The Pain-Free Way to Stop Breastfeeding an Infant or Toddler

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Tips and tricks on how to stop breastfeeding a baby or toddler from a professional lactation consultant. Great ideas on how to start weaning baby from the breast, what foods to eat to inhibit milk production, and how long it takes for your milk to dry up completely, and so much more. Awesome information and help!

Need to know how to stop breastfeeding? Want to stop breastfeeding without pain? Keep reading to learn all about how to stop breastfeeding an infant or toddler quickly - or slowly - without feeling (too) much pain or discomfort. There comes a point in my breastfeeding journey where I only think about one thing: when will I no longer be breastfeeding? I love breastfeeding my babies, and am proud of my body for working well enough to feed and sustain my child's life outside of my womb for months and years. It's pretty darn incredible and not something I fully understand. I chalk it up to "inspirational design" and that a woman's ...

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What Texas Moms Need to Know about Auto Insurance

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Saving Money Tip - How to save money on auto insurance in Texas! Know the car insurance terms, policies, coverage and more so you know what you are paying for and what you really need!

This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own. Recently my husband and I have taken an audit of sorts of some of our recurring payments, looking for ways we can decrease our payments for various bills like phone, internet, and insurance. We managed to save $10/month on our rental unit cost after we submitted proof of our renter's insurance, which was great. My husband then decided to call around, asking about rates at various car insurance companies. The consensus was that we could get more affordable insurance, likely if we were willing to drop our coverage some. Honestly, I don't know enough often about car insurance ...

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What You Likely Don’t Know about SeaWorld’s Wave Breaker and Rescue Team

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After our first visit to SeaWorld and my daughters' mixed reactions from riding a roller coaster (The Steel Eel) for the first time, I was a bit hesitant to accept Sea World's invitation for my family to attend the Press Event for their newest roller coaster, Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster. But, I love roller coasters and I desperately wanted to go back to Sea World, this time with my whole family, so we accepted their invitation. This post is written in exchange for passes to the park. Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster “Wave Breaker is an exciting and novel coaster for families to ride together, and adds to SeaWorld’s ...

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Follow These 10 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Strong After Baby Comes

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Looking for tips on how to keep marriage strong after baby? These 10 relationship tips for new parents can help many marital problems that come from life with a newborn. Welcome to the joys of parenthood! No matter how prepared you may think you are, when your little one finally arrives there is bound to be a moment or two when you think, “I did not imagine it would be anything like this...” Probably one of the main things married couples don’t expect when they have their first baby is the toll that it will take on their marriage! You would think that having a little one would draw you closer together than ever before, and in ...

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Get Ready for Summer with these FREE Summer Printables!

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The first day of summer is Wednesday, June 21, but the end of school comes even sooner, meaning summer break starts very soon! We have a trip planned in a couple weeks to attend my niece's wedding and then go on to visit my in-laws and then come back home, driving each leg of the trip, for a combined distance of 2700 miles. In a car with four children. In less than a week's time. Yeah, we're probably nuts. It's okay to think that with us. I do know we'll listen to several audio books (Harry Potter among them),  have the kids watch movies on our portable DVD players, and pack lots of snacks, drinks, toys, games, and to ...

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Dealspotr Review: The Deal Site that Pays You for Sharing Coupon Codes!

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Promo Code | Discount Code | Earn Money Online | Earn Amazon Gift Cards | Dealspotr Review

This post is sponsored by Dealspotr but all opinions in this review are my own.  Anyone else hate the feeling you get when you realize you missed out on saving money because you forgot to use a coupon? Or to use a promo code? Or missed out on freebies or sales for something you were gonna buy, simply because you forgot to look for one (or left your coupon at home)? I do. I really do. It ticks me off that I essentially wasted money I didn't have to. Which is why I try hard to look up promo codes, discounts, and get cash back whenever I can, especially if I shop online. I mean, if you're on a computer already, it's really easy to ...

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Why Working from Home as a Mom Is So Much Harder than You Thought

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Work at home mom life is the best of both worlds, except it isn't always as picture perfect as you thought. Real look into a WAHM, WFHM life with kids.

This post is sponsored by BBVA Compass but all opinions are my own. Sometimes I try to imagine what my life would be like if I had never started working from home. What would I fill my days worried about? What would my parenting look like? How happy or not would I be? Would we be able to afford our current family size, doctorate tuition, and lifestyle?And I have no idea, because my work-at-home business of running this website has transformed our life in phenomenal ways, and I know, for a fact, that the decision to turn my hobby blog into a source of income was the right choice for our family, and the vehicle by which we escaped ...

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How to Make a Tasty Super Hero Potion with Your Kids

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This post is sponsored by Tampico. All opinions are my own. Pretend. It's a word my kids say constantly as they play with each other. They tell each other to "Pe-tend" that they are in various situations, that they have various powers, that various things are happening around them, sometimes in quick succession. "Pe-tend I'm an alligator and pretend that the floor is a swamp and pretend that you are walking through it and don't see me." As a mom, I love hearing my young children pretend together as they tend to get lost in their pretend worlds and end up getting along for long stretches of time without any ...

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I Think It’s Time for You to Meet a Wonder Woman (or Two)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. We've all met someone like her before. #WonderWoman Someone who is quite honestly amazing. Where seemingly everything she does is fantastic. Someone we often call a "Wonder Woman." Dr Pepper wants you to appreciate the Wonder Woman in your life and has asked me to share my story. Wonder Woman MaryDawn In college, it was my freshman roommate, MaryDawn. I have never met anyone like her before or after. She's truly a unique breed of awesomeness. During college, she usually took between 17 or 18 credit hours ...

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Why To-Do Lists are Overrated and What List You Need Instead

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To do lists are overrated

Over a year ago I took this amazing course from Elayna Fernandez, The Positive Mom, called Stepping Into Balance. She really challenged me during the course as she pushed me toward a new way of thinking about goal creation, what a balanced life looks like, what my passions and purpose are, and how to deal with anger and frustrations in new ways. And a whole lot more. One part that was especially challenging to me was her insistence on getting rid of to-do lists! I love making a to-do list, feeling the satisfaction that comes with checking off each item once completed. More than anything, it feels great knowing that with ...

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Amazing Resources to Help You Live Frugally

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Pinching pennies. Living frugally. Being thrifty. Whatever you like to call it, living a life with less, whether out of necessity or desire, is extremely beneficial. In many ways, I'm super glad that my husband and I started our marriage out as two broke college kids who then welcomed twins about 18 months later as we graduated college. The first six to seven years of our marriage were marred by constant financial difficulties as we lived paycheck to paycheck, or survived off student loans and government assistance as well as the generosity of friends and family. Even though we earn more money right now, we still have some ...

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Why Moms Need to Take Their Kids to Sea World (It’s Not Why You’d Think)

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"Today is the best day of my life!" My daughter said, beaming at me, as we walked away from riding her very first real roller coaster ride. What made the day extra special was the fact it was her and her twin sister's 7th birthday, and we were at Sea World San Antonio together, just the twins and I. I received free tickets in exchange for this review, and I so thankful for them! Because, it was one of the best days of my life too. A couple months ago, my husband bought JAWS on Blu-ray from Target when it was on sale for $4 and decided it would be a great one to watch with the kids. I was less than thrilled about doing so, but ...

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