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A selection of posts about parenting newborns and babies. Featuring products, hacks and news for new parents.

How to Boost Your Breast Milk Supply Naturally

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful and wonderful experience for a new mom. But if your milk supply is low, it can be scary and upsetting. Here are some common questions and answers about how to tell if your supply is low, what causes a low milk supply and how to boost your milk supply naturally.

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A Real Review of Member’s Mark Premium Baby Diapers

As a mom of four boys, I know my way around a diaper. I can tell you which ones are great and which ones are not. And I can absolutely vouch that these Member’s Mark Premium Baby Diapers from Sam’s Club are the real deal. Soft, absorbent and cute, they are the best value and most bang for your buck! Come read all about why I love them so much!

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Setting Nutritional Goals for the Whole Family

This post was written in partnership with Evivo. All opinions are my own. We are well and truly into the holiday season now, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been overindulging in all sorts of holiday treats! Who can resist those delicious baked goods this time of year, eh? But I must admit that …

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Trying Out a More Natural Baby Product – Young Living Seedlings™

Now that I’m four kids deep in this parenting lark, I’ve got to think that by now I’ve tried most baby products on the market. I’ve been very lucky to discover some real gems along the way, but I’ve also been left with some real stinkers! For instance, there was a particular brand of baby …

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Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms

If you have ever breastfed your baby, you will know that at times it can seem impossible to produce nearly enough milk. Even those blessed with an abundance of breastmilk can sometimes feel like they’ve been sucked dry – especially during a growth spurt! Luckily, there is a ton of science showing that there are …

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78 Seconds – A Birth Story

“It’s just that there’s more blood than we would like to be seeing.” “Someone call the doctor in.” “She’s coming.” “What’s she dilated to?” “She’s at 5cm and about 80% effaced. She just started bleeding.” “Get peds in here. Get them ready. Let me check her.” “She’s complete.” “Oh that explains it.” “Get the team.” …

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Five Top Tips for Supplementing With Formula

New moms are often bombarded with advice about feeding a new baby. Well-meaning friends and family members will often try and guilt or shame you into their way of doing things. But the truth of the matter is that FED really IS best. Whether you are a die-hard formula mom who is confident in her …

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7 Ridiculous “Rules” to Ignore As a New Mom (And Three You Should Definitely Follow!)

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart.com and Parent’s Choice. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Whether you are a first time mom, or you’ve been around the block a few times, people can’t help but offer you “helpful” advice for dealing with the newborn stage. In actuality, the advice never really …

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Nursery Makeover – Our Monochrome Nature-Themed Baby Nursery

    I’ve been working on this special monochrome nursery with a nature theme for MONTHS, and I am FINALLY able to reveal it! Come and take a look. I’ve included some links to some of the products I bought so if you are inspired by any of it, you can easily find them. I’m …

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Planning For A New Baby – Monochrome Nursery Theme

Now that I’m more than halfway through this fourth pregnancy, and the kicks and prods in my belly are becoming more and more noticeable, I realized it was probably time to start planning for actually HAVING the baby. Since Chester is still using his crib right now, I have been trying to decide whether to …

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When You Want a Baby And Your Husband Doesn’t

When Mark and I first met, during our nine hour first date, the subject of kids came up. A weird first date conversation, I’ll admit, but as we had both just left long term relationships, it was on both of our minds that any prospective future might involve children. In the course of our conversation, …

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The Sisterhood of Motherhood – An Introduction #SisterhoodUnite

I have never been a girl’s girl. When I was a child, I was a full-on Tomboy, always wanting to do what my brothers were doing and never really getting along with the girls my age. As I got older, I found that I had more in common with men than women. I could wax …

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