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Cosleeping To Toddler Bed…Or Not

This is a part two if you will. If you remember last April… we decided to move Sawyer out of the bedroom and into his crib in his own room upstairs. To say this decision was the best does not even begin to describe it. Sawyer sleeps 12-14 hours a night and goes back and forth between 1-2 naps a day. It’s amazing. Best. Decision. Ever. However, Colt was just still in our bed until a month ago. I know, I know. I literally wrote in April 2022 that 2-3 weeks after getting Sawyer established, …

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7 Tips For Improving Your Mental Health

1. Make Time For Yourself Taking time out for yourself is one both one of the most obvious as well as one of the most complicated ways to improve your mental health. As a society, we are such a go, go, go culture that slowing down and taking time for you is hard. Try taking a break after work or after a project around the house – sit and enjoy a cup of tea or a few minutes of quiet. If you need, literally add a time on your calendar each day that specifically says …

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Hysterectomy Recovery

My hysterectomy was 8 weeks ago and I’m happy to report I’m feeling well! I had my post operation appointments 2 weeks ago with both surgeons. I’ve been cleared by my doctors to resume normal activities and can begin exercising again etc. I do have some minor issues going on but nothing that is preventing me from doing what I want/need. I ended up getting my appendix removed during my hysterectomy which I knew ahead of time was a possibility. There was endometriosis and fibroids on my appendix so they removed it along with my …

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Why I’m Having A Hysterectomy

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had pelvic pain and horrendous menstrual cycles. Even at young age, the go to was to be on birth control pills to try to lessen the severity of my periods. Newsflash – it didn’t work! It was a band-aid fix, if that. From ruptured ovarian cysts in Afghanistan to laparoscopic surgery to remove free fluid in my belly, it has been an uphill and painful journey. I’ve been on various forms of birth control over the years in effort to skip or minimize periods. Some of them …

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5 Things To Keep You Busy During Middle of the Night Feedings

Night Feedings can feel long and exhausting. You want to get baby fed and get back to bed and that holds true whether you are nursing or bottle feeding. Here’s a few ideas to keep you busy and keep you awake. 1. Read- I bring either my kindle or phone with me up to Sawyers room and will read while I’m nursing to pass the time. 2. Listen to music, an audiobook or a podcast- Listening to an audiobook, music or podcast is great if you don’t have a free hand because of bottle feeding …

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My Favorite Loungewear and Undergarment Brands

If you are anything like me, since the beginning of the pandemic, loungewear has becoming my go to. And if I’m being 100% honest, it’s been my go to since beginning a mom and wanting to be comfy 24/7 😄 I’ve bought all different brands off Amazon and other various websites and I’ve recently found 2 brands that I really like. The first brand I found is called Knix. I absolutely love their joggers and lounge sets. Knix is a woman founded business that is striving to create and has created many sustainable products including …