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Drive Time: Soothing My Fussy Baby

Marcie B., Nebraska “If you have a hard-to-settle baby for reasons you can’t just figure out, life is tougher at first. It may help to put a smiley face on the calendar on those days when your baby… Read More

Encouragement Through the Struggles: Part 1

When you are faced with something that feels impossible and you struggle to believe you can succeed, what gives you the confidence and determination to focus on moving past that hurdle? What if you aren’t the one struggling,… Read More

What Worked For You During The Early Days Of Parenting?

What do you remember about the early days of parenting? Perhaps it’s the late nights, early mornings, and frequent feedings. Or maybe it’s the cuddles you shared with your newborn as you gazed at those tiny fingers and… Read More

I Can: Turning My Parenting Doubts Around

As a new parent, I was unsure of so many things. My experiences to that point were nothing like the books I read during pregnancy (I hadn’t yet been introduced to The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.) Why did… Read More

Ideas For Exercising With Little Ones Present

How do you fit exercise into your daily life? As a parent of small children, you’re typically in motion. However, this doesn’t equal a satisfying workout for everyone. Recently, Jen posed this question to the LLL USA Facebook… Read More

Parenting With Loving Guidance

S. Nelson, USA From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings. – La Leche League International philosophy statement I was raised in a home where there was a… Read More

“She Just Whipped It Out!” – A Difference In Parenting Perspectives

No matter the choices you make as a parent, you’ve probably heard – either face-to-face or second hand – that someone is critical of a choice you’ve made. It might be about feeding, sleep arrangements, caregivers, if your… Read More

Anne-Marie’s Story: My First Overnight Trip Away

Anne-Marie Studer, Grand Forks, North Dakota Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as “Personal Essay: Mom’s Big Adventure” in the Winter 2020/2021 issue of Northern LLLights, the Area Leaders’ Letter for Minnesota and the Dakotas. It has… Read More

Sharing Parenting With My Partner

Editor’s Note: No two families look the same. The structure of each family is different. In the following blog post, each person speaks from their own experience. Take what might work in your family and leave the rest!… Read More

Hard Things Get Better

Jessica Santini-Levenhagen, Grand Forks, North Dakota Editor’s Note: This essay was originally published in the Fall 2020 edition of Northern LLLights, the Area Newsletter for La Leche League of MN/Das. When my second son, Holden, was born in… Read More