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Stay at Home Mom Struggles

Are you a Stay at Home Mom? Whether you choose to be a stay at home mom or you work a job from your home, one thing is for sure…you work harder than your husband will ever know. For moms that stay home with the kids, nothing frosts our cookies more than when our husbands or even working moms look down on us. The thing is, what we do matters, and if you think it’s so easy, by all means, come show the rest of us stay at home moms just how easy it is. We’re waiting. 1. Don’t tell us we do nothing all day There’s no end to the things that we have to do every day. Things our husbands don’t ever know were out of place. Things working moms hire someone to do. We’re not sitting here watching TV all day. Paw Patrol for the kids does not count as Mom’s TV time, thank you. Our days begin when everyon...

Signs of Postpartum Depression and How to Get Help

Signs of Postpartum Depression For many women, it’s hard to adjust after having a baby. Between the changes your body undergoes from pregnancy to beyond delivery to handling a new baby, it can be intensely stressful. Some of these overwhelming feelings are normal and some are signs of postpartum depression. However, when these feelings stick around, it can be difficult to determine whether or not you’re going through postpartum depression. Typically, symptoms of postpartum depressions are stronger and longer lasting. It will endure from childbirth and persist for months and months in most cases, while in others, it can sprout up quite suddenly even after your baby has been home with you for months. Look for the signs of postpartum depression: – No motivation or energy to do simple th...

How to be a Happier Mom

You’re the one that does everything. From the moment the sun rises, you’re at it, making breakfast and packing school lunches. It’s you who schedules everything from doctor’s appointments to play dates. It’s you who cooks and cleans. You may even work outside of the home on top of all this too. And at the end of the day, when you finally have 5 minutes to yourself, you sit down and you realize you’re surrounded by a cloud of unhappiness. When we’re not happy, it makes it hard for us to be there for those who need us most – our children. If you want them to grow up into happy adults, you’ll need to fill your cup back up so you can pour them your happiness every day. Here’s how to get yourself out of that unhappy funk. Don’t compare Social media is not reality. Problems in your marriage? Scr...

Post-Baby Weight Loss Tips That Work

How to lose weight after a baby Being a mom is a very rewarding experience. We love our little ones and cherish them. But there comes a time after having that baby when you look in the mirror and wish you had your old pre-baby body back. Here are 7 tips to help you get back in shape after baby!  1. Don’t diet This is especially important if you’re breastfeeding, but even if you aren’t, it’s so important for your body to get the nutrition it needs. Don’t deprive your body of food or else it will start storing fat because it will think its starving. Just aim to eat healthfully most of the time.   2. Add superfoods to your diet When eating more healthfully, make sure you’re incorporating superfoods into your daily intake. Things like berries, fresh fish, and kale all pack a powerful punch of ...

The 7 Most Common Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make

When it comes to mistakes with car seats, what you don’t know you’re doing wrong can be fatal in an accident. Take a moment and read about these 7 common mistakes that the experts cite as the reason for injuries and deaths in car accidents so that you can make sure your child’s car safety seat is installed correctly. 1. Loose safety harness Check to see if the safety harness is snug enough on your child. If you’re able to pinch the fabric part of the harness straps between your fingers once you’ve already secured and tightened your child into the seat, it is too loose. These should be snug with no slack, ensuring that if you are in a collision, your child will be kept safe. 2. Car seat too loose According to car seat inspectors, this is the biggest mistake that parents make when installing...

Studies Say Parents are to Blame for Toddler Misbehavior

In the age of toddlerhood, you’ll have to expect some unsavory behavior. There’s screaming, whining and plenty of tantrums at the supermarket (and other places in between). While toddlers will throw a fit because their brains are still developing and they don’t yet have that mental capacity to tell us everything they feel, there are other times that our actions as parents are to blame for this nasty behavior. The trick is to reduce the behavior by employing a few tricks to keep tantrums from occurring. Try these on for size next time: 1. Diminish distractions In a day and age where everyone has a smartphone and seems permanently affixed to it, don’t forget to put it down for a while and focus on your child. Your child will act out sometimes just to get you to look up from the hypnotizing e...

6 Tips for Making the Transition Back to Work after Baby Easy

It seems like you’ve barely had any snuggle time with your new baby and now you’re about to go back to work. The change can be difficult, but with a few helpful tips, you’ll be able to keep things running smoothly both in your home and in the office. 1. Get childcare ready Be confident when arranging a caregiver for your baby well in advance of returning to work. You can make it easier on your baby too by bringing your baby around the people who will look after him while you’re at work. Prepare a backup plan too because some days, the daycare center will be closed or your caregiver might call in sick. 2. Master the art of time management Make a list of things to do each day and knock everything out as quickly as possible. If you manage your time properly, you’ll find you’ll get your work d...

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