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Three moms, three lives, one top, many uses

There are three moms featured here, soon to be mother of two, Oxana  Whether you're expecting or bottles and diapers are long gone, the Cardimom® goes from the day you have a positive pregnancy test to beyond baby. It can be used as both a maternity sweater or cardigan, a nursing top & nursing cover, a capsule wardrobe piece, even a babywearing sweater. Above you see Oxana wearing it as a belted poncho. By flipping the front over your head, it becomes a vest or cardigan.  This is the Summer Tank featured but any of the styles that we offer have this functionality.    Here you see she is wearing it as a vest and it totally completes her outfit....

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Grandma is gone - my experience losing my mother before I was done having children

There has been a lot of joy in my life in the past few years and almost two years ago, my mother passed away of stomach cancer. She had been sick for several years and she had already been through breast cancer as well so she was already a survivor! My mother had me at the age of 40 which at the time was quite unusual, even though it isn't by today's standards.  As I hold my newborn and stare into his eyes, I wonder how she would have treated him had she had the opportunity to meet him. I would surmise she would have been in love and elated. Every time my sister or I had a child, she...

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Product Review: Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump

I guess I'm reviewing products with double vowels. This is Instagram viral marketing at its best. Well it wasn't viral, but I saw some posts on Instagram of this breastfeeding natural pump thing called the Haakaa. It looked like a little flower vase and moms were raving about it. I hadn't heard of it but I was so curious to try one and the price was so reasonable I ordered one to try. It is essentially a silicone container without a lid that has a cone shaped lip that allows you to suction it onto your breast without needing a pump source. By squeezing the base and placing it over your areola, it creates a suction that draws your breastmilk...

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Momming by any means

Yesterday my hubs went back to work after taking paternity leave and it was my first day going back to doing everything - kids, food, school, work, and baby. Oddly enough it was a wonderful day and I was actually able to take the girls swimming AND get in a workout...How did I work out? On a recumbent bike at the gym with a baby over my shoulder! I like that phrase 'by any means' because it aptly describes the life of a mom. I know that in a negative sense it could cause you to think that one doesn't care about the process but just the goal. In my case, it's not that - it's that so much of...

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50 Shades of Poop

As a cloth diapering mom of a breastfed newborn, I've spent so much time trying to get the cloth diapers back to pristine after each poop and in the process, I've been baffled by how much range it has in color and texture! If you are on the brink of delivering, trust me, once baby is born, you will find yourself googling and even taking pictures of your baby's diaper creations. Doctors rarely care to inspect these photos FYI but you know, there is a moment of pride you feel when baby has their first poop, the first of many firsts but one of a few requirements allowing you to be discharged from the hospital together. From black tarrish meconium...

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