A Voice For The Community

"I am blessed. I had a wonderful and encouraging support system in my husband, family, and a few nurses who sensed my determination and frustration. I had opportunities to attend support programs and join groups of supportive women who understand. I have formed friendships and am surrounded by great people who share their knowledge. And I have learned. I have learned that every woman not only has a right to choose what is best for her and her child but to make an informed decision and receive support" Jillian, nursing mama to Jack Angelo

This is place to share the stories that come along with being a nursing mama. Wether you breast-fed your baby for 1 day or 3 years, we're not here to judge, simply to listen. Listen to what happened when you tried your best for 3 whole weeks only to be defeated. Listen to how being a mommy changed the way you looked at the world. And all the other stories, insights and moments that fall in between the complex and the truthful lessons you learned from your baby.

Read. Enjoy. Share. This is the voice of the nursing community.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

You Know You're A MAMA When---

I am 30 years old. I am not a young mama. I lived a good, full life until Teddy came. I got used to scheduling every minute of my day in a planner-now i'm lucky if I get 2 things off a list in my head! I loved getting my nails done, drinking my Starbucks and shopping at Juicy-now I only get my nails done when I have to work, I shop at baby gap and-well, my baby doesn't sleep so I still go to Starbucks:) When Teddy was about three months old I started noticing things around me that made me stop and think-WOW now I know I'm a mom!! For example-I have a bouncy seat in my bathroom! ONLY a mom would have a bouncy seat in her bathroom!! And how I now feel refreshed after 4 hours sleep! Just little things that my perfect, organized and once clean life would never have included! So I thought it would be fun to have a weekly-You Know Your A Mama When... Blog Post! Maybe you'll find them as funny as I do (after all you were once an in control, center-of-your-own-world woman, too, right?)

So...How do you know your a mama? I'd love to know!


  1. ...you think of how you can breastfeed in every outfit you see when you shop

  2. When you remember to pack diapers, wipes, extra clothes for baby and forget your own purse after leaving house.

  3. ...you realize that you will never truly figure it out.