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exclusively pumping and tips if exclusive pumping is for you

Why I Exclusively Pump – and Pumping Tips for you

Of all topics about parenting, I was surprised that exclusive pumping gets the most blank stares or strongest reactions from fellow mothers. Exclusive pumping is breastfeeding without nursing. I only express my milk and don’t nurse. I explain it to mothers of all kinds, and the majority of the time the reply is, “That would […]

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Getting ready to have a baby. Pregnancy prep for first time parents

How to Prepare for Having a Baby

“Where do I go when it’s time to have the baby?” This is a common question from first-time parents, and it’s an important one. The best way for parents to be comfortable with knowing where to go is to take a tour of places they are considering for the delivery of their baby. Hospital tour […]

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potty training toddler tips Mercy

Potty Training Toddlers: How to Not Give Into the Struggle

“No, thank you, Mommy. I LOVE my diapers!” Those are words that can make parents of a 3 ½-year- old cringe during potty training. If your child is older than three, healthy, and not potty trained after three months of trying, he or she is considered resistant rather than untrained. The most common cause of […]

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Support and Encourage New Moms

5 Easy Ways to Support New Moms

I think we can all agree on one thing: being a new mom is HARD. It’s tough. It’s exhausting. It’s stressful. It’s a journey. A beautiful journey, but a strenuous one. I think we can all agree on something else: a support system is necessary. I’m a huge advocate of supporting moms, especially brand-new moms.  […]

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