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It’s The Holidays, Period

Each month many individuals in our community must make a difficult decision, one that affects not only their hygiene, but more importantly, their dignity: can I afford menstrual hygiene products or is there some other need I must meet first? For many, the answer is the latter. Food, a bus pass, maybe an extra gallon of gas in the tank rises to the surface of needs that must be met before “splurging” on tampons or pads.

 

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Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin spice is in the air this time of year it seems and do we have the perfect cure for those with pumpkin spice fever!

This easy and delicious pumpkin cake roll has been a wonderful past time for me for the past five years and I have had a great time making and perfecting this pumpkin roll recipe! It has now become a much appreciated family tradition during family and friends fall events. We are sure this roll would be a tasty center piece at any of your wonderful fall gatherings. We hope you enjoy!

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Infertility: The Silent Epidemic on Relationships

For every ten couples that try to conceive, at least one will struggle with infertility. This means that someone you know either has, is, or will be experiencing difficulty conceiving. Yet, as common as it is, infertility is still a taboo topic among many social circles.

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How to Rock Life with Baby

Bringing a new baby into your home is rarely ever a seamless transition. Laundry still needs to be done, dishes need to be washed, and bellies need to be fed. How can you ensure you don’t drown under the swaddles, diapers, and spit up? Systems!

“Organized” likely isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of life with a newborn, but a few simple steps could save you tons of time and sanity.

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Gearing Up For Multiples: Out and About with Babies

The early weeks at home with your multiples will be a blur of feedings, diaper changes, and naps, along with attending to your own needs. Going out of the house with more than one baby may seem overwhelming, but the right gear will make it much easier to manage appointments, go shopping, or even take a walk in the neighborhood.

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Gearing Up for Multiples: Sleeping Arrangements

Newborns sleep a lot in the early weeks, usually in short stretches around the clock. Multiples are also more likely to be born premature, which means they may sleep even more during their first weeks at home. Many families ask if their twins can share a crib. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that the safest way for babies to sleep is alone, on their backs, in a crib, with no blankets or other objects — which means one crib per baby. Some families do make the decision to use one crib for their twins in the early weeks, with each baby swaddled and placed at opposite ends of the crib.

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Gearing Up for Multiples: Preparing your Space

Planning for a new baby means choosing gear and equipment to fit your home and lifestyle — like an infant carseat, stroller, and crib, along with a bassinet, swing, and bouncer. When you’re expecting twins, triplets, or higher order multiples, planning can become more complex. You may be wondering how to set-up your home and prepare for outings with two or more babies. Parents of multiples often ask, “Can twins share a crib? What type of stroller is best for twins? How many bassinets and swings will we need?” 

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Breastfeeding: What to Expect the First 3 Days

Each child has a different story, different birth, different journey, and different breastfeeding journey. Out of the hundreds of moms and babies I have helped, not one is alike.

Each day after your baby is born is a new challenge, but with these basics I hope to give you reassurance and the confidence to trust your body because the female body truly is incredible.

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If Only I Had A Doula After My Linden Was Born.

While I had a faint idea of what a doula was, I thought they only assisted during the labor process. I never knew postpartum doulas were a thing. I shrugged off the idea of hiring our own doula during my pregnancy, and while I have no doubt our birth journey would have been impacted positively by the presence of a doula, I really could have used one in the days and weeks following Linden’s arrival.

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