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The Struggle is Real—What I Wish I Knew the First Time Around.

What my second baby-self wishes my first baby-self knew ...   Take the picture that you have painted in your head on what having and raising babies will be like .. and then toss it out the window. It's going to be like nothing you'd expect. It's hard, it's trying, it's scary and overwhelming but its beautifully created chaos that is unique to each family.  Breastfeeding is really freaking hard. Sure it's natural but its not something you naturally know how to do. It takes a lot of patience and then some more patience on top of that.  There is zero shame in asking for help! As much as you want to try to do everything yourself .. sometimes you...

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Preparing the First-Time Mom---A List of To Do’s

  What to Prepare Before the First Baby Comes?  First-time mama jitters?  Feeling this way as your due date creeps closer is a feeling both new and seasoned mamas get! Babies don’t come with manuals  (though I’m ALL for the idea!) so don’t feel alone when you feel like you have no clue what to do, the truth is, none of us do!  A lot of things can make you feel nervous about having your first baby. What do I need? What’s the best car seat, should I co-sleep or is it the crib for the win, what about breastfeeding, bottle feeding, exclusive pumping? Will I bounce back to my pre-baby self? Worrying doesn’t get you anywhere mama. Enjoy the...

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DIY Baby Projects

Guys, I cannot tell you how much I love making things for my kids. From hand and footprint art, bows, and headbands for my daughter, to personalized shirts for literally every occasion. DIY has my heart. Some parents love it, some do not and that's okay! I for one am not afraid of a good project.   DIY projects are a great way to bond with your newborn and create memories that will last as your child grows.   Baby DIY Projects  I believe that making something for your little is much more rewarding. Below you will find DIY baby projects you can work on with your child.Night LampGet a parchment paper and cut out different shapes on it. Find an unused lamp,...

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Moving Baby from Parents Room to Baby Room

Most parents (usually it's mama) find comfort in having their little one in the room with them when it comes to bedtime. You go from carrying this little bean in your belly for nine (lets face it ... TEN) months, feeling all the kicks, hiccups, and nudges through out the day. Then you finally meet your baby and the thought of not having them near you makes you worried! Along with the purchase of a crib some parents-to-be buy a bassinet to keep next to mom for bedtime and the occasional afternoon snooze ( because you know ... sleep when baby sleeps right?!) Although room sharing with your little gives you a piece of mind and ease with night feedings,...

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How to Handle Toddler Tantrums Without Unleashing The Crazy Parent Inside

For a child, it is probably normal to experience confusion in their early emotional development stages. This confusion can lead to never-ending cries, throwing toys, screams or for short a tantrum. The number one struggle of being a parent is how to handle toddler tantrums, especially in public. Before we became parents, we exactly know that this will happen. However, knowing is different than experience. How to handle toddler tantrums are nerve-wracking when it’s in firsthand experience. Back when I was a first-time mom, it was all sunshine and rainbows as I get along with your baby. As days go by, my child became a storm that I can’t seem to manage anymore. Parents and child are each other’s worst...

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