards it might have been called a stressful day, or maybe just an average day. But I’m chalking it up to a really great day. Why? Because unexpected things happen when you have a baby and a toddler. And sometimes you’ve really just gotta roll with […]

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Gotta Love the NursElet

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed one day (Check me out! I’m on there as Stressedandblessedmama) and saw these  stylish & pretty cloth bracelets. The username: getnurselet, intrigued me and so did their product. The description of “Secure your falling shirt during breastfeeding/pumping; becomes reminder bracelet.” got me super excited. Why? Because I am […]

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About Me
Nicole Benedum has been a stay at home mom for the past 3 years. Before she took on this glorious (and sometimes not so glorious) role of "All Things Motherhood", she was a Human Resources Generalist. Her days were spent dealing with legal compliance, benefits, leave of absences and everything Human Resources related. Now her days are spent breastfeeding, changing diapers, conquering potty training, tantrums and sleepless nights. She has two kiddos; a 2 year old toddler named Emily, and a baby boy named Owen. She met her husband, Sam, in college when they were both on the swim team, and they have been together ever since. She is a huge breastfeeding advocate, gentle/crunchy parent (for the most part) and a former student athlete (water polo and swimming, woot woot!) both in high school and in college. At some point in the future she has dreams of going back to the gym and/or pool. For now she shall continue counting breastfeeding and holding a 35 pound toddler and 15 pound baby as her workouts.
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