Nursing Aversion and Way To Cope

April 29, 2016


After 15 beautiful months of breastfeeding my little buggy, our journey now has come to an end. It is such a bittersweet ending. One night, we all stayed with my grandmother and she volunteered to let him sleep with her.  One night. That was all I wanted was one night of sleep. I hadn’t had a single night’s sleep since he was born, and I just needed one night.  

Well, that one night came. I thought he would surely wake up and I would feed him and go back to sleep, but here is the kicker…he never woke up. Like the little stinker slept all night long! Without me. Without my “ne-nes”. All night. Then he woke up and has never requested for them again.  He seriously weaned himself in one night, and never cried for them again. I guess he was ready, I’m not sure I was.

But for today’s post I want to focus on something that is apparently normal and not talked about. Nursing Aversion. Have you ever heard of it? Neither had I until recently. How many of you nursing moms are breastfeeding and find yourself becoming tired, irritated, or even repulsed by it. Yes, I see you there in the corner trying not to raise your hand because you don’t want to be judged. Guess what? It is normal!!!! That’s right you heard me, normal.

Cesarean Awareness Month: Guest Stories Part Two

April 25, 2016


As a continuation of last week's post and birth stories, here are some more of the beautiful Cesareans, these momma's went through. 

Five Things I Learned From Being A Photographer's Assistant

April 21, 2016


Here a while back I wrote about how I was able to accompany my friend to a wedding that she was shooting, and that I was going to help her out. “Help her out” really meant I pretended to know what I was doing, while honestly just praying that I took at least one good photo so that she would want to take me again.

She gave me a quick crash course on how to use the camera in the very dimly lit, but totally gorgeous, venue.  It had been a two hour car ride, and my anxiety was starting to flare up.  But once the wedding started, I immediately started having a different outlook on photographers as a whole.  Here are just a few of the things that I discovered from being a photographer’s “assistant” for the day.

Cesarean Awareness Month: Guest Stories Part One

April 18, 2016

It's April and if you don't know along with being the Autism Awareness Month , and I'm sure a lot more.. It is also Cesarean Awareness Month, or simply put c-section month. Now if you have read my about me or have been a follower of The Outnumbered Nest for a while, you know that I have had two births and both were by cesarean.  You can read about my birth's Monkey's Cesarean Birth Story & Buggy's Cesarean Birth Story. This post is fixing to be a two part series of other momma's sharing their stories. Stories that need to be told, stories that can no longer just sit in the dark.


1 in 3 moms have cesarean's (stats thanks to I Can) and there still seems to be somewhat of a "stigma" behind them. We mother's are hard enough on our selfs about the fact that we feel our bodies didn't do what they should have. But to have groups tell you that you didn't have a "real birth" or that you "took the easy way out", is awful. Truthfully it doesn't matter how the children came into this world, at the end of the day that came from our bodies too.

Here are some momma's that have been nice enough to send me their stories. 

Rachel's Day In The Garden Book Review

April 13, 2016





I had the opportunity to read and do a review on “Rachel’s Day In The Garden” by  Giselee Shardlow.   Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga books for kids get children learning, moving, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the yoga stories found at www.kidsyogastories.com/store or on Amazon(amazon.com/author/giselleshardlow) worldwide. The purpose of her yoga books is to foster happy, healthy, and globally educated children. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter. Here is the synopsis of the book before I begin:  “Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow! Age group: Preschoolers ages 3-6.”

  This adorable little book is a great teaching tool to get young kids more into yoga. As a mom, yoga has always been something that interest me. I love it, when I get the chance. I was so excited to show Monkey, who is four, this book so that he could do the stretches along with Rachel.  

Page from "Rachel's Day In The Garden" 
Page from "Rachel's Day In The Garden" By Giselee Shardlow

  He loved it! It was so easy to follow along and would do the stretches that he could see on the page, while I read it. They were simple and easy for him to understand, even by himself as he just flipped through.  The illustrations of this book, I seriously can’t speak enough about. They are beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! I recommend this book to any mother who wants to get her child more involved in yoga. It is beautiful and I think it is marketed to the perfect ages.  I think it is also easy to integrate into a “mommy and me” session with you and your little one. We did it, and had a blast working through the different poses.
 

Want to check out this book for yourself? Here are some of the links so that you can purchase it for yourself! You won't regret it!
 Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24873899-rachel-s-day-in-the-garden
 Amazon Linkhttp://amzn.to/1RzYXCK Book Sales Page: http://www.kidsyogastories.com/product/rachels-day-in-the-garden/   







Disclaimer: I recieved "Rachel's Day In The Garden" as payment for this blog post. It did not in anyway deem how I wrote this review, and all the opinions stated here are my own. The images, links, author information, and book synopsis were provided by Giselle Shardlow and I have permission to use them on this site.  


Four Inspirational Printables

April 11, 2016



Who here loves printables!?

I know I sure do!  So The Outnumbered Nest is now offering free printable for when you subscribe!! I've worked pretty hard on these, and couldn't wait to get them to you. You can subscribe below, the sidebar, or even my new cool pop up!  After you confirm, you will see a confirmation page that has your link to the printables!!  I'm so happy that I can finally offer these to you.

What Becoming A Mother Has Taught Me

April 6, 2016


Let me say this real quick, this isn’t a place for debate over which birth is better, or what makes you a real mom.  If you have that attitude, please continue on. On my blog, it doesn’t matter how your child came into this world. It is your child.  Whether, it be cesarean section, natural, medicated or whatever other method there is.  If you have cried over a child, picked that child up as they have a skinned knee, or they come running to you calling you momma…. your a momma. So continuing on...

 “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:3-5

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