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Working Mom Tips: Succeeding at Home (Don't let the Baby Break the Bank)

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My son's new infant photo Everyone knows that babies are little bundles of joy that result in HUGE expenses. Indeed, they are cute, but costly. And the expense associated with raising them changes the family dynamics. There is one way to reduce how expensive they are and I am not talking about clipping coupons. Rather, make sure that you understand how to get your baby assigned to your insurance within the requisite time period after delivery.

Toddler Tales: Story Time Ain't Always Easy

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I've been an avid reader nearly my entire life. And it has served me well. Watching the NBA Playoffs has made me marvel at how the players are getting paid to do something that they have loved their entire life.  They also get to use a skill that they began cultivating as children . I was an early reader . As a lawyer, I read a lot. Hmm...perhaps I have more in common with LeBron James than I ever thought!

Time Flies When you Have a Toddler!

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Like most working people I have always thought that weekends go by too fast.  Before, I had so many planned social engagements and telephone calls, but so little time. I’m not sure what happened to all of those social engagements.  I think that I have fallen off of a lot of invite lists because I have declined too many times.  Apparently the rest of the world was still living and partying while I was pregnant, giving birth and learning to be a mom.  My blog follower Anthony Stemke ( http://gritsandgroceries.blogspot.com )  says that I am a very good mom.  That’s one of the things I enjoy about blogging.  You make contacts with people who validate you.  Seeing how I haven’t had another performance appraisal for my mom job, I am going with Andrew’s assessment! Back to the time thing.  Now, I no longer just lament how fast weekends fly.  I am also increasingly amazed at how fast entire weeks and months just zoom by in a blink of an eye.  I think it’s the breastfeeding, pumpin

Time Management and the “Toddler” mom (Part II)

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The other morning was interesting. I had an 8:00 AM meeting. The meeting was previously scheduled for the afternoon, but I re-scheduled it to accommodate the person with whom that I was meeting. Therein lies one of my problems. Sometimes being accommodating is what gets me into half of the battles I get into with time. I adjust, sometimes “to be nice” and jam myself up and put strain on me and my schedule. Maybe “being nice” is my Shakespearean tragic flaw too??? How many flaws can one person have and still be spectacular? If anybody knows that answer, please let me know. Wait! Maybe by asking this question I am seeking approval. Maybe “my need for approval” is yet another Shakespearean flaw??? Anyway, the meeting was ten minutes away going against traffic. So I was in good shape. I got up, did my morning routine and was ready to go. I was oh so pleased with myself then I realized that I was too hasty. I had forgotten to pump . Then the mental debate started. Did I have enoug

Free supplies, no trick

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Free baby stuff is hard to come by.  However, I am a witness, this deal is no trick.  I got my nursing cover for free from http://www.uddercovers.com/  (shipping costs do apply). If you need one, follow the instructions below. There are a lot of choices.  However, I got a black one so it's chic and versatile (like the one in the photo here).  I didn't order a baby carrier or the breast pads, but feel free. Buenas Suerte (good luck)!!! Free is as easy as 1-2-3!!! 1. Go to SevenSlings.com and/or UdderCovers.com. 2. Click on "Shop Now" and select any baby carrier, nursing cover or breast pads you like. 3. Once you have made your selection, you'll automatically be directed to the shopping bag. Enter the promo code " DESTINATION " and both companies have agreed to deduct 100% of the cost of the carrier or nursing cover - all you pay are the shipping fees! Remember: the promo code is" DESTINATION " and you can order all 3 offers

Drunk on Baby Love...

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Sometimes I hold my baby and just smell her. The smell is so special and sweet that I get intoxicated. I swear that at times I am just drunk on baby love. Perhaps this has happened to you. Here are some signs: 1. If you feel lightheaded and somewhat dizzy, you might be drunk on baby love. 2. If you keep grinning and feel giddy, you might be drunk on baby love. 3. If being with the baby makes you lose all track of time, you might be drunk on baby love. 4. If you find that you are more interested in being with the baby than in eating or sleeping, you might be drunk on baby love 5. If you find yourself craving the baby smell as soon as you’ve left the baby, you might be drunk on baby love. 6. If you find yourself talking gibberish, but think that you make sense, you might be drunk on baby love. 7. If you find yourself doing silly things (like making funny faces, jumping up and down, speaking in an unnatural voice), you might be drunk on baby love. 8. If y

Loving Your Newborn Baby...

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Never fear blog readers. I am writing Part II of "The Tales of Natural Childbirth". However, it is hard to find the time . Babies can be Messy, Stinky and Time Consuming