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Things I Wish I Knew About Life After Baby

9 Things I Wish I Knew About Life After Baby The famous saying is “hindsight is 20/20.” For a new mom this can be a touchy subject. The good news is it doesn't have to be. Part of our mission at Bessie’s Best is not only to help moms produce more breast milk and unclog blocked milk ducts but it is also to help! Help comes in many forms. We have put together a list [...]

By |2021-03-10T14:04:23+00:00November 1st, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

A Frozen Remix

Is your house a Disney house? Are Disney songs on repeat 24/7? Has Disney+ made all your favorite shows- that much easier to access? Many of our moms love all things Disney. We wanted to share this customized Frozen number with you! This is a great reminder that our lactation cookies can be frozen for up to 6 months. This means always having cookies on hand, and less worrying about the post office delivering your [...]

By |2021-03-09T16:02:28+00:00October 15th, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

Wait, Did that just happen?

Weight Loss Journey of a Breastfeeding Mom "Looks like you've been hitting the carbs and sugar a little hard since your last appointment, huh?" That was my midwife at my last appointment, right before telling me, "You know, the more weight you put on, the more you're going to have to take off when the baby is born," and then quizzing me on what constitutes a carbohydrate.  This was the first time I'd seen her. [...]

By |2021-03-09T15:56:14+00:00October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Made It. Rest. Repeat.

5:00 AM. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.  Ah, the sound of your early morning alarm going off. First question of the day, before you even open your eyes… Do you hit the snooze button or roll out of bed and face the day? Decisions, decisions and some mornings are harder than others. Yes, most of us would rather choose the snooze button (one or two times), but you know the latter is the way to go. You [...]

By |2021-03-09T15:47:30+00:00September 15th, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Guess what is coming back in 2021? Kids Say the Darndest Things with Tiffany Haddish as host and we can’t wait.  Mom stories from the playground… So, the other day I had this conversation with my three-year-old. Lily: “I wish I had a different mommy.” Me: “Why?” Lily: “Because you’re not that pretty and I want my mommy to be really super pretty.” Me: “Aww, that makes me feel sad.” Lily: “Why?” Me: “Because I [...]

By |2021-03-02T19:04:04+00:00September 1st, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

Love & Loss: A New Kind of Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Love & Loss The gift of love is in the eye of the beholder. It presents itself in many different ways all year long. Love changes, as life changes. Our celebration of love changes too. When you become a parent it is a new kind of love. An unconditional love that most did not know was possible. What matters most at any given moment is relevant to that person, that moment. We are so [...]

By |2021-02-17T14:59:34+00:00August 15th, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

Messages from Grammy – Our Matriarch

A few years ago, our staff contributed stories on our website, including my Grammy. Grammy has been in my corner supporting me and my Bessie's journey since the beginning from baker to cheerleader. She has since passed, yet we continue to feel her love, especially when we found these blogs penned by her.  What a special gift Grammy left us, sweet messages as a proud parent and grandparent. Finding these letters reminds me to capture [...]

By |2021-02-17T14:58:46+00:00August 1st, 2020|Bessies|0 Comments

Little Helpers, Bigger Impact

Do your kids like to help you? Whether you are in the kitchen, garden, cleaning, shopping etc - they want to be a part of it and help out.  That’s my daughter. Her favorite line is “Ina help!” and it sure is adorable.  Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated because these chores take longer with all the extra “help”? You know if you just did it on your own you would be done in [...]

By |2021-02-17T14:57:09+00:00July 15th, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

Oh the Places You’ll Pump

Like many moms, my goal was to breastfeed!  When my son was born I was determined to exclusively breastfeed him. I was very lucky to have a 14 week maternity leave. Despite having some early breastfeeding challenges, that time at home was a big help in getting to a good place before heading back to work. I did everything I could to prepare for continuing to breastfeed while at work.  I’m one of the lucky [...]

By |2021-02-17T16:20:27+00:00July 1st, 2020|Pumping|0 Comments

It Takes a Village

I have yet to see a blog address what it's like for you and your spouse to parent without support.  So often we hear when raising kids, "It takes a village!"  But what happens when in that village there are only the two of you?  Village of Support: Population 2.   That was me. With my first child I was a single parent, in college with no support.  Parenting as a single parent the first time [...]

By |2021-02-17T14:51:57+00:00June 15th, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

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