Bonding with baby

Having an infant can be overwhelming. In the early days it can seem baffling to find things to do with this tiny little person who is completely dependent upon you. Here are great ways to entertain and bond with your baby.

Family Showers

Family showers can be a life saver in the early days when you wonder if you’ll ever get to shower again. Mom, Dad, & baby can all shower together so you’ll get some much needed time with your spouse and a nice shower.

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Once your baby starts to get more interested in the world and move about a bit they will need to be entertained. Toys can get expensive fast. Here are 10 baby approved toys that will cost you less than $10. The list is compiled from toys my daughter likes and ones loved by other babies we know.

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1. Stacking Rings

Stacking rings are a classic.

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Nursing your baby can look like this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….but more often it looks like this

 

 

 

 

The reality is that breastfeeding is 10% sweet and 90% crazy, at least for me. Real breastfeeding is:

Pinching

Pounding

Titty Twisting

Tugging

Scratching

Popping off to stare around and expose you…then yelling at you because the boob is gone

Nipple damage

Biting (come one do they really need teeth this young?!)

Acrobatic nursing

Baby testing how far your nipples can stretch

Feeling absolutely touched out

Wondering if your breasts will ever be sexual objects again

Wondering if your breasts will ever stop being this strange shape

It’s pumping at work to keep up supply

It’s dealing with hot nursing covers

It’s nursing in strange places to get a little privacy

Why on Earth do we do it then?

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DIY Halloween Costumes for kidsI love Halloween! It’s the beginning of the holiday season, plus who doesn’t love to dress up. I’m even more excited now that I have a kid to dress up as well. However, I am not a crafty mama at all. So when I look for DIY projects they have to be simple. If I can make these costumes so can you! Be sure to scroll to the end for the two my daughter is going to be…because I couldn’t choose just one.

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I survived my third month of blogging! I’m definitely still learning a lot and making mistakes. A lot of learning is done through trial and error and testing things to see what works for me at this point. I’m hoping some of what I’ve found helpful and the mistakes I’ve made will help you with your blogging venture. This month was exciting as I actually made money. It was a fluke in a way and a one off that isn’t repeatable on a regular basis,

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