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Being a single mother is the hardest work, a journey that requires tremendous hard work, courage, resiliency, and steadfast resolve. It’s a route where fatigue and exhaustion frequently become close friends, often exacerbated by the ongoing demands of parenting, work, and the persistent challenge of sleep deprivation. From providing for the family to fostering emotional well-being, dedication is the only thing that keeps a single good mother moving forward. Almost every day is rife with difficulties and duties. Finding moments of inspiration and motivation can be a source of crucial assistance while performing these hard responsibilities. The journey is marked by a unique and special place in the hearts of those who navigate it. This compilation of “Inspirational Quotes for Tired, Exhausted Single Moms” pays homage to the extraordinary women who handle the challenges of life during their bad days with dignity, bravery, and compassion. These sayings provide single mothers with a well-earned moment of contemplation by reassuring…

Child development, which we refer to as the biological, psychological, and emotional changes that occur in the life span of every person from birth to the end of adolescence. Its main aspects include physical growth, social and emotional advancements, cognitive development, language acquisition,  and identity and personality establishment. Child development is a fundamental, dynamic, and complex process influenced by genetics, environment, and cultural factors. As a parent of two young children, I aim to be the best mom that I can be. I am a parent molded from each great book I read about parenting. Raising kids can be a hard time but there are an infinite number of reasons to make it fulfilling. For every parent who undergoes day-to-day struggles in parenting, here are the best books to be a better parent. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind A…

According to Miss Universe contestant, Miss Sushmita Sen, when she was asked, “What for you is the essence of being a woman?” She then replied, “Being a woman is like a gift given by God that each must appreciate. A mother is from whom a child originated, who is a woman. She then shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving aspects are all about. And that is the essence of being a woman.” A developing baby in the womb is an absolute opportunity and the greatest gift for a new mother! My first pregnancy made me realize that children are our most precious treasures that no one could ever steal. In my early motherhood, postpartum depression became my worst enemy. To combat this, I helped myself out by making my mental health stable. I made myself busy, I tried plenty of things like working out, writing content, cooking, trying…

As a parent to younger children, do you ever find yourself needing a little bit of quiet time to finish a project or meet a deadline for work but it’s a Saturday morning at home? Maybe you have a 5-year-old that you would like to find some fun independent activities for them to enjoy during solitary play times. We have created a list of our favorite independent activities that help with a child’s development and in becoming independent learners.  During school days, young children are spending time learning and socializing in the classroom. However, during the evenings and weekends, it is hard to watch a young age child strobe out of the house participating in sports or other activities with friends while parents are sometimes consumed with adult responsibilities, even if it’s just taking a break for their mental health. Therefore, raising self-sufficient kids is a benefit to both young…

Choosing the perfect baby boy’s name is a momentous decision for us parents. It’s a great choice that reflects your hopes, dreams, and values for your child. Choosing a perfect name is now associated with a strong meaning. Here in the United States, timeless, modern names are highly accepted. Meaning, it is a fusion of cultural, biblical figures, and even traditional names. It is very common for parents to choose a unisex name which is believed to have good fortune. Powerful baby boy names are often accustomed to their origin, and this blog talks about 100 unique baby boy names with powerful meanings for your little guy.  Please enjoy! To begin with, one of the most popular, powerful baby boy names is Richard. Which means “brave ruler” and is well-known today. This strong name is a perfect choice for those parents who wish for their baby to set new traditions…

I’ve created this post as a guide to help you get started working out postpartum while you breastfeed. I’m willing to bet you’ve heard that exercise can affect your milk supply as a breastfeeding mama and you might be worried that you won’t be able to feed your baby. Good news: Working out postpartum does not affect your milk supply to the gravity you might expect. While exercising MIGHT affect your milk supply a bit, it certainly doesn’t mean your supply is going to disappear or even be drastically reduced. Postpartum workouts will not be the main cause for milk supply to drop. Let’s peel the onion back, shall we? Most mamas start dieting while exercising so the problem becomes a nutritional one, not a movement one. If you reduce calories, you may end up cutting out important, nutritious food that helps boost the milk supply. The key is learning…

I need you to pause just a little bit as this is quite important.  If you look at the reality of it, we may only get one chance to experience pregnancy in our lifetime.  Maybe two, maybe three?  Whatever your situation, the miracle of getting pregnant and then creating your own unique way to have a gender reveal to share the sex of your baby is something only momma can do. Yes, your whole family and close friends want know about your baby and help you spread the good news, but this is your choice. Don’t be shy to be selfish, but also do not be afraid to ask for help either.  Again, this is your song you get to write. When do you find out the sex of your baby? The doctor will do an ultrasound photo between 16 to 20 weeks.  It is highly likely the sex of…

If you’re currently expecting and entering your third trimester, you’re likely reading everything you can about breastfeeding. Knowing that inspired me to put together a post sharing all the things you need to grab during your third trimester so that you can ensure breastfeeding success! In my breastfeeding journey, I began to work on my breast milk supply during the last few weeks of pregnancy and I seriously feel it helped me increase my milk supply quickly once the baby arrived. There are a few different things that you need to have on hand, ready to go before you give birth. Speaking of birth, if you’re planning to have a natural birth then you NEED to check out this class!  I had unexpected natural births and if I had taken this course before I would’ve been much more prepared. Okay, let’s check out the top 6 most important things to…

Whether your idea of adventure takes you to grandma’s for a visit or camping at the beach, the Guava Family has travel solutions for you! Their products are designed to help you travel with a baby. Life might look a little different these days with a baby in tow but that doesn’t mean your adventurous spirit has to be put on hold. A portable crib that you can wear as a backpack through the airport and a stroller meant to take you and baby wherever you want to go are part of their travel solutions to help you navigate that big wide world. We lived in Australia when I had my first baby and we used products very similar to take our son on 36 flights in his first two years of life! We decided that we wanted to take advantage of seeing that beautiful part of the world and…

Lactation protein smoothies are a great way to get healthy nutrients that help boost your milk supply while also aiding in safe postpartum weight loss. Today, I’m excited to share with you my FAVORITE yummy lactation protein shake that has boosted my own milk supply many times. This lactation smoothie is filled with milk-boosting ingredients, one of them being the protein powder by Majka. Majka is amazing, and so HEALTHY for you. I am so happy that this protein powder exists because it helps us breastfeeding moms boost and keep our milk supply so that we can know our baby is getting all the milk it needs. Majka offers a full spectrum of nutritional benefits that mamas need to function properly, produce breast milk, and thrive as happy, healthy mamas. RELATED READ: Your Breastfeeding Diet: The Best Foods to Eat for Milk Supply and Weight Loss Basically, it has everything…