#BrokeWithABaby Part 2: How I Got A Lifetime Supply of Diapers for Less Than $100

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Highlights

– Cloth diapers for less than $100
– Cloth diaper flats – flour sack towels. Can be used as burp cloth, bib, washcloth, hand towel, etc. (see receipt below)
– Diaper junction diaper covers (see receipt below)
– People also bought us disposables
– We didn’t have a washing machine at our home, but we survived!
– We are now able to afford disposables and but we still use cloth diapers to this day because it’s easy, we have a washing machine, and it’s better for diaper rash
– You can invest in some more expensive diapers and use them on your future kids or resell them! There’s a whole market for used cloth diapers!
– People take really good care of their diapers to sell them to other moms
– You can buy used cloth diapers in excellent condition

Links

Here are the actual receipts that prove I spent less than $100 on our cloth diaper stash. $99.70 to be exact!

Here is my affiliate link to Diaper Junction where I got my cloth diaper covers.

#BrokeWithABaby Intro and The #1 Thing You Need On Your Baby Registry

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Show Notes –

Highlights

This is the intro of a series I will continue to develop for a total of 5 weeks.

My Story: Why we were on a tight budget
– transition
– taxes
– lower income
– pregnant – not able to keep my job
– When you’re broke with a baby, it’s not necessarily your fault

We were so blessed and so frugal that we never bought one thing for the first 6 months of our daughter’s life out of our own money
– We had gift cards and a few checks from the baby shower used sparingly

The #1 Thing You Need On Your Baby Registry – Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard
– affordable – basic one is only about $45-$50!
– playing/tummy time
– putting the baby down when you need hands-free
– sleeping – NOTE: I checked and there is no warning against sleeping except not to have extra padding that could cause suffocation. In fact, some Pack ‘N Plays are made with bassinets for newborns!
– portable
– we are still using it for our daughter

Links

Here is an affiliate link to the Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard.

Why Your Wellness Is The Key To Your Legacy As A Mom

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Show Notes:

Highlights

What is your legacy? – Your impact on your family, what your kids carry on after you’re gone, your impact on this world.

Your wellness is crucial to your legacy and here’s why.

– Your kids are watching and learning from you.
– “Do good to yourself, or you won’t be any good to anyone.”
– You need a strong foundation for when times are tough.
– You are made for greatness – you have to steward yourself in order to handle the greatness. You won’t handle the big things well if you can’t handle the small things well.
– If you don’t give yourself what you deserve, who will? Yes, God, but God is a gentleman, He doesn’t force himself on anybody. You have to actively receive from him and take care of what he gives you.

Links

Are you lacking sleep and not drinking enough water? Be sure to check out my FREE “Sip & Sleep” Wellness Workshop.

Also, if you haven’t already, subscribe and join our Facebook Group for moms. I can’t wait to see you in there!

A Year In Review: Confessions And Lessons From My First Year Of Motherhood

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Highlights

– Being a mom puts into perspective your relationship with your parents.

– Being a mom teaches you that other people’s opinions don’t matter as much as they used to.

– Moms can do anything, but they shouldn’t do everything. Relax. Accept help.

– Everything is a miracle because anything can go wrong and there’s nothing you can do about it.

– Becoming a mom can be triggering. You may experience some PTSD or even the baby blues. Talk to someone who you trust.

– You’ll realize adults are just kids who grew up.

– Your spouse/partner is on your team. Keep him included. Give him grace. He probably feels like a loser and a failure because he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

– You marriage/relationship will change. It could be 1000x harder.

– You will have to parent yourself to survive.

– I felt like I lost part of myself. I felt useless to the rest of the world because this child needed all of me all the time. I thought I had to let go of my dreams. You don’t have to let go of your dreams, but you may have o put them on pause, and that’s ok. You may find that your revitalized dream is more clear and more purposeful.

– It might take a while for you to feel sexy again.

– Breastfeeding sucks for the first couple of months, but you’ll soon become a pro and have an amazing bond with your baby if you’re able to hold out. Commit to the first two weeks and you’re statistically more likely to breastfeed long-term.

– That first and second and third poop after a vaginal birth can be scarier than giving birth. You might be constipated for a while until you can’t take it anymore and you may find yourself crying while on the toilet because you may think your poop is up there forever… Maybe you’ll even become so desperate that you try to poop in the shower on all fours (been there done that)… You will be ok. It’s most likely mind over matter. If you’re unsure call your doctor.

– YES, you absolutely will lose sleep. But you won’t be miserable.

– You will lose count of the kisses and hugs 💕

Links

If you’re married or have a partner, check out the book “For Women Only.” It has helped me understand how to support and love my husband and encourage him as a father. There is also “For Men Only” which is very insightful regarding what goes on in our heads as women.

Also, if you haven’t already, subscribe and join our Facebook Group for moms. Can’t wait to see you in there!