littlelionsmama:

Okay, so I get that the royal babeh is super cute. But why doesn’t anyone hold him on a hip? Face in toward the parent. Why is he always face out, being bounced about like crazy? 

I actually carried Isla like that a lot. She wouldn’t hold on with her arms when she was on my hip, and she was super wiggly and would use her legs to kick off of my body, so I couldn’t support her very well at all. I’d carry her up front instead, where I could use both arms, and she could wiggle as much as she liked, but couldn’t use her little arms and legs to push herself out of my arms. If I had to venture a guess, George is a busy little handful, that’s the only way they can hold onto him for any length of time, and all that bouncing is done entirely by himself. :) 

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I like looking cute as much as the next person…

…but when I start thinking about having to do my hair and make-up and going through my closet looking at the cute clothes, which I own but almost never wear, I can’t really get past the fact that there are so many other things I’d rather do with my time than mess with my appearance or that I’m going to spend the whole day dreaming of the moment I can get into my leggings. So I run a comb through my hair, brush my teeth, put on some leggings and call it good.

Isla + trumpet vine

How Men Can REALLY Support Breastfeeding

YES. So much good advice here. I hear a lot of, “Well, my wife/partner is breastfeeding, and I don’t know what else I could be doing” from the new dad/partner camp. Here are some really good suggestions. Also: cooking, cleaning, laundry. Hell, just being present is much appreciated.

Conversation over Easter dinner on Sunday

  • Me: Hey, remember the Easter when I got my wisdom teeth out just a few days before over spring break and and I was so mad because I couldn't eat anything?
  • My mom: *baffled look*
  • Me: Lisa [my BFF at the time] came with us.
  • My mom: How old were you when that happened?
  • Me: 14. [That was 15 years ago, FYI.]
  • My mom: How do you remember that?
  • Me: I remember what I wore that day.

I want to see something, Reblog if you’re older than 25 and younger than 40.

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Deleted scene: Kelly & Ryan - Xmas Gift (by myfavscenes)

OMG, this is so adorable!

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What’s one thing you found out about labor/giving birth that you didn’t know before you experienced it?

It’s realllllllly boring. No but really. Early labor hurts sure, but after twelve hours you’re like…nope this is boring.

That…

There will be huge chunks of time you just can’t remember at all. No one told me that sometimes contractions don’t get closer together.

The biggest thing I wasn’t told about was how frickin hard you have to push. Like hold your breath and pray you don’t push your insides into outsides. I didn’t know it was possible to push as hard as I did.

That back labor was a thing, and that if it happens to you, everything you were taught about contractions and how to breathe through them goes out the window because holy fuck there’s no breathing through that shit.

I don’t know why, but I didn’t expect the huge gushes of blood during labor. There was a lot.

That it’s okay to receive pain medication. I thought I was going to die from how bad back labor hurt. Even though it only helped me a little, the epidural was magic.

Some of these really made me laugh, they’re so accurate. I think the thing that surprised me the most is just how much water there is when your water breaks. In the movies it looks like a 16 oz. water bottle is emptied out of the lady’s cooter and she’s done. In real life, it’s like an entire warm ocean pours out of you and then keeps pouring out of you every time you move or have a contraction for a long time after. It was like a bottomless bag of waters. 

That and how much it feels like being incredibly constipated. 

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I don’t much care if you breastfed your kid until they started kindergarten, or if you fed them formula from day one. I don’t really care if you turned your infant car-seat forward-facing prior to age 2, or if you homeschool, or if you send your kids to daycare while you go to work. Do you cosleep? Did you circumcise your son? I DON’T CARE. Do you babywear? Push your kid around in a stroller? Use a leash for your kid at Disneyland? Whatever. Good for you.

When it comes to issues of motherhood, there is one issue I care about: some kids don’t have one. All of these petty wars about the choices of capable, loving mothers is just a lot of white noise to me, Quite honestly, I’m often astonished at the non-essential parenting issues I see moms getting their panties in a wad about. Particularly when there are so many kids in this world not being parented at all.

Kristen Howerton, Rage Against the Minivan (via bringinghomebebe)

Bless this.

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sdotmarymartha:

I understand how the money works and why, I’ve done this before using a Visa card and I have also done it just getting the tax credit. I realize that a company is handling the funds and this is not handled by the IRS. Regardless, they are reimbursing me according to iRS/Federal guidelines- which is what I was annoyed about. I was curious about how other people handle the reimbursement process, what their feelings/experiences were. When the funds are loaded to a Visa card, the money is available with each pay cycle and you can use the funds immediately to pay for care, ie: paying in advance.

I kind of figured you knew, but wasn’t sure others reading would know what I was talking about. :)  

I think if we were going to a regular daycare, I’d definitely prefer the debit card to having to file for reimbursements. But because we pay a local lady who works out of her home with a check, and it takes so long to have enough money in the account anyhow, we’d end up having to file claims regardless.

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