What I Love Most About Being a New Mom

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This past year was my first year of motherhood, and boy was it trying. I’m sleep deprived, drowning in laundry, and I’ve spent more time with my breast pump than I have with my husband (who is also exhausted). Almost every new mom that I’ve met has found her life to be similar to mine, which made me realize something. When we chat, we often bring up the downsides of being new parents. I get it, we need to vent and ease our minds a little. However, what about

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5 Tips to Soothe a Crying or Colicky Baby

Bringing a newborn home for the first time is an overwhelming feeling. Parents are usually over the moon, and want to spend quality time with their new arrivals. Occasionally, plans for “family time” get interrupted and we find ourselves helpless, with a crying baby (or babies!) in our arms. We’ll ask ourselves questions such as: Is baby hungry? Is he too hot or too cold? Does he need a diaper change? Does he have colic? How about

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Why We Supplement with Organic Formula

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Since their birth last February, our twin boys, H and H, have consumed breast milk to their little hearts’ content. As many of you know, I’m an exclusive pumper and have been fortunate enough to keep a generous milk supply for almost a year. What you may not have known, is that they consumed formula to supplement their feedings during their NICU stay. This was to assist

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Valentine’s Day Handprint Art Fail, and Why I Love It

Okay Pinterest addicts, you are going to be disappointed here. Let me just remind all of you, that it’s the thought that counts, right? The crafts that my children and I have created are not the typical ones that you have seen. They aren’t the dictionary definition of pretty, they were not well-done, and the end result does not look like something that we could sell on Etsy. After you check out our activity, I’ll tell you why I still LOVE our results!

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Why is Your Face Flat? Building an Inner Voice…

Over the past few months, my twins, H and H, have become more mobile, more vocal, and absolutely more expressive. They now have tones to their squeals when something is wrong, and also when something is right. For the better part of each day, they are so, so happy. Their laughter fills their playroom and their little smiles surface so easily. As a new parent, I am in awe of

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Must Have Items for Pumping Moms

Hi there, fellow pumpers! If you’re stopping by here, my guess is either that you’ve already started pumping and are dying to make it a better experience, or you’re an expecting mama who wants to be prepared. Pumping can be a tedious experience, so I’d like to share a few things with you that might make things a little easier. I’m now 10 months into my pumping journey for my twins and aside from just my breastpump, I’ve picked up a few items along the way to simplify things. For the last 7 months I’ve been

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Before You Grab Your Shopping Cart, Read This!

It was just another trip to Target, the “Mom” headquarters. As my Jeep made it’s way through the parking lot and passed the entrance to the store, I couldn’t find what I was looking for: the perfect parking space. The space near a double seated shopping cart, which would afford me enough space for my 10 month old twins, as well as my purchases. Out of luck, I pulled into a random space, whipped out my stroller, buckled my babies in, and off I went. On my list that day was a large box of diapers and a

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Must Have Items for Newborns (and Twins!)

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Let me guess…when you found out you where having twins, you freaked out a little right? Me too. Our twins are our first babies, so whether there was one, two, or ten babies, I wasn’t sure what sort of gear or items I would need. After searching Pinterest, Google, and giving my mom pals the 3rd degree, my husband and I were able to gather everything we needed, without accumulating an excess of unnecessary items. Not only did this save us money, but it also saved us space in our home, and time!

Our babies are now almost 10 months old, so I’ve compiled a list of our must-have items that

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5 Tips to Help Increase Milk Supply

Let’s face it, the struggle can get real. For the first 5 months, my identical twin boys were breastfed and bottle fed with expressed milk. As they got bigger, the whole tandem breastfeeding deal got a little more difficult, and as they got more mobile, it was harder to burp one, while the other was still on the nipple. So, with those challenges, on top of a transatlantic move, we decided that exclusively pumping would be the way to go. That way, my husband and I could both feed the boys, and it would make

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