How To Start A Blog And Start Earning Right Away

I first decided to start a blog out of boredom.  I was on bedrest and looking for ways to spend my time while making some spending money on the side.  I spent hours on Pinterest researching the best way to go about starting a blog and all things related.  Here is how I quickly and cheaply started up a profitable blog. I ended up spending the money and starting a blog with WordPress using Bluehost. I initially set up with Blogger but after comparing the two and learning about the abilities to customize with WordPress I decided to spend the money.…

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A Letter To The New Tubie Mom

The first time the nurse walked me through venting and feeding my little boy I saw stars.  I had to take a minute to sit down.  I get grossed out and queasy easily and I can’t say feeding him was the most pleasant experience at first take. Becoming a tubie mom was overwhelming.  I muddled through it again and again, until I was confident feeding him on my own like it was no big deal.  When the time came I assured the nurses I was ready to head home and walked out of the hospital with my head held high.…

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DIY Air Purifier On The Cheap

I wanted to share how I created my own DIY Air Purifier.  Like usual, my house is filled with sick kiddos.  My oldest has very severe mold allergies and they are in full swing right now.  We live in farm country and the entire state’s corn crop is infested with mold.  As farmers are digging into the fields, my oldest’s asthma is super flared up.  On top of that, the little one has been battling aspiration pneumonia and his lungs are junk at the moment.  I went to pull out our fancy air purifier and at some point, the dog…

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Time Savers For Working Moms

To sum it up I am a full time working mom.  I exclusively pump (that means 3 hours a day at the pump), I have a baby that requires extra medical care, and my husband works out of town a lot.  This means my days start at 5am and end after 10pm and I still don’t have enough time.  This post contains affiliate links to companies that help keep me sane and run a mostly functional household. Kroger ClickList Online Ordering– This is the greatest thing since sliced bread! Seriously.  I absolutely hate grocery shopping, especially now that I have…

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Toys For The New Mom Trying To Keep Her Sanity

This Post Contains Affiliate Links  VTech Sort & Discover Activity Cube–  With activities on each side, you child will never get bored of discovering new things on this activity cube.  Perfect for the babe learning to sit or to keep the crawler entertained for a bit while you sip your wine. Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys– This octopus keeps bathtime fun, with bright colors and small rings.  If you play your cards right you can persuade dad to take charge of bathtime while he works on his ring toss skills. Infant Toy Massaging Teethers Set Of Three– These colorful teethers are…

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Why We Chose To Have A Small Wedding And A Big Honeymoon

  Since my husband and I began dating, he always swore his honeymoon would involve a trip to Costa Rica.  I always brushed it off, never thinking we’d actually get married, let alone be able to afford a wedding and a honeymoon.  Sure enough 2 years later I found myself getting ready to board the plane to Costa Rica with a wedding band on my left finger. I have never been one for being the center of attention.  When we got engaged and starting looking into what it took to plan a wedding I quickly became overwhelmed.  I vividly remember…

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Is Your Baby Tongue-Tied?

  When our youngest son was born we had access to multiple therapists in the NICU, one being a speech therapist.  My seven year old was never able to nurse and it wasn’t until a dentist years later informed us he had a lip-tie, did I put two and two together.  I wanted to be sure we didn’t run into the same problems so I asked her to check multiple times for ties and each time she assured me he was fine.  We got home and started working on our nursing relationship.  I ran into the same problems, he wasn’t able…

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“Something Resembling Lemonade” -Reflections on Pregnancy Loss

  Between Infant loss awareness day, and my binge on the new show, “This is Us,”  I found myself reflecting a lot on the loss of my daughter, almost five years ago. Five years ago was a very dark time that left me wondering if I’d ever survive, I want to give others that are currently in that position some hope. Five years ago on November 23rd I watched my daughter’s heartbeat slow to an achingly slow pace on the monitor. We knew her time was up.  I was only twenty weeks pregnant and her cord had prolapsed.  The doctor…

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Making An Older Child Feel Special After Bringing Home A New Baby

Not only did we bring home a newborn, but we brought home a baby that require more attention and fussing over than the normal baby.  My husband and I were exhausted and barely keeping it together. I went back to work just four weeks after him coming home and we were just trying to keep our heads above water. One day my seven-year-old son broke down over something really silly.  We sat down and had a talk and I realized how much we had been neglecting him emotionally. The two of us had a long discussion about what he needed…

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Fighting a Cold Naturally While Breastfeeding

Having a seven-year-old and a newborn, naturally, someone is always sick and it always gets passed along to me.  I swear I just barely get over the first illness when someone comes coughing on me. The first time I came down with a cold while breastfeeding I was so irritated. My husband had the same cold and kept downing cold pills in front of me looking pretty content, meanwhile, my nose was raw from blowing it and I couldn’t stop coughing. These are just some tips and products I used to help get me through it as comfortably as possible.…

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