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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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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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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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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The Best Modest Swimsuits for Moms of 2017

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Great list of websites that sell fashionable modest swimsuit and swimwear for moms and teens who value modesty during the summer poolside. Tankinis, One-Pieces, Halter tops, tanks, boy shorts, swim skirts and more are available in great colors and styles.

Looking for the best modest swimsuits of 2017 that are great for moms? Here are four great online stores that sell modest swimsuits that are still very chic! I live in Austin, Texas, so that means swimsuit season starts in April. No joke. It can get up to 100 degrees toward the end of April, which means there’s nothing else to do to beat the heat but put on your swimsuit, take the kids to the pool, and jump in. However, for the past three summers, I have either been pregnant or nursing for more than half the time, which makes it hard to justify buying a new suit. This summer will be the first one where I can wear a non-maternity ...

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One of the Hardest Qualities to Instill in Kids Today

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This post is sponsored by SmartyPants Vitamins. All opinions are my own. I was born at the end of the 80's and was a child of the 90's and into the 00's. Thus, it may surprise you that I grew up like many generations before mine with rules like "come home when the street lights turn on" and frequently went to parks with siblings or friends sans any parents.I remember sitting in parked cars, with the windows rolled down, waiting for my mom to finish taking care of her business at the bank or post office. I don't ever remember riding in a car seat or booster seat, and sat in the front seat well before I was 12 years old. I ...

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Remove Baby Poop Stains and Smells from Carpets with this DIY Solution

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How to remove poop stains from carpet is something every mom runs into at least once. Follow this cleaning tutorial to learn how to remove poop stains from carpets. This DIY poop stain remover will get rid of the smell too! If you have a baby in diapers, about the worst thing that can happen is them getting a bought of sickness that gives your baby the runs. Yes, I mean diarrhea. Sorry, it's not very glamorous to talk about. Actually, it downright gross and it stinks. But, it is an unfortunate and common reality for all parents, at some point. I have already shared what to do to remove baby poop stains from clothes (and ...

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The Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Basic Baby Feeding Supplies

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This post is sponsored by KUDL. All opinions on essential baby feeding supplies are my own. As a new mom, there were few things I stressed over more than feeding my babies. I read up on when to introduce solids to a baby (which varied based on the source), how to breastfeed a newborn, how often to nurse said baby, how often to feed them, when to stop feeding for the night, when to introduce finger foods, and how to introduce them. However, we were poor and had twin babies to feed. And other than bottles and bibs, no one had gifted us baby feeding supplies at our various baby showers. We didn't even have baby spoons, baby bowls, ...

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The New Way to Reduce Kids Paper Clutter (And Still Keep Their Memories)

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This post is sponsored by Keepy. All opinions of the Keepy App are my own. I think I broke her heart the day I told her we had to get rid of some of her papers.As I pulled out armful after armful of random papers stashed in the back of the closet, all I saw was the clutter and mess. I asked both of my twin daughters to help me sort through the papers to help me figure out what we should keep and what we should toss. It quickly became apparent that my daughter Lisa thought everything was important and began "secretly" stuffing papers away in a binder and then shoving that into her backpack, stashing them away in her bedroom, ...

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An Honest Look at the Stitch Fix Pros and Cons

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In January 2017, I received my third Stitch Fix box to see if their clothing could finally make its way into my wardrobe, instead of just their jewelry. In this Stitch Fix review, I highlight what I consider the Stitch Fix pros and cons. What is Stitch Fix? In case you aren't familiar with Stitch Fix, it's a fashion clothing subscription box where a stylist handpicks items for you, based upon your Stitch Fix style profile that you complete before your shipment arrives (you can see my first September 2016 Stitch Fix review for a really good rundown of what's included in the quiz). The service costs a $20 styling fee, which can ...

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