My Breastfeeding Journey (0-3 months)

My Breastfeeding Journey (0-3 months)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series My Breastfeeding Journey

I’m going to share my breastfeeding journey with you so far because I tried to be as prepared as possible when I was pregnant for this. But there are just some things you can’t prepare for. Breastfeeding is harder than you think it will be. I’ll share my mistakes and the things that made the difference in what I thought my breastfeeding journey would be compared to what it actually is. To start with, I thought that carrying the baby and being physically attached was over when the baby was born. Okay sure, she’ll feed on my boobs. I’ll carry…

5 Reasons I’m Thankful I Had Dogs Before Kids

5 Reasons I’m Thankful I Had Dogs Before Kids

I’m thankful I had dogs before kids. When we got married, we knew we wanted kids in the future. Having the dogs before having a child gave us a chance to practice different roles, ways of discipline and how to care for something other than each other. If you are fighting the desire to care for something like a dog or a baby, then this post is for you   We got our dogs shortly after we got married. They taught us a lot about what kind of parents we were going to be.

Top 10 Tips to Maintain Long Term Friendship

Top 10 Tips to Maintain Long Term Friendship

Here are my top ten tips on how to maintain long-term friendship. Some things are simple with friends and some things are not. Understanding how you like to be treated can go a long way in being a good friend to those you care about the most. These are things that I try to do consistently for my friends. I have found that those in my life that I consider my friends too, do some or most of these things for me in return. It’s nice to make people feel comfortable. But it’s so much better if you can make…

What I’ve Learned In My Baby’s First Three Months of Life

What I’ve Learned In My Baby’s First Three Months of Life

There are a few lessons that I’ve learned during my baby’s first three months of life by being a new mom. I’d like to share a few with you today. I hope to spark a little bit of encouragement to the pregnant new mama’s out there, as well as a little bit of remembrance to those who have been a Mama for a while now. “How in the world…”   Before I had my baby I remembered thinking, “How am I going to have enough love and enough time, energy and motivation to keep a new little person happy?“ I’m…