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One Little Word - New Years Resolutions

One Little Word - New Years Resolutions

I don't know about you, but creating New Years Resolutions can be a daunting task. I have high expectations for the year to come but then I'm always disappointed when my goals don't pan out the way I would like. So about five years ago, I decided to take a different approach to my goals for the new year.  One. Little. Word. Just one. I would pick one word to be my guiding star for the new year. In past years I have chosen words like Simplify, Care, Joy, and Patience.  And my word for 2020: GRATITUDE. 2019 was a...

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A Fun Idea for Your Leftover Halloween Candy!

A Fun Idea for Your Leftover Halloween Candy!

We had so much fun doing this today. There are lots of variations so do what works best for you. Here is how I did it: 1-My kids picked out their 25 favorite candy from their Halloween stash 2-They wrapped the candy individually in Christmas wrapping paper. 3-We put the wrapped candy in bags for storage. I'll probably make a garland on December 1, and they will open a candy a day to countdown to Christmas. We have a ton of candy, so we will be making some for friends and family. It will make a great gift! What fun...

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How Do You Know If Your Baby Is Getting Enough Breastmilk?

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How Do You Know If Your Baby Is Getting Enough Breastmilk?

Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed your baby, but if you are a little Type A, like me, it can be frustrating not being able to know the exact amount of breastmilk your baby is getting with each feeding and throughout the day. And while there is no way to tell exactly how much milk your baby is eating, here are some facts that can reassure you that your baby is getting everything he/she needs.  1) Weight gain is a good indicator that your baby is getting as much breastmilk as he/she needs. Your baby should gain about 5-7 oz...

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5 Ways To Stay Comfortable During Postpartum & Speed Up Recovery

5 Ways To Stay Comfortable During Postpartum & Speed Up Recovery

  You had just given birth! Congratulations! And now, during the postpartum period, which is the first 6 weeks after birth, you are going to be dealing with a new set of discomforts. However, there are tips and tricks to help you stay comfortable during this sensitive time and speed up recovery whether you delivered your baby vaginally or via C-section. 1. Provide The Best Care To Your Birthing Areas If you gave birth vaginally, you are going to want to make sure that you care for your perineum as well as you can by putting an ice pack on the...

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Four Tips for Flying with Baby

Four Tips for Flying with Baby

I am a great big ball of anxiety when I travel, and particularly when I fly. My brain becomes a worry machine, listing all of the what-if questions, one after the other, killing any and all excitement for my trip. So, needless to say, adding a baby to my travel scenario just about sends me over the edge. However, because I can’t avoid flying all together, and because driving is not an option as it’s the only thing worse than flying, I have come up with a few tips and tricks to help ease anxiety while flying with baby. Tip...

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