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What I Wish my Husband Knew Before I Started Breastfeeding

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What I Wish my Husband Knew Before I Started Breastfeeding

An open to my husband:

When I start breastfeeding, I'm going to need your help.

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My Bare Necessities list of Newborn Essentials

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My Bare Necessities list of Newborn Essentials

When I was going to have my first baby I scoured the internet to find out what I would need for my newborn. I saw so many lists of baby “essentials” that included items I still haven’t used after 2 kids. So here is my list of the actual bare necessities!

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Living With Postpartum Depression

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Living With Postpartum Depression

Over the past few years, I’ve found a few ways that really help me to stay on top of my depression, and I bet they can help you, too!

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5 Steps to a More Productive Nap Time

5 Steps to a More Productive Nap Time

Ah, nap time--that golden hour of opportunity and “me” time… that we so frequently waste on social media while we “relax” but never end up feeling any better for it. It’s time to take a stand and use baby’s naps as a time to rejuvenate and get important tasks accomplished! I rarely feel happier than when I use nap-time wisely, so here are my 5 steps to getting things done and feeling refreshed and happy while my babies sleep. Step One: Prioritize The night before, set aside 10 minutes to prioritize. What chores are essential? Do you need to make...

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Morning Self-care Routine for Busy Moms

Morning Self-care Routine for Busy Moms

I know adding one more thing to your “to-do” list can seem so overwhelming as a new mom, but trust me! 15 minutes in the Morning is all it takes to help you start your day off in a way that will give you the joy and energy needed to conquer the day. It also sends a message of self-love and confidence to yourself. Brush Teeth: 2 Minutes Seems like a given, but after my first baby was born I had postpartum depression and I was exhausted and brushing my teeth was one of the first things to go. It...

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