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My first experience with flotation therapy

I'm going to be the first to admit that I am not the best at making time for "me time." It is incredibly hard for me to switch out of "mom mode" and into just "Wendy mode." It's not because I don't still have a self that is separate from motherhood, but more because my… Continue reading My first experience with flotation therapy

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birth story · breastfeeding · mental health · mom blog · mom life · postpartum · postpartum depression · pregnancy

How I was able to exclusively breastfeed for 13 months with low milk supply

I never thought I would breastfeed. I never thought it would be a bonding experience for me. Like most things before motherhood I had lots of thoughts about what I would and would not do, and they all went out the window once the baby was born. Once I decided to try breastfeeding I thought… Continue reading How I was able to exclusively breastfeed for 13 months with low milk supply

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The Top 10 Ways We Have Found Helpful To Save Money as a One Income Family

I am not a stay at home mom because my husbands income is so great that I didn't need to work. I am actually a stay at home mom because when we sat down and did the math what I was making at my last job would have been just enough to cover childcare, and… Continue reading The Top 10 Ways We Have Found Helpful To Save Money as a One Income Family

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Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

"When I look in the mirror I don't recognize the person looking back at me, I feel like I'm living in someone else's skin."-me to my husband about 7 months postpartum Before our daughter was born I was dealing with some stuff. A lot of stuffs. We were in a financial hard spot. My husbands… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

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How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

I remember going to the doctor for the first time when I was pregnant with my son and the ultrasound technician telling me my due date was going to be Christmas Eve. My first thought was, "Wow! What a great Christmas gift!" My second thought was, "awww that's not a very fun time for a… Continue reading How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

adventures with kids · christmas · holidays · marriage · mom blog · mom life · thanksgiving

Creating New Traditions as a Family

Growing up I loved Thanksgiving.  I loved the closeness I felt to my family, I loved the excitement of knowing the Christmas season was coming, I loved all of our little family traditions.  It truly was the happiest time of year for me. As we all got older things changed, as they naturally do.  Being… Continue reading Creating New Traditions as a Family

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How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

I don't LOVE to cook. I'm a good cook, I just don't love it. I especially don't love to cook directly before, or after having a baby. The thought of prepping a couple months worth of food when I was nine months pregnant sounded daunting, and so displeasing to me, but after my first baby… Continue reading How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

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I Didn’t Bond With My Baby Right After Giving Birth

That's not an easy thing to say. It filled me with so much sadness and shame at the time. Made me feel like I failed her from her first seconds of life here on earth. Mom guilt right from the start. When they handed her to me I felt love, but I didn't feel the… Continue reading I Didn’t Bond With My Baby Right After Giving Birth