The Best Natural (& Safe) Remedies to Combat Cold/Flu Season

I used to dread flu season. Waking up in the morning with a sore throat and a stuffy nose is a major mood killer and ruins the day’s productive potential. What’s worse is getting sick WHILE pregnant or breastfeeding. Many over the counter medications aren’t safe for use during either, and probably not recommended for

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Ways To Reduce Your Baby’s Risk for Obesity

Obesity has been on the rise and a lot goes into what actually puts anyone at risk. Although genes are an important factor, nurture is no less of an important facet of obesity. You as a mom have an enormous influence on whether or not your baby will be at risk for obesity later on

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The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Baby Through a Nursing Strike.

The moment my baby refused to nurse was devastating to me. I just balled watching my baby girl feeding on a bottle. Call me crazy, but having her choose another nipple over mine was hard to swallow. I had no idea what had happened to my pro nurser who just earlier looked forward to breastfeeding.

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Breastfeeding Problems and How to Properly Identify a Tongue and Lip Tie

I looked forward to breastfeeding when I was pregnant. Of course, I wanted to provide the best nourishment for my little one. I never realized that breastfeeding would end up being one of the most difficult commitments I’ve ever had! One of the biggest reasons for this difficulty was the fact that my baby girl

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My Breastfeeding Story: How I Went from Supplementing to a 400 oz Stash in a Month

So currently, my milk stash is at 552.6 oz to the dot. I have so much that I needed to buy a separate freezer to store all of it. However, it wasn’t like this during my first month postpartum. Actually, in the beginning, I had to supplement my baby first with breastmilk and then with

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My Top 5 Useful Apps for First Time Moms

To be honest, I didn’t go out searching for these, they just sort of were recommended to me on my journey through pregnancy and motherhood. Therefore, I don’t doubt that there might be other apps that are must-haves for mommas. However, I did find these five to be particularly useful! A look ahead… I. BabyCenter

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Mom Hack: Surviving the Newborn Phase

Oh, the newborn phase, when sleep is but a memory and your entire life is consummated in one little human. As a first-time-mom, when I entered this unknown territory, “shock” is an understatement to what I experienced (I am sure all you mommas can agree!). I am still recovering, more like adjusting. It’s like your

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Why You Need to Start Your Day Right! – A Good Start Gets a Great Finish (5 Steps)

A change in the right direction requires a good start, and where best to begin than your mornings. Everyone knows that starting your day right is important, and if you don’t know it yet, you will eventually figure it out! I know that if my mornings are off, my whole day sort of falls flat.

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13 Breastfeeding Essentials for First-Time Moms (And How to Use Them)

  When I started breastfeeding, well, I didn’t know anything about how it all worked, let alone what to use (have you seen how many things they sell for breastfeeding?!). I underwent a period where I binge bought a bunch of stuff, and later didn’t end up needing it. So, I decided to compile a

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Body-Shock: 11 Things No One Tells You About Your Post-Delivery Body

When I thought body discomfort with getting pregnant, my first (and only) thought was labor, right? Like I know labor is painful. Well, I also learned that pregnancy was no vacation either, but NO ONE told me about the torture boot camp that is post-partum (probably because no one wants to talk about it or

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