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Talking To Children About Racism And Social Injustice Issues

This is a subject that’s hard for most adults to speak about, so as a mother to have to talk with your children about racism and social injustice issues may seem like a battle you can’t win. If you’re like me then on one hand you feel it's stripping them of their innocence. Taking away from their childhood and the notion that all people are good. But within that[...]

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Five Tips To Stop Fighting Your Toddler During Teeth Brushing

Hey Mama,  If you’re here I’m assuming your toddler is like mine and fighting you when it comes to brushing teeth?  If you’re like me then the tip to start early either never got told to you or you completely forgot it because this is child number four, and you had other things going on. Either way, we’re both here and brushing our toddler’s teeth[...]

Learning to let go
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Learning To Let Go

Hey Mama, Mothering is hard, but learning to let go is a whole other level. When you first become a mom, you want to protect your baby. Nature them. Mold them and keep them safe. But that’s just it. You can’t and the soon you figure that out, the sooner you can learn to let go. What Does Learning To Let Go Mean? Let me start by saying I am not advising that you[...]

Recovery After C-Section
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Five Tips For Recovery After C-Section

Hey Mama, The first few days and weeks after having a child can be some of the hardest, especially if you've had cesarean. Recovery after c-section can be tricky and may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Let's not forget about the very horrible mom guilt that can came up as well. With all of this, recovery after c-section can seem almost impossible, but it doesn't have t[...]

Loving Your Postpartum Body
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Loving Your Postpartum Body

Hey Mama, Having a baby comes with a lot of joy, but as I am sure you know, it can also come with a lot of stress, depression, and sometimes even hate for yourself and your postpartum body. So how do you learn to love your postpartum body? Loving your postpartum body takes work. And time. It takes work and time. Speaking from my own experience, this isn't something th[...]

Setting boundaries as a mother
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Setting Boundaries As A Mother

Hey Mama, If you're anything like me, you're four kids and eleven years in and just now thinking of setting boundaries for yourself. If you are also like me, it may seem like it's too late. But luckily for you, I never listen to myself and neither should you. When's the best time to set boundaries as a mother Anytime! Seriously. Things change. Having a six month[...]

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Five Tips For Weaning Your Breastfed Baby

Hey Mama, Is it that time in your breastfeeding journey? Or maybe you've been thinking about it and want to prepare? Either way, I hope these five tips help make this process doable and easy for you and your baby.   First, let me give this disclaimer: I am not a lactation consultant. I am also not a doctor. These tips will be from my own experiences hav[...]

Being the Mom you want to be
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Finding Your Motherhood; Being The Mother You Want To Be

Becoming a mom isn't easy. There's this learning curve that no one can quite prepare you for. Learning your baby's coos and cries, learning how to soothe them and when to sign versus rock takes time, sometimes more than we'd like to admit. Even within that, no one really talks about learning to be a mother. The mother, so to speak. And I mean The Mother you wan[...]

C-section advice
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What I Wish I Knew Before My Scheduled Cesarean

The words cesarean section (c-section for short) can be quite scary. Even for a veteran mom like myself who has had two emergency and one scheduled cesarean. Even after having two emergency cesareans going into my scheduled cesarean I felt completely unprepared. This was a new ball park for me and I had no idea what to expect. Well, as you can see, I came, I went, I[...]

Preparing for a new baby
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How to prepare your first born for a new baby

As a mother, we are concerned for our children and their feelings.  So it is only natural that you are wondering how to prepare your first born for a new baby. Will they feel left out when the new baby comes? Will they feel unloved with all the attention a new baby will need? While most of these are our own worries and not something your firstborn will even con[...]