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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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5 Underrated Television Shows

There’s a lot of hype these days on various television shows whether it be on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or another streaming service, or even just regular cable. With the amount of shows released all the time, it’s easy to miss or skip over some hidden gems. I wanted to highlight a few shows that I really enjoyed that I didn’t hear much about and came upon by chance or by word of mouth by someone I know. The 4400 available on Netflix (not the new one that’s currently on TV – I haven’t …

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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 …

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30+ Activities to do With Toddlers That Don’t Involve Screentime

Hear me out, screen time can be a life saver at times when you have a toddler and you have other stuff that HAS to be done. I’m a big advocate of screen time for my 3 year old because I also have an 8 month old and I just can’t do everything all at once. So when I’m not busy with the baby and can play, here’s some of my favorite things to do. What activities would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments! Blow bubbles Draw with chalk Go …

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Toxic Positivity and Parenthood

As parents, we often get a lot of unsolicited advice. We are told that what we’re going through right now isn’t that bad, and oh but wait, it’s going to get worse when your child is such and such age. The thing is though, that is not usually comforting and it usually doesn’t help the situation. We used to hear the phrase “it takes a village” in reference to neighbors, friends and family helping to raise kids and teach them. It is not like that these days unfortunately for many people. People may think they …