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Thank Yous- 5 Tips on Getting Thank You Notes Done in a Timely Manner

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Are you horrible at writing thank you cards when you receive a gift? Do you agonize over the act of writing thank you cards until you finally decide it is too late to send them? As a new mom, you are sure to receive many gifts, meals, or acts of service. In my opinion, thank you cards are a must. They are a classy way to show you appreciate what someone has done for you or given to you.[br]Now, let me be the first to admit that I can be HORRIBLE at writing thank you cards. I am either on it and have them all written, addressed, and mailed the next day. OR, I put it off for weeks until I finally decide the person would not even remember what I was thanking them for and drop it all together. There have even been times where I write the cards and don’t get postage and the cards never get sent. The thought of cards that have never been sent leaves me feeling so much guilt![br]Add a newborn to the mix and thank you cards can be a very daunting task. Not only do you have…

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10 Products Every New Mom Should Know About

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 Bringing a new life into this world can be overwhelming all on it’s own. Many new moms have no clue where to begin when making a baby registry. I remember spending THREE hours on our first trip to Buy Buy Baby to make a registry. Half of that was spent looking at the entire wall full of different kinds of bottles, all good for different reasons. My husband had to leave to get me food and bring it back so we could finish the registry! I sure love Buy Buy Baby but looking back, I wish I had just created a registry online from the comfort of my own home! You can do that here. Shop Amazon – Create an Amazon Baby Registry┬á You’re welcome! ­čÖé When the baby finally came we figured out there were so many things actually needed but didn’t have.In order to save you a trip back to the store or stressful moments without something you might need, here is a list of the top 10 products I never knew I needed as a new mom. If you order on Amazon, you never even have to leave your house to get it…

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How to Avoid Mom Guilt

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 That dreadful feeling you have every time you aren’t with your child? It has a name. Mom Guilt.┬áSome moms experience mom guilt at higher levels than others or for different reasons. This in no way makes you a better or worse mom than the next. It is simply something that comes with being a mom. There are several situations that might cause a mom to feel guilt. Being a working mom, being stay at home mom not bringing in any income, having a date night without the kids, not breastfeeding, or breastfeeding and hating it. The list could go on and on for miles. Heck, I am sitting here writing after my kids are in bed and I am feeling guilt that I am not getting more sleep in order to have more energy for my kids. Ridiculous, right? Us moms should be able to do things for ourselves without feeling guilty. So, I have compiled a short list of things that can help lessen the dreaded mom guilt.  Be intentional and engaged I find my mom guilt is at it’s worst when I know I wasn’t completely engaged with my kids that…