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11+ Things on My Hospital Packing List... Including Stuff for Baby!

There are a lot of different lists out there of the items new moms should bring to the hospital. Some lists are short, some are long. I have found that my friends who have never had a child and are about to give birth feel completely overwhelmed at the thought of packing for the hospital, so I thought I’d write up my list of what I took. Here it is:

10 Ways I've Boosted My Milk Supply

As a nursing mama, I know just how important it is to maintain a good supply of breastmilk for your baby. Whether you are exclusively nursing, pumping and nursing, or exclusively pumping, your milk supply can fluctuate. I’ve learned the hard way which foods to avoid, and I’ve been successful at boosting my supply when I was running low.
Here are 10 ways I was able to boost my milk supply…

The Surprising Trick That Soothes My Baby

When it comes to babies, there are some tried-and-true methods of soothing that most parents swear by. Once you know they are fed and have a clean diaper, you can offer them a pacifier, sway with them, swaddle them…but what if none of those things are working and you still have a crying baby?

The Surprising Trick That Soothes My Baby

How I Lost Weight After Baby

Fellow Mommies! I know the topic of losing weight after giving birth is a sensitive one. After all, I’ve had two babies in the past three years. And there were definitely times where I wished I could just snap my fingers and be back to my weight before having kiddos.

But I’ve learned a lot along the way after having both boys, and so want to share some of my tips with y’all! Check them out:

A Shared Room for Brother and Sister

When we moved into our current home with three bedrooms, we decided to put Liam and Isabel in separate bedrooms. We figured we had the space, and it would probably be better for both of their nighttime sleeping if they didn’t share. As time went on though, we were facing sleep challenges from both kids.

Liam was always leaving his room and coming to ours because he was scared. And Isabel seemed to hate sleeping in the crib and would often end up sleeping in Liam’s bed while Liam slept in our bed. It was like we were all playing musical beds all night long in our house. So one day we finally decided to try something new and throw the kids in one room together. Bonus: the third bedroom is now my home office. ::happy dance::

It’s been a great transition so far. Liam has taken on the role of protective big brother – making sure his sister isn’t alone and scared. He usually stays in his bed all night with an occasional early morning snuggle in our bed. Isabel still wakes at least once a night but will remain sleeping in her own bed rather than being paraded around the house searching for a more comfortable sleeping arrangement.

I love the way their room came out. The bunk bed is perfect for their age. I decided to make the room as colorful as possible since the rest of our home is pretty neutral. I wanted the space to be fun and kid-friendly. I don’t know how long they will be sharing a room but I’m thinking the next few years at least. I’m hopeful that in the long-run they will have a closer bond and a less entitled attitude since they are used to sharing.

Do your kids share a bedroom? 

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