Author Archive | Alana Livingston

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No, My Kid Doesn’t NEED a Pet

When I would start dating someone, it was inevitable that people would ask, “When are you getting married?”  Then, once I was married, people started asking, “When are you going to have a baby?”  I logically expected the next question to be, “When are you going to have another?”  Much to my surprise, that wasn’t […]

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Breastfeeding a Skinny Baby

I am happy to say that I made it one whole year exclusively breastfeeding my daughter, but that year certainly wasn’t without struggles. We persevered through an oversupply, mastitis (twice), nipple shields, a non-breastfeeding friendly pediatrician, acid reflux, misdiagnosed (and wrongly medicated) colic, tongue and lip ties, and slow weight gain!  Since my daughter started […]

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One perk to having a mom who holds on to everything is getting to dress my daughter in some of my old clothes!

I’m the Mom that Keeps ALL the Things

 As Spring cleaning season approaches, articles about decluttering your life and even incorporating concepts like konmari seem to pop up in every feed you see. I’ve never been much of a “Spring cleaner;” instead I just try to stay on top of the cleaning year round (except for baseboards and windowsills–who has time to clean those?!). It’s the […]

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