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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…

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…

Most of us are at least a little environment conscious. However, we tend to become even more so once we start having babies! After all, parents want nothing but the best for their baby. That means not only the things they come in contact with but also things that will affect the world they will grow up in. Let’s help you venture down the increasingly earth-friendly road you may be traveling. We have compiled a list of seven items to get you started with the basics! Burt’s Bees Crib Sheets and Pajamas Babies spend the majority of their time sleeping for a few months. This means a lot of time in pajamas curled up in their bed! Take care of the environment and your baby by selecting one of Burt’s Bees 100% Organic GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified bedding and pajamas. Burt’s Bees has a large variety of organic cotton sheets. There are sure to be…

Having a baby is one of the most joyous moments in a new mother’s life. Smelling that sweet newborn and providing the best nourishment for your baby through breastfeeding are some of the happiest times. The postpartum phase as a new mama can also be a time of stress and anxiety as you learn your newborn’s feeding cues and other important signs. All babies want to be cuddled and cared for. This also means as a new mama, you need to be in your best physical, emotional, and mental state to be able to best care for and nourish your new baby.  The proper nourishment in the postpartum period is so important- from positive affirmations to eating a healthy diet. As your body heals in this postpartum period, fueling your body with the best nutrients is essential.  Milk production requires an extra 250-500 calories per day in breastfeeding mothers. If…

Protein shakes are my secret weapon to increase breast milk and postpartum weight loss. The key to increasing your breast milk while also losing weight is nourishing your body properly, more than how many calories you are eating. If you give your body amazing nutrients, your body will let go of fat, produce lots of breast milk, and ultimately function properly. It is a natural process to use stored fat to create breast milk, and if your body is properly fed, it will do what it is designed to do! So many protein powders are way more than protein powders. They are nutritional supplements full of gold. These powders are so full of micro and macronutrients, super greens, super fruits, good bacteria, digestive enzymes, and more, that it is a no-brainer to add them use these dietary supplements to your diet postpartum. I talk all about the power of protein for…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #allfreeclearclean #CollectiveBias My laundry situation can quickly get way out of hand. Our dryer recently decided to have electric problems, which forced me to really think about how I was organizing and managing my laundry situation. It wasn’t great. So, I decided to focus on ways I could simplify all the laundry for three, wild and dirty little boys, plus myself and husband. I have to admit, my own laundry is a lot because I run almost every day, which means I’ve got some smelly clothes to deal with every day. I came up with these 5 steps, which really help me keep things simple, and less intimidating. The laundry pile used to intimidate me, and I would shove the clothes back in the washer, rather than put them away. Here’s what I…

Sugar cravings can come on so fast while breastfeeding, and before you know it, you’ve eaten 12 pieces of licorice and 5 packs of your toddler’s gummies (please tell me someone else does this too!). There are many reasons we breastfeeding mamas crave sugar. I wrote a whole post on it that I encourage you to read and save. It is super important to understand how mineral deficiencies, sleep deprivation and lack of protein play a role. If you are struggling getting enough protein, here are 5 quick ways to get some in, or I HIGHLY, highly recommend Ora Organics to make yourself some nutritious shakes that are fast and easy. Read this post for all the ingredient information and how it increases milk supply.  Back to the foods list. These are foods that can really help (and help me!) with sugar cravings. They are healthy, so you can scarf…

This post is sponsored by Udi’s Gluten Free. All comments and opinions are my own.  I’m so excited to share this recipe because I myself, am gluten free most of the time. My husband, on the other hand, runs away from anything even insinuating organic or gluten free. BUT, this recipe, this sandwich, is so good, he has no clue I make it on my gluten free bread! He loves this recipe, and he will eat it multiple days in a row.  Gluten free is a lifestyle I’ve had for years now, which started when I developed some gut issues, which I’ve talked about a few times now on the blog. It took some diet changes, as well as seeing a naturopath for the right enzymes and supplements to really get better. Back to the sandwich. I make a few and leave them made, wrapped in foil in the fridge…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Purina. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatFuelsRight #CollectiveBias Spring cleaning is just around the corner, and I’ve been attempting to either buy or make more natural products to use. My nose has even adjusted to chemical smells. where I like the “clean” smell. After doing some research, and making one trip to the store, I was able to make 5 simple changes in our lives, that bring cleaner living to all of us, even our new puppy, Theodore. With three kiddos, it’s easy to leave him out, but the most important way I can keep him living a cleaner, more natural life is by the food I offer him. What goes in your body is so important, both for humans and dogs! I talk a lot about nutrition and eating healthy here, and it is just as important for your…