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Becoming a mom for the first time is life changing. In that first moment you lock eyes with your baby, your whole world is flipped upside down. You now have a baby who is dependent upon you for everything. It’s your responsibility and privilege to care for this baby and meet its needs.

There is nothing worse than the feeling that comes when your baby cries and you can’t figure out how to soothe him or her. Have you ever gone down the list and checked whether the baby is hungry, needs a diaper change, is too hot or too cold, just needs to be held and everything else, but nothing can soothe them?

When Zoë was a baby, she got really bad gas, and after paying attention to my diet and when it happened, we realized that she was reacting to dairy. If I had even a little bit of dairy, her belly would be very unhappy. She also didn’t tolerate formula well at all.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf SIMPLR™.

Technology is a part of our lives every day. Between cell phones, cameras, computers, TVs, kitchen appliances and more, we touch technology more than we likely realize.

Even our kids use technology every day – I know my girls love their LeapPads! It’s amazing that they’ve made it for 3 years with the same LeapPads, with no breaks! I can only imagine the meltdowns that would ensue if one of them broke.


The loss of even one of our technology items due to a breakdown or accident can disrupt our daily lives. I depend upon my computer, cell phone and camera for work. We rely on our kitchen appliances to be able to serve our family nourishing meals. And like it or not, we depend upon our TV for a source of entertainment at the end of the day.
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