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Diaper Hacks 101 (That I Use the Most!)

Let's face it - changing diapers is not exactly fun. However, there are a few tricks to make it easier. I've partnered with Huggies® to bring you the diaper hacks I use most. #ad #huggon #momlife #bestdiapersever #huggies #newbabyessentials #pregnancy #bestbabydiapers #babyshowerregistry

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/HuggiesⓇ. The opinions are entirely my own based on my experience. Do you know anyone in the world who would tell you that their favorite part of being a parent is changing diapers? Haha, I didn’t think so. It’s not exactly the most pleasant part of being a parent but since it’s something we all have to do, we can at least try to make the process a little easier. After close to five years of changing diapers, I’m excited to partner with HuggiesⓇ to offer two important tips to new parents: 1.) Use …

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An Open Letter to My Daughter

This is an open letter that I wrote for my daughter just before her second birthday. To my sweet Stella, I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since the day you came into our lives. Now, I can’t imagine our world without you. It’s no secret that you and me had a rough start. Please, though, don’t ever mistake that for me not loving you. My love for you was strong and unconditional from the moment I found out you were in my tummy. Nothing can change that, ever. Looking back, you and me never really had a chance …

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My Real Life Stay At Home Mom Schedule

My Current Stay At Home Mom Schedule with a Toddler and a Preschooler If you’ve been following along, you know that it’s taken me a while to adjust to life with two kids instead of one. My oldest daughter was an overall easy baby. My second daughter is the one that’s more of a typical baby – nothing horrible or out of the ordinary, but she is definitely different and because of that, I feel like I have to learn how to parent all over again. I’m learning that what worked for my oldest daughter might not work for my …

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How to Get Through Those Bad Mom Days

How to Get Through Those “Bad Mom” Days We’ve all had them. The days where we feel like all we do is yell at our kids, where we don’t spend any time playing with them, where we snap and take out our own frustrations on them and truthfully, days where we just don’t appreciate them as much as we normally do. The days where we feel like a bad mom. I’m definitely not saying that we are bad moms, but I think we can all agree that some days are better than others. I’m slowly learning this is just a …

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An Open Letter to My Mom – Thank You

In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to write an open letter to my mom. She was a single mom and now that I have two girls of my own, I have a new found appreciation and respect for all the things she did for us. Dear Mom, I used to think I knew how much you loved my sister and I. Before I had my first daughter, I think I took your love for granted. You were always there and willing to give us anything, but I never understood what you felt on the other end. Of course, I …

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My Acid Reflux Baby and What Works for Her (That No Doctor Told Me About)

My Daughter’s Experience with Baby Acid Reflux and What Is Working for Her Now As you can tell from my post, What I Wish I Knew Before Having a Second Child, my second baby has not exactly been an easy experience for me. I believe the main reason for this is because she is a reflux baby and figuring out what was wrong and what eventually helped her took months. Acid reflux (also known as gastroesophageal reflux or GER) is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus. Most people associate reflux with large amounts of vomit or …

To the Mom Who's Having More Bad Days than Good
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To the Struggling Mom Having More Bad Days than Good

To the struggling mom who finds herself thinking, “this mom thing is way harder than I thought,” I’m right there with you. I am having way more bad days than good ones lately and to be completely honest, I have some days where I wish I could just stop being a mom for a while. This is not a post where I share all the answers about how to get through the bad days. (Although I do share some reminders at the end of this post that help me a little on those days.) I wish I had those answers …

Breastfeeding vs Formula - Why I'm Choosing to Formula Feed My Second Baby Follow Up Post
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UPDATE: Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding – Why I’m Choosing to Formula Feed My Second Baby

Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding **Follow Up Post – How Me and Baby Are Doing Five Months into Only Formula Feeding** I want to start by saying thank you so much to all of you that read my post, Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding – Why I’m Choosing to Formula Feed My Second Baby. Especially thanks to all of you who left comments and shared your own stories and experiences. It means a lot to me and I have felt nothing but support from all of you! I wrote that post before my baby was born and since then, I’ve received several …

My Real Life Stay At Home Mom Schedule with Toddler and a Baby, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Mom Life, SAHM
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My Real Life Stay At Home Mom Schedule

My Real Life Stay At Home Mom Schedule with a Toddler and a Newborn Are you a stay at home mom who wonders how other stay at home moms manage their day? I am too! I’m mostly curious to see if there’s anything I can learn from other moms to help my day go a little smoother because, let’s be honest, the days can feel REALLY long sometimes. Most days end with me counting down the minutes until my husband gets home. However, there are good days too! Days that go better than others and I’ve found that those are …

A Letter to My Husband - I Couldn't Do This Without You | Parenting | Postpartum Depression | Pregnancy | Motherhood
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A Letter to My Husband – I Couldn’t Do This Without You

These first couple of months adjusting to life with a newborn and a toddler have been beyond challenging for me. I slipped into severe depression almost immediately after we brought our second daughter home from the hospital, and it lasted about five weeks. My husband took on more than he should’ve had to. I wanted to write him this letter to make sure he knows that what he does for me and our girls doesn’t go unnoticed. To My Best Friend, I remember being in the operating room, when they were performing the C-section on me to deliver our first …