The Struggle for Healthy Habits in Preschoolers

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The Struggle for Healthy Habits in Preschoolers - My Mama Adventure

Honestly, I consider us pretty lucky in the eating department with our preschooler. Considering his past with a feeding tube, oral aversion, refusal to drink – anything! The fact that we have a 4 year old that is so willing to try new foods and frequently chooses fruits and veggies over bags of chips or sweets, I’m always amazed at how far he’s come.

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How Can I Help You Feel Loved?

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How Can I Help You Feel Loved

When inspiration strikes, you write. And what better inspiration than love? Especially love for your child. We love our children to our very cores, it’s so deep that it’s never ending. My dad has taught my son that he doesn’t just love M to the moon and back, but he loves him to the Oort cloud and back. That’s our new thing “I love you to the Oort cloud and back.” But how do I know that my children really feel loved? What do I do on a daily basis outside of saying the actual words? I was challenged to ask my son one simple question: How can I help you feel loved? So, I asked.

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Tips for Breastfeeding Oversupply and Discomfort {+ an Undercover Mama Review}

Tips for Breastfeeding Oversupply & Discomfort

Oversupply with breastfeeding, the struggle is real my friends! I feel the breastfeeding conversation usually centers around how to boost supply or fearing that you’re not making enough, but some of us make more than enough and while it’s great, it’s also incredibly painful! I knew that I’d have an oversupply issue with Baby H, I had the same issue with M when he was a baby. I mean, what newborn needs 8oz of breastmilk every 2 hours? And that was when I didn’t even empty my breasts while pumping. I know it’s pretty normal to have a large supply when milk comes in, but usually mama will adjust to her baby within the first couple weeks. I was bonding with a pump and not nursing when it came to M so 3 weeks in, I was still pumping 8-10oz every 2 hours.

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A Rainbow Story of Hope

A Rainbow Story of Hope - My Mama Adventure

As most of you probably already know, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already seen the announcement (and if you don’t follow me on either of those, you definitely should!).

RAINBOW BABY H HAS MADE HER ARRIVAL!!

That’s right folks! My precious rainbow baby that we’ve been hoping and praying for finally made her glorious arrival. It didn’t go as planned, but she’s healthy, she’s here, she’s perfect, and that’s all that matters.

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I Believe in Gentle Parenting But…

I Believe in Gentle Parenting But... - My Mama Adventure

Yes, I’m a gentle parent and believe in gentle parenting techniques. We don’t use corporal punishment (spanking), we use calm voices, we state the positive rather than telling our son what not to do, we believe in cuddles and expressing feelings, and we don’t do time-out for tantrums, we babywear. I believe in breastfeeding (if it’s what works for you), room sharing/co-sleeping (if it works for you), responding to my child’s cries.

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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea in Pregnancy – Guest Post

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea in Pregnancy - Guest Post - My Mama Adventure

Contributed By: Brittany Thomas of The Pistachio Project

I’m currently waiting on baby number five. Yes, five! Through the past five pregnancies, I’ve learned a lot about preparing for labor. One of those things is red raspberry leaf tea. You wouldn’t think a tea could make that much of a difference when it comes to having baby but it does! It really does!

Red raspberry leaf tea is an herbal tea made from the leaves of a raspberry plant. This is not the same as red raspberry tea… that stuff is raspberry flavored and while it tastes yummy; it won’t do anything for labor! Red raspberry LEAF tea tastes closer to a black tea and is high in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, and much more. It’s been used for many different issues but it’s most known for its use by pregnant women.

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To My Baby Burrito – Guest Post

To My Baby Burrito - My Mama Adventure

Contributed by: Mary Kay

To my Baby Burrito,

I had to take you to the doctor’s office today. You had a pretty bad diaper rash.  Quite the mundane ailment, I must admit.  But nothing about our visit felt mundane today…

You had on my *new* favorite shirt of yours.  It is bright orange with a tiny dinosaur in the bottom corner and “ROAR!” written really big right in the center of your chest.  I think it is my favorite shirt because it reminds me of you.  My baby burrito.  Such a sweet, little man with such a big, gigantic, energetic spirit – just like that tiny, little dinosaur on your shirt.   Your pants were a little bit too long for your short little legs so every once in awhile, you would slide on your right pant leg.  (And yes, my heart would skip a tiny beat every time it happened.)  You are kind-of in between sizes at the moment so finding the right pant length is difficult.  Your blonde hair was ‘styled’ so perfectly in your messy, half-curled, baby-mullet.  I fought every urge to follow right behind you, lick my hand, and try to tame the wild hair-beast.

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My Choice to Attempt a VBAC

My Choice to Attempt a VBAC - My Mama Adventure

I started doing research on VBAC at some point after M was born and I learned that “once a csection, always a csection” wasn’t necessarily true. I found loads and loads of information online, friends steered me in the direction of reputable sites to continue my research. I wanted to absorb all things VBAC before we had another child.

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Newborn Car Seat Safety with GB Asana35 AP {Review}

Newborn Car Seat Safety with GB Asana35 AP

Getting ready for a new baby when I already have a 3 year old, is a lot more work that I could have imagined. Maybe it’s because I take on way too much at one time work-wise or maybe it’s avoidance because I’ve had so much fear in this pregnancy. Whatever the reason, I’m seriously lacking in the new baby prep. I did, however, finally manage to get our infant car seat installed though! Woot woot for small steps!

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High Protein Snacks for Pregnancy

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As with any pregnancy, there’s always something that goes a tad bit wonky that wasn’t the case pre-pregnancy. Whether it’s aches and pains, involuntary peeing, hormonal crying, cravings, or food aversions, there’s always something. I honestly cannot complain about this pregnancy. I’m almost 34 weeks and things have been going well. I’ve had different pregnancy related woes this time around than I had with my first pregnancy, but nothing that is unmanageable or unbearable.

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