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Seasons of Giving and Receiving

Photo: @audreyblake_   Seasons of Giving and Receiving As women, we are natural-born givers. It is engrained in our being to give to and do for others. When we enter the season of motherhood, this is amplified even more as we have a tiny life that depends on us for so long. We pour into them each and every day: caring, loving, teaching, and comforting. We go to bed at night exhausted from giving until our own cup is empty. If there is one thing I have learned so far in this journey of life, it is that there are seasons of giving and receiving. I want to share this because I know that there are so many mothers out...

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Surprise Uses for Breast Milk

Surprise Uses for Breast Milk When you become a mom, you discover a whole new set of ailments and health issues in your family. Most of them will happen to your little one—from ear infections to rashes—and you may be looking for natural remedies. If you’re breastfeeding your little one I have great news! Breast milk is not only packed with great nutrients for your baby, but it also has many uses besides nutrition. There are a lot of “old wives’ tales” out there about different remedies for common health issues, but breast milk is definitely not among them. Breast milk has antibodies that help fight infection as well as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The healing properties are real and...

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Sleep Safety While Traveling

Photo: @beetandbaguette Sleep Safety While Traveling November is Child Safety Protection Month. This was created as an awareness campaign to remind parents, grandparents, friends and caregivers of the potential dangers children face in everyday situations. We wanted to join in the movement and share with focus on infant safety while traveling. It can be difficult when you’re on-the-go to maintain the level of safety that you do at home, but there shouldn’t be any exception to the safe sleep guidelines that are recommended to parents. We have some tips that will help if you’re planning to go out of town in the near future.      Plan ahead and ask questions. Whether you’re staying with friends/family or at a hotel, ask questions!...

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The Importance of Co-Sleeping and What it REALLY Means

  The Importance of Co-Sleeping and What it REALLY Means Your little one spends nine months inside of you and then suddenly is introduced to this big, scary world. She listens to your heartbeat and your voice, feeling everything you feel. After arriving earth side, she craves the comfort and warmth of her sweet mommy—you! For this reason, co-sleeping is so very important. First, let’s clearly define what we mean by co-sleeping in this post. We don’t mean sleeping in the same bed, as that is not safe for your baby according to safe sleep guidelines. It may seem tempting to fall asleep with your baby in your arms, but it really isn’t. The risk of suffocation is increased significantly...

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The Rule of Ten

The Rule of Ten Life can become so overwhelming sometimes in that we have so much to do and don’t even know where to begin. It may be that chores are piling up and you find yourself bringing tasks home from work. When you find yourself stuck, try to think of your time in the short-term instead of becoming overwhelmed by everything you have on your plate. Commit to taking on life in ten-minute increments when you get overwhelmed. Ten minutes may not seem like a lot, but when you really commit to focusing for that period of time, you’ll be surprised what you can accomplish. The wonderful thing is, you can apply “the ten minute rule” to so many...

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