Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Baby Sleep Consultant Nicole

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Baby Sleep Consultant Nicole

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Nicole from The Baby Sleep Site. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? Many, many moons ago, I obtained my MBA and kept my career focused in computer programming, which was my life for a long time.  Once my husband and I had our first child, though, things got very interesting. By interesting, I mean foggy and blurry and not knowing if I was coming or […]

Posted August 9, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, Work, / 0 Comments
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Join the #Parenting Twitter Party

Join the #Parenting Twitter Party

Parenting kids is awesome. They can make you laugh with their hilariousness. They can make you melt with their cuteness. They can inspire you with their kindness. But parenting is also really hard. Between temper tantrums, the constant noise and mess, teaching them all the life skills they’ll need as adults and continually wonder whether we’re screwing it all up, well, it can actually be one of the hardest things we’ve ever done. If you’re ready to put more joy back into your parenting, join us for the #Parenting Twitter Party sponsored by the 2017 Parenting Super Bundle. You may […]

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The Truth About Health Benefits of Asparagus for Babies

The Truth About Health Benefits of Asparagus for Babies

Asparagus is a beneficial food for our health, undeniably. But when it comes to babies, many people are doubtful about the actual effects of asparagus. If you use it in the right way, then asparagus will boost your baby’s health greatly. In this article, health benefits of asparagus for babies will be analyzed.   What is Asparagus? Asparagus is a member of the lily family. It gains high appreciation over time for amazing therapeutic qualities, which are responsible for many health benefits. It is claimed that asparagus came from the Mediterranean region. Its cultivation started around 200 BC and expanded […]

Posted August 8, 2017 by Julie in Food, Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Breastfeeding did not come easy for me with my son. It was a constant struggle and gave me an immense amount of guilt before I accepted my low supply and decided to continue doing my best despite the problems. I could not get my baby to latch – he simply would refuse to even try. He was more than happy to take a bottle, but the moment I brought him to my chest, the screaming would commence. If it wasn’t for the help I received from a lactation consultant, I’m sure I would have given up. What is a lactation […]

Posted August 7, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, , / 2 Comments
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Gratitude and Goals August 2017 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals August 2017 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals My Gratitude: June and July were quite busy and eventful for us. Looks like I skipped last month’s Gratitude and Goals post. Most important thing that happened – we got orders! We know exactly when, and we already knew where, so now we are working to make the move plans finalized. This month! We are moving mid-August! We will be stationed at Fort Hood and I will work out of my company’s Austin office. It is insane to me that it is coming up so quickly. We listed our house for sale. That’s a huge thing, though that […]

Posted August 4, 2017 by Julie in Gratitude Goals Linky, / 2 Comments
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Handling Office Stress During That Time of the Month

Handling Office Stress During That Time of the Month

  Being on your period is never fun and when you’re at work it’s that much more annoying. Here are some ways your day can be made easier during that uncomfortable time of the month. Drink loads of water You should be drinking minimum 8 glasses of water every day to avoid feeling cranky and sluggish during the day. When on your period you’re low on energy as it is, not having enough water will only make it worse. Women generally feel weakness when on their period due to the loss of blood, not having enough water will only make […]

Posted August 3, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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A salute to World Breastfeeding Week

A salute to World Breastfeeding Week

I have my third child sitting in my lap nursing as I type this like a muppet would on a typewriter as baby nurses. He is three months old, was born in April, and I’m in love again with baby chunky legs and arms. He was born at 8 lbs 8 oz, my largest baby and he is now over 16 lbs. No solids yet in sight, all this baby was made from all this milk this mama is churning out. I have never had supply issues, and my fenugreek bottles sit on the shelf collecting dust, people from my […]

Posted August 2, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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How to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

How to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is coming!  Will you be watching?   What is the total solar eclipse? August 21st will provide a rare and amazing phenomenon where the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, blocking the the sun from our view and casting a shadow. Here’s a quick video that gives an intro to the eclipse. Where will the total solar eclipse be visible? Only a specific portion of the United States will see the total eclipse, those along the moon’s special path which starts in Oregon and continues diagonally to South Carolina. The rest of us not […]

Posted August 1, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Magnolia Marketing Group owner Amanda

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Magnolia Marketing Group owner Amanda

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with social media marketer Amanda, who runs Magnolia Marketing Group. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? My main business is Magnolia Marketing Group- my Social Media Marketing Firm. I started about 18 months ago, by handling the social media marketing for my husband’s recruiting firm. So many of his small business and consulting colleagues noticed the strides we were making in social media marketing and wanted to […]

Posted July 31, 2017 by Julie in Work, / 0 Comments
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Tips to take your Toddler to his First Movie Theater

Tips to take your Toddler to his First Movie Theater

Toddlers can’t sit still; I think wiggling is pretty much part of their whole existence. But how do you make a toddler sit still and enjoy a movie in a movie theater? The struggle is completely different than say going to a drive-in movie and sitting in the privacy of your car. Here you actually have to keep the child from disturbing other moviegoers and keep him from running off. My husband likes to text me ideas during the day while we’re at work. You know the texts, the ones that don’t have enough details and are not at a time […]

Posted July 26, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
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