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June Doran

June could talk to you all day about homeschooling, parenting, and minimalism. When she’s not homeschooling, decluttering, or blogging, she loves to enjoy perfect silence while sipping a hot cup of coffee and thinking uninterrupted thoughts—which, of course, with five kids, doesn’t happen very often.

I Had Urinary Retention After Childbirth: Here’s How I Coped

Inside: Do you have urinary retention after childbirth and are looking for hopeful stories? Here’s my postpartum urinary retention story with a positive outcome, along with what helped me get through it. From going home with a catheter to finally being able to pee again, one week after birth. I laid down on the cold, …

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The Best Sandra Boynton Books (That Parents Actually Love to Read)

Inside: Wondering what the best Sandra Boynton books are? This author has so many great board books! But after a decade of reading these to my five kiddos, these seven titles are our absolute favorites. I’ve been reading Sandra Boynton’s board books to my kids for over twelve years now. We’ve owned several that lasted …

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The Best Gifts for New Moms After Birth (Practical & Sanity-Saving)

Inside: Someone in your life just had a baby, and you’re wondering what are the best gifts for new moms (after birth). Well here’s what she really needs – no fluff, just the sometimes forgotten practicals. When I became a new mom I had NO CLUE what to expect. I didn’t know how wonderful it …

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57 Self-Care Quotes for New Moms (to keep you going)

Inside: Taking care of yourself when you’re a brand new mom is HARD. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of self-care quotes for new moms who are EXHAUSTED – to remind you to let go of what doesn’t matter to make room for what does. New moms are the ones who need self-care the most, …

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The Most Important Things to Discuss Before Baby Arrives

Inside: Co-parenting has incredible benefits, but getting on the same page about everything from sleep to chores can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why we’re sharing nine crucial things to discuss before baby arrives. The more you can have figured out before baby comes, the better! Having a baby can be one of the most …

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What Baby Stuff Should I Keep? Clear Guidelines For Difficult Decisions

Inside: As your baby grows into a toddler, you’ll probably wonder at some point, “What baby stuff should I keep?” Make difficult decisions easier with this straightforward advice for everything from sentimental items to big, expensive baby items. Let’s face it: having a baby means you need a boatload of items that are in a …

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The Best Unique Non-Binary Names With Meanings

Inside: We scoured the internet for the coolest, unique non-binary names. Because whatever your reasons for choosing a gender netural name, you probably want something a little more uncommon than Alex and Riley. Many modern parents – Millenial’s and Gen Z’s, in particular – are becoming increasingly interested in gender-neutral baby names. Non-binary names are …

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How to Manage Housework with a Baby – Super Simple Tips

Inside: Managing housework when you have a baby can feel so overwhelming sometimes, but it doesn’t need to! Follow these super simple tips to cut the overwhelm and get the cleaning done that matters to YOU (hint: it doesn’t need to be Instagram-worthy). It only takes 2.5 seconds on Pinterest searching for cleaning schedules to …

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How to Dress During Pregnancy Without Maternity Clothes

Inside: Get proven advice for how to dress during pregnancy without maternity clothes. With a little bit of planning and a lot of insider tips, you really can avoid buying maternity clothes during pregnancy and save that money (and space storing maternity clothes later on) for everything else baby. Congratulations! You’re more than likely here …

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The Best Gift Ideas for Expecting Dads in 2022 – for Father’s Day, Christmas or Just Because

Inside: Looking for practical gift ideas for expecting dads that are actually useful for his upcoming debut as a father? These are hands-down the top 10 gifts every new dad can’t help but appreciate, with zero filler/fluff gifts. I’m a pretty practical gal, and so is my husband. We have five kids, and the more …

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