Articles Categorized in: Mom Life

9 Things I’m Loving Right Now About New Motherhood

Making a mimosa and walking laps in the house with Baby G in the stroller to stay out of the heat. Buying a bomb-ass pair of shoes to get motivated about exercising again. When Baby G starts sleeping in her crib like a Big Girl and needing to announce this in the morning meeting at work. Wanting to hug whoever’s responsible for the pre-prepped fresh food situation at my neighborhood grocery store. When Baby G makes it through an evening...
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Shaming The Mom-Shamers

Moms who are victims of mom-shaming (so basically all moms) enjoyed a little validation this week with a Mashable article that completely called everybody out, from complete strangers to healthcare providers. It broke down a study on the topic (yes, the epidemic has actually merited academic research) and it pretty much confirms what many of us already know all too well. I remember recently posting about mom-shaming on Facebook and expecting an outpouring of support. Instead, aside from a couple...
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I Had Symptoms of Preeclampsia After Birth & Here’s What It Was Like

To prepare for my first pregnancy, I attended every class offered by my hospital. I read every mommy blog and had my Target registry peer-reviewed by mom friends. After my baby showers, bags of diapers and baby clothing were sorted and stacked by size. Before going to the hospital, I ordered extra witch hazel pads and healing sprays for my delicate areas. In the days leading up to my induction, I gave my in-laws my family’s phone numbers and vice...
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How to Clean Baby Bottles Daily

Baby bottles are a part of life for many new parents, and it seems as if it’s impossible to keep them all clean. Here are five things that all new moms should know about how to clean baby bottles the right way – including how to get rid of lingering odors and dried-on residue. #1 – Take Them Apart Completely Before tossing bottles into a sink filled with soapy water or even the dishwasher, separate each component completely. Otherwise, you...
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How to Manage Breastfeeding and Pumping

Breastfeeding not only ensures that your baby gets the antibodies he or she needs to fight off infections and illnesses, but it also provides the highest concentration of nutrients and creates a special bonding time between you and your little one. Here are three things you should know about breastfeeding to help you make better decisions for your baby and yourself. Alcohol and Breastfeeding Guidelines Studies have shown that only small amounts of alcohol in breastmilk can affect a baby’s...
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What To Get New Parents For Christmas

When you’re wondering what to get new parents, it may be tempting to purchase items intended for their newest addition. However, when it comes to determining what to get new parents, it’s often a better idea to give them a helping hand. As anyone who’s watched Shark Tank knows, there’s an entire market for baby products for parents. Some are for baby, some are for mom and dad. Here are a few gifts mom and dad can get behind. A...
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