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Will you be the change we need in the tribe of Motherhood?

Hey, Mama! I see you there  in Target minding your own business when suddenly your child begins screaming at the top of their lungs: “BUT I WANTED THE ALPHABET CEREAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” You’re trying to calm little Johnny down, trying to explain to him that you really don’t want to purchase a sugary box of cereal for $4.50 […]

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All Moms Need Sleep: Nite&Day Sleep Coaching Review & A Major Giveaway

Sleep. It’s one of those things that new parents are completely unaware of until they’re thrust into the trenches of parenthood. Sure, people try to warn you when you’re pregnant to sleep now before the baby comes but it’s always said with this slight tone of sarcasm that you never really believe it until you […]

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Four Ways to Boost Milk Supply

Just so you know, there are affiliate links in this blog post; it won’t cost you anything extra, however, should you make a purchase from one of the links I’ll receive a small commission for your purchase. Thank you for supporting my family! You’ve made the decision to breastfeed your baby. You’re minding your own […]

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pregnancy

35 Tips from One Experienced Mom to A First Time Mom

Just so you know, there are affiliate links in this blog post; it won’t cost you anything extra, however, should you make a purchase from one of the links I’ll receive a small commission for your purchase. Thank you for supporting my family! Being a first time mom is exciting and waiting for the arrival […]

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pregnancy

The Complete Guide to Eating During Pregnancy

There are affiliate links in this post. Guest post written by Greg Stein. During pregnancy, people will often say that you are “eating for two”, however, that isn’t quite true. It’s only in your final trimester that you have to increase your caloric intake for your growing baby. Even then it certainly doesn’t mean doubling […]

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Encouraging Books for the Christian Mom

This post contains afilliate links so if you make a purchase from one of those links we will receive a commission. This will not cost you anything extra, rather, it will help us to support First Time Mom the website. Today we have a guest post from Laura’s friend, Dollie Blackley. With a compassionate heart, […]

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To the Formula-Feeding Mom: An apology

I have breastfed all three of my children. My girls were exclusively breastfed. My son was primarily breastfed, however, due to jaundice and slow weight gain I supplemented with formula for the first six weeks of his life. I have so many friends who have used formula for their babies. I have family members who […]

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pregnancy

You Don’t Have to Choose Between Your Partner and Your Doula

When I first became a Prenatal Yoga Instructor, I began hearing about and learning about what a Doula was. I learned that a Doula is a woman who guides a birthing mother through labor. How nice! I was intrigued as I had always been very interested in pregnancy and birth. Becoming a Doula seemed like […]

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Parenting

15 Things First Time Moms Need to Know

Hi Lady! It’s the first time you’re doing this, isn’t it? It’s exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Up until this point being pregnant, becoming a mother has all been but a dream; a dream you had as a little girl as you played house with your friends. Here and now; the time […]

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Childbirth

My Natural Birth: Delivery at the Hospital

Now to continue onto the second chapter of my birth story, delivery at the hospital… With the okay from my midwife, Dianne, we gathered our things, waddled me to the car, and were on our way to Newton Wellesley Hospital. Being 12:30 am there was hardly anyone else on the roads and the car ride […]