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Girl Moms: Be Ready For This Rite of Passage

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Girl Moms: Be Ready For This Rite of Passage

  January 1, 2021 I called my daughter down for supper. I could feel the pride emanating from her as she came down the stairs. I could hear the clacking of her Elsa shoes on the stairs, so I assumed she’d redressed herself as a princess and she was going to make a grand entrance. The vibe was so strong. When she stepped into the kitchen and I saw she had the same clothes on I was confused. Then I looked up. And I leapt out of my chair.   “You cut your hair?!” The bangs! Ouch!!  All I could...

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How to Keep Your Family Active Even When You’re Stuck Indoors: A COVID-19 Guide

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How to Keep Your Family Active Even When You’re Stuck Indoors: A COVID-19 Guide

Guest Post By Anya Willis Follow Anya at fitkids.info    Photo Credit: Pexels    Stuck inside and feeling a bit stir-crazy? Well if you’ve been missing out on your regular fitness routines, that makes a lot of sense. Of course, life feels even more stressful if you have kids at home that are also missing out on playtime. So how can you keep your family healthy without risking your safety? The answer to that question is simple: You can work out at home! These resources can help you get started so you can burn calories, help your kids burn up...

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My Breastfeeding Journey- By LeeAnn Palmer-Ward

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My Breastfeeding Journey- By LeeAnn Palmer-Ward

LeeAnn is the Strong Mama who is sharing her journey through Growing Our Ausome Family and LeeAnn Palmer Ward Fitness   In honour of international breastfeeding week, I thought I would share a bit about my journey. We have been through it all in the breastfeeding department. I haven’t always shared my struggles, although there have been plenty but this week especially I realize my struggles could be encouragement to others. . Seek out a lactation consultant, if in your heart breastfeeding what you truly feel you are meant to do there IS help. Baby #1 My first baby I wasn’t...

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More Than A Mom: Lost In A Dream vs a Seizure

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More Than A Mom: Lost In A Dream vs a Seizure

I realized while I was out for my walk this morning that I'd forgotten something really important that I wanted to share. Something very important.  The pause Let me explain. But before I get into it, I think it's important for you to know I'm talking about epilepsy. What do you know about seizures? Seriously think about it. What does a seizure look like? What do you know about seizures? What does a seizure look like? Now, where does your knowledge come from?   Now, where does your knowledge, of what a seizure looks like, come from? Think about it. TV?...

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More Than A Mom: My First Few Days as a New Mom

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More Than A Mom: My First Few Days as a New Mom

Our first few days   Our first diaper change as new parents was a complete disaster! My husband and I both are the last ones to have children in our family. We have a bunch of nieces and nephews, but we’ve never had to change diapers before. When the line on the diaper turned blue it was game time!   I can’t even describe what happened next. My now experienced brain can’t fathom what we were doing. He was laying down on the bed in front of me. Four adult hands, mine and my husbands. The dirty diaper came off,...

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