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Changing Relationships

Are you currently wondering why your relationship has changed so much? Where did your sex drive go? Will these chores ever get done? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Bringing a child into this world changes more than just your body... it affects your whole life including the relationship with your significant other.   Less Sex? This is a common one. It’s no secret you are going to have less time to devote to your significant other when you bring a baby into this world. ESPECIALLY if you are breastfeeding. These tiny humans are going to be hooked to their mama's hip for some time now. It is very important to show your partner compassion and love. They are going...

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A Tired Mama Breastfeeds for 3 Years

I was planning on being what many consider a "crunchy mama".  A homebirthing, cloth diapering, babywearing, and breastfeeding mama. While the first three went fine, breastfeeding didn't go without a hitch.  We tried to learn everything during the pregnancy. A class on breastfeeding, A breastfeeding circle. Established care with a lactation consultant.  The midwife checked latch over the first few days.  Yet all that knowledge and help still didn't prepare me!   I remember having toe curling pain that was so bad I was hitting the wall to get through it.  Something had to give!  There was a friend that had offered to come over and help with latch, and I finally gave in and accepted.  With her help, I realized...

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Ways to Help Postpartum Mamas

If you have ever had a baby (or 2, or 3) you know that the first few weeks after are extremely hard. From adjusting to having a new baby to no sleep, lots of laundry/dishes, barely eating, learning to breast feed, and just adjusting to this new human. It is extremely critical to take care of the mama as she has just went through a very hormonal change and I can assure you her emotions are all over the place. So do you want to know how you can help the mom and ease some stress?First, FOOD! I can tell you the last thing mom is thinking about is food and it is very crucial for her to be eating,...

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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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