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    How I Got Around in My Wheelchair

    Getting around in my wheelchair was better and harder than I thought. I was grateful that I finally had some mobility. Getting around with my walker was tough because my ribs hurt so much and my leg felt so heavy. (To hear the whole story, go to my podcast, episode 4) Being able to wheel around was nice and I could finally hold my child. The hardest part in the wheelchair was always being in the seated position. I don’t normally sit for long periods of time so this was a challenge for me. Nothing made me feel comfortable. No matter what position or how I angled myself, everything was…

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    An Unfortunate Accident (Ep. 4)

    I had worked so hard to get the podcast and website up and running.  My goal was to have it up at the beginning of August. The Sunday I wanted to launch the website and the podcast, the world had other plans.   I was carrying my son downstairs to our finished basement and four steps to the bottom I must have slipped.  It took all my focus to protect my son and I did! He did not have a bump or scratch on him. Me on the other hand, I broke my left tibia in two spots, my ankle, and some ribs.  And I have never been so happy…

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    How I Make Baby Food

    My original goal was to start my son on solids at 4 months. And our pediatrician also wanted us to start around 4 months. However, when I broke my leg, everything took a little longer to get started. So at 5 months old we started. The first food that I started with was spinach. I wanted greens to be my son’s first experience with food, hoping that this will not make him a picky eater. Only time will tell! As of now, I make all my own baby food and this is how I made the spinach. I filled my pot with water below the steamer and had it boil.…

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    How I Make My Son’s Bottles

    I first started using bottles around when my son was one month old.  I started  using Dr. Browns bottles. These were hard for me to use as there were so many parts to just make a bottle.  There is a straw and a cap for the straw.  When you are tired at night, it is hard to do all these steps to make a bottle. So I moved on to use the Advent glass bottles.   I like using glass bottles even though they are heavier.  I am not worried about dropping them or them breaking as they are very sturdy.  You might be too afraid that they would break and not…

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    Putting Our Kids on Social Media (Ep. 3)

    Deciding to put your kids on social media is how many of us share what is going on in our family’s life. Some people share everything and others, like me, share almost nothing. I have been skeptical about the impact of pictures I put up of my child on social media. I do go on social media pretty much every day – the usual – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – but don’t post much and mostly like something and sometimes wish people happy birthday. As I have said in the podcast, I am a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team. I have seen girls that are talented…

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    How I Organize My Son’s Closet

    Here is what my son’s closet looks like .  As he had such a large closet we wanted to make sure that we used it!  So we decided to put all his clothes in the closet.         One of my favorite finds was the dividers for the clothes.  Before our baby arrived we already had lots of clothes of all different sizes.  I loved having them divided by these markers.       This meant a lot of hangers.  So I bought hangers that had the top part that could swivel back and forth and there would be lots of room for all his clothes.    …