Working Mom Advice: Meal Prep for Your Baby

Feeding your infant in the first 12 months of their life seems to be nerve wrecking. How do you know what to feed them? How much? Can they chew things if they do not have teeth? Rest assured that there is a process that we followed, and I am here to help you. I will begin by talking about how we introduced solids into Jaxon’s diet, how we balanced feedings with nursing sessions, and how we meal prep for him now that he is almost 1 all while working full-time! The question of how to meal prep for your baby won’t seem so daunting after you read this post!

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Jaxon’s First Trip to the County Fair

This past weekend our family had a blast! We decided to take Jaxon to the county fair. This time last year, I was at this very same fair basically 9 months pregnant, chowing down on funnel cake, cotton candy, chicken-on-a-stick, and everything in between. At the time, I had in my mind that Jaxon would not be old enough to go to the fair, but flash foward to a year later with Jaxon 11 months old, and here we are!

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Jaxon’s Woodland Friends: A Fall Baby Shower Theme

Throwing a baby shower can be as easy as you make it, or as difficult as you make it. In my case, I took on the role of planning, decorating, and executing my own baby shower. With the help of my mom and best friend, we pulled off a very intimate, themed baby shower. The theme, Woodland Friends, is the perfect fall theme. Decorations are easy to find, and the possibilities are limitless. All of which can be done on a small budget!

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Family and Peer Support While Breastfeeding

With National Breastfeeding Month coming to a close, along with Black Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 25-31, 2017), I figure that now is as good of a time as any to talk about the support that I have received over the duration of my breastfeeding journey. I am nine months postpartum, and while it seems that breastfeeding is a piece of cake for me, I still struggle every now and then with low milk supply, finding somewhere to nurse or pump in public, and just being downright too tired to pump enough milk. During my pregnancy, I was afraid that Marquis would not be as hands-on with the entire breastfeeding experience. With my mother’s lack of breastfeeding knowledge, I was afraid she would not be able to help either. I was so incredibly wrong! For me, the support while breastfeeding has been one of the top reasons why breastfeeding has been achievable.

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Swimming with Infants: 8 Things You Need to Know

When you have a newborn baby, and summer is approaching, you begin to contemplate swim lessons. We all have seen the videos circulating on the internet of an infant falling into a pool, only to turn on their backs and start floating. Those videos make some people anxious or uncomfortable, while they make others feel empowered. “YEAH! I’m going to do that to my baby,” or “NO! That’s child endangerment!” I naturally felt uncomfortable seeing such a small child fall into a pool, swallowing what seems like too much chlorine water. However, I sat and thought about why this was necessary. Swimming with infants is a life lesson that all of us parents, new or old, need to know.

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Word to Your Mother: 8 Reasons to Thank My Mom

You taught me everything
Everything you’ve given me
I’ll always keep it inside
You’re the driving force in my life, yeah
There isn’t anything
Or anyone that I could be
And it just wouldn’t feel right
If I didn’t have you by my side
You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were gray
Whenever I was down
You were always there to comfort me
And no one else can be
What you have been to me you will always be
You will always be the girl
In my life for all times

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