5 Signs Your Infant Is Having Difficulty Breathing

  My goal in this post is to help you feel more confident when you have to make the decision between an emergency room trip or waiting for that doctor’s appointment they squeezed you in for five hours later. *Please note I am not a medical professional, just a mom that has a baby that occasionally stinks a breathing.  Please contact your doctor if you have any questions. That being said, my little one aspirates anything that he takes orally.  We use the g-tube for all feedings but he will occasionally aspirate on his vomit or even the bath water.…

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Traveling & Hiking With A Gtube + Free Packing Printable!

If you told me 6 months ago I would travel ten hours, sleep in a remote cabin, and go hiking in the Smokey Mountains with a 9-month-old, let alone one with a feeding tube, I would give you the “you’re insane!” look. But guess what?! It’s totally possible because I did just that and it was amazing! Don’t get me wrong I was a nervous wreck before we left and spent days packing and preparing. But I wouldn’t trade the experience my family had for anything! Here’s how I handled the logistics:  I used VBRO.com to find a rental home.  We…

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Baby Food Log Free Printable

I’ve been printable obsessed!  I’ve been learning some new programs and having a lot of fun creating useful printables! So here is a free food list tracker and daily food log!  I hope you find them useful. Baby E has started purees but has shown some signs of allergies.  We are also being pushed by doctors to meet daily calorie goals.  I created a few printables to help me keep track of which foods may be causing reactions and then a daily printable to keep track of his feeding schedule. Please feel free to print off a bunch a create…

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Reach Your Goals!-Printable

I’m not going to lie. I’ve been in a funk lately. My life has been consumed by work and kids and I’m struggling with it. I took some time to reflect and realized I have so many things I’d like to do for myself. Whether it be here on my blog, or as simple as following a yoga youtube video twice a month. I desperately need to focus on me. So I created beautiful printables I can hang on my mirror and hold myself accountable. Please download these and reach your goals. You deserve it!   Download Here: Goals

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Lessons In Motherhood

  Motherhood is something that has changed for me with each child.  I’m not the same person I was after my last child or the child before that. Though my children are still young they’ve already made me wise beyond my years.  At least I’d like to think so. You see when most of my friends were celebrating finishing their first year of college, I was giving birth to my first son and wondering how I was going to continue my education with a newborn. He was a surprise but one I welcomed with open arms. He taught me maturity…

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How To Earn Money On Bedrest

Money On bedrest

Last year I spent eighty-six days on strict bedrest. Yes, I said 86!! It put huge strains on our family mentally, physically, emotionally, and most of all financially. I make a large part of our income.  I was lucky and had short term disability that paid 50% of my income.  Unfortunately, we had been living above our means and to prepare for the baby and pay all of our bills we used up a large portion of our savings while I was on bedrest. This meant I spent a lot of time searching for ways to earn extra money.  My…

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Bringing Focus To Daily Life With Your ADHD Child

                 Last month I found myself sitting outside my 7-year-olds room.  We were both in tears.  He was inside his room with the door shut throwing a tantrum yelling about how stupid he is and that he wished he had never been born.  I sat outside of his room tears streaming down my face, trying to calm down from the argument we had just had and wondering if I was completely failing my kid. My husband had been out of town for a week and would be for three more.  I was suddenly…

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Why I Kicked My Caffeine Addiction

caffeine addiction

*This post contains affiliate links, but I don’t recommend anything I don’t love and use! Hi, my name is Bre and I’m a Caffeine Addict. Or so I used to be… I would wake up to a cup of coffee, a few pops in the afternoon, a Starbucks drive by on my way home from work, and then wonder why I would have massive panic attacks and struggle to fall asleep. It didn’t click until when talking to my doctor about my anxiety he asked if I tried cutting out caffeine. It was such a simple suggestion that made a massive…

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What Is Your Inner Voice Telling Your Children?

  Lately, I’ve been struggling under the weight of my youngest son’s health issues.  I spend all day playing nurse, therapist and advocate that sometimes it’s hard to take a step back and see myself as just mom. I recently had a conversation with someone who was finally honest with me and it was eye opening and refreshing. She pointed out that when I talked about him I put a lot of focus on what he can’t do.  I was immediately ashamed.  As his protector, I’ve made it a point to ask family members to refrain from discussing his diagnosis’s in…

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Top 5 Tips For Beginning Bloggers Without Breaking The Bank

Begining Blogger Tips

*This post contains affiliate links, but I only recommend products I use and love!    Throughout the years I’ve had a few personal family blogs.  I’ve always enjoyed writing and sharing my experiences but life always got busy and my blog would fall to the wayside.  Let’s be honest, no-one was reading it anyways. When I found myself bored out of my mind on bedrest, I came across an income report on Pinterest. I was amazed! I couldn’t believe people were making that much money blogging!  To be honest I still don’t. So I started another blog. This time I…

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