Day in the Life: Stacy (A Pictorial Look Into the Life of a New-Again Mama)

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Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Hello! My name is Stacy. My second child, Andrew, was born exactly one month ago yesterday. I’d love to show you what a typical day looks like around the debt-free Myers household, but we just don’t have any typical days right now. Every day has the goals of: eat, sleep, and doo-doo, with a bunch of fun little extras thrown in there from my 3 year old, Annie. For example, hide in the bathroom and eat all the cookies. Before […]

10 Decision of Newborn Parents, Part 2

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On Thursday, guest poster Christina began by sharing the first 5 decisions… today she continues on with 5 more decisions for parents of newborns. Please note: We do our utmost to offer the best and most accurate information that we can, but we also encourage you to take the advice from our site as entertainment and informational purposes only and to always seek the advice of your trusted healthcare professional. 6. Newborn Heel Prick Metabolic Disorders Screen Babies usually have a single heel prick to draw […]

1O Decisions for Parents of Newborns

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Guest Post by Christina Szrama Getting to the birth of your child took a dozen medical decisions at least, some small, some large.  Well, your baby’s been born, you’re recovering (or trying to), and the decisions just won’t let up.  Welcome to parenthood! :) Let’s walk through each of the 10 decisions you will probably be asked to make before leaving the hospital, birthing center, or at your child’s first pediatric visit (if you delivered at home).  I’ll present each issue, ask the questions “Why […]

The Nursing Basket: A Breastfeeding Mother’s Help

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  Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The birth of a new baby brings an abundance of joy and excitement…and lots of rest, for both mom and baby. Frequent nursing keeps a new mother from extending herself too much, forcing her to sit down and relax often. In those first weeks, it’s important for a new mother to keep her focus on recovering from birth and nurturing her new baby, but eventually a more normal schedule will resume and the demands of the household will return. […]

Basic Necessities for a New Baby

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Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I’m not a child expert or anything. I’ve had a few babies. I’ve learned over the years that there is a lot of paraphernalia out there you could purchase or register for to get ready for your new family member, but most of it is completely unnecessary and a total waste of money. This is my list of the good stuff that I have not regretted purchasing, and some of it I have only recently discovered. I wish I […]

Herbs I Have and What I Do With Them

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Herbs fascinate me. These timeless plants have been used by various healers over thousands of years in order to treat symptoms, ease discomfort, improve mood or mental function, fight infection, and so much more. It seems to me that many Christians steer away from herbalism, using conventional medicine instead. I have come to appreciate herbs, though, as a gentle healing gift from God. Every time we drive down to the town of Lynden, WA, I notice that sign from the herbal supplement company Flora, that […]

Results and Thoughts on the Survey: Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstrual Cycle

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At long (long) last, time to analyze this survey on Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstural Cycle that just blew me out of the water with all of the responses it received! So… what is the relationship between breastfeeding and the post-partum return of fertility? I thought that the answer would become more clear, but although I feel like there are some definite trends and general aspects of the relationship between the two, overall my answer would have to be “Well, it really depends…”. How’s that […]

Take my Survey: Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstrual Cycle

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As a mom who delays solids, nurses for an extended period of time and offers nighttime nursing for most of the first year, my cycle takes its sweet time returning. However, I know that this isn’t the case for every mom. I hear anecdotally from a lot of moms that even frequent nursing or nighttime nursing does not prevent their cycle from coming back, and plenty of moms conceive again when their baby is under a year old (and sometimes even less than 6 months […]