We Found the Breast Pump That Will Give You More Milk in Less Time!

As a first time mom with a long list of to-dos, I’m always on the lookout for tools that will help me be more efficient. There are emails to read, online meetings to attend to, classes to schedule, household to manage, and a baby to feed! With unpredictable schedules and packed days, I need all the help I can get to perform my career and motherhood duties the best way I can. And I just love it when support comes in the shape of products designed by modern working moms! After all, it takes moms to fully understand moms, right?

When I heard that Motif Medical, a brand established by a team of working moms, medical professionals, and engineers, in North Carolina, USA, is now available in the Philippines, ahhh, I couldn’t wait to know more about it. A breastfeeding mom like me is definitely interested in their brand’s flagship product, the Luna breast pump, since it claims that it can produce “more milk in less time.” Who wouldn’t want that?! Read more about what I’ve learned about this brand and product and while you’re at it, you must know that Motif Medical is offering an introductory price of up to 25% off until May 31, 2023!

We Found the Breast Pump That Will Give You More Milk in Less Time!

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Parents, What’s Your Take on Allowing Your Child to Do Sleepovers?

Our home is our children’s place of refuge and comfort. In it, they enjoy our love made tangible with their rooms decorated to their own liking, hearty food prepared for them on the table, and even some luxuries we can afford. Guided by the rules we set, our children move around freely and comfortably in our homes whilst being continually trained to not abuse the familiarity. Whenever our kids are at home with us, our minds are at peace that they are happy, safe, and protected.

Inevitably, there will come a time in our children’s lives when they will ask for permission for a sleepover at a cousin’s or friend’s house without us. To send our kids on their own to sleep in another’s house is quite unthinkable for some parents. So, we asked dear moms, “What is your take on allowing your child to do sleepovers?”

As you read other moms’ responses below, ponder on your own take, or try to come up with your own. Open a discussion about it with your spouse and other mom friends, and let this begin a healthy discussion on confidence, custody, and consent.

Parents, What’s Your Take on Allowing Your Child to Do Sleepovers?

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Mom Stories: Why It’s Important to Take a Break

The longest I’ve been away from my toddler was a day and 2 nights. The whole time I was away from her, my emotions were shifting from gratitude to mom guilt. I was so thankful to have had the chance to take a break from my parenting duties, but at the same time I kept thinking how I should be the one at home taking care of her. I guess I also had that fear that she would resent me once I saw her again.

But when I reunited with her after that breather, it’s as if nothing changed. She was still as excited to see me as I was seeing her. The best part was that I came back recharged and refreshed in doing my nanay duties.

Parenting is hard work. It’s no surprise that taking a break every once in a while is essential to be able to be great at this job. I’m sure other moms could also relate with me about the feeling of mom guilt. But then again, rest is equally as important. Society is only recently understanding that rest is also productive because it allows us to fill our cups and give more from there.

So I asked other moms how they are able to practice self-care and why they think moms, or parents in general, need a breather.

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Husbands, Here’s How You Can Ease Your Wife’s Mental Load

A mom wakes up every morning with a running to-do list. On most days, you don’t see her just seated in one corner. You find her literally in different parts of the house, ticking as many invisible boxes as she can. When her body’s physically at rest, her mind races to the next task. It’s a never-ending process.

While you see her as a strong woman who can singlehandedly finish her tasks, she does need a pick-me-up any time of the day. (Yes, even on those days when she says she can do things on her own!) For her, there’s always this feeling of an imminent head explosion due to the overwhelming tasks, as a wife, mom, career woman, and homemaker. So husband, this is where you come in and try your best to ease her mental load!

We know how challenging it is to tiptoe on a situation when you’re unsure of what to do. We’ve come up with a list of tips with hopes that will help you be the best partner your wife needs on her difficult days!

Husbands, Here's How You Can Ease Your Wife's Mental Load

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