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Stephanie McDougall

New Mom, Military Wife, Journalist

A new mom, military wife, & former news reporter with a penchant for DIY, home-made, and home-grown! Stephanie lives in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada with her little family. On her blog Mommyzoid she shares the good, the bad, and the ugly truth of being a new mom.
5 Common Breastfeeding Myths KidStock

5 Common Breastfeeding Myths Dispelled

The major problem with negative attitudes toward breastfeeding is simply the lack of exposure to it and not understanding how difficult it truly is. There are quite a few common misunderstandings about breastfeeding and majority of them you can't truly understand unless you've attempted to breastfeed or watched someone close to you attempt to breastfeed
05/26/2015 01:02 EDT
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Nurses Were Wrong About my Breastfeeding Problem

There's no question breastfeeding has its challenges. From the shape of mom's nipples to the neck rotation of the baby, it all has an impact. But I never knew what would kill our breastfeeding relationship would go undetected for so long, although it was right under my nose. Or rather my baby's nose.
05/14/2015 01:14 EDT
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Becoming a Mother Saved Me From Alcoholism

Giving up drinking for nine months was easy. It was a no brainer. Plus I was so nauseous I don't think I could have had a drink even if I had wanted to. But here's the kicker. I've officially given up alcohol. For good. My son is almost one year old and I'm coming up to two years sober.
05/10/2015 11:11 EDT
Sure, It Can Be Uncomfortable, But Enjoy Being Getty Images/Flickr RF

Sure, It Can Be Uncomfortable, But Enjoy Being Pregnant

As much as you should try and enjoy the time before the baby comes, enjoy the time after the baby comes into your life. Embrace those sticky floors and those cold cups of coffee. It won't be long before you'll have your old life back and your kids will be grown up and doing their own thing. You'll only know what they are up to because you'll follow them on Twitter because you'll be a cool mom.
05/06/2015 11:46 EDT