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When Life Gives You Lemons

I didn’t know I could feel something like this. I mean, I don’t understand how it happens.

There are times when I don’t feel the joy of doing the everyday things I usually do. My baby boy is already a year old but I think it can be part of post partum anxiety. Maybe I don’t have the support I yearn for, or it can be an inherent thing that mothers go through. My tears don’t come out anymore even if I want to cry.

Whatever this is, I know I’m strong. I have to.

I have Maia and Ivor to think of. And I hope my love for them will be the same as the love I will give myself in order to be sane.

So..my little boy is already a year old. Walking and talking dadadada and dede. I still nurse him you know.

Terrible one.

He loves food. He eats everything he holds.

See you in the next posts.

 

Cel

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Cranberry Walnut Cookies from Mommy Treats

I‘m happy to say that my breastfeeding journey continues – now 11 months.  Also thankful that my secondhand Spectra 9 is still working. Great pump!

To maintain my milk supply, I snack on lactation cookies in addition to my malunggay capsules and drinks. My favorite cookies are from Mommy Treats.  Wow, it’s one of the most yummy and perfectly baked cookie I’ve tasted. It is flavorful, soft, and not crumbly! I do not like brittle cookies. It’s hard not to order again, besides, it’s nutritious and all-natural.

So happy with my newly baked super momma box. I love the slightly bitter aftertaste.

These are the galactogogues included in the cookie:

• Brewer’s Yeast – rich in Vitamin B

• Fenugreek

• Flaxseed – rich in Omega 3

• Fiber -filled Rolled Oats

If you order the Super momma cookies, there’s chia seeds and wheat germ added.

Cranberry walnut. It’s also for pregnant women.

I work for 8 hours – away from my baby for 12 hours, traffic and travel included. Breastfeeding is my choice and it takes sacrifice. Even if I am so busy, I will take that 15 – 20 minute-break to express milk.

It’s all worth it.

Have a nice day!

Cel

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7 Habits That Can Make You Unproductive

A couple of weeks ago, I attended an open house from a counseling community. I was not able to listen to all the talks because of my limited time. The main theme was related to Mental Health.

I learned so much in that 30-minute session!

Our speaker mentioned 7 habits that will make us unproductive. Remember that if we are stressed, the default behavior are the habits we developed. So, it is important that we develop the RIGHT habits.

Sleeping 

Insufficient sleep and gadgets before bed time is a big no-no. They ruin our body clock. So, as Simon Sinek puts it,  never put your phones near the bed. If you worry about the alarm, buy an alarm clock!

Hydrate

Drinking lots of water makes a difference.

• What Do you Eat | How do You Eat

Eat regularly and in moderate amounts. Eat more raw food, fruits and veggies, and take Vitamins.

How do you Recharge

This has something to do with self-care. Do things you enjoy. Exercise and if possible,  stand a lot. Avoid sitting in the office chair for a long time. Walk. Try the stairs.

Breathing

Have you observed how you breathe? Is it shallow or deep? Slow or fast? When you are anxious and nervous, you tend to breathe fast right?

It is advisable to breathe through your nose – slowly and deeply.

Thoughts

What are your goals? Think what is within your control. Learn from your mistakes, and meditate from time to time.

Relating

Spend time with your family. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Meet with friends.  Volunteer!

And the best….SMILE!

It was a good thing learning about this, wake-up call actually.  So, to break the bad habits, always remind yourself. I’m a work in progress too.

 

Stay positive!

Cel