10 Ways Your Life Changes When You Have Kids

It’s no secret that your life changes once you have a baby. Actually, my entire life has changed in some way or another, but here are the top 10 ways that becoming a Mom has changed my life.

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My POSITIVE IUD Experience

After my second child was born I
knew I didn’t want to have any more kids. 
Two was a perfect number for our family and my reproductive organs were
now closed for business.

During my post-birth doctor’s appointment my doctor recommended Mirena.  Everything my doctor said about it was positive.  Works for 5 years, maybe 7 years (still being tested if it can last that long), potentially NO MORE PERIODS and you don’t have to worry about taking any kind of pill every day. It all sounded great and I was on board.  I scheduled my IUD appointment and went home. 

Now maybe it is just my personality
but I love looking up how procedures are done and other people’s experiences so
I know exactly what is going to be done to me. 
This turned out to be a bad idea. 
I did this before I had a root canal too, which was another bad
idea.  When will I learn?

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My FIRST Vacation with 2 Toddlers (I Survived)

So let me tell you a story. 
We went on our first family of four overnight vacation.  The picture perfect image I had was what you
would see in a Hallmark movie.  Kids are
all having fun at the beach, everyone is smiling and laughing and my husband
and I are in bliss with each other and soaking in the precious memories. 

All I gotta say is…perfect bliss and harmony my a$$.

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9 Tips to Lose the Baby Weight After Pregnancy

Losing weight in general requires a lot of dedication and motivation.  Losing baby weight is a challenge all on its own. You have a baby relying on you 24/7, your body is recovering from birth, your boobs are sore and you are exhausted.  If you are like me then you have Pelvic Girdle Pain too, which I still have 6 months after giving birth. Yay me.

Both times after giving birth I left the hospital about 12
pounds lighter than when I checked in. 12 pounds in 3 days?  WOOHOO!
That instant weight loss was a huge confidence booster, but if you break it down
it makes sense how it happened so fast.   Math time!

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First Post!

Hello and welcome to my personal lifestyle blog! My name is Amber and I am a Mommy to two beautiful girls, ages 3 and 1.  I created this blog in hopes that I can help, relate and inspire others who have hopped on the Mommy Train.

Motherhood is without a doubt the hardest, yet most rewarding job on Earth. I am certainly no expert in parenting. I make more mistakes than I would like to admit and I tend to have more questions than answers.  But I believe that is what makes this journey so special and unique.  There really isn’t one right way to be a parent. No rule book or guideline.  We are all just doing what is best for our own families and learning along the way.

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