This parenthood thang

What’s the hardest thing about being a parent? I’d have to say the hardest thing for me has been being so far from my family, I’v...


What’s the hardest thing about being a parent?

I’d have to say the hardest thing for me has been being so far from my family, I’ve always been big on family and extremely close to my fam so not having them here with me has been hard and it started during my pregnancy. I feel like I’ve grown a lot closer to my sister, mom, dad, and grandmother through this process; I literally FaceTime them all the time now, I just wish they lived closer :/  I feel like having family around, growing up with my cousins, and summers at my Nana’s house were such a huge part of my childhood and memories I’ll treasure forever. Who knows? Maybe I’ll convince them to move the California! Last week my mom came to visit me from Georgia and I was soooo sad when she left, my grandparents from Michigan will be here tomorrow and I’m ecstatic! 

How’s breast feeding going?

Breastfeeding is going well! Starting off was def harder than I thought it would be but I’ve gotten used to it, I also started pumping because my boobs get huge and I need the relief, also so my boyfriend can bond with her through bottle feeding. I have two pumps, a manual and an electronic, so farI’ve only used the manual because it’s super easy and convenient. They are both Mandela pumps, the manual one can be purchase HERE, and the electronic was free through my insurance! I used a site called (INSERT SITE), you enter your insurance information and it tells you the pumps you qualify for, pick your pump and they’ll mail it to you, and it only takes a week or less!

#BreastfeedWithoutFear #NormalizeBreastfeeding

So my sister was the one who turned me on to this subject and I love everything about it. We only know what we’ve been programed to see as right and wrong and publicly breastfeeding is one of those that society has told women that it is inappropriate to do and these movements say F*ck That! It’s normal, it’s natural! There isn’t anything wrong with feeding your child. You don’t need to run to the bathroom and/or cover up, feed your baby! You should not feel ashamed, this has brought me so much joy and confidence as a woman and a new mother I feel empowered, it’s a beautiful thing that our bodies can produce food for our children and it should not be frowned upon, it should be a normal to see and/or do as a person tying their shoes.


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