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Breastfeeding 101

Being a new mother is the most incredible thing! You have this beautiful baby who you love more than anything. You want to give this baby the absolute best! So what is the absolute best? 81.1% of new mommies in the United States want to breastfeed their babies and end up quitting in the first 6 months. Why is that? Only 51.8% of mommies are breastfeeding to their babies 6 month mark, and less than 30% of babies receive breast milk to their first birthday.

The top 2 reasonings for mommies quitting are; the pain and reduced milk supply. You will have pain throughout your breastfeeding experience. Whether it’s from your first few weeks where your nipples are cracked, sore, and may even be bleeding. To the point in time where your little ones get their little chompers and think your nipple is a chew toy! (I know from experience) Reduced milk supply is a mommies worst nightmare! You have the perfect plan and you feel as if your body went in the complete opposite direction! No need to fear because I am here with 7 tips to be an successful breastfeeding mommy!

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When Toddlers Become Too Much

Props to all the moms who have survived a three year old!

Terrible twos? Pssht! Two was a walk in the park compared to three!  Three = the teenager of the toddler years.

First, they are smarter. They have learned a lot by two, but just enough to get them in trouble. At four they have better reasoning skills but at three”Mom look at this” is the toddler equivalent to “Dude hold my beer”.

Second, they have become the masters of manipulation.  At two they are just figuring this out but at three they have figured the best way to maximize that tantrum in the middle of Target.

And for us the biggest hit has been that even though you may have had little man sleeping trough the night since he was six months old he now knows how to effectively break out and pull up Netflix in the middle of the night.

When toddlers become too much | Ten at teh Table | http://tenatthetable.com

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Homemade English Muffins

Everybody has there favorite breakfast dishes.  Whether you like sweet or savory breakfast items English muffins are an item that can go both ways.   You can dress them up with jellies and jam or add a poached egg and ham.  We tend to not buy our bread items for cost and health reasons.  I mean homemade English muffins are so easy and cheap to make at home, we are pretty much getting ripped off in the store. On top of that can you even pronounce some of the ingredients? I mean this is suppose to be bread right not a science experiment.

I don’t know about you, but in my house fresh baked goods don’t usually see the next day unless I hide some of them. SO its a really good thing they are easy to whip up. Just get me a timer and a good book, and this girl could make 1/2 a ton a English muffins. 😉

Homemade English Muffins | Ten at the Table | http://tenatthetable.com

 

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix

pumpkin pie spice 2 With fall is in full swing, I couldn’t help but notice every dessert I wanted to try to make required pumpkin spice. The problem is, that’s not a spice blend I usually have on hand. So thankfully I was able to find a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice mix in my grandmother’s old cookbook that she gave to me a few years ago. It is always nice when I get to use her cookbook because it feels like we are cooking together even when she is not here.

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