Kitchenability Blog - Mommy 101

07.01.2016

Postpartum Advice + Tips for New Dads

Eleanor and her Dad

Eleanor is almost 2 months old — wow! I seriously can’t believe it’s flown by! Learning my daughter’s cues, cries, and slowly appreciating the life I have come into has made me love being a mom more and more everyday. I’m slowly accepting my new body, and appreciating the beautiful life it gifted us! I honestly could not do it without my husband by my […]

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06.24.2016

The Big Crib Transition, White Noise and a Fun Mommy Video

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My daughter is sleeping. Should I be, too? Everyone says when the baby sleeps you sleep, right? I want to know how many moms actually do this. I use this time to do things around the house like laundry, write, or, eventually, eat something. We have also officially hit one of our first milestones. We have recently transitioned

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06.20.2016

Hey, New Moms! What Do You Miss Most?

Nisa and Eleanor

I’m sitting here, reminiscing about what life was like before a baby — thinking about all the Sunday afternoons I spent at breweries, spending money I probably didn’t have to begin with. Now, my Sundays involve sitting upstairs on a gorgeous day nursing an infant for the hundredth time. Lately, it’s been really hard not being able to leave the house. You kind of start to feel […]

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06.10.2016

My Favorite Newborn and Postpartum Products So Far

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As I watch my daughter in her swing, swaying back and forth, sleeping peacefully, a small smirk appears on her face. My dog snores loudly on the love seat, and I sit at the kitchen table sipping my much-needed coffee after a long night of feedings. At the moment, my boobs feel slightly full, and I’d rather live with the fullness and pump than wake […]

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06.03.2016

We Welcomed a New Addition to the Kitchenability Family!

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So, I had a baby. Her name is Eleanor. Many have said I am officially inducted into the crazy world of motherhood, which makes sense, since I pushed an 8-pound baby girl out of my who-ha! I also endured natural labor, made primitive sounds, and felt pain that I had never felt before. I went till about 8 ½ cm, then decided to get an epidural […]

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