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7 Tips for the Masterful Mompreneur

May 15 2017 0 Comments Tags: Carey's Musings

HACKS FOR ALL ENTREPRENEUR MOMS Entrepreneur + Mom = Mompreneur. Not busy enough with kids? Start a business…or vice versa. All mompreneurs know that they have more than one “baby” in their lives. The business they created and the child (or children) they are raising. Unfortunately, both fight for attention in different – and maybe even the same – ways. Both “babies” need and deserve attention, and for mompreneurs, it can be tough to choose the right time to give each one their undivided attention. From one mompreneur to another, here are my 7 tips for becoming a masterful mompreneur....

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New Mom Hospital Survival Kit

Mar 01 2017 0 Comments Tags: Carey's Musings

THE 5 MUST-HAVES TO PACK IN YOUR BAG I remember it well, that nervous and excited anticipation of preparing for baby to arrive. The bag is packed with cute newborn onesies, swaddle blankets and nursing bras. But do you truly have everything you will need? Here is my list of must-haves to pack in your new mom hospital survival kit. In addition to the obvious (car seat, camera, phone charger, pajamas, etc.), here are some items that I ended up really using in the hospital: Lip Balm. I was so not expecting how dry my lips would become in the...

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4 Proven Strategies to Get More Sleep When Breastfeeding a Newborn

Feb 15 2017 0 Comments Tags: Carey's Musings

THE NEW MOM GUIDE TO BALANCING SLEEP WITH BREASTFEEDING Why are there so many new mom jokes involving copious amounts of coffee? New moms are exhausted and there is a good reason for it! It is really hard to get sleep when breastfeeding a newborn. Not to worry, mama, we’ve got you covered with these four strategies to get more sleep when breastfeeding a newborn. Did you know, newborns may nurse up to 8-12 times a day, and each session may last up to 30 or 40 minutes? Let’s do the math - on a good day a new mom...

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5 Breast Pumping Tips for Working Moms

Feb 01 2017 0 Comments Tags: Carey's Musings

THE WORKING MOM’S GUIDE TO MAXIMIZE BREAST PUMPING Maternity leave is over and you are heading back to work. Sob. While I can’t promise you it will be easy, I have put together a few breast pumping tips for working moms that are guaranteed to make the transition a bit less stressful. In addition to your pump, bottles with lids, a great hands free pumping bra and some pictures of your darling bundle of joy, these 5 tips will help streamline the at-work pumping experience: Stay hydrated! Yes, you are stressed and balancing a ton of stuff right now. One...

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Best Clothes for Pumping at Work

Jan 21 2017 0 Comments Tags: Jenée's Musings

3 ESSENTIAL PIECES FOR A FASHIONABLE NURSING WARDROBE Get Your Nursing & Pumping Wardrobe Together Now The days after giving birth are definitely hazy and seem to all roll into one. But one memory that is crystal clear is crying to my mother a day after coming home from the hospital about not having anything to wear. I know I am not alone so I have compiled a super-easy list of fashionable nursing and pumping clothes that will be appropriate for work, home or on-the-go. I am an unapologetic fashionista. Rounding out my wardrobe and having the perfect outfit for...

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