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Advocate for yourself mama!

It’s been a year and a few weeks since my second son was born. There’s one thing I keep thinking about that I want all expecting mothers to know: YOU HAVE TO ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF. My baby was born one week past his due date (41 weeks gestation). I was planning on a non-medicated birth. As early as 37 weeks my doctor was pushing me to schedule an induction. I said I’d like to wait for labor to start on its own. With each appointment she got more adamant that I be induced and I kept saying that was not what I wanted to do. It got to the point that I would leave my appointments in tears. I was...

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What NOT to say to a new mom and what to DO instead

One of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to helping new mama’s during postpartum is saying, “Let me know if you need anything.” ⁣ Don't forget to Pin it! ^ Let me be clear, I’ve said this phrase many of times. I’ve said it when I genuinely want to help a new mama and I’ve said it when I didn’t really know what else to say, “Here’s some cookies, let me know if you need anything.” I’m not the only one who has done this right?! ⁣⁣So what are the reasons we keep saying, “Let me know if you need anything”?⁣⁣1. We don’t know how to help. Often times we really do want to help...

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Breath. This is just a chapter. Not your whole story.

I made this more as a reminder to myself than for anyone else. Sometimes it feels like the stage of life I’m in will last forever. That I’ll always be covered in food, snot and slobber. I’ll always be exhausted. I’ll always have little hands pulling on my shirt, pants and hair. But then I have to remind myself to step back, take a breath and remember that this is only a chapter. A hard chapter sometimes, but also a beautiful chapter. ⁣⁣No matter what chapter you’re in, remember it’s just a chapter. It’s not the whole story.  Don't forget to Pin it!    Want to learn to create lettering like this?? Then you are in luck, I have an...

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