All Posts By Brittany Bright

My Breastfeeding Story – Months 1-4

Before I even became pregnant, I knew that I wanted to one day breastfeed. My immediate family is extremely small. Unfortunately, breastfeeding was not something any of us was familiar with. I saw, however, through social media how strong of a bond mothers had with their children while breastfeeding. So when my time came, I knew I had to try it. During my pregnancy, I had researched as much as I possibly could about breastfeeding. I spoke with my OB-GYN, and I even went to visit a lactation consultant. I knew the benefits, and also some risks. This is my breastfeeding story for the first 4 months of Jaxon’s life.

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Stop Mom Shaming: 3 Ways to Stop Mom Shaming

“That’s not how you hold your baby.” “Your baby should NOT be sleeping in the same bed as you!” “The car seat buckle needs to be higher.” “Breastfeeding in public is just a cry for attention.” And on. And on. And on. STOP mom shaming! I and countless others have been the subject of “mom shaming” on the internet. Mom-shaming is when someone judges, shames, or scolds a mother for something that they are doing with their child/children. But why?

When it comes to social media, sometimes a picture is simply a picture. We only show what we want other people to see. Most people, like myself, post pictures of our children because they’re adorable, and we want to share our child’s adorable-ness with others. They’re either playing, crying, learning how to do something new, or just having fun. But usher in the mom-shamers inundating the comment section with unsolicited advice, opinions, and general nastiness. I know the saying goes, “if you put it on the internet, then anyone can have an opinion.” But the other saying goes, “if you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.”

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Know Your Worth: A Guide to Negotiating Salary

This is my guide to negotiating salary. As a recent college graduate and facing the grueling process of finding a job, I felt slightly intimidated.  But with a major in marketing and Corporate Relations, in addition to prior experience in journalism, public relations, digital media and advertising my confidence began to soar.  My first couple of job interviews were in April before graduation.  I spent the remainder of the summer job searching and interviewing.  The opportunities were not exciting because they did not offer the challenge that I needed.  Work should be fun and offer opportunities to grow.

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