12 rules for visiting a newborn

There’s really nothing better than babies, except maybe newborn babies; it’s only natural that out of your love, support, and excitement for the new baby in your life that you want to visit right away. In the midst of all of your love and enthusiasm, there’s something you might overlook – the wishes and needs of the family, especially the momma.

Before popping over for an impromptu or even scheduled visit, take these 12 tips to heart and mind. Keep in mind the mother just gave birth; she’s most likely not rested, not eating or drinking properly, and is adjusting to life with her new little one.

Even the most well-adjusted moms are going through a very delicate time, physically, mentally, and emotionally, whether they realize it or not, whether they show it or not.

If you plan on visiting a new baby soon, take these rules into consideration.

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How to get your breast pump for free

This post is sponsored by Aeroflow. All opinions are my own.

As I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of our third baby girl, I find myself spending a lot of time on mommy Facebook groups, and one question I see all the time is, how do I get a breast pump? Does insurance cover it? Do I have to contact insurance?

I see women looking for used breast pumps because otherwise they’re so expensive, and I want to say NO, NO, NO! You get a free one! And it’s easy. There are SO MANY QUESTIONS when all you want is your pump, am I right?

This time around, I got my Medela Pump In Style Advanced Starter Set from Aeroflow Healthcare, and the process was so simple.

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A letter to Grandpa

12/13/17

Dear Grandpa,

Everyone thinks their grandpa is the best, and that’s really nice and everything, but the truth is, mine actually was the best.

You were the actual best grandpa, great grandfather, dad, neighbor, worker, and friend. You’re the man everyone aspires to be, the one great character every reader is completely enamored with and that every author hopes to write about – but quite honestly, it may be impossible for even the best writer to capture your wit, smarts, quirks, and charm.

Last night, you died, and when I held your hand, it was still so big and warm, just like always. You looked like you; you still looked so handsome; you looked finally at rest. I can still feel you holding my hands, cupping them around mine since I was a kid to keep me warm, and until the very end, you were still my warm protector.

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