Posts in Parenting
10 Tips for the Newly Single Mom

I've just passed the 7th month mark of being a single mom. If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that my story is a little different then most single moms you may now. I became a single mom after leaving an unhealthy marriage when my son Aimery was 14 months old. You can read more about that journey in this post. As the months go by, it gets easier being a single parent. In fact, it's starting to feel like the norm! Since I wrote an update on everything I've learned since becoming a single mom, I wanted to also share 10 tips for other newly single mothers.


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How we are Giving Back to our Community

I choose Huggies for Aimery because I know that I can always rely on Huggies for 12 hours of protection. When I change Aimery before he goes to bed at night, it's important that I don't have to worry about him leaking in the middle of the night. Huggies Snug & Dry offers four layers of protection in order to absorb moisture quickly! Huggies Snug & Dry also features a wetness indicator with fun Disney designs, so I know when it's time for my little one to be changed. Huggies Snug & Dry is available for sizes newborns up to size 6!

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Our Feeding Journey and Everything I Wish I Had Done Differently

Aimery is going to be 18 months old in a few weeks, which means it's time for the bottle to be taken away entirely! It also means that our 18 month feeding journey has finally come to an end. I say "finally" because unlike a lot of mothers, I did not enjoy going through the process of breastfeeding, pumping, formula feeding, etc. I know some women absolutely LOVE feeding their baby, and I find that to be absolutely beautiful. But it just wasn't me. I found feeding Aimery to be really stressful, which looking back I realize that I stressed myself out when I didn't have too. I think I was just a very overwhelmed first time mom! It also makes me realize the SO many things I'm going to do differently next time. Here is a little bit about our journey from breast to pump to bottle.

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New Season for Being Summer SHORES

The last four months have changed my life forever. If you have been keeping up with us on Instagram, you may have noticed that things have been, well, different. I went from sharing every single detail of my life to going weeks without saying anything on my blog or social media channels. Let me tell you the secret that I've been holding onto for the last few months. 

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