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I let my toddlers watch Cops a while back. We were out of town, and for whatever reason our cable wasn’t working. We had a long day, I was tired, the baby was tired, and I couldn’t wrangle my wild stallions any longer. I needed some TV-time to get us to BED time. “Bad Boys, Bad Boys….Watcha gonna do…” that song is still one they love. Luckily they didn’t really understand what was happening, they were just mesmerized by the police lights and sirens and take down. I was desperate. Having multiple little ones is hard work. They all wine and cry at different times, so it feels like no one is happy ever. Its a world of complete chaos, and some days are so fun, while others are so hard.
When you have multiple little ones (mine are four, two and 4 months) there is always some kind of bodily fluid to clean up. One wets the bed, the other has a blow out. I need to wear yellow gloves permanently. The two-year-old is not potty trained, though we’ve attempted a few times, so I have two in diapers. There’s a lot of changing and wipes. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve changed my two-year-old, changed the baby, then immediately had to change the my toddler again, of course before we are trying to get somewhere.
I also have to nurse the baby where ever and however. Just the other day, while letting the older boys play at the YMCA, I had to nurse the baby before we were going to get in the car. I nurse on the spot, cover on, in the middle of the play place. Next to the play place is the gym, where the older kids are playing basketball. Of course, the minute I start feeding the baby, my boys decide to escape to the basketball court, and I do my usual run-and-nurse chase, cover flapping around and one arm holding the baby, the other grabbing my children anywhere I can get a grip.
When you have multiple little ones, there is just this chaotic, constant chatter, messes, mishaps and laughs that encompass your day. I tell myself that I will survive. I will make it through and my little guys won’t be so little anymore. I know that it will get better because my oldest boy is starting to help me. He wants to be my hero, and its so precious.
The two-year-old went to his potty a few times the other day. The baby is already smiling, chattering and recognizing everyone. The days sometimes feel so long, but as you look back, its 5 minutes. My older boys love to smile and talk sweetly to their baby brother, and they want to protect him like little men. I will survive because my little boys are rapidly evolving into big boys. It will get better, and I will wish for them to be little again. I will survive and thrive. I imagine the days when they are capable of putting on their own socks and shoes. The cherry on top will be when there’s no more twisted car seat straps to wrestle with and pull tight. The diapers will be gone and sippy cups thrown away. Don’t worry, you won’t have multiple little ones for very much longer. You’re gonna blink and they will be big, and I’m telling you this because this is what I tell myself everyday when everyone is asleep on top of me, and I’m staring at all the clothes and toys thrown everywhere. I’m trapped in a pile of babies, and I’m trapped in an enormous blessing of healthy children. I will survive. I will survive!
So many mamas are having such success with the program, and let me share what they’ve said:
“I’m on the 14 day clean eating part and already feel a change. I love that your program caters to nursing moms. These recipes are boosting my milk supply! Thanks again and can’t wait to use the new app!”
“As far as counting calories, yes that was so helpful!… it was an eye opener…But your concept of reducing ever so slightly and monitoring milk supply was so helpful! I have lost 6lbs-yay!- and have 12 more to go! I am encouraged for sure because it is usually not until I’m done nursing that I’m able to lose weight. So I’m all in for hopefully the rest of my life-on clean eating like this and exercise! Thanks so much for your help!!”
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help!”
“The few changes I’ve made to diet per your instructions is already helping lower my sweet cravings. I’m sure I’ll notice an even bigger difference when I get stricter. This week has been great as I feel better, have already lost 2#, and haven’t seen a drop in milk supply which was my biggest concern. I look forward to starting the workouts tonight!”
“The baby steps have been super helpful including writing down everything I ate…Another 5 days would be amazing, I was thinking yesterday what am I going to do after the 5 days are finished. You have been incredibly helpful!! I am so appreciative!!!”
My program focuses on specialized nutrition for breastfeeding moms, recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, a new Ab Rehab + Pelvic Floor Restore program, and a new section on going back to work after baby coming soon!
The price is increasing once my certification as a Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist and the iOS app is out! Make sure to grab it now, while it is super affordable!