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

My Acid Reflux Baby, Colic, Reflux Remedy

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 …

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

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 …

stay at home mom, sahm, parenting, depression, anxiety, addiction, motherhood
Mental Health Mom Life

My Personal Story on Why I Left My Career to be a Stay-At-Home Mom

When I sat down to write this, I have to admit – I was scared. It’s hard to share such a personal story but I hope in sharing this, that it might help someone else that may be going through something similar. I want to share with you how my daughter and the choice to leave my career may have saved my life and ultimately helped me to be a better mom. When I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter, it came at a very dark time in my life. I was in the middle of a …

kids and boredom, boredom, parenting, sahm, screen-free time
Mom Life

How a Little Goes a Long Way (An Important Lesson I Learned from My Toddler)

I remember the days before my first daughter was born when I’d be out at a restaurant and see a family at a table with their kids glued to a phone or tablet and I found myself judging them. How can that be good for them? Shouldn’t the dinner table, at the very least, be free from electronics? I remember many occasions where I vowed that when I had children, they would not be allowed on phones or tablets until an older age. I would find alternative ways of playing with them and teaching them. We would sing songs and …