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Breastfeeding | Storing Breast Milk, Returning to Work and Weaning

Breastfeeding is one of the greatest experiences for me during early motherhood. I breastfed my eldest until she was almost 18 months and my little one year old until he was 8 months. Breast milk has been such a wonderful source of nutrients and healing for my babies. My experience breastfeeding my son was a bit more challenging. Nonetheless both experiences were beautiful and exhausting, but I loved every moment of watching them nurse.

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I can say that I was a little obsessed with pumping. I purchased a hand pump from Amazon and a double electric pump from my insurance company.  I’d pump on a regular schedule if my little fatso wasn’t eating and if I wasn’t sleeping.

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UnitedHealthcare: Understanding the Importance of Health Insurance

Prior to being diagnosed with a chronic illness I always knew the importance of having health insurance and I have always made sure that I was covered. After my diagnosis it became apparent that I not only need to be insured I needed to understand my benefits. I needed to know all the terminology associated

Working Moms Be Inspired

Working moms have it tough. We go to our job and after work we punch in to our 2nd shift. How do you stay motivated as a working mom? Are you living your dreams? Working Moms are some of the biggest dreamers out there. We all have dreamed of wanting to start our own business,

Code Like A Girl: Careers In Technology, Sticker Fun & So Much More!

My daughter is a Girl Who Codes.  For my readers that are not familiar,  Girls Who Code is a National non-for profit organization that inspires and teaches girls coding skills to equip them for careers in computer technology fields. It breaks down barriers that exist as our female student reaches middle school. Did you know that only 4% of U.S. female high-school girls express an interest in majoring a computer science?

The funny thing happened a couple weeks ago. One day while exploring Twitter as I love to do, I came across these cool stickers that said “Code Like A Girl” code

Prepping Your Teenager for the SATs With Tips From Axiom Learning

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High school also brings with it many adjustments for students, but if you’re a parent of a highschooler, you have a lot to think about as well.  There’s dating, driving, and the ever present curfew battle.

The biggest concern for many parents when it comes to their high school students is the SATs.  Often times, parents find themselves wondering what they should be doing to help their kids prepare for this major life event, and more importantly when they should start SAT preparation.

Finding Balance in 2016- “Happy New Year Everyone!”

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My Word of the Year is “Balance”

Balance- I waited a few days to wish you all a Happy New Year! I’ve toyed around with exactly what I wanted to say. My holiday vacation was beautiful. I spent time with my in-laws for Christmas and two weeks at home with my kids and husband, mostly just organizing and enjoying our new home.  2015 came to a close and as each year does, I was left wanting more. I made a few big leaps this year.

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Financial Literacy: Control Your Finances With These Tips

Financial literacy is as important as learning how to read and write. Being financially literate can be one of the  most powerful tools a person can possess. On Saturday December 5th I attended the #PUSHMoneyMatters Empowerment Series hosted by Rainbow PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund sponsored by Chevrolet; a free event to teach residents

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