Family, Parenting

Making The Most Of Your Evenings As Newbie Parents

One of the toughest transitions any newbie parent will go through is the change to their evening plans. That’s when you start to feel a little itch. In those years BC (Before Children), evenings were your time to escape the humdrum of existing, to leap into the thick of the hustle and bustle to get over that bad day at work, to go out for a spontaneous meal, see friends and live a little. But for the first year AD (After Delivery) that becomes a bit tougher.

If you’re not a regular follower, you’re probably thinking “Why should I listen to you?”

Hi, I’m Marci, mom of three, and as I’m typing this, I’m feeding my three-month-old daughter.

If they don’t exclusively feed on the boob and you have a regular babysitter, then it’s no such much of an issue. But if you do, well, you need to start working out how you’ll make the most of your evenings. Sure, for the first month or so, that will be sleeping every time your baby sleeps.

But that will soon wear off and that’s when these evenings tips will become a godsend. Trust us on that.

 

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Family, Parenting, Self-Care

Why Sustainable Living Makes For Healthier Living

As a responsible parent, it’s only natural that you want your little ones to grow up in the healthiest, most comfortable and most pleasant home they can. You want your offspring to have the best childhood full of happy memories, plenty of opportunities to experience the outdoors and quality family time. When you commit to having a greener and more eco-friendly home, you are not only providing the opportunity to teach your kids about the environment and their responsibility towards the planet, you are also providing them with a healthier environment in which to thrive. Take a look at why sustainable living makes for healthier living.

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Health, Parenting, Self-Care

How To Stay Healthy As A Busy Parent

Let’s face it, raising kids is tough. It’s both the most rewarding and most challenging thing we do. It is so important that we as parents set a good example when it comes to taking care of ourselves. You have got to stay healthy as a busy parent.

I know my oldest is starting to show a lot of anxiety surrounding household stuff (he’s only four, and worries about the dishwasher and fire alarms..), it seems I’ve only shown him how I take care of everyone else. He worries about his brother needed a drink, or his baby sister crying and the reasons she might be. He doesn’t often let me know what he needs because he’s telling me what he thinks they need. I realized, I’ve got to show him how I take care of myself too, if I want him to take care of himself properly.

So, here are some tips on taking care of you, for them!

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Self-Care During Pregnancy


When you’re pregnant, it quickly goes from “How are you?” to “How’s the baby?” Everyone wants to know all about the changes within your belly. But what about you? You’ve still got to focus on self-care during pregnancy, now more than ever.

For a lot of women, pregnancy is a bumpy ride. Mood swings and body changes can have you feeling pretty bummed. No matter how much everyone focuses on the baby, you need to focus on you. Keep yourself happy, healthy, and calm, so that your baby will be the same.

Related Post: Important Decisions for New Parents

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Family, Parenting

Can You Baby-Proof Your Life?

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When you become a parent, your life changes dramatically – not for the worse, but it still means that you need to adjust to a new pace and new requirements. Needless to say, you’ve probably read through a few pregnancy and motherhood books to guide you through the critical transformations in your body. But having a baby brings a lot more than a few physical transformations in your body and your home. It’s a completely new lifestyle that you need to embrace. From ensuring that you give your child the best changes for the future to creating a home that is safe and exciting for them to grow up, you need to baby-proof your entire life. Becoming a parent changes you. Your best chance of success in this new role is to embrace the change and make sure that it works for both you and your baby. Here are the essential things you need to consider to make your life baby-friendly.

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