When should my baby walk you may be asking yourself. Or perhaps your question revolves around another developmental milestone like sitting, crawling, or talking. As moms, we become major worry warts and comparison queens. Is my kid eating enough, talking enough, sleeping enough? Why is everyone’s kid but mine¬†sitting already, crawling already, walking already? We all want what’s best for our kids. But, we’re also putting way too much stress on ourselves and our kids way too early.

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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. These fun activities to do with an infant can provide you with some sweet bonding time with your new 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.

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Unfortunately getting sick is an unfortunate part of life and parents don’t get sick days from parenting. You babies, toddlers, older kids, and heck even your husband will still expect you to be the mom. But this is one time you should definitely give yourself permission to do less! Check out these 7 tips to help you¬†survive being sick as a mom.

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I was about 7 months pregnant when Trump was elected. I was devastated…not just because my party had lost or because I didn’t care for Trump. I’d seen other Republicans get elected before but it didn’t instill the same fear. I was 7 months pregnant with a little girl and I now feared for her future. I had just witnessed a man get elected to the highest office who had been accused of sexual abuse of several women and by his own words showed his disdain for women.

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My little girl turns 1 today! It really does go so fast. To honor that I’m finally writing up our birth story. Luckily I tracked down what I posted in my online mom group as some of the details are already getting hazy.

I was so excited when we got pregnant with our little girl. I read lots of books about giving birth and my husband and I took classes to try to prepare for a more natural birth.

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The truth is that parenting can be lonely…even for us married ladies. I sat at my table tonight eating dinner alone, again, as my husband had tagged me out and took over trying to get our daughter to bed. I kept her up so he could see her when he got home, so she was overtired and fighting sleep hard. I had waited to eat so that we could eat together for once as he often has school or work in the evening.

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