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Pinterest Pin Scheduling for dummies: Boardbooster vs Tailwind Tribes

Disclosure: This is a lengthy but exhaustive post about Pin Scheduling apps Board Booster and Tailwinds that I’ve put together from all that I have learned about them. If you, like me were confused by them and what they offer and trying to decide between the two, then this post is for you! I call this blog post "Pinterest Pin Scheduling for Dummies" because I would qualify as a "Dummie" in this instance. I was clueless about Pinterest when I first started my business and I also was overwhelmed by what it would take to become somewhat influential on the platform. At first I thought it was just a place to pin things I have tried or like and I...

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Overwhelmed but happy - chronicles of a mompreneur

-Overwhelmed but happy- These words describe me to a T these days. The more I've become involved in my online business and with another baby and figuring out how to keep three children alive, the more I've had to divide my time between two paying jobs and 1 unpaid. The unpaid of course is taking care of my children and the two paying are my online business and then the freelance work that I do to supplement. It can be challenging balancing them all and I just can't get it all done and also be with my kids and care for them and also try to be healthy. It was overwhelming before getting pregnant and was overwhelming while being pregnant...

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Three moms, three lives, one top, many uses

There are three moms featured here, soon to be mother of two, Oxana  Whether you're expecting or bottles and diapers are long gone, the Cardimom® goes from the day you have a positive pregnancy test to beyond baby. It can be used as both a maternity sweater or cardigan, a nursing top & nursing cover, a capsule wardrobe piece, even a babywearing sweater. Above you see Oxana wearing it as a belted poncho. By flipping the front over your head, it becomes a vest or cardigan.  This is the Summer Tank featured but any of the styles that we offer have this functionality.    Here you see she is wearing it as a vest and it totally completes her outfit....

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Grandma is gone - my experience losing my mother before I was done having children

There has been a lot of joy in my life in the past few years and almost two years ago, my mother passed away of stomach cancer. She had been sick for several years and she had already been through breast cancer as well so she was already a survivor! My mother had me at the age of 40 which at the time was quite unusual, even though it isn't by today's standards.  As I hold my newborn and stare into his eyes, I wonder how she would have treated him had she had the opportunity to meet him. I would surmise she would have been in love and elated. Every time my sister or I had a child, she...

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Product Review: Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump

I guess I'm reviewing products with double vowels. This is Instagram viral marketing at its best. Well it wasn't viral, but I saw some posts on Instagram of this breastfeeding natural pump thing called the Haakaa. It looked like a little flower vase and moms were raving about it. I hadn't heard of it but I was so curious to try one and the price was so reasonable I ordered one to try. It is essentially a silicone container without a lid that has a cone shaped lip that allows you to suction it onto your breast without needing a pump source. By squeezing the base and placing it over your areola, it creates a suction that draws your breastmilk...

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