Follow Five New People on Social Media, Anxiety Mom Challenge Two.

Follow Five New People on Social Media, Anxiety Mom Challenge Two.

Did you challenge yourself?

How many of y’all were able to complete challenge one? Getting out of the house!

Now it’s time for,

Challenge Number TWO!!

This is all about getting out there in the blog/social media world 🌍‼️

One important lesson I’ve learned so far with my blog is, that it’s super important to get out there and “promote” if you will… your posts.

It’s good to connect with other bloggers.

Just like a group of friends at home. Like-minded people typically stick together and can thrive with one another.

It helps to have support with a new blog. Commenting on each other’s posts, following each other, learning and taking tips from one another.

So go follow 5 new friends!!

Super simple and can make a big difference!

Once you start following, you might find it hard to stop… extra points for a comment 😉

So go on!

Follow 5 new bloggers

If you’re not doing this challenge with your blog, you can get on Instagram and follow new friends/profiles close to what your niche is. Like 5 Facebook pages , or 5 new Pinterest boards.

Whatever it is, it’s challenge number two time.

Comment one person you followed and I will follow both of you!

Follow my page for more challenges to come! Like what you see? Check out my Pinterest.

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms!

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms!


I know the feeling all too well.

You’re frustrated, baby won’t latch, you feel like you haven’t gotten a minute to yourself in weeks.

You’re overly exhausted, and baby needs more food… all night long you feed..your boobs are filled with milk or maybe not filled enough.. nipples hurt ahhh!

How will you keep going on like this? Will you ever shower again…

the answer is yes! You can do it momma, and if you’ve tried it all and can’t, don’t feel obligated to. Fed is best! You’re doing great.

I was terrified to breastfeed

We did skin to skin for an hour after J was born and I felt this instant connection with my son. For that hour we bonded, and even at minutes old... he was searching for my boob! (I really like saying boob so much better then breast...hopefully no one is offended.

It was always my plan to breastfeed baby J, so even when it got REALLY difficult… and let me tell you, sometimes it was really hard. I tried my best to stick it out. I was lucky enough to only have problems for the first few months.

It will get better!!!

It’s true, I don’t know how long…

but it will get better. I kept seeing this everywhere  when I was looking for advice and to be honest I don’t really know if it helped or not. I think it can never hurt to try. So many times when J wouldn’t stop crying or when he couldn’t latch correctly I thought-this will never get any easier.

“Don’t cry over spilled milk.” Or do, if it’s breast milk.

{ I know you can relate}

There might be roadblocks

When J was born he was 7lbs 6oz which was way bigger than any of us thought he’d be! In the hospital I felt confident about our feeding, I really recommend to use the lactation consultants!! Their amazing, and so helpful. I was somewhat sure I had breastfeeding figured out. But once I got home, that wasn’t the case. J was dropping weight, even a couple weeks after birth.

We then were put on a STRICT schedule of waking him to feed every 2 hours (pumping after that) and feeding the bottle. He did gain weight this way and it really helped with getting feeding down! We also visited a Lactation Consultant again (She said J was actually feeding well, it worked as a good brush up & confidence boost)

After all though, it did in fact, get easier! Now baby J is One and it’s not even something we think twice about. He can very easily latch on his own, and my milk supply is very evened out, it’s just a normal part of every day. Seriously he could latch onto my breast upside down (yes he’s tried)

Take the help

Did you hear me?… Take the help!

Don’t forget that as a momma, you need to give yourself the time of day. Brush your teeth and hair, eat a meal (hey eat 2 meals), and accept whatever help you are offered. If you’re offered a shower so that you’re swollen boobs can relax, T A K E I T.

So many times, Marc would feed me ice cream or dinner just so that I could continue to breastfeed J. {lucky gal=me} It really meant a lot to me to have a good group of people around me. Between my family and Marc’s I’ve had a lot of help around.

For the longest time I wouldn’t accept help from anyone else besides Marc, and I was so exhausted. Not always was someone around of course, but when you’re exhausted and worn out; Even a pee alone can help. So if someone is offering to help… T A K E I T.

