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Postpartum Depression And What I Learned About Myself

That first cry left me speechless. Every mother I spoke to assured me that every pregnancy complication was going to be worth that first moment. They were right. I was shaking from the adrenaline and in awe of his entire presence. When my aunt yelled that he was a boy and I felt my heart… Continue reading Postpartum Depression And What I Learned About Myself

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3 Non-Toxic Diapers That I Recommend

As a first time mother, I used disposable diapers for about the first two months of my son's life because I needed to focus on breastfeeding and getting as much rest as possible. I had non-toxic diapers from different companies that provide samples to expecting mothers. We also bought a few of our own. Therefore,… Continue reading 3 Non-Toxic Diapers That I Recommend

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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Post Photos Of My Child On Social Media

If you are a new mother, social media is a great way to engage and feel less alone in your new journey. I love social media! I have been able to read books, find inspiring leaders in my generation, listen to awesome podcasts and meet some pretty cool people that are miles away. You can… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Post Photos Of My Child On Social Media

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Breastfeeding 101: 10 Breastfeeding Problems And How To Solve Them

After I found out the biology behind breastfeeding and how to properly hold my son while breastfeeding, I started to do research on breastfeeding problems and their solutions. I did not want anything or anyone to deter me from breastfeeding my son, so I made sure to prepare myself for any possible breastfeeding problems that… Continue reading Breastfeeding 101: 10 Breastfeeding Problems And How To Solve Them

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How To Wash Cloth Diapers

There are a variety of different ways to wash cloth diapers. People have developed and altered routines to fit their personal needs. Overall, you want to use a cloth diaper friendly soap, rinse with cold water first, then wash them with soap and warm water. I recommend washing every day until you have fully gotten… Continue reading How To Wash Cloth Diapers

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Cloth Diapers: The Different Types + My Stash

The long overdue video about why I cloth diaper, how I cloth diaper and my stash is below! I have known since high school that I wanted to use cloth diapers for my children. It is amazing to see how the lifestyle I wanted is manifesting right before my eyes. Although things are not happening… Continue reading Cloth Diapers: The Different Types + My Stash

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Top 5 Breastfeeding Tips (+3 Month Update)

I have been breastfeeding for three months now and have learned so much! If you have any questions about breastfeeding, please visit my Breastfeeding 101: The Basics blog post. In that blog post, I go over the mechanics of breastfeeding, the composition of breastmilk, positions in breast-feeding and more! I will be posting a breastfeeding… Continue reading Top 5 Breastfeeding Tips (+3 Month Update)

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#SpotlightSaturdays: 5 Reasons Why Doulas Are The Shit

I decided to go a different route for this week's Spotlight Saturday blog post. My interview with artists of different mediums will follow next week. However, I want to highlight the beauty and selflessness of Doulas across the world. Doulas are professionals trained to provide physical, emotional and educational support to an expecting mother, giving birth… Continue reading #SpotlightSaturdays: 5 Reasons Why Doulas Are The Shit

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Co-Sleep: 5 Reasons To Ditch Baby Cribs

We have built an entire industry around the sleep of babies in the Western culture. Yes, your baby's z's became a profitable business for many companies. When a mother is creating her registry, the categories include the "necessities" for the baby's room; these online registries require you to add a crib, mattress, sheets, room decor… Continue reading Co-Sleep: 5 Reasons To Ditch Baby Cribs

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Breastfeeding 101: The Basics

I have always known that I wanted to breastfeed my children. I learned about the benefits of breastfeeding during my teenage years, but I can't remember if it was during Home Economics or if it was an independent search beget from my ever ending curiosity. A decade later, I find out that I was pregnant… Continue reading Breastfeeding 101: The Basics