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Mary Ann Blair

Mary Ann Blair is a stay-at-home mom living in the Pacific Northwest with her two little gentlemen and hubs. She loves connecting with other parents who like to keep it real!

Her writing has been published on Her View From Home, Perfection Pending, That’s Inappropriate, Pregnant Chicken, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Red Tricycle and in Chicken Soup For the Soul. She can be found at https://www.maryannblair.com

Feeling Judged for Formula Feeding? Here Are 5 Practical Things You Can Do

Inside: Unfortunately, most bottle feeding moms know what it’s like feeling judged for formula feeding. Here are five practical things you can do to not let the judgy people get to you (even medical professionals), and to increase your parenting confidence, instead. I sat in the circle of other new moms, surrounded by car seats …

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9 Benefits of Formula Feeding for Mom (What I Wish I’d Known Sooner)

Inside: Whether you’re considering using formula from the beginning of your baby’s life, or are struggling to let go of breastfeeding and embrace exclusive formula feeding, knowing these nine benefits of formula feeding for mom (not baby) can give you the support you need to start using formula full-time with confidence. Before I had kids, …

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Bottle Feeding Equipment: What You Truly Need (& What to Skip)

Inside: Wondering what bottle feeding equipment you actually need when you’re first starting out, and what to skip? Get one bottle-feeding mom’s opinion on what’s essential, and what’s really not – with bottle-feeding supplies for both formula feeding parents and recommendations for pumping, bottle-feeding mamas, too. As any formula feeding or exclusively pumping mom can …

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9 Disadvantages of Formula Feeding (from a mom who used formula)

Inside: Trying to decide whether or not to use formula? While we firmly believe that fed is always best, there are definitely disadvantages to using formula. To know what you are getting yourself into, here are the top nine disadvantages of formula feeding – from a mom who used formula with both of her babies. …

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I Had a Missed Miscarriage at 8 Weeks. Here’s How I Survived it.

Inside: If you’ve had a missed miscarriage, it helps to know you’re not alone. Mary Ann opens up about her missed miscarriage – from the heart-wrenching 8 week appointment where she discovered there was no heartbeat, to what her D&C was like, to how she recovered physically and emotionally. “I am so sorry. There is …

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Formula Feeding Tips and Tricks for the New-to-Formula Mom

Inside: Formula feeding tips and tricks from a mom who’s been there. Includes benefits of formula feeding, must-haves, common mistakes to avoid, and formula feeding tips that will make your life as a formula-feeding mama easier. Welcome to the world of formula feeding! Maybe you plan to use formula from day one, or perhaps you …

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