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Everything from pregnancy and flourishing as a working mom to self-care and encouragement.

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Tips and tricks for navigating the changes in your marriage and friendships after you have a baby

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Breastfeeding is hard

Breastfeeding is Hard – A Note To the Mom Who’s Struggling

Giving birth and bringing home a beautiful, angelic, screaming monster can make mothers feel alone enough, without adding to it a stigma that breastfeeding should come easily or else you’re not being the right kind of mom. But here’s the truth:

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Free Stuff To Take From the Hospital After Birth – 9 Items to Be Sure to Grab for Mom

One of the things I wish I had thought more about before I went to the hospital was what I needed to make sure to take from the hospital after delivery. And I was totally unpepared for what things I’d need most. If I had planned better, here is what I would have made sure to stocked up on:

3 Advantages and Disadvantages of a Working Mom

If you had asked me when we discovered that I was pregnant what advantages I expected to experience when going back to work after Little Man was born, I would have probably told you, “none.” What I’ve discovered since returning to my office job, though, is that there are some advantages – ones I didn’t expect. And of course, there are some unexpected disadvantages as well.

Constantly Annoyed With Your Husband After Baby? 7 Ways to Push Through

Constantly Annoyed With Your Husband After Baby? 7 Ways to Push Through

This post was a little harder to write than some of the others just because it almost feels embarrassing to admit. I mean, I could talk to you about breastfeeding struggles, and tearing during the birthing process, and uncomfortable weight gain, but being constantly annoyed at my husband after we had our baby? About how hard marriage can be when a new little one overturns your home and your life?

Date Night Ideas at Home

22 Date Night Ideas at Home

One of the hardest things that I found when we had our son was that my husband and I suddenly had no time or energy for one another. No time to go on dates and no energy to go out, even if we could manage to get out of the house. So what we really needed to do was to find some creative date night ideas at home. Which was really hard.

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Not Sure How to Help a New Mom? 11 Ways to be a Good Friend After Baby

When I was a new mom, I was exhausted (still am), uncomfortable, full of self-doubt, and in desperate need of help. The best thing in the world for me would have been if someone let me snuggle this brand new love while they cleaned my house, fed me, changed diapers, and to take the baby and soothe him when he was crying. Instead, I felt like I had to do it all on my own. We had far too many house guests staying far too late at night that were not being especially helpful.

Daycare Lunch Ideas for Toddlers

Daycare Lunch Ideas for Toddlers

I’m a bit of an anxious overthinker in general. But when our son first began eating solids on a regular basis, I was overthinking my daycare lunch ideas all the time. I didn’t know what to send, or how much. And I was really concerned with making sure he was getting all of the necessary nutrients. But I also worried about him getting bored with different foods, so I was always trying to add variety.

New Experiences to Have With your Toddler

New Experiences to Have With your Toddler

Normally, I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. But I do want to set a challenge for myself this year, and maybe you do too. My working mom’s New Year’s resolution (aka my New Year’s challenge to myself) is to introduce my son to one new experience every month. As a working mom I especially struggle with feeling like I don’t get to be a part of so many of his firsts;

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Starting Solids – Tips and Food Tracker

We’ve been going through a massive transition at our house over the last 4 months. I feel like, having a baby, we’re always in periods of “massive transition.” This one, however, has happened much quicker than I expected. Little Man is almost a year old and has been loving starting solids – which has been exciting, exhausting, and overwhelming for me.

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