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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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A Valentine's Day Giveaway: Sweetheart Armchair Organizer

I'm spreading some love this Valentine's Day by offering you a chance to win this sweetheart armchair organizer! Anyone with a baby knows how helpful it is to have everything handy when you're sitting in your chair. Keep everything at hand with this pocket organizer that goes over the arm of your chair and keep on rocking that baby!  Contest open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen on Monday, Feb 15, 2016. Sweetheart Armchair Organizer Giveaway from Milk & Sugar   a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Today's encouragement

Just in case you needed this today, #mama. Share this with a mom you know and spread the encouragement! #momlife #parenting #encouragement #positive #peace A photo posted by Milk and Sugar Baby (@milkandsugarbaby) on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:18am PST

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What I wish I had after my baby was born...

  I didn’t have the easiest postpartum experience. There were some unexpected complications. My son had a tongue tie, meaning that he wasn’t able to suck strongly enough to get the milk he needed. As a result, he was nursing constantly during the day, never seeming to be satiated. If he was awake, he probably wanted to eat. The day after we found out he wasn’t gaining enough weight, we discovered I had appendicitis and needed to go in for surgery. My husband’s two week vacation time was up. Great timing. My mom helped me take my son to the doctor to get his tongue tie corrected the week after my surgery. I spent a lot of time breastfeeding him, helping him...

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Moms, Put On Your Oxygen Mask First

 The perfect mother is completely self-sacrificial. She's supposed to put her children first in all ways and still be fulfilled and capable. Or at least that's what culture tells us. But is that actually what's best for mom and baby? Today's guest post is from Mary Huston, doula and owner of the Birthing Boutique in Denver, Colorado. If you're in the Denver area be sure to follow The Birthing Boutique on Facebook.    As a new mom, how are you feeling? There are so many emotional and physical challenges and changes every time you have a baby. I constantly see posts on Facebook from moms who seem like they are just drowning; they are exhausted, lonely and struggling. I have totally been there…...

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