Mommy Advice

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Organization: Baby’s Records

This morning, my friend (and fellow writer) Michelle and I hosted a baby shower for one of our good friends. I got her my staple gift (minky blanket) I give all…

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Seven Things I wish I had known about childbirth!

Baby / You

Childbirth.  That magical day you have planned for over nine months.  All the books talk about going into labor.  Your OB/GYN will talk to you about various aspects of labor.  You’ll…

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Dealing with All that Crying

Imagine yourself happily sleeping in a comfy chair on the beach while you calmly listen to the sound of the ocean. You are all alone and no one can bother…

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Packing the Family

The big job of packing for the entire family seems to be a task that always falls on the mother. If I am not uber organized, packing can really stress…

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Exercise During Pregnancy

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t shoot their husbands!” -Elle Woods

For me, there is not much better than…

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The dark side of becoming a mom: Postpartum Depression

I’m a very type A person.  I’m a planner. I’m a learner. I’m organized. I’m always prepared. When I was pregnant with my first child I read ALL the books….

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POOP!

I feel like I had changed a fair amount of diapers before I had kids of my own. I am 11 years older than my sisters and did some babysitting…

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Cloth Diapering 101

Unless you are already well versed on cloth diapering, I already know what you’re thinking… “Groooooossss!!”,  “I could NEVER do THAT!”, “Disposable diapers are SO MUCH EASIER!!”.

Believe me, that…

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Returning to Work: Pumping

Pumping mom: Level Expert

There really should be some sort of merit badge for pumping breast milk.  If you’re an exclusively pumping mama then you deserve a trophy!…

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Organization: Dress Up Clothes!

Every preschooler I know LOVES to dress up as someone or something else. From superheroes to princesses, they just can’t get enough! Unfortunately, the costumes can easily take over your…

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Organization: Toys!

On any given day, I would cut off my right arm to have a toy room. Unfortunately, we are maxed out in our little 3 bedroom house with 5 people and…

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Returning to Work: The Basics

Not surprisingly, the whole concept of returning to work after having a baby starts the day you get pregnant.  I wish we lived in a society that treated maternity leave…

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Returning to Work: The Struggle.

The decision to return to work after having a baby is a very emotional one.  For some moms, they have to go back to work. Their family may depend on…

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Prepping for Your Third Delivery

Preparing to give birth to your third child is so much different than preparing for the first two. You spend more time worrying about the two children you have at…

Breastfeeding

Why I Really Breastfeed

Unless you live under a rock, you know that breastfeeding is recommended for babies because of the many health benefits for both the baby and the mother. Breastfeeding gives your baby…