Frazzled and Fatigued: Self-Care Tips Every New Breastfeeding Mom Should Know

Take Advantage of Hands-Free Pumping

As a new mother, you have enough to worry about without adding the stress of trying to juggle a pumping schedule. Thankfully, hands-free pumping can help make life a little easier. With a hands-free pumping bra, you can pump while continuing to go about your day. Whether you’re folding laundry, finishing up a remote work assignment, or playing with your baby.


Look for a bra that offers double-duty both for nursing and pumping to get the most bang for your buck. Shopping for a hands-free bra doesn’t have to be a hassle either. Check your favorite online marketplace when stocking up on weekly supplies, and throw a few different colors in your cart that can arrive with your order.

Stroll Through a Workout

Medical experts recommend waiting until your 6-week postnatal visit before starting or resuming high-impact exercise. Once your wellness provider has given you the all-clear, you can gradually work your way to your desired level of physical activity.

Exercise supports health and elevates mood. Work out while you’re with your little one. Grab the stroller and complete a series of strength and cardio exercises with short running periods in between.

Take Control of Stress

The state of your home can be a source of stress. Aim to keep your space as clean and organized as possible. Decluttering brings greater peace and health into your home, consequently reducing stress levels.

The nature of your job may also be stress-inducing. If you’re heading back to work, be sure that first and foremost, you are given the opportunity to pump throughout the workday. Consider discussing possible work options with your boss that afford you greater flexibility, such as an alternative schedule or remote work.

How to help Kids Develop Positive Life Choices.

Leading by example is one of the best ways parents can help their children make positive choices. Most of what kids learn during early childhood is gleaned from the input of others. The more important a person is to the child, the more critical their input. Use this guide as a starting point for thinking about how to model positive behaviors for your kids.

Modeling Charity  

Parents should model charity to their children. This negates selfishness while helping to develop compassion for those less fortunate. Introducing the concept of empathy is a great way to teach children about charity from a young age.

Getting Active Together 

Regular exercise helps increase brain health, maintain a healthy weight, and decrease the risk of multiple diseases. Make exercise a habit by getting active with your children. For example, consider taking a short walk around your neighborhood each day after dinner and before beginning your family’s bedtime routine. Take your children hiking, swimming, or bicycling. Another fun idea is to search for active classes, such as dance or martial arts, that your family can participate in together. 


Seeking Higher Education 

Help your children understand it’s never too early to start thinking about what they’d like to do as adults. Discuss their dream careers and how to best achieve them, whether it be college, technical school, or a certification course. Model the benefits of higher education for your children by enrolling in an online degree course.

If you’ve always wanted to work with young children, a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) is an excellent choice. Online schooling allows you to pursue your degree at a pace that works best for you, between your other responsibilities. 

Promoting Acceptance 

Children aren’t born racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory. Promote acceptance in your children by modeling this behavior in your interactions with all people, especially those different from you. Teaching your children about racism and other types of hate is also essential.

As your kids get older and are exposed to certain things outside the home, they’re likely to have many questions. When talking about sensitive topics, such as racism, sexism, sexuality, and gender, be mindful and loving with the language you choose. It is important for building trust in your relationship that you develop the communication tools necessary to talk about difficult subjects.

Avoiding Illicit Substances

A national survey showed there were 136.5 million alcohol users in the United States during 2020. During this same period, 59.3 million people over 12 admitted to using illicit drugs at least once. These statistics prove all children are likely to eventually be confronted with the harsh realities of substance abuse. Peer pressure is one of the leading reasons children experiment with drugs and alcohol. One study found that teenagers think about the risks and rewards of their actions, but they’re more likely to ignore the risks than adults.

The best way to help your children avoid peer pressure is to model positive behaviors at home and keep an open conversation on the topic. Be honest with your children about the harmful effects of alcohol or drugs. Explain what peer pressure is and why it’s essential to be strong in those moments.

Help Kids Make Positive Life Choices

You can help your children make positive life choices by providing an excellent example for them to follow. By doing so you’ll be instilling within your children the tools that they’ll need to grow into healthy adults.

This article was brought to you by Leila Justice, a Positive Strategist and Counselor. For more information, contact her today!


Reflecting on Reflection

Indeed a man  should reflect deeply over God’ s creation.

Even within a man physically and physiologically perfection is indeed a sign of Reflection of God constitutes without any blue print but rather from Divine Wisdom and Knowledge( Allah) All Wise, All knower of the seen and unseen .

A reflection should prompt every human being to show his / her genuine Gratitude, deep respect and real love to the One and Only Creator, ( Allah) His majesty, magnificent and Gracious Lord, who bless and create every human being in such a fashionable forms, perfect, upright and miraculous way of seeing light and knowing beauty from His inspiration.

Remember the True One ( God) and His action of management over all His creations. Reflect on His Mastership and Greatness.

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So behold let a man considering his origin and what has become of him, for sure anyone who thinks and reflect develop his/ her foresight and Vision from the Creator of Heaven and Earth 🌎.

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The Healing Power of Love

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” 

Nicholas Sparks

 

Nothing else  brings hearts and souls together like LOVE. Love is truly the greatest healing force in the world. We need LOVE to survive, for without it, we won‘t be  able to live comfortably in this world.

LOVE is one thing that when we give, we get back in  folds. Ask any person what brings them the sense of calmness to the spirit, and undoubtedly you will hear the word LOVE. It is a universal language that we all can count on. 

There are many shades or colors in the rainbow of  LOVE;  Faith, humor, optimism, humility courage, patience and gratitude.

The healing power of LOVE can also occur in moments.

imageSuch as a putting a call through a friend, or some other random act of kindness; a hug or handshake. All of these sum it up, because the healing power of LOVE begins with an open heart.

Try it today. Engage in a random act of kindness, then see what happens .. see how you feel inside. And show up in the comments section to share your testimony. 

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  • Peace!

Balance is the Key to Life by relaxing through the Sense of Sight.

 

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By our nature, we rely most heavily on the sense of Sight. Some researchers estimates suggest that we take in 70 percent of our sensory information through the eyes, leaving the remaining 30 percent to the other four senses. If we only had the Sense of Vision to enjoy the world, we would never cease to be amazed at all the beauty we could find. Colours, patterns, shapes all lend themselves to the banquet of visual sensation of the feast for the eyes. Familiar images bring comfort. The new images bring exhilaration from the rapture the eyes provide.

Sometimes, we can become overwhelmed by all we take in through our eyes especially with the advent of computer screens. Too much of anything can lead to sensory overload. Balance is the essential key to our existence. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so they say, but calmness is in the heart, and from there, it begins to permeate every cell in the body. When beauty is combined with stillness, it is unbearable for inner peace. Perhaps, this is why ocean resorts and mountain canines are two most of the most popular destinations for vacation.

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Mental imagery and guided visualization have long been known to create a sense of calmness and inner peace. They are also known for restoring a sense of wholeness which augments the healing process whether it be due to illnesses, grief from a significant loss or simply the stress of a hectic day. We have learned to give our eyes sight break and let it rest. But we need to explore more with our eyes with the love of nature.

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