Kitchenability Blog - new mom stories

07.18.2016

Getting Real About Childbirth, Breastfeeding and the Baby Blues

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I want to get real with this post. I am gravitating toward more mommy bloggers who tell it like it is, and tell their raw stories, which I can relate to so much. So, in the spirit of that, I want to get raw, and down and dirty. Are you ready? Here we go.

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07.15.2016

My Choice to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

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As I sit here at my desk contemplating if I will finish my whole cup of coffee, I look around at the photos that surround my desk and smile. I am hoping I can finish this cup before my daughter wakes up. Or even this blog entry. Lately, my life feels like one day just rolls into the next. I am the one here 24-7, […]

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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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