For every new mom who can proudly yank up her shirt and give her baby lunch in the middle of a baseball stadium, there is another woman who breastfeeds her baby in restrooms, parked cars or pumps at home and brings a bottle to avoid the dreaded “NIP,” or nursing in public, experience. If you’re shy about nursing (I was), you might even be afraid to leave the house with your baby, or you could have trouble with letdown, which can be frustrating for you and your baby alike.
We all have those days, where everything seems to be on our very last inflamed and irritable nerve. From the car breaking down to the kids flipping out, everything feels like it’s all just too much! While we can’t control the fate of the universe, what we can do is be prepared with a few tricks to help ourselves cope.
Twice a year, we get motivated to start fresh. January inspires promises to get diets in order, lose weight, get in shape and make other self improvements. But by summer, many of us have lost track of those goals and are back at square one. Then the start of a new school year rolls around. The itch for positive change resurfaces—especially for those of us with kids.
Being organized is one of those elusive ways of life for me, like being a Zen master or not having a Facebook account. In my constant striving for some semblance of order, I have learned to keep it simple. Whoever said “less is more” actually knew what they were talking about. When you have less stuff, it’s easier to keep track of it; that’s a given. But where do you cut back and what do you leave out?
When Daylight’s Saving Time hits is usually about the time I realize I am going to be escorting my children to the pool on a regular basis in a mere two month’s time. Therefore, I must shed the extra pounds not-so-discretely hidden under my winter sweaters.
If you’re a mom, you’re busy. Whether you work full time at an office or stay at home with the kids, you’re constantly on the move, multi-tasking and making sure everything and everyone is taken care of. But where do you fall on the list?
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