Motherhood

Baby Led Weaning And Why It Worked For Us

I can specifically remember, when Asahi was about five months old, sitting at my table eating my usual peanut butter oatmeal and realizing  that in a month I was going to need to make not only my breakfast but his! Five months postpartum was TOUGH. The four month sleep regression was still killing us and… Continue reading Baby Led Weaning And Why It Worked For Us

breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support in Tokyo

First, I just want to say, breastfeeding is HARD! And breastfeeding is even harder without support. Getting help, especially in the early days, does not mean you are a bad mother. In fact, it's the opposite! Asking for help is exactly what you should do if things aren't going well because even though breastfeeding is… Continue reading Breastfeeding Support in Tokyo

breastfeeding · Pregnancy & Childbirth

What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding BEFORE Giving Birth

As a pregnant woman, how much time are you spending preparing for birth? Are you taking breathing classes? Touring your hospital? Packing a hospital bag? Reading books? What about for breastfeeding? If you're anything like me, you barely prepared at all! Before giving birth I knew I wanted to breastfeed, but I really had no… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding BEFORE Giving Birth

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Choosing a Maternity Caregiver in Japan

Congratulations! You're pregnant! But you're...in Japan. Now what? Bringing life into the world is intense enough, let alone doing it outside your home country. If you're anything like me, you turned to Google to help you find a caregiver and you probably got the same result as I did...Aiiku Clinic and Dr. Sakamoto! Although this… Continue reading Choosing a Maternity Caregiver in Japan

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Mom and Baby Friendly Hospitals, Maternity Clinics, and Birth Houses in the Tokyo Area

Caregivers in Japan can be quite conservative compared to other countries. When choosing a caregiver, it is important to do your research early in your pregnancy so you know their policies and what options are available to you (particularly surrounding pain relief) before it's too late to make a change. For more info about how… Continue reading Mom and Baby Friendly Hospitals, Maternity Clinics, and Birth Houses in the Tokyo Area

Life In Tokyo With Kids

My Favorite Spots for Mom & Baby Meetups in Tokyo

Hosting a baby meetup is easy, but finding the perfect location sometimes isn't! When you are catering to moms and babies, you need a place that can tick all the boxes. In my experience, those are: A clean space for baby to lay down, sit, crawl, or walk Breastfeeding friendly Open, so you don't have… Continue reading My Favorite Spots for Mom & Baby Meetups in Tokyo

Life In Tokyo With Kids

Flying with a baby: My Experience with ANA

We recently traveled to the US to visit family over the summer and I flew several different airlines with a baby: Air Canada, Hawaiian Airlines, and ANA (All Nippon Airways). I knew I was going to be flying by myself with my 8 month old on the way home (about 14 hours in travel time)… Continue reading Flying with a baby: My Experience with ANA