Saturday, August 9, 2014

Links :: Best Mom + Baby Posts / Weekly Roundup 3

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I promise I'll be back with pregnancy updates soon (things have been a little cray around here) but I've collected some fun links to hold you over. Enjoy!

Tips for postpartum wellness. I'll need them in just a few short weeks!

A sparkling water recipe for both moms and their kids.

Are the twos really that terrible?

I should probably start meal planning so I can be a good little mommy, and The Fresh 20 looks like it would make things easier. Then again, I could just make B cook. Yeah, that sounds good. ;) I might have to start consuming meat again, though -- he's a total carnivore! I seriously have to nag him to eat his vegetables. (Hopefully our son is a little more cooperative.)

One-handed (and delicious-looking) snacks for new moms.

Glad I'm not the only one feeling like this.

The cutest little girls' room.

"Much of our society has embraced the women's liberation movement that encourages women to usurp their husband's authority in the home. This is clearly a result of Satan's direct attack on families." Oy. I'm a Christian, but I totally disagree with this. Relationships are about compromise, and both parties should have a say in decision-making.

A lovely ode to the mother's postpartum belly.

How to survive pregnancy in the summer. I'm guzzling water like it's the Sahara.

On the adjustment period after having your first child.

"So if you're a working parent, please remember that working doesn't have to have a negative connotation to kids and represent the times that their parents are away from them, but it can represent something exciting -- accomplishing goals, building dreams, having a life outside being a parent, and lots of other things that none of us should feel guilty for." More here.

A funny story about breastfeeding class.

Take a day to let your kid choose her own adventure.

The coolest stroller ever.

"I couldn’t feed my own child nor did he even have the ability to gaze at me or coo in response to my voice. He was a stranger, really, hardly present. Those blissful feelings of maternal love were nowhere to be found, though I faked them well enough and smiled proudly at my son in front of others while grieving and hiding in a fetal position at night. I wanted him to die, not because of who he was, but because of who I was –- a mistake of a mother." More here.

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