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Cloth Diapers vs Disposable

Cloth diapers were high up on my "must have" list!  They help the environment, they prevent diaper rash, less chemicals, yada yada yada.  But deciding on which diapers to use can be really overwhelming!  Here's some things I learned along the way.  You want to have a mix of cloth diaper types to try out.  I thought we would like prefolds the most (you fold a square cloth around your baby, then add a waterproof cover), but we actually liked them the least.  So get a couple of each - pockets, prefold/covers, fitted/covers, all in ones (AIO).  You're probably not going to be the one doing diaper changes or laundry the first couple weeks after birth.  Which means all that...

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5 Ways Your Partner can Help with Breastfeeding

My poor husband was hollered at by me so often the first few weeks of parenthood.  I just felt powerless and frustrated and he was the nearest person to take it out on.  In the years since, I've often thought of how I could have avoided hurting our relationship.   1) Have a code word for "take the baby and leave me the hell alone, I'm going to blow".  If you've ever been in an argument with your partner, you know saying something like "ugh just go away" can be the catalyst for a full-out fight.  Think of a neutral code word, like GALAXY, to yell out before your emotions get the best of you.  Let your partner know (ahead of...

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5 Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: the most natural thing a woman can do for her baby, but also one of the most challenging things of motherhood. Intimidating…but rewarding. Here are 5 things no one tells you about breastfeeding:1. Cluster Feeding THIS ONE. Sure your baby just ate 30 minutes ago but they are hungry again Mama. This is especially common in the first 3 months of the baby’s life and, will taper off as they get older and on a more routine schedule. Although time consuming, this is how you build a successful milk supply. 2. Clogged Ducts or Mastitis OUCH! Yeah if you have ever had a clogged duct or two, they are so painful. And especially more painful if it leads to...

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Ten tricks to calm a crying baby.

We know Mama, a crying baby is never fun and it causes our mom anxiety to sky rocket.. But what if? What if there was a way to calm your crying baby to sleep. OH there is.1) Check every possible cause first This part is pretty instinctual, but can be hard to do when you're flustered!  Is their diaper wet? Are they hungry? Do they need sleep/cuddles? Is there a hair wrapped around a toe? Diaper rash? Sometimes the answer is as simple as that and they will calm down.2) Stay Calm Your little can sense your anxiety and it will only make them more anxious … aka MORE Crying. Try to relax and think of something other than the crying....

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Workin’ and Mommin’ at home?

Hey mama! Sound terrifying?? Being a mom alone is w • o • r • k! Am I right ladies? I once read that you should revolve your kids around your life, not your life around your kids. But that is easier said than done! To work from home and take care of these babies/the house you have to have some sort of rhythm or schedule. I know that sounds insane but here are some tips.   Have your coffee on a timer to brew in the morning. If you are anything like me ... coffee is a must and a MUST have in the morning especially to get your brain/day started. This way my coffee is ready to go,...

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