Do Your Research

I’m a pinterest and google queen, need a deal let me check Amazon really quick for you.

This isn’t necessary for everyone, it might even fit into the ‘ask for help’ section. However, I LOVE to do my research on things that influence my life. I’m an “overachiever” in that way I guess.

On the same token there is only so much you can do before actually having your baby and breastfeeding. Try to breathe Momma you’re doing great, if there are dads reading this… just do your best to listen and help where you can & GET SNACKS HURRY.

One thing I’d really recommend is, Lanolin Cream the hospital actually provided this to me and it was amazing! You can put it on before and after breastfeeding so it’s totally safe for baby (HUGE plus on my Parent Points scale…)

Helps with the rawness, especially if there is trouble with latching. J in the beginning had a hard time staying latched (he would get super sleepy).

Feel Inspired through Mid-December ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Slump, Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Feel Inspired through Mid-December ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Slump, Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Are you running out of Elf on the Shelf ideas already?

It’s basically bound to happen

There are 25 days to fill if you start on December 1st, and even more if you start shortly after Thanksgiving.

That’s why I am here! To scour Pinterest for the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas. 

In today’s post I give you my favorites, of the two sites I am sharing with you guys today. They have Easy and Creative Elf on the Shelf ideas for my fellow parents out there. Please Follow their blogs as they are all credits to them. Happy Holidays!

31 Day Blog Challenge?

I am so  b e y o n d o v e r it…

It’s the holidays and I am just over trying to complete it!! If there were any days that you guys REALLY wanted to hear, I will absolutely answer!

As parents I feel like we’re always searching for other ways to get our kids to listen. I don’t know what is so different about when I was little to now,-but kids seem to have a harder time just doing what they are supposed to do.

Which I think is why Elf on the shelf was created. It gives children an extra incentive to do better at home.

I have never done it for Little A, Baby J is still young of course, but I am watching my niece do it this year and it looks SO fun. I love coming up with different ideas on where to put the elf.

Until I feel like your four days in… and then you’ve run out of ideas and still many days to go! Since I am taking a hiatus on the 31 Day Blog Challenge, I’ve decided to post a few different sites each day with Elf on the Shelf Ideas! 

“On the First Day of Elf on the Shelf”

we looked at

Smart Schoolhouse

She has a REALLY cute list of ideas. 

My Favorites

A cotton ball igloo hut (seriously so cute)

a cotton ball bathtub in the crock pot, complete with a rubber ducky and a towel (Elf hair care is important too)

next to the creamer bottle in the fridge-wrapped in a wash cloth blanket. (brrr , thanks for the ‘morning jo’ help, Elf.)

Holidays are the best! Such a bright time, so easy to find affordable and free events around town. With lighting ceremonies and holiday concerts, so cheery.


Has a slideshow of creative ideas!

A few I really loved

Rock climbing up the wall with Gift Bows, SO cute and simple.

 A puzzle, that way you can put it together later. I love a reason to do things as a family!

A melted snowman,  simple but I am sure it will get the little ones talking!

Are you doing elf on the shelf with your kids? What are some of your ideas? Share in the comments!

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What is the timeline of your day? 31 Day Blog Challenge Day FIFTEEN

What is the timeline of your day? 31 Day Blog Challenge Day FIFTEEN

My day is made up of the same events, just at different times. WOMP WOMP how boring that sounds… Being a SAHM over the last few years has drastically changed. I went from pre-school and pregnancy to Kindergarten and a BABY it’s crazy how quickly things progress.

Now I will have a toddler anytime, baby J will have to become Toddler J OH I don’t know guys. Anyway it’s that time of day again for the

31 day Blog Challenge

I realized I’m missing Finding your Happiness Friday. If you guys didn’t see any of those or don’t know what that is here are a few to check out,  FHFWeek 1    FHF Week 2

Getting back to the challenge it is day 15 folks and We’re almost halfway through…

Timeline of your day!

