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Things I Wish I Knew About Life After Baby

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

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 [...]

A Frozen Remix

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

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 [...]

You Made It. Rest. Repeat.

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

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 [...]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Little Helpers, Bigger Impact

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

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 [...]

It Takes a Village

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

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 [...]

Illusions of the Perfect Family in 2021

By |2021-02-17T14:52:11+00:00June 1st, 2020|Parenting|

Becoming a parent is a big decision and responsibility. Once you're a parent - you are all in Mamma. Welcome to the club!  After your first kid, almost instantly the next question is, “So, how many kids do you want to have?”   There is certainly no easy answer to that question. Each person, family and situation is different. Some people know and some people don't. But, what we can tell you is, the answer is [...]

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