Milky Chic Blog — Motherhood

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My Postpartum Essentials

My Postpartum Essentials

The moments after giving birth can be some of the sweetest, most life-changing moments of your life. And why wouldn’t they be? You are holding this new life in your hands – a life you helped create. Your heart swells with love and adoration. It’s just beautiful. And then, ouch! The realization of how your body feels begins to set in. After all, you just pushed that delicate little life right out of your vagina! Vaginal childbirth can be a miraculous experience, but it is important to prepare yourself for the post-partum experience. I am currently 5 weeks post-partum and...

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Leni's Birth Story

Leni's Birth Story

Hey, all! Guess who finally arrived? That’s right - we welcomed our beautiful, healthy daughter, Leni Shir Davis, to the world on October 14, 2020. She was born at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. And, while we currently have two children, ages 3 and 6, Leni’s birth was unlike anything I’ve experienced before. See, my due date was October 7th and, well, I was expecting to have the same encounter as I had previously had. You know, my water would break on or around my due date, we’d head to the hospital, I’d get an epidural, and...

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Keeping the Family Peace While Sheltering in Place

Keeping the Family Peace While Sheltering in Place

When we were first informed that we must shelter in place, the idea of being forced to stay home may have seemed like a mini-vacation. No more rushing to get ready for the days ahead – just lots of family time in a slower-paced environment. It always sounds like such a great idea in the beginning, doesn’t it? Well, sure, it starts off that way, but then something begins to change.   What happens when we are stuck with our loved ones – night and day – for an extended period of time? You guessed it – we begin to quarrel,...

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Hey Moms! Here’s How to Find Alone Time in Quarantine

Hey Moms! Here’s How to Find Alone Time in Quarantine

Our world has gone crazy - or maybe it just feels like it. But, having to be endlessly quarantined with our families can, at times, seem like both a blessing and a curse.  As moms, we love our kids. We love spending time with them, helping them learn and explore their world, and just making memories. Then, there is that other thing – you know, that time you typically have to yourself. Whether it is while the kids are at school or you are at work – even just your commute – this time away is crucial in maintaining your...

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