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When I first began my breastfeeding journey no one could have prepared me for the pain, tears, and frustration I would encounter. I had no idea how much support breastfeeding mothers needed because I was under the impression that it was supposed to be easy. I quickly learned that was not the case at all.
As a woman you face many struggles in everyday life and as a mom it’s very important how you face those struggles. Giving up is not an option when you have little ones but sometimes it can be hard to find the strength or motivation to keep going and to get things done.
So you’re about 6 weeks, give or take, from the date you had your baby and now it is time to check in with your doctor or midwife for your postpartum care visit. For those wondering what to expect at this 6 week postpartum appointment, here is a quick run down for what to expect after having a vaginal delivery.
From One to Two
Becoming a mom of two can be scary, even if you planned it to be that way. You may be like me, a stay at home mom, wondering how you are going to take care of a newborn AND a busy toddler all on your own. Well, I’m here to remind you that it has been done before and there may be times when you feel overwhelmed but it does get easier.
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The Fourth Trimester
It has officially been three weeks since I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. While I am enjoying newborn cuddles and adjusting to joining the mom of two club, I’m still feeling the aches and pains of giving birth both physically and mentally. This is what I like to call the fourth trimester, most commonly known as postpartum.
Expecting Mamas With Little Monsters
Whether your second pregnancy was planned or a pleasant surprise, being pregnant while caring for a toddler is no easy task. On top of first trimester fatigue you will also be dealing with daily temper tantrums. Surviving pregnancy with a toddler in tow and keeping your sanity will soon become your number one priority, trust me.
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My daughter has a new found love of stickers. She is constantly wanting to play with her sticker book, but at her age she isn’t quite skilled yet in taking the stickers out on her own. I was trying to find an easier way to let her play with stickers, without having to help her every 2 seconds to get a new sticker out. That’s where I got the idea of making her a felt board for her room.
The Lasting Impression of Words
Have you ever heard that the way you speak to your child becomes their inner voice? Well, this is something I absolutely believe in. I think we, as parents, need to remember this phrase daily and put it into practice in the way we talk to our children.
Credit: IMDB – Black Panther (2018)
I went to see Black Panther because I’m a fan of Marvel, but I was specifically drawn to see it because of it’s cast. In my life, I’ve never seen a movie that portrayed black characters in such a beautiful light. Where black women were warriors and inventors, and where black men were leaders and superhero’s.
In honor of Black History Month, I thought I’d share some of my favorite beauty brands created by black women. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, red, or purple, these brands have something for everybody. So, if you’re in the market for new beauty products or looking for new cosmetic brands to support, add these amazing brands to your list.