Breastfeeding & Pumping

6 Ways to Pump More Milk FAST

Do you wish you could pump more milk? Are you feeling frustrated when you pump, and pump and pump; only to get little amounts of milk each time? It can be difficult to get used to using a breast pump. After all, it is a plastic machine that is essentially milking us...

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Weaning From Breastfeeding

Exclusively breastfeeding has been quite the journey for me. There was a lot to learn, and there were plenty of times when I considered quitting. Keeping up with the constant demand from my baby can be draining. Physically and mentally. And now we weaning from...

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Preparing for Breastfeeding

When you become pregnant the list of things you start to consider is endless. One of the most important is the decision to breastfeed or bottle feed. If you are deciding on breastfeeding, there are ways to begin preparing for breastfeeding even before your baby is...

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Pregnancy

Ovulation Predictor Kits: (OPK’s) How to Use Them

Ovulation Predictor Kits or OPK's as you may have seen them referred to, can be a useful tool when trying to get pregnant. In this article, I will discuss more about the OPK's and how to use them to figure out your most fertile time. Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPK's)...

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The Worst Things People Say to a Pregnant Woman

Being pregnant brings on a lot of joys in a woman's life. Baby kicks. Noticing your bump for the first time. Hearing your baby's heart beat. The list goes on. I was never one who liked to draw attention to myself or engage in small talk, but once you are pregnant you...

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What is the Worst Trimester in Pregnancy?

Someone recently asked me, "What was the worst trimester in pregnancy for you?". I was seeing the 6 week pregnant patient because of her nausea complaint. She also noted how tired she has been. I chuckled at that one because sometimes I can't help myself, and I told...

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10 Early Signs of Pregnancy

We all look for all the early signs of pregnancy. Any little clue that we may have a little baby brewing before our missed period or a positive pregnancy test. Everyone has a different story to getting pregnant. Some people have a difficult time, and some may not have...

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What to Expect After You Give Birth

I went into labor in the middle of the night. So on my baby's first day in this world I was running on zero sleep and pure adrenaline. Most of the days immediately following her birth are a blur. Your body goes into this strange state of jubilance. Everyone will...

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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

I am the type of person who cannot travel lightly. If I am going for an overnight trip I need to ensure I pack multiple options of outfits because, well, I never know what I will be in the mood for wearing. What if it suddenly snows in the middle of June? Of course I...

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Get Pregnant Fast: Tips to Help You Conceive Faster

So you have finally decided the time has come to start a family. Yay! But maybe you're feeling nervous about it. What if I can't get pregnant? How long will it take me to get pregnant? These are legitimate concerns. And so, I want to share with you some tips to help...

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Just Find Out You Are Pregnant? Read What to do Next

When you find out you are pregnant, but you are wondering what to do next. Read on for the first four things you will want to do.  First of all, congratulations! Finding out you are pregnant is so surreal and exciting. It marks the beginning of a new adventure....

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Babies & Toddlers

20 Foods Babies Can Eat Without Teeth

Baby led weaning is a great way to get your baby familiar with new foods, flavors and textures. But how do you introduce your baby to their first solid foods? Let's get started with this list of foods babies can eat without teeth! My baby started teething around 4...

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Winter Activities for Toddlers to do at Home

Hey there! Winter is in full force, and with that comes days when you really may be at a loss to keep your toddler busy. I have rounded up some awesome winter activities for you to help keep your toddler busy and mama sane! Winter Activities for Your Toddler Outdoors...

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5 Indoor Toddler Activities

Do you ever find yourself wishing you had half as much energy as your busy little toddler? Me too, mama. Let's talk about some indoor toddler activities to help you out.  When the weather is nice, and we can play outside our toddlers have so much more room to expend...

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How to Save Money with a Baby

Are you wondering how you can save money with a baby? Maybe you are worried you won't be able to afford things once your baby is born. I know I have heard a million times over how expensive kids are. And to be honest, it drives me nuts!  When people say that to me, I...

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7 Indoor Activities for Your 1 Year Old

When the weather is less than ideal, you may be finding yourself in need of indoor activities. Babies are busy little beings! They get into everything and love to learn as much as they can about their environments. That being said, it can be super easy to find an...

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Blogging

How to Compress Images Using Photoshop

When writing blog articles, it helps keep readers engaged to use images. But you need to make sure your images won't slow down your site speed. So, I am going to show you a super easy and quick way to compress images using Photoshop. How to Compress Images Using...

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Mom Life

Ovulation Predictor Kits: (OPK’s) How to Use Them

Ovulation Predictor Kits or OPK's as you may have seen them referred to, can be a useful tool when trying to get pregnant. In this article, I will discuss more about the OPK's and how to use them to figure out your most fertile time. Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPK's)...

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6 Awesome Cleaning Tips to Make Your Life Easier

I get it. No one likes to clean, but we all like a tidy house, right? Check out these 6 awesome cleaning tips to get the job done quicker, and make cleaning less of a chore. 6 Cleaning Tips to Keep Your House Tidy (When your kids do the opposite.) This article...

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The #1 New Mom Tip to Keep Your Sanity

Jumping into new mom territory is kind of something no one can really prepare you for. Sure, you can read page after page of all the best books. You can scroll endlessly on Pinterest for all the things you need. But to say that you can be truly prepared to become a...

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Valentine’s Day Activities & Printables

Valentine's Day activities for your kids is a fun thing to do this time of year. Whether you are big on celebrating the Hallmark holiday (as my husband puts it) or not, there are lots of fun ways to get your kids in the happy spirit. Check out these fun Valentine's...

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