Small Shop Promo Day: Best Deals

 

If you have followed my blog at all,  you probably know that there is nothing I love more than supporting small businesses. Especially if they are mama owned businesses. Not only am I helping other mamas, but, when it comes to clothes, nine times out of ten, Aiden is not wearing the same outfit as another baby we encounter.

Imagine my delight when I stumbled across the Instagram account @smallshoppromo, back in April, which features a ton of small stores that offer a one-day discount on their products all using the same promo code. The percentages off vary, but there are some really awesome companies involved in the sale this go around. Continue reading

Pumping Tips for the Working Mom: Building Your Milk Stash

Pumping tips build stash

I went back to work when Aiden was 11 weeks old. On top of the emotional stress of leaving him so early, I also had to worry about how he was going to eat! On top of that, I had a business trip to Dublin a few weeks after returning to work. In preparation for all of this, I had to figure out a way to build up a good stash of milk while still feeding him every three hours.

One of the most common questions I get from new, or soon-to-be mamas, is how I built my milk supply to go back to work. It wasn’t easy, but here are the things that worked for me.

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Second Trimester Eating and Exercise (Welcome Back to the Land of the Living)

Second Trimester

By Schatem Boyd

Blissful second trimester! No joke, this is the only time in my pregnancy I felt normal. Well, as normal as I could, being a human incubator! But really, I was able to eat again and exercise was back to being relatively easy again. (Relish in this, because when the third trimester hits, you just feel gigantic and uncomfortable lol) Continue reading