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    Working Out as a Mom – (Ep. 7)

    Starting in college, I really became someone who walked a lot.  I would always walk to class although it could be up to two miles away from my dorm room.  In my four years of college, I would go for 2-3 hour walks. I was never the type of person to sit down.  My first job when I was in high school was in a restaurant. I loved moving around and being on my feet.   Eventually, I really got into running and working out.  I was never a gym person. I do not like going to the gym.  I want to be able to do all my workouts when…

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    Putting Our Kids in Activities – (Ep. 6)

    Before my son was born, I knew that the first activity I wanted my son to do was swimming. I have such fond memories of when I went to swim lessons and we made lifelong friends at swim class when I was young and I wanted to do the same with my son. So when he turned five months old I tried to register him at our local YMCA for swim lessons.    I soon found out that even at five months old, signing your kid up for activities is a ruthless game. I was not a member at our local YMCA as I do not need a gym…

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    Going Back to Work (Ep. 5)

    I remember thinking that going back to work seemed so far away, until August came. Then, it was scary to think I would need to leave my baby. However, I am lucky that my mother and mother-in-law will be watching our baby for the first couple of months before he begins daycare. Preparing to go back to work also looks different as it did in my head at the beginning of August. With a broken leg and returning to teaching, I have a much more complicated return to work than I wanted. And of course the fears of going back to work began to grow. Will I be able to…

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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…