How My Daughter Came To Be, A Positive Birthing Story | Episode 6 of Lee’s Vlog Diary

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Vlog Diary

In this vlog, I give a short update about what I’m doing for self love. After an emotional week, I’ve come to realize that I’ve been slackin’ on the self love and self care. As I embrace the change in my life, and drop a “bad” habit of smoking cigarettes. This is as much an update as it is a reminder for me, and a report of my goals in the coming months! Channel Goals Reach 100 Subscribers by the end of March so that I can: Use thumbnails for videos Get a URL name Start to pretty these up with…

Who Am I & What Am I Doing? | Lee Bowden’s Vlog Diary Introduction

Who Am I & What Am I Doing? | Lee Bowden’s Vlog Diary Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Vlog Diary

  I’ve decided to begin a year of a vlog diary. In this video, I explain a little bit of who I am and what I’ve been up to currently as a blogger, and a bit about my baby girl, #cjbowden. My personal blog LovingLifeWithLee.com is a personal lifestyle blog where I spill the beans about self-love, relationships, blogging, and small business and other things. My current blogging career is being led by the mentioned Blog Buddy Program. Which I am actively trying very hard to build for bloggers everywhere as a way to personally connect with other bloggers and…

My Breastfeeding Journey Update From 6 to 9 Months Old Baby

My Breastfeeding Journey Update From 6 to 9 Months Old Baby

I’m finally proud to say that Breastfeeding is now comfortable for me. Even with my baby having 8 teeth in, I have a lot less pain associated with breastfeeding now. I’ll explain a little bit about how our breastmilk vs formula journey has progressed also, as I still struggle with a low supply compared to other moms out there. And finally, the biggest question in determining whether or not we can continue our breastfeeding journey… Can we get her to sleep without the breast?  

10 Reasons Why I Love Being A Blog Mom

10 Reasons Why I Love Being A Blog Mom

Here’s a top ten list of reasons why I love being a blog mom. A short list, but a meaningful one! As both being a mother and a blogger, are a dream come for me.  I’m REALLY excited about my blogging and recent experiences online lately. SO much going on for me being a blog mom!   1 || The most obvious reason I love being a blogging mom is that I get to stay home with my daughter every day! 2 || I am my own boss! 3 || I choose when I work and when I don’t [when…

Why Blogging Is The Best Job Ever (To Me)

Why Blogging Is The Best Job Ever (To Me)

Put simply, I am a stay at home mom blogger and work from home wife. The thing is though, it’s really not so simple at all. That still doesn’t mean it’s not the best job to me though. There are two important roles I play in my everyday life that I consider my highest responsibilities right now. And that’s being the best stay at home mom, and the bestwork from home wife I can be. For myself, for my daughter and for my husband. PERSPECTIVE || Like I wrote about in My Business & Blogging Background Story, I have ALWAYS…

How To Talk To People Who Are Unsupportive of Breastfeeding

How To Talk To People Who Are Unsupportive of Breastfeeding

How do you deal with family members who are unsupportive of breastfeeding? What kinds of things can you do to educate them about breastfeeding? Should you make a baby sitting plan or child care guide? I want to share some thoughts and ideas with you about breastfeeding in general, as a human. My goal today is to give you the inspiration to believe in your ability and your right to breastfeed. Give you some good resources to show those who may need to be educated on the importance of breast milk. And finally, we’ll talk about a possible Parenting Plan…

Breastfeeding Journey 3-6 Months [Update]

Breastfeeding Journey 3-6 Months [Update]

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

In this breastfeeding update, I’m writing about the breastfeeding experience during the age of three to six months old. I want to go into the bad parts, and then celebrate the good parts in regards to breastfeeding a baby. How has the adjustment been to a child in our lives for over six months now? And how I feel about continue breastfeeding until my baby is two years old. I’ll start by summarizing what I have learned so far. Breastfeeding is hard. && I love breastfeeding.   That about sums it up. No joke. There’s way TOO MUCH to learn…

CJ Is 6 Months Old! [Milestones Series]

CJ Is 6 Months Old! [Milestones Series]

I’ll be honest in saying I’m emotional Mama this morning as I wake up and realize that my baby is now 6 months old! I feel like this is may be the most important birthday. Let me tell you why… I didn’t rock pregnancy. There’s a reason why it’s been 13 months of her existence, and I don’t have a single “pregnancy” post. I carried great, and although I was diagnosed with a short cervix at 24 weeks (and was at risk of preterm labor), there were no complications with my pregnancy or labor. (You can read our Positive Birthing…

A Positive Hospital Child Birth Story

A Positive Hospital Child Birth Story

This is an account of my positive and healthy birthing story of my daughter, CJ. This was a planned pregnancy, where her birth was at the hospital. Although my original (and adored) OBGYN Doctor was unavailable at the time of my birth, the hospital staff luckily took my Birthing Plan very seriously.   Perspective || This was originally written just a couple of days after her birth. I have since updated it to post here. Please note that her real name is hidden online for her own personal security, CJ is just a nickname.  I was diagnosed with a short cervix,…