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A Tired Mama Breastfeeds for 3 Years

I was planning on being what many consider a "crunchy mama".  A homebirthing, cloth diapering, babywearing, and breastfeeding mama. While the first three went fine, breastfeeding didn't go without a hitch.  We tried to learn everything during the pregnancy. A class on breastfeeding, A breastfeeding circle. Established care with a lactation consultant.  The midwife checked latch over the first few days.  Yet all that knowledge and help still didn't prepare me!   I remember having toe curling pain that was so bad I was hitting the wall to get through it.  Something had to give!  There was a friend that had offered to come over and help with latch, and I finally gave in and accepted.  With her help, I realized...

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Unicorn Bra + Camisole

Accurate measuring is essential to getting a perfectly fitted custom bra!  All measurements are taken without a bra on. Lift your breasts and have someone measure your under bust. Around your body as close to the base of your breasts as you can get.  Make sure the measuring tape is snug, but not uncomfortably tight.    Measure around the largest part of your bust.  Do this measurement while bent over so that your breasts are hanging towards the floor.  This will ensure there is enough room in the cups.  You can send a standing bust measurement as well.    For the hip measurement (camisole only), measure around the largest part of your hips.  If you're pregnant - measure just below the belly, around...

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Sizing Information

  It can be so hard to decide what size garments to get when you're pregnant or postpartum!  Just when the belly stops growing, your boobs start expanding.  So how do you pick?     All our products fit a weight gain or loss of around 30 pounds.  We do this by allowing "positive ease." Positive ease makes your clothes larger than your measurements.  Plus we only choose styles that separate around the belly, leaving some extra room if it's needed.   What to do when you fall in two different sizes? Order based on your bust measurement, or chose a size between the two you measure.  If you are off the chart and still want our nursing shirts, shoot us a...

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Pharmacy Tech to Seamstress

I often get asked about the origins of this business. So what made me decide to start a sewing business?   Like many teens in the 90's, my first job was at a grocery store as a bagger, then cashier. One day, the pharmacy was short staffed. They asked me to go and work the pharmacy cash register. Let me tell you, I thought I was the bees knees working in that pharmacy. 😎 I went home full of air and determined to become a pharmacy technician.   Ten years later I'd long since reached my goal and was becoming jaded about my future.  Pharmacy technicians do make good money, but there isn't any room for advancement.  Usually the only way to...

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What's Breastfeeding a Toddler Like?

For some this is a norm, for others it seems far fetched.  The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond. Yet most mothers in the USA aim for 6 months to 1 year of breastfeeding.   Breastfeeding a toddler has it's own advantages and trials.  Once you've breastfed for a year, keeping it up throughout toddlerhood is usually an easy thing.  But like most parts of the mother/child relationship, breastfeeding will need adaptation and change over the years.  While I still breastfeed my 3 year old, it looks nothing like it did when she was an infant.   During her newborn period, I was focused on a good latch to avoid pain, was worried...

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