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You have GOT this! Tips for New Moms from Moms!

When you become a mother, albeit well-meaning everyone has something to say, everyone has an opinion on how you should be, what you should be, and when you should be. It can sometimes get a little overwhelming. Having Daniel 10 years after Emilie (The age gap debate: My experience with a big age gap) it really felt like I was doing it all for the first time. It was terrifying!

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“As women, we are part of an unspoken sisterhood and are always there to assist one another with help or advice and inspire confidence in each other. However, as women, we also have an innate ability to be always ready for whatever comes our way.” – Casey Rousseau, Marketing Manager 1st for Women Insurance.

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Mother’s Day Connect – Will you make a difference?

You may have noticed that my recent theme has been a lot about pregnancy, and my own feelings about being a mother. It may be because some of us are so blessed (I’m talking about myself. I am blessed.) Blessed that although my period of pregnancy as a young girl entering motherhood was difficult, I was fully supported. Supported by friends and family, on the day I gave birth I was surrounded by loved ones. Not every mother is this blessed. With this in mind the awesome team at Embrace has started a wonderful campaign – Mother’s Day Connect.

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Expectant Blessings – Prayers, Poems & Devotions for You and Your baby

Pregnancy is one of the most auspicious times in a woman’s life. From the moment you receive two lines on that pregnancy test, you have landed on planet mom and are changed forever! Expectant Blessings, is a book written with this in mind. When I found out I was pregnant with Emilie I was a young impressionable 19 year old, (5 things I wish I knew as a young mother) I had already made up my mind that I would not be having children. I wasn’t ready for that commitment. Nor the responsibility. But God had other plans.

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It killed me but we bought “teething mixture”

Even writing out this title gives me a sense of shame. We bought teething mixture. I had heard a lot about teething mixture before we had bought it. Good things from moms who had used it previously and some scary things from moms who would just never do that to their child! It was this conflict, that had made me so embarrassed to even consider this mixture. There is so much information out there, so much judgement, so many people guilt tripping you on how you should be raising your children.

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Related post: My thoughts on the ever present, mom judgement

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The wonders of a Time-Out corner!

Some time ago, I got a note in Daniel’s diary to say he had scratched a friend at school. I was absolutely horrified. Yes, I am dramatic. Also I am mildly aware that children around this age do these things. I would just hate to be the parent, the parent of that kid, the one that you feel the need to protect your child from. I guess that fear is probably what’s been driving my “over-sensitivity” to the topic. That was until we started implementing a Time-Out corner!

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