When you’re a new mom and you decided you are finally ready to socialize with your new “club” (of fellow moms), you gear up with baby essentials, wear your comfy shoes, and head out the door into the new world. A sense of excitement fills our beings as we prepare ourselves to share our new experiences with fellow moms. Let’s face it. Who else knows what we are going through?
But make sure you are prepared for the questions cascading your way! There are some questions which make other moms squirm in their seats, because their eyes to twitch and purse their lips. Be careful not to say these 5 things to other moms.
“When are you planning to have another baby?”
Although children bring such a sense of joy, mothers feel awkward being put into the spot when it comes to even hinting to another one. New moms are more vulnerable with the question as they are still adjusting to their new roles, schedules, and routines. Skip the nosy routine and just tell her that her child looks adorable.
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Mothers are Queens. It may sound clichéd but it’s every bit as true. We’ve all been so accustomed to her being around and in charge of the affairs that we’ve not noticed that it actually holds true; her being a Queen.
What does the Queen do? Here are a few things the queen does:
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It is very important to consider maternal and paternal health when planning to have a baby. Optimizing your health is important before conception in order to reduce the risk of health complications for both the mother and the child.
Right now, I’ll be sharing to you some guidelines that you have to take in my mind in order to maximize both you and your partner’s ability to conceive as well as recognize any potential risks before becoming pregnant.
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After much debate and soul searching, you decided to leave the safety of your house and bring the entire gang (*gasps!) of kids to the beach. You figure the change of scenery (and odor) will give you a much needed fresh take on life. As a new mom, the priority when it comes to packing is always the kids. If only there was a way to shrink your house into purse-size so that you have access to all of your stuff! Alas, we need to make do with the traditional way of selecting what needs to be packed and what can be left behind.
Don’t panic! Yes, there are some things you CAN leave behind. So before you start pulling your hair out, here is a list of the essentials to bring when going on a beach trip:
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As parents, we want to give the best to our children. We want them to have good clothes, safe home, delicious food, and healthy lifestyle. We work hard to make sure that they are well-provided for. Children easily absorb how “easy” it is to buy food, get new clothes or shoes, and purchase more things they need and want. But how do we draw the line in making sure they are not spoiled? How do we let our children know that not everyone is as blessed as they are? How do we teach them to care for the less fortunate?
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Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Breastfeeding has always been tagged as being the best for babies. Breast Milk is specially designed for your baby. The bond that you formed from pregnancy to birth continues on to breastfeeding. Your milk is the most complete and nutritious food for your newborn. Although breastfeeding comes so naturally to moms, not everyone is as lucky. The best weapon is information. Educate yourself on the many aspects of breastfeeding.
Let us first tackle what happens right after you give birth. Do you have milk right away? Can you use your breast pump immediately? Why doesn’t any milk come out?
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