Guide to Surviving the Baby Blues

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To those outside of the exclusive club of motherhood, welcoming a new baby into your home is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. And it is. But it also isn’t at the same time, especially if you’re suffering from a bad case of the baby blues. To explain that conundrum to someone that hasn’t birthed a child or had a C-section is very difficult. I tried to understand what baby blues was while I was pregnant and I recognized oh I might be sad I’m not pregnant anymore. That simplistic perception of my mental health postpartum gives …

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Things to Remember When the Baby Won’t Sleep

Sleep: adults simply love it, so what’s up with babies?! Babies come into the world knowing very little. You could say they know how to eat, sleep, and poop, but that simply wouldn’t be true. Many babies struggle with how to sleep and how to breastfed and how to pass gas. The learning period can be very stressful, especially for new parents who are desperate to see their baby happily snoozing away. New parents have this image in their head before the reality of baby sleep is realized. In the first year of your baby’s life, their sleep is in …

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6 Reasons Why Hordes of Educated Women are Becoming SAHMs

This isn’t the 1950’s anymore, the majority of women are earning college degrees. More women attend university than men and 60% of Master’s degrees are being awarded to women. Yet the number of mothers choosing to stay home with their children is rising. This begs the question: why are well-educated women abandoning the workforce for home? Cost of Childcare Childcare in the US is ridiculously expensive. Most childcare will run you about $1000 per child per month! This might be doable for many couples with only one child, but as they have more children it can become an overwhelming burden. …

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My 8 Goals for 2018: Year of the Hustle

That clean slate feel of a new year is upon us! Time to outline those 2018 goals! I love a fresh start and think most mommies probably agree. It’s the start of whole year that you can shape and mold to be better than those before. Some don’t “believe” in New Year’s resolutions, but resolutions are never bad! You are just creating a mindset for the future, if you don’t reach all of your goals who cares! At least you took the time to identify and be mindful of what is important to you and what areas of your life …

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4 Ways to Stay Productive With a Baby

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Staying productive on a day-to-day basis with a baby is hard! This changes throughout their first year of life. But at some point you’re going to feel like you can’t get anything done. Babies go through so many developmental shifts and they take you along for the ride. This can mean your baby is needy or fussy or requires constant interaction. Here are 4 ways I stay productive: Take Advantage of Naps One of the many pieces of advice you get as a mother is to sleep when the baby sleeps. This is really dependent on how well your baby …

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How Breastfeeding Nearly Ended My Relationship

I was forewarned that breastfeeding is hard and not to get my hopes set on it.. I was naive, believing breastfeeding would be easy and natural for me and my baby. What I had no way to anticipate was how breastfeeding nearly ended my relationship. As a first-time mother I’d done lots of research and knew the unquestionable benefits to breastfeeding, breast is best after all… so I was determined to make it work yet also shrugged other’s off, telling them I wouldn’t be stressed out if I had to use formula. Boy, was I wrong. A Baby is Born When Jocelyn Lee …

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