These Might Be the Most Comfortable Nursing Bras You Will Wear

Breastfeeding involves a lot of effort and love sometimes accompanied with pain and heartache. The icing on the cake is wearing a nursing bra that makes you feel uncomfortable. In the realm of new motherhood it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Breastfeeding around the clock can be extremely exhausting, uncomfortable and it’s not easy. Finding…

The Importance of Trusting Your Instinct

We all know that feeling: the one where your brain alarm goes off, your belly gets tight or you just know when something is a little off; especially when we compromise our beliefs to satisfy another. It’s imperative that, as mothers, we do not put others before our children and ourselves. It’s just as important…

In Conversation with Melissa Leclair from Leclair Decor

You began Leclair Decor in 2011. Can you tell us about the trials and tribulations at the very beginning? In the beginning you have no idea what you’re doing. I can’t tell you how many times I felt completely lost, like I was stumbling along in the dark. There’s no guidebook on how to start…

Embracing Your Authentic Self for Your Child’s sake

I have been able to slowly shake off doubt as motherhood grows on me. This came in many different ways. At first, I believed it was important to embrace my more authentic self for my child’s sake. I knew that I had to let go of some insecurity to represent the woman I knew I…

Normalizing Sexual Orientation From Day One

I rarely discuss this topic due to the fact that every single person takes this opinion quite personally. But, as we’re in the midst of International Pride Week, I find there is power in hearing other’s parenting techniques and views on a very touchy, somewhat political subject matter. So, brace yourself. I’m going to get…

Embracing Your “New” and improved Body Postpartum

Postpartum: the time in which we discover a new version of the body we once loved and lived in. Within moments it became the vessel for new life. Within minutes we lost an immense amount of weight through the delivery of our child(ren). We are often overwhelmed with the emotion of proudness; of pure and…

The Importance of Creating Space

Dealing with all the emotions and how to manage the stress and responsibility of motherhood in the early days. It’s no easy feat. No one prepares you for the overwhelming amount of juggling it takes to simply live (in an attempt to live well) while welcoming motherhood. Here you stand (or sit, or lay) while…