Author Archive | Kailee Meskimen

I’m Not Ashamed of Being a Working Mom

When the time comes to decide to stay home or return to work, there are so many things to consider – daycare costs, income sacrifices, leaving baby with strangers, socialization, missing milestones, etc. For me, the choice was not always clear, but I know now I did the right thing for my baby and me. We spent […]

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Rocking the Mom Bod

“The weight will just melt off when you breastfeed,” they all said. “You’ll be back in your pre-pregnancy jeans in no time!” So, so wrong they were. I’ve been nursing Stella for going on nine months and have maybe lost twenty pounds and a handful of inches. What gives? I thought I was supposed to burn […]

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First Two Weeks with a Newborn

The First Two Weeks: The Scoop on Newborns

Nothing ever prepares you for children, especially newborns. There is no manual you are handed when you leave the hospital. It’s an entirely new world full of joy, exhaustion, frustration, worry, and pure amazement. Sure, you can read a few books, peruse a few online resources, and attend classes, but you won’t ever be ready. […]

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