Abby Theuring

Abby Theuring
The Badass Breastfeeder is a mother, writer, social worker, attachment parent, proud breastfeeder and advocate. Her career as a social worker has shown her that gentle and connected parenting is vital for life-long emotional health.You can find her blog at www.thebadassbreastfeeder.com and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheBadassBreastfeeder.

Don’t Go Away Mad, Just Go Away

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder's sons.

It’s been pretty busy around here lately. I mean when is it not, right? But lately life has been messing with our routine and it always seems to me that the first thing to get cut are the couple of hours per week I set aside for myself. I’ve learned that when I don’t get a bit of time for …

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9 Signs That You Are a Second Child

I have been a second child for about a year now and something tells me that my first year of life has been very different from my older brother’s. I hear my mom talking to her mom friends and they all say the same thing, “I never would have let my first child do that.” Then they all giggle, “Yep! …

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The Evolution of a Bed Sharing Family

We’ve had several sleeping arrangements in our home since the birth of our first son, Jack. Sleeping was a huge source of stress for us, as it is with most new parents. And right when Jack started to mostly sleep through the night we had another baby! Since the birth of Exley many people have asked how we can possibly …

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Go With the Guilt

In the on-line mommy support world it’s become common to tell others to not feel guilty. We often want to support each other and don’t want another mother that we care about to feel this negative feeling. Motherhood is jam-packed with big emotions and sometimes we just want to put a lid on it. While I understand not wanting someone …

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She Shouldn’t Have…

Maintaining a United Front in the Face of Nursing in Public (NIP) Incidents It’s not unusual when reporting on NIP incidents for me to witness women creating a divide rather than a united front. The scenario is generally the same; a woman has taken to social media by posting on her own Facebook page, private group or the wall of …

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It’s Not About the Boob

I’ve had my mind on NIP incidents recently. Every once in a while it seems there are too many to even keep track of. This has me thinking about boobs. When we talk about NIP incidents we inevitably get onto the subject of the over-sexualization of the breast. We shout (or type really hard) at people about how they think …

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Time Travel

We have a kids’ book about homebirth and this has become a part of Jack’s experience. At just shy of 3 years old he saw his brother, Exley, born in our living room into a tub of water. With all of the fuss over Exley for the past 5 months we wanted to talk more about Jack’s birth, the fuss …

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5 Tips for Gently Weaning the Highly Sensitive Child

Nothing about breastfeeding has gone the way that I planned and weaning is no exception. I have been breastfeeding for more than 3 years and tandem breastfeeding for 5 months. The magical days of breastfeeding are over. Now it’s just another part of life that I sometimes enjoy and sometimes despise. At 3 years and 3 months old my oldest …

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