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

What Do I Need To Buy In Order To Breastfeed? 

One of the most common questions expectant or new parents ask is, “What do I need to buy to breastfeed?” If you ask a La Leche League Leader, the response will often be that you need fewer things and more support…. Read More

Looking Back: We Change, We Grow, We Learn, We Gain

Elizabeth Meyer, Missouri Originally published in the September-October 1983 issue of La Leche League News. Editor’s Note: The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication for members, was published in 1958. The name changed to New Beginnings in 1985. New… Read More

Making A Memory

Renee DiGregorio, Burbank, California Editor’s Note: “Making A Memory” was originally published in 1995 in the La Leche League of SoCA/Nevada Area newsletter League Spirit. The following is an abridged version of the original essay. As I get… Read More