How to Love on Your Baby Like a First Time Mom

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First time moms are all about doting and loving on their kids. This is a good reminder on how to do that after you've had a few kids.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Baby for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. First time moms...  There's something magical about you, because becoming a mother for the first time takes you for a brand new thrill ride. Everything is uncharted territory: pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, diaper changes, night waking, sleep schedules, transitions, potty training, tantrums, weird rashes, communicating, and so much more. All brand spanking new. It makes the days long, as each is full of novelties, yet so completely rewarding. Honestly, I miss being a first time mom. When I look back at photos ...

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I was Young and Unsure But Trying for a Baby

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Eight months. My husband and I were married for eight months when he convinced me that we should pull the goalie and try to have a baby. I was so nervous about it and he so excited and sure. I didn't know why we had to rush into it! I had just turned 21 years old. We were still in college. We weren't anywhere near immediate family. And how would I handle being pregnant and still go to school full-time and do marching band? What if I was horribly sick and miserable? Would I still be able to graduate? And where would we fit a baby in our tiny 1 bedroom 450 square foot apartment? How would we afford all the stuff a baby needs on our ...

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Inspirational Motherhood Quotes from Mothers Like You

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Mothers have a tough job. But, it's so rewarding. I love all of these motherhood quotes! So inspiring!

What does it mean to be a mother? And why would anyone want to become one? Why would women give up certain goals and dreams in order to raise messy, cranky little people? Why would they give up their bodies, their living space, and their finances, just to create a little version of themselves? Perhaps because they understand that motherhood is a calling and a blessing, despite its trials. I am always amazed at the remarkable women I see in the world today, the amazing mothers who nurture their children, who are doing an amazing job. So, today I am sharing some powerful and inspirational motherhood quotes from mothers like you. ...

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My Mother’s Legacy of Faith

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My mother wasn't perfect, but she did pass on her faith to me. I hope to pass her legacy of faith on to my kids. | whatsupfagans.com

Don't you just love how good things keep going? How family members can inspire a legacy of service, of passions, of skills, character, and knowledge (among many other things) to their loved ones? I hope to leave a legacy behind me and keep good going. I want my children to look fondly on my mothering and respect the person I am when they are grown. I want to be a great mother that they wish to emulate. I think most parents want this. However, I want my kids to be even better at mothering than me. And, it is my hope and prayer that I can teach my children, most of all, that faith in God is a glorious thing. I want to instill ...

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