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Kids Are Awesome 

Every time I turn around my son is doing something funny, or awesome, or both. He is constantly surprising me with how freakin’ smart he is and how quickly he can learn new stuff. Just during the process of writing this post he has done new things that have caused me to revise this a couple of times. (more…)

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Smaller Bites

Being a new parent has taught me a lot about myself. It is especially difficult when the these lessons expose my shortcomings. It has always been difficult for me to admit to others that I need help or I am unable to follow through with something; however, I can usually admit it to myself. I am not sure why but for the last 5 months I have been trying to convince myself that I can handle all of the commitments I have made to myself. I was bouncing back and forth between projects and something always seemed to suffer. As my stress levels climbed, I began to realize that something was wrong but I still was not being honest with myself. (more…)

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How to Get S#!% Done With an Infant: Tips for Managing Housework and Baby

Newb mom here again…. are you sick of me yet? Kidding…

My little Cherub is taking a nap, so I should be tackling housework right? Nope, I got it done already while Little Man was awake and I managed to keep him entertained and engaged the entire time. Whats this magic you ask? I’ll let you in on a few of my secrets…..

When Little Man was born, my mom came over and did a deep cleaning of our house while I bonded with our new baby. It was amazing and I found that having a clean/organized house actually helped my stress level and allowed me to enjoy my baby more. The problem was, how was I going to keep it clean while still bonding with my baby? During his naps? Heck no, during his naps I was getting as much sleep as I could. I eventually devised ways to get things done while he was awake. (more…)

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Why all new mommies are Zombies: tips for better sleep with an infant

Newb Mom here again.

I am tired. I’m talking zombie tired.

I bet you think I’m writing this at 2am while nursing a hungry baby huh? Nope. Its 8:00 in the morning. A perfectly reasonable hour to be awake. Was I up all night? Nope. Little man got up twice between 8pm and 6am and went right back to sleep each time. So now you are probably thinking that I am just complaining. A 4 month old sleeping 10 hours and only waking twice is amazing! I should feel rested and refreshed, ready to take on the world. (more…)

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Stay At Home Mom – Why We Decided To Live On One Income

One of my main concerns leading up to the birth of our son was our finances and how we were going to afford all of the expenses that come with a new human. Newb Mom and I discussed all of our options and ran the numbers. In the end we decided that she was not going to go back to work and that I would work a second job to bring in the difference of what we needed in our budget. (more…)

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