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I can’t believe in a few weeks I’ll be back living the breastfeeding life again! I have to admit it’s been kind of nice to have my body entirely to myself for a year now. I stopped nursing Flora in March of 2019 and then was pregnant in September/October of 2019. When I was pregnant […]

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It’s not my first rodeo with breastfeeding, and I know what to expect with my 3rd baby but if I’ve learned anything it’s that preparing for breastfeeding before giving birth can be so helpful in your journey! Here are some general tips for how you can prepare along with what I’m doing personally. EDUCATE YOURSELF! […]

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One of the most popular topics that’s been requested surrounding pregnancy content is how exactly to survive pregnancy when you already have other children. For the most part my pregnancies have been pretty easy, aside from the normal exhaustion which I am very grateful for – but I know that is not the case for […]

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That title sounds a little glaring, but after a lot of thinking over the past week in response to some messages I’ve been receiving on Instagram I wanted a chance to explain more about my career path and what I share online. It came to my attention/realization that a lot of moms were leaving my […]

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Today we are continuing our new series where I chat with some of the moms on Instagram our community wants to get to know better. Next up is an inspiring mama I’m lucky to call a friend and who I’ve known for years – Julia of Lemon Stripes! I love Julia’s honest and transparent take […]

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I remember the FEAR I had in my final weeks of pregnancy over this exact topic – I couldn’t imagine being tied to my nursing chair while trying to make sure all of Piper’s needs were met. Last week we took a reader submitted ‘Tip Tuesday’ question and I’m excited today to share the advice […]

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I’m so excited to kick off our new IntsaMOMS We Love series today with one of my favorites — Liz Adams! Liz is one of those moms that keeps things REAL on Instagram, she’s super relatable and I’m pretty sure everyone will agree with me in saying you feel like she’s your best friend next […]

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Some NightsBy: Abby Gibson One of the most common cravings parents with small children have is the need for more sleep. I am TOTALLY in that group of people. Every time I go to bed, I just lie awake thinking through my checklist for the next morning–that has constantly been tweaked to achieve minimal prep […]

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Mama: CarolanBaby: CullenSize: 7 lbs 6 oz, 21″Location: Georgia   I fully believe my exercise regime helped me prepare for the worst pain I’ve ever experienced and mentally achieve one of the hardest physical feats a human can naturally face (I’ve run three marathons and you gotta have some major grit to get through them).  […]

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In this series we share birth stories of all kinds from mothers around the globe — with the hope that they inspire, educate and inform expecting mothers. Interested in sharing your birth story? Email us at submissions@themamanotes.com . Read more birth stories here.   Mama’s Name: Natalie Franke Baby’s Name: Hugh Van Hayes IV Baby’s Size: 7lb 6 […]

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Nipple cream, burp clothes, yet another cute(ish) onesie….instead of the predictable think outside the box and gift the new mama in your life something for HERSELF after baby is born! Here are 16 new beauty products that every new mom will love. Little luxuries she wouldn’t treat herself to during this season of life :)  […]

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  Today I’m really excited to share an article with someone who I’ve loved following and getting to know on Instagram over the past year, California based OBGYN – Dr.Sterling! You hear a LOT of information about pregnancy and labor but I really found the conversation stopped there. Luckily more and more people are talking about […]

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