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8 Practical Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Before I had my son, I heard a lot of negativity about breastfeeding. It seemed that everyone who didn’t enjoy it was quite vocal about the inconveniences and difficulties. I was a bit scared that I wasn’t going to be able to nurse my son from all the stories that I had been told. But

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Enjoy the Present

After teaching for nine years, I became a SAHM. The first couple of months I was overwhelmed with everything I thought I had to get done. At night I would complain to my husband that I just didn’t have time to get things done. He simply replied, “Who says you have to do all of

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First Time Mom: Surviving Morning Sickness

Let’s call morning sickness what it really is:  All-Day-All-Night-I-Feel-Like-I’m-Gonna-Die!!! Most of the time it really does get better even though it may not seem like it while you are going through it. If you are going through morning sickness right now, bless you! My heart always goes out to those experiencing it. Because of morning

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1st Time Mom: Labor and Delivery Story

I started contractions when I was 40 weeks and 2 days. The contractions woke me up at midnight. I thought I was just having abdominal cramping because we had eaten sausage pizza for supper that night. 🙂 But then the cramping came again 3 more times in less than 20 minutes. I got out of

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My Epidural Experience as a 1st Time Mom

Before I got pregnant, I was so sure that I would have my baby drug free. Ha. Ha. Ha. I had read articles about the danger of the epidural to both mom and baby, and a couple of co-workers had scared me with stories that they had heard of the horrors of the epidural. My

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Nautical Baby Boy's Room

The only room that is complete in our home is my baby boy’s. Since we moved in when I was 7 months pregnant, I didn’t have a whole lot of energy to get his room ready. When he was born, there wasn’t anything on the walls. But slowly, his room has come together over the

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DIY Plastic Grocery Bag Wreath

  Do you save all of your plastic grocery bags? I do. We use them as trash can liners in the bathrooms.   My husband takes his snack to work in them. I use them to hold scraps of food from when I peel and chop fruits and vegetables before taking it to the trash