Posts in Motherhood
The Perfect End to My Breastfeeding Journey

August is breastfeeding awareness month, with the last week of August dedicated to Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week. If you had told me six years ago that I would have breastfed two children over the age of one, I would have laughed at you. I knew I wanted to breastfeed, but I also KNEW I wouldn’t do it longer than one year of age because….EWWW GROSS( So said childless Amber lol)

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We Should Empower Mothers, Not Judge Them

There are also things you may be SURE you will NEVER do with your child, and when they get here, you may change your mind and realize the stuff that swore you would never do are the exact things that save your sanity. No matter who you ask people will tell you that every child is different, but people are quick to judge when you raise YOUR child different from them.

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Diffuser Blends All Moms Need In Their Arsenal For Cold Season

If you have a child in the school system you KNOW how their little immune systems can fail them. A barrage of germs every day means that they will share the love with the family back home. I personally got into essential oils because this year is my sons first year of school. I needed something for all of us to put up a defense.

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A Father Isn't A Babysitter, He Is A Parent.

No one is EVER on men's pages or asking them who is watching their kid when they are out and about alone. Women are more than mothers; we have lives and an identity that encompasses more than just the mother title. When a father steps up and helps with raising his children that gives mom a break to go after her dreams and aspirations which in turn makes her happy. A happy spouse makes for a happy house(children included)

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Why I started taking my kids to restaurants at 3 days old.

By the time MY kids were born I had more than Cabin Fever. I was O-V-E-R seeing my furniture and sitting in bed. Both of my children were born at the start of flu season so I knew I had to take precautions ie. wash hands before I touched them(or use hand sanitizer) Make sure that no one would touch them. Make sure they had a cover over them etc. I also reasoned that since I was breastfeeding they would get some antibodies and that was a plus side.

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Five reasons to take your toddler to Disney

If you are a family with little ones you may think you have to wait to travel. Not necessarily, Traveling when your children are toddlers can be a fun experience and it can you SAVE you money. It’s all about planning and being flexible. You may not be able to do everything on your vacation wishlist but you can still have fun making memories and traveling as a family.

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Legoland Florida- Beach Retreat review

Living in the sunshine state there are PLENTY of things to do. Sometimes they have amazing Groupon as well that you can check out amazing deals and try something you have never done before. This was the case when we decided to take the kids to Legoland Beach retreat. My husband has been working a lot and we just wanted a night away. We decided to go in the middle of the week so it wouldn't be so crowded. The cool thing about this hotel is that there individual bungalows.

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How to Slay the Fashion Game: Mommy & Me Edition

When I heard the words It’s a girl! I began to imagine all the ways my little fashionista andmyself would slay the game. I envisioned all kinds of outfits we could rock together. Fashion is all about self-expression, I look at it as art you wear. Now my little one is not yet a year old so we have many years of amazing outfits ahead of us. Over the years I have picked up a few tips on how to “match” your child but still keep yours and their individuality in mind. There are so many different ways you can rock a style with your mini-me. Below are some ways that you can SLAY the fashion game.

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Lets Talk Discipline: 5 Tips that have helped me

Discipline is a VERY sensitive subject when it comes to parenting. Everyone is different just like every child is different. I will say that this blog is not going to talk about a specific parenting position(i.e gentle, mainstream etc) It will talk about the things I have incorporated in my discipline regimen coming from a child who was abused. Now, I have head numerous of times "Spare the rod spoil the child". As someone who has been hit with fishing poles, extension cords, paddles, fist, belts, belt buckles, choked etc I am not one for corporal punishment at all.

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I was the Perfect parent...until I had kids

Parenting is a lot of things but the main word I would use to describe it is...HUMBLING. Everyone thinks they have an idea of what to expect. Many people before kids utter the sentence "Well MY kid would NEVER do  _____" It's a cute sentiment that you truly believe that you will call the shots for everything.

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