The benefits of eating strawberries.


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It’s officially strawberry season!! I’ve been eating strawberries all week and they’ve been naturally sweet and juicy! I purchased mine at Sams club for 3.98 for a large crate! Strawberries are high in antioxidants, anti-cancer, high in vitamin C, reduces bad cholesterol, great for burning belly fat, helps maintain normal blood pressure and rich in many other nutrients! Enjoy a bowl of fresh sweet strawberries! 🍓🍓🍓

Perfect snacks for your little one. 


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Perfect snacks for your little one from 6 months and up! Because I am always on the go with my little one I be sure to pack his favorite snacks to keep him from getting fussy or going hungry in between meals. My son loves grapes and fruit! He also loves the graduate snacks by Gerber along with the organic super puffs by Plum and Organic Happy Baby. I place them in separate ziploc baggies and let him feed himself while we’re out and about! You can purchase these snacks at Target, Walmart or any other grocery or baby store! 🍇🍌🍎🍊 

Read to your baby. 


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During the second trimester of my pregnancy I began reading to my son. In doing this I felt he would start to recognize my voice and develop listening skills. I started with reading my bible to him every night and praying over him, he would move during the reading and I took that as my sign that he’s responding to what I’m reading. The above picture is just some of the books I read to my son every night. Some nights he likes to take over and pretend he’s doing the reading and I let him because it’s helping him develop attention span and memory. Research has shown that reading to your baby early helps instill the love of books, education, increase in vocabulary, listening skills, learn the meaning of reading and how fun reading is. 

Because I am spiritual and have a relationship with God I feel it is imperative to teach my son young about God and Jesus Christ so I read him spiritual books as well. 

Reading time is also a great time for bonding. It keeps the baby calm and helps them sleep peacefully. Try reading books with a lot of pictures and colors because they’re attractive and babies love colors. You can repeat the same book and they’ll enjoy it just the same every time! 

Help ease your gassy baby.


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Babies anywhere from the ages of 0-6 months can get very gassy. According to an article I read on ” it is common for them to pass gas 13-21 times a day!” The gas can come from air entering their system when crying, during feeding time, outdoors in very windy climates and when they suck on their pacifier. Signs your baby may be uncomfortable due to gas is if they’re fussy, don’t want to eat, crying for long periods of time, their stomach is tight and full and farting often. Some babies might even get colic which can be caused by swallowing a lot of air, and if they cry for more than a few hours and days. Pictured is a product by the name of Mylicon that was recommended by my son’s physician that helped very well with his gas. My son passed gas frequently to the point that it would make him jump and scare himself, pretty comical I know but it’s very true. I knew then he was very gassy. You can purchase Mylicon at Walmart on the regular medicine aisle. The dosage is listed on the back of the bottle to advise you how much to give your baby depending on their age. Because I was nursing and giving my son the bottle I noticed the gas developed from gassy foods I was eating that was going straight to him and the formula I was giving him was too strong.

If you’re nursing try to avoid foods such as cabbage, collard greens, broccoli, spinach, diary products or caffeine because your baby can have trouble digesting these foods (although the dark green leafy vegetables are good for you just keep them to a minimum.) If you’re bottle feeding make sure you check the nipple to see ensure there’s no air bubbles and watch the milk to make sure your baby doesn’t finish eating and is sucking air out of the bottle. According to Joel Lavine, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics at Columbia University, a slow-flow nipple. I switched formula’s to the ProSobee by Enfamil because it did not have cow’s milk it was soy instead and that was a lot easier on my son’s stomach. Gripe water is another great product I discovered that helps release gas also.

Natural ways of helping them release or ease the gas is by switching feeding positions keeping their head higher than their stomach, gently massaging their stomach and move their legs around or even try tummy time to help. Also be sure to burp your baby after every feeding even if it takes several minutes of padding for it to come up. Most importantly avoid having your baby in windy climates during their early stages. As your baby gets older their digestive tract will grow and become stronger so you won’t have this problem for long.

My greatest blessing. 


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Psalm 127:3 states “Children are a gift from the lord; they are a reward from him.” 

A blessing can be viewed as a gift but for me it’s simply Gods favor. Thank you God for blessing me far more than I deserve! Because of you I am able to experience the wonderful joys of being a mother. Thank you for bringing out the strength in me I never knew I had. Sometimes I just stare and smile at my son and say God has been so good to me and all that I prayed for when I was pregnant he answered them all in the making of my son! Stay encouraged new mommies and mommies to be for there’s a blessing in every situation we face. I know our hormones can tend to get the best of us while we’re pregnant and during post pregnancy, but instead of being emotional or worried just say thank you God for allowing me to carrry life inside of me! The bond between a mother and her child is like no other and only your child can really feel how your heart beats inside. Today take time out to thank God for the blessings he’s stored upon you and for the ones to come. 

Cuddling with your baby.  


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The perfect way to soothe your little one when they’re fussy! If they’ve been fed, diaper changed, no signs of fever or illness and they’re still fussy that’s an indication that they simply just want to cuddle! Cuddling encourages calmness, relaxation, closeness and helps your baby sleep better. Babies love laying their heads on their mothers chest to simply feel their heartbeat. Embrace the skin to skin bonding and take advantage of the cold weather spending time cuddling with your little one! 

Benefits of eating spinach.


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Spinach is one of my favorite vegetables! I can eat it with almost anything! Raw or cooked, spinach is a great choice. It’s great for boosting your immune system, helps with digestion, anti-flammatory, prevents cancer, low in fat, great brain food and high in minerals and vitamins! I like to prepare mine in the skillet with olive oil, garlic (my favorite ingredient), onions and season to taste! You can also use it to make smoothies and juices. When my little is having a hard time digesting or releasing I make him a green smoothie with spinach, green apples and bananas! Try adding spinach to your meal today you’ll be in for a treat!