J usually gets up anywhere from 6 A.M. to 9 A.M. , one day I found a lifesaving schedule where you could put in the wake up time and it would give you an idea of what time for naps and how long. It helped so much ya’ll I wish I could find it. If I do I will add it to the post. Helped so much with baby  J getting night and day mixed up!

Wake Up Time

We get up and play for a little while and then have breakfast, usually fruit and yogurt,  or scrambled eggs, he likes french toast (without syrup and vanilla flavoring), Toast with some peanut butter. I am still working on ideas. I am so up to suggestions guys!

He loves almost everything he’s tried. If I have A she usually wakes up later, has cereal or if I make breakfast whatever that is (pancakes, cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs)

Play all day long timeline

Then we play throughout the day and literally eat all day, because Baby J thinks he has to. A few of his favorites right now are Then J takes a morning nap about two hours after he wakes up. I give out ideas for A to play if she’s here and we enjoy the shorter times we have together right now.


  • Baby Mum Mum teething biscuits
  • ‘baby’ Goldfish
  • Round ‘O cereal ( I have since this was originally posted this, started slowly introducing FULL fat milk. By soaking some in milk for J)
  • Crackers of ANY kind
  • Mashed Strawberries or peanut butter (or both) on toast.
  • Banana Pancakes (you can add in lots of different other options) I’ve tried peanut butter, strawberries, and blueberries.

I have to really wake him up One hour after the start of his first nap. This is a trick I learned from the website. Make sure you do not skip this step if you’re working on night and day mix-up.


  • J loves Banana pancakes and I even added peanut butter
  • I have also started making little lunch rounds or pancakes whatever you want to call it. HE at two of them and it included an egg and about 1/4 cup of different vegetables.
  • Mashed strawberry (other fruit works too! Raspberry, blueberry, banana) for “jelly” and peanut butter sandwich. (he’ll eat half a sandwich most times or more)

I have been trying to incorporate healthy items. About 2.5 hours later he takes another nap. He does fight this some but when we stick to the schedule it gets easier.

UPDATE 12 month sleep regression is real for us. He doesn’t want to take either of his naps currently, so sorry if any other momma’s are here with me. Want to know a few of his favorite books? Click on for that post!

Bed Time 

After nap more playing and figuring out dinner which I forget we need most nights, dinner (really slacking currently here) then I try to get a little more energy out of the kids and wind down time; Brush teeth and off to sleep.

J is not sleeping through the night, not even close most nights. So I get a little while to myself and then I go to bed for the night with J. With Little A in school we’re not getting as much time as we were. In the summertime my schedule will change a bit!

Hope that didn’t put you to sleep, I feel pretty tired.

What do you guys like about your day the most? Let me know in the comments!

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What’s my Rising Sign?

What’s my Rising Sign?

This is a cellphone post so bear with me. I am out of town and that never happens, so I am a little out of sorts. In the last post, we spoke about moon signs; Which had me interested,

What other signs am I made of?

After hours of research, lots of breastfeeding & getting Baby J to sleep. I later find that you also have a rising sign. One quick Google search and I end up @ AstroSofa to uncover my rising sign, which I am told is


It does seem to describe me, although it had me thinking is this true? This is relevant to how I occasionally see myself but there is no way that’s me all the time… somewhat similar to my sun sign.

I did more research, by the way it’s now like 3 A.M. and I am far to excited to sleep. Which brought me to where it explains in great detail what the three most important signs are and what they mean to you.

In summary, the sun sign is like your spark notes, how you act and your general nature. Your Moon sign, is who you are inside… like at night, after you’ve put on a face all day and just want to be your true self. Lastly, the rising sign is who you are initially to someone, likely someone you don’t know all too well.

Uncovering my signs has allowed me to start looking deep within and make corrections or rather adjustments to certain parts of my life. Thats all, now head on over and find out yours, you will need your time of birth for an accurate calculation.

What are your three most important signs? Are you shocked by the answer?

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