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The Question I Wish I Knew I’d Have to Answer in The Delivery Room

*this post is sponsored by CBR. As always, my opinions are all my own! I’m three babies deep now, so the delivery process isn’t as mysterious and foreign to me now, as it was with my first baby. I remember staying up late and watching A Baby Story (apparently they are bringing it back!) at 2am on TLC. I was trying to mentally prepare myself for this unknown, magical experience that was going to happen to my body. Of course my hospital bag was packed three months too early (my first baby was a week late), and I was packed for a week stay at a hotel. My new baby had five outfits and seven hats. All were way too big. I prepared for my first labor by spending hours and hours on Pinterest, reading everything I could. Making sure I knew about every car seat and high chair on…

What I Missed On My First Registry

Well, I am a mom of three now, and boy were there some things I totally and utterly missed out on because I didn’t put them on my registry. Do you know how many clothes I got? Blankets and cute things that were to die for at the time, but totally not that useful? I literally had a Boppy Pillow sitting in my closet for three years until I gave it to my sister. I just thought I needed it. PS, if you sign up for Amazon’s Baby Registry, you get $100 dollars towards diapers and wipes. Believe me, you need it, and everyone uses Amazon! I recently did my first few months with the diaper subscription. I am so mad I never did that before. Totally worth it. I’ll be reviewing it here soon. Baby Registry – $100 credit towards diapers and wipes this post contains affiliate links As…

Boost Your Milk Before Baby

I’ve had great success nursing all three of my baby boys, and I believe part of that is due to the steps I take before my little one arrives! Believe it or not, there are some small things you can get started on now, while your in your last month or so of pregnancy. Don’t you just love the last couple months?! I am such an impatient person, that the last few weeks seem to drag on and on! And my babies have NEVER been early! The earliest I got was my middle child, who arrived like a speed racer the the night of his due date. My other ones took me after my due date, which makes for one frustrated, pregnant mama! Anyways, let’s give you some tips to get you started on creating an abundant milk supply. This is important because you want your body to be ready…

The Best Healthy Booby Treats For Milky Mamas

I’ve made a list of yummy sweet treats that will increase your milk supply and support you in the journey of breastfeeding. Whether you just had your baby, or you’re an old pro like me, it’s essential to take care of your body and give your milk-makers what they need. Breastfeeding can be hard. It can be annoying, inconvenient, and sometimes the amount of milk you have is less than you need. Here are some fabulous treats that will help you boost your milk supply that are healthy, satisfying and sweet! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie Mix by Mommy Knows Best: I love this mix because I can whip up a batch of cookies in no time, and I can bake them for a softer version. I really like barely cooked, almost raw cookies. Basically cookie dough. I have no guilt in eating the dough. (PS, have you seen the…

Increase Your Milk Supply Overnight

I bought a shirt this time around, for my third baby, with a mermaid on it and text saying, “milky maids.” There’s a photo way back in my Instagram if you want to see it. Being milky, isn’t always fun, but it is so important to your baby. I’m still nursing my third baby boy now, and I am so thankful for the tools and tricks I’ve learned to keep my milk supply up. I’ve dealt with very difficult, stressful times, all while nursing a baby, and I never once let my milk supply suffer. this post contains affiliate links Pin now to read later! There are reasons your milk can decrease. You may not be eating enough of the right nutrition, you may be just too stressed and tired, your hormones can be out of balance…there are a lot of factors. Sometimes, you just need more milk than you…

The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply

I’m nursing my third baby now. I’ve finally got the hang of losing the baby weight, while keeping a tremendous amount of milk supply on board for the little one. I’ve even had a bout of mastitis from over producing, while still losing all the baby weight in about 2 months. *this post contains affiliate links Your diet is really key to telling your body its okay to let go of fat, while also providing the nutrients to produce the liquid gold your baby needs. If you are looking for a quick way to increase your milk supply, while not consuming extra calories, I highly recommend Fenugreek. I’ve used it a few ways, but the drinkable versions worked best for me! The UpSpring is my favorite so far! You can read my post,Increase Your Milk Supply Overnight for more on that! Related: Delicious Protein Powders for Breastfeeding Moms The Real Reasons…

3 Ways Millennial Moms Can Make Money From Home Without Needing A Nanny

Millennial Moms are like the popular social group right now. We’re the girls who do it all. We are intelligent, educated, savvy, business owners and full-time moms. We do an insane amount, yet we are always looking for more ways to be home and make money. Its basically one of the biggest dreams we aspire to achieve:to stay home with our children and provide financially in some way. There are a lot of posts listing tons of work-at-home jobs where companies are hiring sales reps and associates, but the pay isn’t that great, and you still need someone to watch your kids while you do your job 8-5 remotely. The insanely creative ideas I have for you are not those. These are ideas that tap into the skills of Millennial Moms, have pay potential and don’t require a nanny because it can all be done on your own schedule. Let’s…

My 5 Unique Tips To Avoid Swelling While Pregnant

Summer and pregnant don’t go well together. The summer heat has a tendency to blow pregnant women right up and attach water to every toe and finger. Attractive. This is my second pregnancy, where I’m quite big by the time August hits. It’s hot, and I’m stuck waddling around with a big belly, wishing I was lounging with a mohito. I do have some tricks I’ve found that work for me to minimize swelling, so my feet and hands don’t scare my kids. I’ve never seen a list out there with these specific tips, so I’m hoping it’s some new information pregnant mamas can try. Number one is mentioned in most lists, but i take it up a notch. Swelling is very common, and a lot of it depends on your genetics, but these really helped me! And I know because this is my third time around the block. 1.…