Meet the face
behind the posts
Hi there! My name is Anna.
When I had my first baby I knew nothing about what would happen to my body during and after pregnancy. I couldn't imagine how much a newborn can cry, eat, and poop. I didn’t know a single thing about breastfeeding, and because of that lack of critical knowledge I couldn’t keep up with it and gave up.
I spent lots of time learning things the hard way. 3 years and two kids later, I've gathered quite a bit of information.
My hope for this website is to become a place that other moms can find not only information to help them make their lives a little bit easier, but to find support, encouragement, and even their village. I don't want anyone else to struggle with some of the things that I did, or to feel the way that I felt when I didn't know enough about things like breastfeeding and pumping. Such a natural process, but unbelievably difficult because it in fact does not just "come naturally!"
When I tried breastfeeding my first baby, it was SO HARD. She cried (as all babies did) and I was given misinformation about my diet giving her gas and not knowing any better, I got frustrated and depressed and gave up. I tried pumping for a few days.. I refused to spend $40 on a pumping bra, I wore giant sized flanges because I thought everyone did, I thought I could pump twice a day at a few days postpartum and have tons of milk. I cried because I didn't have a freezer stash at only a few days. It quickly became too much, and I gave up. I found out later on, that I was wrong about EVERYTHING. I'll do my very best to prevent that from happening to anyone else, I don't want anyone to feel the way I did.
I turned the tables when I had my second baby, I was so much more educated and prepared. Nursing didn't quite work out- but I'll die before I give up on exclusive pumping before I'm ready. As of October 2022 I'm at 11 months!
My grandma always told us when we were kids that “if you don’t learn something new, then your day was a waste!”
So, what are you waiting for? Come and learn something new today!