New Mother

Give Yourself Permission 

Between work, raising a family, after-school practices and everything else, lets face it, their isn’t a lot of time leftover for mom. I often feel like I am racing against time and their aren’t enough hours left in the day.  Have you ever felt the mom guilt for taking “you” time on the evenings or weekends to go get that massage?  How about go to the gym on a semi regular basis? Heck, even locking the door while using the restroom?! I have…and it sucks.

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Bringing Home Baby: Month One to Three

We are finally sleeping through the night, I’ve kicked sugar and coffee to the curb and we are gearing up for a road trip in this edition of Bring Home Baby: Month One to Three

This series will follow the Family Adjustments & Connection, Physical Changes and Growth & Development of adding a baby to our household. This is first of the BHB Series (Bringing Home Baby) and I look forward to sharing our exciting, now outnumbered, journey with each of you.

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Bringing Home Baby Series: Newborn to Month One

Bringing home a baby in the last month has been a beautiful and sleep-deprived blur.  It seemed like I was pregnant forever with this third pregnancy and then ‘poof’, I’m now swaddling an infant and wearing a Moby wrap again.  Learning how to divide my time between three tiny humans has proven to be the hardest management job I’ve had yet and I’m in retail over multiple locations!

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Creating a Natural & Stress Free Bedtime Routine

For our family it seems the bedtime routine has varied over the years from our first to second child. Our first child was a very good sleeper from an early age and had our undivided attention from birth. We read at least 20 minutes every night, sang songs from her favorite shows at the time and a few classics from the bedtime repertoire. Then her sister came along and it began to be interrupted, shortened and overall my attention then had to be shared between the two loves.

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The 12 Week Wait: A Guide to Surviving the First Trimester

The joy of finding out you’re expecting is like nothing else.  My husband and I were delighted at the news of adding a third edition to the family. After all, the youngest will be four this November and the timing just seemed right. As this was not the first or second pregnancy, I felt like this first trimester would be a breeze.  I was very fortunate to have little to no pregnancy symptoms with either one of the girls and so I felt it was safe to assume this time would be no different.  I assumed wrong!  

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