Extended Breast Feeding? Yes Please!

Little boy (2-3) with bare chest, arms up, portraitTwenty-one Months. That’s how old my youngest child is. And for 21 months now, I’ve nursed him every opportunity I’ve had. I constantly get questioned about when I’m going to stop, or why he is still being nursed, or my favorite: “What are you going to do when he becomes too reliant on you and doesn’t know how to do anything on his own? That’s what happens to breastfed babies, you know.” This sings the choir of uneducated moms who have never breastfed a baby a day in their lives.

And honestly? Oh, please. 

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Mom Bloggers: Grow Your Twitter Followers Overnight

Everyone knows mom bloggers who take their blogging profession or passion seriously want to reach as many people as possible. That’s why social media plays such an integral role in today’s blogging word. Word of mouth spreads like wildfire through social media, and I love that I can share my links one time and they make the rounds thanks to my followers sharing them with their friends, followers, and family.

Since views are important, so then is having a large follower base. Now, there are apps and websites that you can buy followers on – but…why would you want to do that? These ‘followers’ are usually a bunch of fake pages, ‘ghost’ pages, or pages that will spam and hack into your account. No thank you. Plus, my reputation as a mom blogger means more to me than to have a few hundreds (or even thousands) of fake followers.

I have found the perfect solution to the problem, though. Do you want to get real followers? Well, enter Valet.Social – the new way to market your Twitter account.

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My Life: Things Are Looking Up

 

a884870c293e5749d16c751fd31dad2cI am so happy to be able to sit here tonight and write such a hopeful post. With all I have going on and everything I’ve been going through, this comes as a huge blessing to me, and I am so thankful for this break in the clouds I’ve been begging the good Lord for.

I’ve been getting more work than ever over the past week when it comes to my writing career. I’ve had companies, individuals, and corporations reach out to me with offers and I’ve gladly accepted them. Granted, I’m no fool – I turned down a few offers that just weren’t my cup of tea, but the majority have been amazing opportunities. This comes at a time where I really needed the extra income! I’ve also begun a separate business as a digital marketer, after having been trained by a marketing guru in one of his master classes, and I feel confident that I am going to be able to accomplish great things with this new venture. I’m so beyond excited.

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Finding Joy in the Midst of My Pain

Hello Friends.

Good Afternoon. I’m sitting here at the kitchen table clacking away at the keyboard, Richi sleeping soundly for his one and only nap of the day, and I’ve got a cup of coffee and some roasted eggplant on a plate beside me that, although is divine, I am unable to touch much of because right now I’m honestly just too sad to eat.

I have been having such a hard time finding peace and happiness in the midst of everything I have going on with this separation. I immerse myself almost constantly in worship music, Hillsong United being that music of choice, and I belt those lyrics out as if I wrote them myself. Also, I pray. A lot. I try to do as much as I can to keep my mind and body busy all day long, but let me tell you: it doesn’t work much. And when night time comes around, forget it. I’m a wreck.

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There’s Still Good Left in the World: Faith In Humanity Restored

Contrary to popular belief, I learned today that there is still good left in the world.

I am usually just about as positive as can be, but when it comes to believing in mankind, my faith is definitely wavering as of late. It seems like every time I turn on the TV or witness people just out and about in public, it confirms my theory that as a general rule, most people are just a bunch of jerks.

But today, my faith in humanity was restored.

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Birth Trauma Awareness: Here’s My Story

Broken water at 33 weeks. Near death experience. Emergency C-Section. Premature baby. Massive panic attacks. NICU. Transverse lying baby. Weird doctors I didn’t know.

All of the above describe my traumatic birth experience with my last born child, Richi. And all of those terrible things I had to go through did, undoubtedly, give me far worse PTSD issues than I already had.

My name is Sarah, and this is my traumatic birth experience story.

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Not For Profit Company Spotlight: The Kids In Need Foundation

 

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Back to school time should invoke feelings of excitement, happiness, nostalgia for us parents, and yet, sadness because summer is coming to an end. Kids are all getting ready to head back through school doors, while others, like here in Florida, have already begun school again.

Getting the kids back to school should never bring about feelings of inadequacy, sadness, and fear because as a parent you are unable to provide for your child’s needs. And sadly, that’s exactly what happens in many homes across America as the back-to-school season comes about.

As your child lays out their outfit the night before school, has their fresh, new backpack ready to go filled with supplies, and heads to bed for the night, please take a moment to realize just how lucky they are. Not every child has what they need.  Maybe you wish there was something you could do to help, much like I did. Well, now there is. And all it takes is the simple click of a mouse.

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