Mommy Tips

How to be a HAPPY New Stay-at-Home Mom

When I first became a new stay-at-home mom, I imagined a relaxing vacation every day.
Sure, my baby would need me, but I would have plenty of time to exercise, pursue hobbies, and unwind while she took long, regular naps.
Instead, I felt overwhelmed and depressed, lost my identity, and struggled to take regular showers for the first 4-5 months.

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Breastfeeding With a Low Milk Supply

I’d had YEARS to research and prepare for mommyhood, so I knew I wanted to breastfeed to give my child to give him the best possible start in life. In the hospital, the nurses taught Alexander and I how to breastfeed.Alas, he was a pretty sleepy little guy and I wasn’t making much colostrum (pre-milk). Add to this the fact that my milk came in late on day 5, and Alexander had had enough of breastfeeding within a week. He’d cry, fuss, and shake his head when we tried to nurse.

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Life With Kids

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6 Ways to Prevent Sibling Jealousy Over a New Baby

I have seven kids. That means six different times I’ve brought a baby home from the hospital and have had to go through the transition of the “baby” no longer being the “baby.” Not once have I ever had a problem with the newly displaced “baby” have a “new blessing” take over his spot. As in never.

Life at Home

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Cheap but Meaningful Christmas Gift Ideas

The holidays have become a time of great stresses and budget busters, partially caused by materialism. Don't get me wrong, I love getting gifts and having material objects as much as the next person. However, I personally feel that such a huge focus on material objects greatly detracts from the spirit of the season - loving and appreciating the gifts and people we have in our lives.

Family Finances

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10 Things I Quit Buying (to Save Money)

If you've read many finance books or blogs, you've probably heard that in most relationships, there is just one person who is largely in charge of the finances. It's a generalization, but one that hits the nail on the head with my husband and me. We make all our major money decisions together - house, car, investments, insurance... anything that costs more than a couple hundred bucks really. But I, almost unilaterally, do all the spending.

Work From Home Mommy (So you can stay with your kids!)

How I Quit My Job to Blog Full Time (in less than a year)

Never waking up again at 6 am to commute, never again worrying more about someone else’s bottom line, never missing another one of your baby’s firsts… never (ever) smiling like you mean it (but really, really, not meaning it) – when you’d rather just flat out punch the guy in the throat? (I worked in customer service. Can you tell?)
I’d be willing to bet you’ve thought about it.

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3 Essential Tax Tips for Your Home-Based Business in it’s First Year

Now, let’s not pretend that I have been on top of things these past few (or 6) months. I’ve already admitted to you guys that I, queen of credit-cards-are-your-best-friends-if-you-use-them-right, have been dropping balls all over the place. I got my husbands Worker’s Comp Insurance cut off because I forgot to pay the bill, we got fined by the CRA because I forgot to file sales tax, and yes, I paid interest on a credit card…twice. I am blaming this on pregnancy and baby brain, and not admitting any fault at all, thankyouverymuch.

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15 Work At Home Ideas for Moms

If you’re new here (HI! Welcome!) you might not know the story of how this blog came to be. The short version: I had always wanted to work from home, but never quite figured out how. I’d tried lots of different things over the years – photography, travel counselling, making and selling decorative signs, but none of those things were for me.

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