So, a lot has changed since my last post. I gave myself some time off to re-appreciate the simplicity and happiness of writing which is hard to do while raising two small children and working through life’s issues. After spending some time doing personal research and watching some documentaries (yes, I am a doc junkie, can’t get enough of ‘em) things started to come to light for my family. One such thing is how we always feel bloated and suffer stomach aches following eating any kind of bread/pasta product. We […]continue reading...
One thing many women worry about besides their postpartum weight loss is postpartum depression. How do you know if you have postpartum depression or something like it? What are the postpartum symptoms? Well, around 13% of women have depression for the first couple weeks after child birth and may experience a variety of feelings like restlessness, moodiness, being anxious and overwhelmed,
One of the many hurdles mothers face is losing weight after pregnancy. With my first daughter it was wonderful. I lost my baby weight plus an additional 30lbs! I was in heaven! Now the second baby, different story. So far I have only lost my baby weight plus an additional 15lbs and am desperately working for more.
There are many efforts being made to get this country in shape and change the pattern for our children and one great way of doing that is being sponsored with National Dance Day. This is a day that the country can come together with imagination and creative expression in order to promote dance education and physical fitness.
If you have been following this blog at all you may have noticed that my last post was in November and about turkey. The reason being is toward the end of my pregnancy I just plain felt horrible all of the time. Getting through my regular chores and keeping up with a 3 year old was wearing me out fast.
With the great prices on turkey and ham during the fall and winter you pretty much have to make one of each. Some stores even offer discounts for shopping at their store such as spend $100 in groceries and they will give you a turkey or sell you one at a small price per pound.
This year I am pregnant which is making it that much worse. Just a smell of those spices, or a picture on a box and I am hooked already. Another little fact about me is that I hate being generic. I have to have a different recipe for everything than everyone else, I always “spike” mine with this and that so it is my recipe alone. At first I hesitated to share my secrets but why shouldn’t everyone have the best?
In most homes colds are just an everyday thing you deal with and get over, especially with small children around. In our house though, it is a different story. A cold means many sleepless nights and many days of suffering for Maddie. I am happy to report that the Dr. said it is something most people grow out of and that someday she may just “get a cold” and be fine.
In the Victorian era tea parties were given by the grandmother to “welcome home” baby after it was born. It was meant for women of the family to gather together and see the new little one while presenting a homemade gift to the mother. It was tradition that the grandmother presented something made of silver for the mother or baby. Typically the baby showers were only held for the first child for the women of the family to share the art of motherhood with the new mother.
Over 23 million people in the United States suffer with the disease and face scary complications such as heart and kidney disease, stroke, blindness, neuropathy, and amputation or even death. Some in the statistics we read about include small children who live different lives than the rest of us trying to stay as healthy as they can. Parents worry at all times – constantly checking on their little ones.
With your first baby, you may have watched some of the pregnancy shows and design shows to help you pick names, decide what the room would look lie, and what birth would be like. Now you get to watch Dora the Explorer instead, while you are scrubbing stains off your carpet. When you were pregnant the first time you may have still gone out to eat with your husband and enjoyed it but now when you go out you spend your entire time telling your toddler to sit down…
As adults we know that toilets can be delicate when it comes to what will cause them to over-flow. And as parents, we know the risk increases with each child. Every time children go into the bathroom you’re hoping that the faucet will be turned off all the way, the floor will be dry, and the toilet will have flushed properly. Potty training is a stressful time in a parents’ life – hoping to always make it to the potty before an accident occurs and teaching children how much paper, soap, etc to use.
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As a parent you will have to make the personal decision of breast or bottle. Don’t worry, you will get many opinions – most of them very strong on one side or the other. There are pros and cons to both!
Obviously, between breastfeeding and bottle feeding, breastfeeding seems to be the ideal nourishment for your baby being that it is what nature had intended. Research has shown that children who breastfeed are passed anti-bodies that help reduce ear infections, diarrhea, allergies, and obesity. It is easily digested and provides many of the vitamins baby needs…
Have you been checked yet this month or this year? As many know, women around the world celebrate breast cancer awareness month in October of every year. Why such a big to-do? Well some statistics show that breast cancer is the second largest cancer killer in women, right behind skin cancers. At some point in a woman’s life she will be facing a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer. It is estimated that for the year 2010 over 207, 000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and around 54, 000 will be diagnosed with early forms of breast cancer…
One of my great joys of motherhood was hearing my first child would be a girl … a girl I could treat like my little dolly. Dress her up, take her everywhere just like a little girl would bring her doll.
My mom and I went the next day after finding out she was a girl and picked out every girly, frilly, little thing we could find. Yes, we are those people. Now per my husbands simple request, I easily agreed not to go too girly, such as princess everything. We both agreed to do more of a laid-back surfer girl style, but I could still dress her up. I bought so many foo-foo dresses and headbands – just waiting to dress up my little girl.