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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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Tips To Help Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is defined by the Cleveland Clinic as pain that last months or years and happens in all parts of the body. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone with chronic pain that depression and anxiety get thrown into the mix. On top of literally having pain all the time, there’s now mental health issues to top it all off. Getting diagnosed with with chronic pain due to any number of conditions is a rollercoaster in of itself. As I’m sure …

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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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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 …

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My Experience With Postpartum Depression

I have postpartum depression. It doesn’t mean I am not overjoyed by my baby. It means that despite that, I struggle most days. I feel touched out, worn out, exhausted, overjoyed, mentally and physically drained. So many tasks seem overwhelming and impossible, but having an almost 3 year old and a 6 month old means carrying on with day to day activities despite those feelings. Frustration comes swift and quick most days and I find myself having to actively remind myself to take a deep breath or walk away when I need a minute so …