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Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that affects women after giving birth. One in every ten women experience depression. Research suggests that there is no one cause to this disorder other than a drop in hormone levels which triggers a chemical reaction in the brain that is responsible for mood swings. After giving birth, mothers don't really have the time to fully recover because now they are taking care of the baby and their body never fully rests. This sleep deprivation may be another contributing factor to postpartum depression. Some women are also at a greater risk for developing depression because they have already experienced it through a previous pregnancy or they have a family history of mental illness. There really is no self-diagnosis. Only a health care provider can diagnose a woman with postpartum depression. There are many symptoms associated with depression such as losing interest in activities that are usually enjoyable, eating little or too much, experien

Benefits of Breastfeeding & Supplementation (FORMULA)

While we all agree that all mommies are amazing, not all are great at everything. Just we have different potentialities; some moms also find I challenging breastfeeding their young ones until weaning. Fortunately, the good news is that you can always provide the baby with breast milk and also have the freedom to supply him/her with supplements. Supplementing simply means providing baby formula or expressed mild alongside breastfeeding. As a mother, it's essential to understand the benefits of ensuring your baby with supplements alongside breastfeeding. For this reason, we've provided you with these benefits to keep you informed. While sometimes formula feeding is necessary, one major thing you need to understand is that breastfeeding should be the first priority for your child. It contains numerous, diverse, and convincing benefits your baby needs for healthy and robust growth. The benefits of breastfeeding not only extend to babies but also mothers, families, and society as

Why are people so against adding cereal to a baby bottle?

Cereals Cereal is one of the best sources of edible grains that are a source of energy to the body.  The various types of grain obtained from cereals are used to make different types of energy food sources hence an excellent meal to feed growing infants. Baby cereal can be introduced to infants after getting to a certain age and should be given carefully, especially if it is the first solid food hence why it's not an excellent idea to use baby bottles. Baby Cereal Adding baby cereal to baby bottles might lead to arise of a health condition, especially if the infant is less than four months old. The condition that is associated with nutritional deficiency is a result of a less developed amylase enzyme in young infants, unlike in mature individuals. Amylase is the enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of starch that is a type of carbohydrate obtained from cereals. Every parent aims to ensure that their kid is well fed and in good health. Due to this challenge, therefore

Homeschool vs. Private School. What should you choose?

The education of our children is one of the most critical aspects of our lives. Most parents constant fret about the knowledge their child is getting in the public school system. While the Public school system can be an enjoyable experience for our children and are filled with many passionate and experienced teachers, it cannot be denied that it is not for every child. If you have decided to remove your children from public school, what route should you take? There are two primary options; Private and Homeschool. What is education like? When we begin to compare these two forms of education, let’s first look at school. Both private and homeschool have their pros and cons. For homeschool, we have the one on one nature of homeschool. Your child will never be lost in the crowd, nor will they get bored when they finish their work and wait in the class. When you homeschool, your child receives the teachers' full and undivided attention. This allows for questions and the exploratio

Finding a Great Babysitter for a Baby under 12 Weeks Old

Having a baby changes a person's life completely. Mothers and fathers must balance parenthood in between work, errands, and social activities. There is always the question: who's going to take care of the baby? A simple answer is a babysitter. A babysitter takes stress off the parents, so they can enjoy a night out or take the extra shift at work. Here are some tips on how to find a babysitter for a baby under 12 weeks old: Ask around your neighborhood. A local babysitter is ideal for punctuality and reliability.  Ask other parents who they recommend or have hired before. Look at bulletin boards at your town's recreation center or place of worship. Often times, babysitters will post flyers with their qualifications and contact information. See if there is a daycare center or nursery in your area. This is a good option because there will be more than one babysitter to ensure your baby's safety and comfort. If you want individualized care, you c

Is it okay for my child to have an iPhone?

Society is tough on parents these days. No matter your parenting style, there will always be someone with an option different than yours. Being a mother of two, one thing I do that many other parents disagree with is allowing my children access to a cell phone. I let it in moderation, and here's why. Educational apps were incredibly useful when it came to teaching my toddler. Apps like ABC Mouse got him hands-on involved in learning. Once he was ready for preschool, he was exceeding in all subjects. Ages 5+, things start to change. You have to monitor their activity closely and limit their screen time in order to form good habits. You want to make sure your child is getting enough exercise and not overusing. As long as the parent stays involved, an hour or so of screen time is perfectly healthy and normal. By the time your children are old enough to leave home alone (trips to the park, etc.) Having a cell phone is a great way to keep contact and will likely bring peace of mi

What is Cradle Cap & is it Dangerous For My Baby?

Cradle cap, the common name for infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is typical for newborns. Often times, it's not painful and not itchy for the infant. Cradle cap is easy to distinguish with symptoms that include patchy scaling or crusts on the scalp, overly oily or very dry skin covered in flakes and mild redness. It may present on the ears, eyelids, groin, or nose of the infant and, in most cases, is no reason to worry. Treatment of cradle cap involves washing your baby's head with a mild shampoo daily to help loosen and remove the scales. There are brushes, and shampoo's that you can get over the counter or order online to help deal with cradle cap quickly and easily in your own home with no fuss. Though some cases can look awful, all it takes to help most infants is persistence and time. If cradle cap doesn't clear up for your infant within a month, a trip to the doctor may be in order. If it persists or seems too severe, your pediatrician may suggest a medica

About Me

Hello ! Nina Here, I am a blogger and a mother to 5 lovely children (blended family), with our 6th bundle of joy, Joylin who was born on 10.27.2020. Our Family is now complete.
As you can see, I’m an experienced mommy with the joys of motherhood becoming more challenging than ever in this Day n age of Internet, smartphones and chaos. I want to help other mothers make the most of what they have so they can be their best selves and be the best parents they can ever be.
In this "mommy blog" I hope to share my experiences, my fears, my dreams, tips and tricks and everything I have learned on this many years of being a 5 star mommy. If you were looking for tips on how to deal with morning sickness during pregnancy, on how to make a fantastic grocery trip, how to get the best value for the lowest price... you have come to the right place !