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    Finding Time for Fitness as a Mama

    So full disclosure, fitting in fitness isn’t something I haven’t been really good about until recently. I would go through spurts off and on after having my daughter where I was really serious about losing weight and getting into shape, but this has been a struggle for my entire life, so I cannot blame it solely on having kids. However, with a full time job and a little one, I am shorter on time than I have ever been. Here are a few things that I have found worked for me. Where to workout My first and biggest recommendation would be to set yourself up to workout at home. I…

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    Top 10 Books for your one-year-old

    “There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy   Time and time again, we all hear that one of the best things you can do to help your child develop is to read to them. Research indicates that reading to your child helps them with developing their speech and later with their literacy skills. My mother was a librarian, and I grew up with my nose buried in books and can strongly attest to the benefits it provides; however, I find that it can get extremely tedious reading the same book over and over again to your child. I…

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    First Time Moms: Top 10 Newborn Must-Haves

    Disclosure: Links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase.  Now obviously there are some basics that you absolutely need to have when bringing your newborn home, such as a crib and a car seat. I am going to focus on items beyond that which we found incredibly helpful to have and actually used and leave off the obvious ones. So here are my top 10: Comfortable, Easy to put on 0-3 month sized clothes  Now this may not be true for everyone, but my daughter was out of her newborn…

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    Top 10 Tips for Exclusively Pumping Mamas

    For any of you mamas out there who are looking for some advice to make EP (exclusive pumping) life a little bit easier and set you on the road to success, this is a post for you. Disclaimer: This post is not meant to serve as an argument for or against exclusive pumping. This is merely a reflection on what I learned during my pumping journey that I hope can help some of you out there who may end up on a similar path. I personally really wanted to be able to breastfeed exclusively and had a number of failed attempts with multiple lactation consultants, speech therapists, and a body-work…