Post-Baby 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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The Good, The Bad, and The Messy: Starting Solids

Your baby is now somewhere between 4 and 6 months old. You’ve got the breastfeeding or bottle feeding thing down. Your little one may even be showing some interest in…

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Organization: The Family!

I don’t care if you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, organization is KEY to your sanity. The organization begins the second you become a mom. You need to…

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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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Surviving the First Few Weeks of Motherhood

Whether you have a cesarean or vaginal birth, recovery is tough. If the baby isn’t keeping you up constantly in the hospital, your nurses will help ensure you don’t catch…

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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…