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Breastfeeding: It’s Not Easy Being the Cow!

For some of you, breastfeeding may be a glorious time spent gazing into your child’s eyes, bonding, and feeling that connection that you’re providing them with all they need. And for some of us, it sucks.  Literally and figuratively.  I remember preparing for baby #1, taking all the new expectant parenting classes, one of which […]

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Bringing a New Baby Home During the Flint Water Crisis

Sometimes I feel like the Flint water crisis stole away my precious memories of bringing my baby home. On August 9, 2016 I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. August Andrew Ollie weighed in at 6 pounds and 11 ounces at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Instead of the dream of bringing my sweet baby home for […]

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Tips for Introducing Dog to Baby

My husband and I were like most couples – our journey to a real baby started with having a dog. Our fur-baby was our first attempt at “parenting” – getting up in the middle of the night to take her outside, cleaning accidents off the floor, disciplining, feeding, and socializing. It was all new for us. Looking […]

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Take Your Power Back: A VBAC Story

*In this post, GCMB Contributor Angela shares a beautifully powerful and personal story about her VBAC. By publishing this post, Genesee County Moms Blog is not offering or attempting to offer, recommend, suggest or dispense any type of medical advice. As always, please consult your own medical professional regarding your personal situation & circumstance* ———————————————————————————— […]

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Would We Be Crazy To Have Another Baby?

Ever since my daughter’s first birthday in July, I have had a very consistent back and forth struggle going on inside my head.  That struggle is, the decision of whether or not to have another baby.   There are not necessarily certain events that happen throughout the day that make me think about it, it […]

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10 Tips for Photographing Your Baby

I am not suggesting that you forego a professional photo shoot for your newborn.  However, many of us have decent cameras or smartphones readily available.  They only stay little for so long, so you’ll probably be photographing your baby more often than not.   Here are some tips to get you started: including manual setting […]

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