I May Be A Motherless Mother, But I Am Not Without My Mom

When I lost my mom, it did not feel like the first time. We had lost her years before she actually passed. She was cursed with a disease which withered her down to an empty vessel. It was long, frustrating, and something I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy. By the time I was 18 years old she was no longer the person I once knew. Most of my late memories of her are not actually of her, they are of parts of her, tainted by illness.

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I Hated My Mom Body, and Why I’m Not Afraid To Say It

I had been sitting on my bed, naked, for almost a half an hour at this point. Tears streaming down my face uncontrollably while I stared at my clothes littered all over the floor. Nothing fit me right. There were rolls on my body in places I didn’t even know could roll. I felt ashamed and self-conscious and I resented my body for looking like this.

I hated my mom body.

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Christmas Traditions We Are Starting For Our Family

Since this is our first Christmas with children, there are so many traditions I want to start doing! Although, I’ll be honest, I feel a little silly doing all these new things when Rhys isn’t old enough to understand or remember them yet, but for us it is still special.

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Introducing Baby Food: Everything You Need To Know!

Alright, Mama’s!

Chances are you’re here because you’re getting ready to start baby on solids and you have no. Idea. What. To. Do. 

Let me tell you, I’ve been there. 

As soon as 5 months hit, the countdown was on and I turned into a pinteresting (is that a word? I don’t think that’s a word. Oh well, it is now), researching maniac, trying to learn as much as I could about introducing solids. There is so much out there and because I’m all about helping you make life easier, I’ve taken all the best information I’ve learned an put it into one, easy to read post, just for you!

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What Happens When You Stop Breastfeeding: The Things Nobody Tells You

If you’re a breastfeeding mom, chances are you’ve thought about how long you plan on breastfeeding for. It could be a couple of months, a year, or longer! Whatever your timeline is, the big question that comes with that timeline is how to wean off breastfeeding.

But what doesn’t get asked about is what happens after you stop breastfeeding.

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5 Products To Get You Through Pregnancy

Before having a baby, the thought of being pregnant sounded amazing and magical, and I was so excited for it. I thought I knew exactly what it was going to be like. I was going to grow this cute little belly (although I did like my belly, little was not the word I’d use to describe it), I’d wear these cute outfits to show off the bump (Ha! When nothing fits you wear whatever you can), and I’d have this glowing skin and luscious hair (okay, the hair part was true).

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Surviving The Sleep Regressions

I am writing this post through tired, no… exhausted, eyes because I have just come out of the 4 month sleep regression. I honestly didn’t think I would make it. That may sound extreme but 8 weeks straight of waking up every 1-2 hours at night, and only 30 minute naps during the day makes you feel like you’re going crazy. Oh, and on top of that, he cut two teeth at the same time… Yikes!

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Having a Baby on a Budget

Having a baby is such an exciting time! From finding out that you’re pregnant to the day your new bundle of joy is born, everything seems like it couldn’t get any better.

That is, until you start to plan out what you’ll need for your baby.

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