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Saving money with the art of laundry
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Saving money with the art of laundry
26
Aug

A few years ago, I began making my family’s laundry detergent for a few different reasons–one of the most lucrative factors being the money saved, of course. We were a single-income family then with a sensitive-skinned infant in cloth diapers. After a few months of unknowingly washing my diapers incorrectly (a disaster that takes several […]

A note to my daughters
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A note to my daughters
12
Aug

To my wonderful gifts of love, I’ve finished my first full week of full-time, out-of-the-home work, and it’s been hard. Not so much the job (which is satisfyingly challenging), but more so the adjustment. My heart aches and tears fall more each day that I drop you off at preschool. I miss our days at […]

Painful Challenges of Breastfeeding
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Painful Challenges of Breastfeeding
22
Aug

“Here’s some formula samples for you to take home,” said my nurse as he helped me pack my things to return home as a first-time mother.  “But I’m breastfeeding,” I reminded him. “I know, but just in case it doesn’t work out or something happens.” Doesn’t work out? What do you mean? You put the […]

Teething Tribulations
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Teething Tribulations
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14
Dec

Teething is a difficult time for babies and parents alike. Babies scream and cry from the uncomfortable feelings, and caregivers feel helpless. Many turn to over-the-counter pain remedies, such as Baby Orajel or similar products. While this is done with good intentions, the FDA has warned against such remedies for babies, especially those under two as one […]