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New Mom's Survival Tool: Armchair Organizer

  It's hard to know what life will be like or what you will need postpartum if you've never had a baby before.  Before I had my first son, I had no idea how much time I would spend postpartum camped out in my recliner. Between a baby who nursed around the clock and healing stitches down there, I wasn't up and about very much. Getting out of the chair was more difficult than I had anticipated, so I wound up having everything I needed crammed onto a tiny side table beside my armchair. It wasn't the best solution. It was cluttered. It wasn't always easy to reach the thing I needed. I knocked stuff off regularly. And it didn't look good...

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Rough night? How the ONEder Cover saved my morning.

  This was the scene next to my bed this morning. And I’ll be honest, it wasn’t the first time. Yes, that’s a dog bed.  My son has always had trouble sleeping, but at nearly three years old, I thought we had pretty much cracked the code on sleep. Then he started refusing to nap. Then he started waking up at 3 am and refusing to sleep for hours. And the two together get him caught in a cycle of not enough sleep that is really really hard to break. Last night he woke up at 3 am and had a very, very hard time getting back to sleep. I cuddled with him in his bed for a little bit,...

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