It’s been a long time!

Hi Mamis!

So the summer has passed us by (was it ever really even here?) and I’m still breastfeeding…

STILL!

The good news is that it’s down to 2x a day

The bad news is that my breasts are still not mine

I’m trying to wean on my daughter’s time table but man…I’m dying to get my boobs back!

While this happens I promise to keep updating my blog (even when life gets in the way) and I’m thinking of expanding this internet space of mine to include more product reviews, raves, bashes, and Mami life hacks…what do you all think?

Let me know Mamis…

Have a great afternoon 🙂

Even the Pope approves

Good morning Mamis

Even if you’re not Catholic or religious for the matter you have to admit that Pope Francis is very different than his predecessors. He’s shaking up the Vatican by living modestly and making bold statements. He’s Time magazine’s Person of the Year and with good reason. I like him a lot. He was already cool in my book, but then he came out and defended a woman’s right to breastfeed in public…even at the Vatican. Smart guy!

YES POPE FRANCIS AKA POPE AWESOME!!! Read the article here.

Remember mamis..breastfeeding in public is a choice, you don’t have to do it if you don’t feel comfortable but isn’t it nice to know that major world figures are coming forth and normalizing breastfeeding? I’ve done it myself on more than one occasion and I’ve never gotten a negative reaction but then again, I don’t care either way. Anyhoot…a more detailed post on that later…in the meanwhile…..

Have a great weekend and eeekkksss!!! 5 days until Christmas (or 4 if you are Latina/o hee hee)

XOXO

Role models for our daughters

Good afternoon beautiful mamis!

As you all know, Meatball is only 10 months old but yes, I am thinking of how I plan to shape her little mind. I’m super concerned about the image of women in the media and the last thing I want is for my baby to grow up in a world where ratchet reality stars are the top role models.

Yes, I know that I will be meatball’s prime example of womanhood, but it’s good to have back ups (LOL) the women in the bottom row of the pic below will be just that!

What do you do or plan to do to surround your daughter with positive and strong female role models? Geek on mamis!!! Live long and prosper!!!Image

Meatball Walks!

Hi Mamis!

I’m very happy to report that at 10 months and 1 week old meatball is walking!!! She never had a walker, I never bought her any stationary entertainers or jumpers on the advice of my very good friend VT. (child development specialist). The only tool I used a walking harness called “Walking Wings” faithfully every day for a couple of months (for about 10-15 minutes daily). I took a very “old world/natural parenting” approach and allowed her to crawl/roll around/sit/lay down on the floor and let her do her thing. I made sure I got her socks with little rubber grips so that she wouldn’t slip, and that the floors were always clean and baby proof.

I’m just so happy that meatball is walking 🙂

Click here to purchase Walking Wings.

Does anyone else have any walking stories or advice to share? Leave comments Mamis! Have a great afternoon 🙂

Even Snooki breastfeeds *mami rave* celebrity breastfeeding moms

As a “newish” mom it’s super encouraging to know that even the most glamorous Hollywood celebrities breastfeed, and that they too suffer the same challenges us “normal” folk go through. I mean, come on…Snooki does it. Did you ever think you’d be celebrating her accomplishments? Read below for a short list of some celebrity milky mamis.

Jennifer Garner (Now she really kicks ass)

Tori Spelling (Go Donna Martin..yes this ages me…I watched her on Beverly Hills 90210)

Angelina Jolie (Yet another reason why she’s one of my favorite actesses)

Julie Bowen ( I don’t watch Modern Family, but kudos to nursing twins simultaneously!)

Mary Louise Parker (Any Weeds fans here?)

Christina Aguilera (Yayy for my fellow Ecuadorian!)

Naomi Watts (Nursing down under LOL)

Catherine Zeta-Jones (Another of my faves)

Nicole Richie (From The Simple Life to breastfeeding…thumbs up on the upgrade of life!)

Kourtney Kardashian (Attachment mamis stand up!)

Isla Fisher (I wonder what Borat (husband) has to say about that LOL!)

Salma Hayek (The #1 fave in my book, she even nursed a crying baby in Africa…talk about being dedicated to breastfeeding!)

Gwyneth Paltrow (Ok, her kids have weird names but who cares?? She’s a fellow BF’er)

Gwen Stefani (OMG she’s one of my favorite artists…now I love her even more)

Cate Blanchett (Serious actor…serious BF’er)

Snooki (If she BF’s then she’s all good in my book)

Hilary Duff (Lizzie Maguire BF’s. She’s way cooler than that Miley Cyrus girl)

P!nk (Another one of my favorite singers and she bf’s wherever she pleases..go girl!)

Gisele Bündchen (Victoria’s Secret Model #1)

Miranda Kerr (Victoria’s Secret Model #2)

Laetitia Casta (Victoria’s Secret Model #3)

Molly Sims (Victoria’s Secret Model #4)

Kendra Wilkinson (Playboy playmates do it to…OWWWW!)

Kate Beckinsale (Vampires nurse too)

Alyssa Milano (Smart little witch)

Alanis Morissette (You oughta know she breastfeeds and is an attachment parent..another fave artist of mine)

Mayim Bialik (Blossom/Amy Farah Fowler BF’s, is an attachment parent and she’s the author of a life changing book I urge all moms to read “Beyond the Sling”. THUMBS WAY UP)

Alicia Silverstone (Clueless breastfeeds…that’s not so clueless..but she also chews her baby’s food and then feeds it to him…so IDK about that)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Another serious actress and BF’er)

Halle Berry (One of the world’s most beautiful BF’er)

Jessica Alba (She’s just about perfect)

Beyoncé (She’s completely PERFECT…love her more now)

There are many more, this is just a little list to keep you motivated about breastfeeding, or if you’re a mami to be, to consider breastfeeding more! I can say from personal experience, there are few things more beautiful and fulfilling as breastfeeding your baby. It makes me feel like a complete WOMAN and I celebrate my femininity more. WINNING!

Stay milky mamis! (Enjoy the pictures below as well)

Models do it too

Models do it too

Taking a nursing break at a photo shoot

Taking a nursing break at a photo shoot

Angelina, Miranda, Gwen :-)

Angelina, Miranda, Gwen 🙂

Breastfeeding in the pages of Vogue magazine – Need I say more?

She kicks ass…that is all!