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Dear 18 Year Old Self: You Don’t Know That Yet

Dear 18 year old self, You're going to get pregnant soon, but you don't know that yet. He's going to leave you even though he promises all the security in the world, but you don't know that yet. Your baby is going to have a disability, but you don't know that yet. You're going to… Continue reading Dear 18 Year Old Self: You Don’t Know That Yet

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Packing A Diaper Bag For Your Newborn

When I had my oldest child I was newly 19, a single mom, and had NO IDEA what I was doing. Every time I left the house I felt like I was always forgetting something or didn't pack enough. It was so stressful, and with all those raging hormones I felt like I was failing.… Continue reading Packing A Diaper Bag For Your Newborn

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THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF VISITING A NEWBORN

I have four children, so I feel pretty well seasoned on the DOs and DON'Ts of visiting newborns. Since I was pregnant with my first, I have been very adamant about people respecting my privacy, until I make it public. I didn't want anyone visiting us in the hospital until I was ready or anyone… Continue reading THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF VISITING A NEWBORN

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Daddy’s Cheat Sheet For Natural Hospital Labor

•When contractions start -Make arrangements for kids -Make sure everything on our hospital bag checklist is in our bags -Make sure I eat a high protein meal -Make sure I drink plenty of fluids -If contractions are slow at first, make sure I nap and keep the kids out of our room. -Call hospital/OB office… Continue reading Daddy’s Cheat Sheet For Natural Hospital Labor

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Breastfeeding Check List

*this post contains affiliate links* I had my fourth child this past December and found myself again, for the fourth time, looking up lists of breastfeeding essentials. There are always new breastfeeding products on the market or products that we just haven't heard of. But, let's face it! All you really NEED to successfully breastfeed… Continue reading Breastfeeding Check List