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The critical things that breastfeeding moms need to know if they need to pump and they are not at home

How to Pump In Public Without Feeling Weird

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Last week I shared a post that I wrote on Facebook about my journey. I think that sharing these posts are important, because when you look at me you may think that I’m strong and that I’ve always been this way. What you don’t see is the time that I am on my knees crying out to God asking for Him to give me this strength, power, and grace to keep going. As I mentioned in a previous post, breastfeeding has not been easy for me. I internalized it, suffered a lot in silence, and wanted to quit so many…

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You are where you need to be because there are lessons that you have to learn and life tests that you need to pass before you can graduate to that next phase.

You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be In Life

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It’s easy to complain that you aren’t where you want to be, however, in reality, you are exactly where you need to be.  I know that sounds harsh.  You may be thinking, “What’s she talking about?  I don’t like what’s happening in my life right now.”  I say that you are where you need to be because there are lessons that you have to learn and life tests that you need to pass before you can graduate to that next phase. Unfortunately, the place that you need to be right now may be uncomfortable.  However, progress begins at the end…

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Breastfeeding can be challenging but this post helps you to let go of any guilt from breastfeeding and milk supply

Letting Go of the Breastfeeding Guilt

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I wanted to share this post that I wrote on Facebook on December 15, 2015, so you can get a sense of the journey that I have been on. I think that it is important because you see me know after I have become a lot stronger. This post gives you a bit more of the raw emotion and fear that I felt when I first started to share some of the difficulties that I encountered as a new mom. FYI – In an effort to be raw and unfiltered, I’m sharing the post exactly as it appeared on Facebook so…

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10 Things I Wish I Understood as a First Time Mom

In Frugal, Phenomenal

As an expecting mom, you can do all of this research to figure out what to do to provide the best care for your children. However, it’s one thing to research and prepare, but it’s another thing to actually be responsible for a new life. You still need to understand the real, unfiltered, unglamorous life of being a new mom. Ultimately you learn this by being in the trenches. However, before you jump into the trenches as a new mom, I want to prepare you as best as possible. Therefore, I’m going to be doing a few series to give…

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9 reasons to accept yourself just as you are

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With social media, there is so much pressure to live a life that isn’t yours.  This extensive connectivity can have you fooled into thinking that everyone’s life is amazing and that your life isn’t.  On social media, everyone has the perfect marriage, relationship, family, job, social life, etc.  However, social media only shows you the highlight reel of your connections’ lives.  It doesn’t show you the every day behind the scenes actions. If you ever start doubting yourself based on what you see on social media or based on the expectations of others, I want you to keep in mind…

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