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Power Banana Chocolate Protein Smoothie Recipe

I love smoothies! I have at least one a day, at any time. They fill you up, and it’s a great way to get your fruits and veggies and increase your protein intake.

10 Things That Helped Us Get Through Breastfeeding Struggles

Of all of the things I have done in my life, breastfeeding has been by far one of the most challenging. It took a good couple of months and a lot of help before we got into the groove of nursing, but in the end I was able to nurse my daughter for 17 months and the beautiful bond we created through nursing was definitely worth the struggles. With Baby #2 due in a matter of months, I’ve been thinking a lot about breastfeeding again and thought I’d share some of the things that helped us get through our nursing struggles in the hopes that other mamas needing encouragement will find some here!

10 Things That Helped Us Get Through Breastfeeding Struggles

5 Ways to Celebrate a New Baby

If you are expecting a new baby or if you know someone who is, this post is for you! The birth of a new baby is just about one of the most exciting times, and should be celebrated! However, there are some rules for what is appropriate and what is not, what is super helpful, and what isn’t. As a mom who has been there, here are 5 great ways to celebrate a new baby. Make sure to share this with your expectant friends and family…

The Unique Way We're Preparing Our Toddler For a New Baby

The weeks are quickly ticking away leading up to the arrival of our new baby and aside from all of the usual getting ready for baby type tasks, we’ve also been in the process of preparing our toddler for the changes that are going to take place. I’ve read up on tips from others and tried to implement as many as possible, but I still didn’t feel like any of my tactics were working to get my daughter excited about the birth of her baby brother. When we would ask her about her baby brother she would either brush us off or respond with, “No. I don’t manna baby brother. I manna baby sister.” We’ve been hoping to find a way to get her to buy into the idea of a sibling…we’ve watched YouTube videos about babies growing in utero and read books about being a big sister, practiced with her dolls…but it hasn’t seemed to make much of a difference. Then one night during our bed time routine and idea came to me as a fluke, so I tried it…and it worked! Ever since that night my toddler has been getting more and more excited to meet her baby brother. Wanna know the secret?

The Unique Way We're Preparing Our Toddler For a New Baby - Disney Baby

How I'm Documenting Baby's First Year

It’s true what they say, that the first year of your baby’s life seem to go by with the blink of an eye. It seems to go by even quicker when you have more children. That’s why I knew it was important for me to find a fun way to document Macks’ first year.  

Macks One Month Old
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