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3 Tips for Losing Weight While Nursing

#Flashback to when I was a new mama trying to figure this whole new world of mommy hood getting my confidence back, and feeling healthy again!

For many years before, I had tried to eat healthy… live a healthy life – but there were some “mainstream” tips that I had to un-learn.

One thing I had to learn a lot was how to eat the right nutrition for me and my baby!

So many people told me that if I was nursing that “The weight would just fall off.” – but when that didn’t happen, I started to really feel defeated and lose hope. read more

10 Tips for Better Sleep

Sleep is something so crucial to our health. So many of us struggle to wake up rested and sometimes it can be a simple change that is all you need to get the sleep you desire.

Have you ever noticed that when you are running short on sleep you are more prone to getting sick?

It’s true that for your immune system to be its strongest, you need to rest. Lack of sleep can also effect your adrenals and how you deal with stress.

Here are 10 Quick Tips to Help you get Better Sleep

Make the Room Darker

As someone who has struggled with sleep for many years… one thing that bothers me is when the room is too bright. I just can’t fall asleep! I have been using a face mask for the past 12 years or so to block out all the light, but you could start with darker shades in your room. read more

Treating Mastitis Naturally

Treating Mastitis Naturally

Mastitis can be scary to a breastfeeding mama.ย 

The painful and inflamed breast. The chills. The fever.

I have had full blow mastitis 3 times now! I had it both after the first few days after childbirth and now today…

What causes mastitis?

Mastitis is usually caused by a clogged milk duct that isn’t draining properly. Mastitis can come when you are not resting enough or drinking enough water – Hello, Holidays!

This time it developed from a milk bleb – a clog right on the nipple. I noticed a slightly painful white dot on my nipple about 2 weeks ago, but I thought it honestly went away… Until last night. read more

Story of a Stay at Home Mom

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Story of a Stay at Home Mom

If a mom pours a cup of coffee,
Then the toddler will ask for eggs.
You make her eggs and cheese, but then she decides she would rather have oatmeal and pineapple.

You decide to not fight about it because eggs sound good to you… With your coffee – that is cold now. So you put it in the microwave.

Just as you sit down with your eggs and coffee, the baby wakes up and needs to be changed and fed.

You run upstairs, change baby, come back downstairs and sit to nurse. Feeling hungry and thirsty now because nursing does that… read more