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How to Prevent and Cope with Your Little One’s Reflux

If your newborn seems like they are spitting up their entire meal, and/or constantly crying and coughing during their feeding, then trust me, I know exactly what you are going through. In the hospital, after delivery, my little girl was eating at first then suddenly refused to feed for 12 hours straight and cried for pretty… Continue reading How to Prevent and Cope with Your Little One’s Reflux

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Why You Should Shower with Your Little One & How to Do it

After your little one's umbilical cord falls off, it's finally time to graduate from sponge baths to the real deal! However, this can be quite a transition for your little one. Our little girl did not like being in the bathtub, even while in this mesh bath seat. My biggest fear was that she would… Continue reading Why You Should Shower with Your Little One & How to Do it

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6 Tips to Visiting the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with Your Little One

On our way back from Thanksgiving with my parents, we decided to stop by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (previously known as the Wild Animal Park). This was the first time I had been there since I was a child, and now I have my own little girl to bring along! I thought I… Continue reading 6 Tips to Visiting the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with Your Little One

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11 Tips to Help Your Little One Fall Asleep on Their Own

After a few sleepless nights when my husband and I took turns comforting a crying baby, I decided it was time to learn how to help our little girl fall asleep, and stay asleep, on her own. She's got to learn sometime, right? Helping her learn to fall asleep on her own has been one… Continue reading 11 Tips to Help Your Little One Fall Asleep on Their Own

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Taking a Trip with Baby? Here’s What to Pack

My husband and I find ourselves traveling frequently for his work, sometimes we only have a few hours to pack up and leave, which has been happening even more now after our daughter was born. The first time we went on a four day trip with her, I over packed so much! Many items were… Continue reading Taking a Trip with Baby? Here’s What to Pack

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My Diaper Bag Essentials for Busy Mamas

Whenever we leave the house, I'm not quite sure when we will come back home. Due to my husband's work, we could leave the house for a short grocery trip and get pulled away and spend an extra three hours out of the house. It used to drive me crazy when we first got married… Continue reading My Diaper Bag Essentials for Busy Mamas

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5 Reasons Why Every Mama Should Have a Morning Routine

The first few weeks with Rachel at home, it was easy to lose sight of everything other than my adorable newborn who was constantly demanding attention! One of the biggest lessons I learned was to take time in the morning to establish a routine for MYSELF. It helped me to really feel like my own… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Every Mama Should Have a Morning Routine

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Advice for First Time Mamas on How to Breastfeed in Public

One of the main reasons I didn't want to go anywhere after Rachel was born was the embarrassment of figuring out how to breastfeed in public. Now that I have found a way Rachel and I can comfortably breastfeed wherever we are, there is so much more freedom in where we go and how long… Continue reading Advice for First Time Mamas on How to Breastfeed in Public

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10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Caring for a Newborn

Even though I read the books, there were still somethings that caught me off guard, weren't what I expected, or that I wasn't quite sure what to do about. 1. Learning to Breastfeed Can Be Difficult, for Mama and Baby Probably the most emotionally draining thing I have had to do in life was learning to… Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Caring for a Newborn

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5 Reasons You Must Prepare Freezer Meals Before Labor

When I was nine months pregnant I heard about freezer meals for the first time and convinced my husband we needed to have them for the first few days after getting home from the hospital, and they honestly saved us! Being a new mom, I had no idea what I was getting into, and I… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Must Prepare Freezer Meals Before Labor