Posts Tagged ‘mom’

Friendships & Parenthood

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Login HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Friendships & Parenthood Before parenthood, I was given more advice than I could have ever wanted or needed: Use this type of nipple cream. Never use this brand of diapers. Your child should have no screen time for the first three years of his life. Co-sleeping is the best, craziest, worst, and…

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Challenges of Parenting

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Login HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout The Challenges of Parenting Parenting is one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done. Whoever said that a stay at home mom doesn’t have a real job is full of crap. I taught 6th graders at a Title I school for 6 years and can say that was easier than the 5 months…

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Collin and Owen smiling at each other sitting on chairs

Login HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout The Unreachable: Balance Pneumonia 4 times in 1 year. That’ll change a person. In good ways and bad. After each bout of pneumonia I went through days, weeks, even months of sadness and frustration. Sadness that my life didn’t feel like mine any more. I was succumb to feeling like crap, taking…

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Career Change

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Login HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Career Change I became a public school teacher 6 years ago. It has been a hard 6 years.  To tell you the truth, I think I’m a decent teacher. I build real, trusting relationships with my students, work tirelessly to differentiated my lessons and have produced great test scores. But am I…

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Login HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Breastfeeding Challenges Well, the time has come. I’ve decided to start weaning my little guy from breastfeeding. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, I actually do.  I’m just so done with pumping. I’m done with hauling my pump everywhere, always wearing a pumping bra, and feeling like a cow being milked…

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Sleep Training

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Login HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Sleep Training Method I never knew how difficult sleep training would be until I had kids. Before Owen and Collin, I thought I knew what tired felt like. I look back at pre-kids Leslie and think, “Seriously? You thought you were tired? Really? Really?” Ian and I were fortunate enough with Owen…

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Mom Guilt

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Login HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Mom Guilt Mom guilt. I first experienced mom guilt when I stopped breastfeeding Owen. Call me naive, but I truly didn’t realize how time consuming breastfeeding would be until I had a baby stuck to my breast seemingly 24/7. Owen had acid reflex, which caused him to cluster feed, so instead of feeding…

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A New Normal

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Login HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout A New Normal I’ve got to admit the past few months have been hard. It feels like my life has been dumped upside down, stepped on, kicked, punched, chewed up and then spit out. I knew adding another kiddo to my life would be hard, but this hard? I had no clue.…

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