I have found that decluttering on the outside helps me declutter on the inside. What I mean by this is the less stuff and activities I have going on around me the more at peace I find myself in. [Read more…] about How I Declutter My Life as a Large Family Mom
My husband estimates that I’ve lost a total of over 480 pounds since I’ve started having children. After each baby is born I only lose 10 pounds. I don’t mean just within the first week, either. I mean one month, two months, even three months after I give birth, if I do nothing to consciously lose weight, then I will have only lost 10 pounds. This can get disheartening, especially when I gain 30-50 pounds at each pregnancy.
Over the years (and after 12 babies) I’ve learned a little bit about how to lose weight in the most efficient, gentlest way possible. Granted, I’ve tried every diet program out there in the hopes of finding one that will work just a little bit faster or easier. I’ve learned that there is no easy way to do this. It’s just going to take work, unfortunately. [Read more…] about My Top Ten Tips On Losing Weight After Having a Baby
I personally haven’t had health insurance since high school. When we married my husband was making just enough money for us to barely pay the bills, let alone the ‘extra’ expense of health insurance, as we saw it. Our family waited 20 years before getting coverage. And, just like a lot of families out there, particularly self-employed families, we signed up to avoid the fines given due to Obamacare. We signed up for Christian Healthcare Ministries.
How and what you eat in your diet is pretty important to how your body functions while pregnant and breastfeeding. You have another human being dependent on you providing them with the nutrition necessary for their body to thrive. This is a pretty serious commitment by you, the mother. This being said, it is also pretty easy to provide your baby with everything she needs and with very little extra effort on your part. [Read more…] about Diet Requirements for Pregnant and Nursing Moms