How To Take Charge Of Your Family’s Holiday Traditions

How You Can Develop And Take Charge Of Your Own Family’s Holiday Traditions

Ever family has their own way of celebrating the holidays. Just as everyone has their own Holiday Traditions. Part of the fun of starting your own little tribe, is the freedom and ability, to merry-make in your own way. But for some, this can be a difficult, and stressful, task to accomplish. Continue reading “How To Take Charge Of Your Family’s Holiday Traditions”

Meal Planning Made Easier with Selectivor Social Food App

Meal Planning Made Easier with Selectivor!

Meal planning for the family or a big event, is difficult. Add a few food allergies or diets in the mix, and it’s a bigger headache! Now, Selectivor is here to make life so easy! Continue reading “Meal Planning Made Easier with Selectivor Social Food App”

Rainbow Tiedye Fishnet Shirt, Jeans, Turqouise: OOTD

Outfit Of The Day: Rainbows, Ripped Jeans, & Turquoise!

In an effort to avoid the anxiety of the current hurricane situation, today I decided to dress Happy. Bright colors, and fun accessories! Continue reading “Rainbow Tiedye Fishnet Shirt, Jeans, Turqouise: OOTD”

Things To Remember About Postpartum Intimacy

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Have you just had a baby?

You’re probably still dealing with a lot of changes! A new little person living in your home. Healing from childbirth. Getting used to the “new you” that is inevitable after becoming a Mother. All of this is perfectly natural! And you will be (as close to as, anyway) back to your old self soon. But one question you may be asking yourself… can I still have intimacy, while in the postpartum stage?

The answer is yes. Here’s some things to keep in mind, and tips to help out…

You still need time to heal and adjust

For some couples, it’s the first thing next to having a alcoholic drink for the first time in nine months, that you want to do. But slow down! It’s recommended that you wait at least six weeks (if you had a vaginal birth, 8-10 weeks for a cesarean) and get approval from your Doctor, before becoming intimate again. That’s because you still have a lot of recovery to do. The risk of infection is still present, and it probably won’t be entirely comfortable. If you had an episiotomy, or cesarean section, you also need to wait for those sutures to heal completely. Not to mention, that you will want to be on some kind of reliable birth control! Be safe, and wait for your Doctor to give you the A-OK, before you attempt intimacy again.

Every Mother’s Recovery Time Is Different…

Remember that when you have a baby, you have done something incredibly extraordinary with your body (and mind). Plus, your hormones are going haywire, not to mention the psychical and mental strength it will take to care for a newborn. So if you aren’t quite ready to return to intimacy, then don’t. Having postpartum relations can be an awkward, undesirable experience if you don’t feel up to it. Maybe you’re overtired, burnt-out on baby snuggles to think about anyone else touching you, or just not comfortable with yourself yet. It’s ok! Give yourself, and your partner, the opportunity to adjust to this new chapter called parenting, and the rest will come. If it’s been a while, and you’re genuinely worried about your lack of desire, it never hurts to talk with your doctor.

Be comfortable with yourself & don’t worry about criticism

One of the hardest things a Mother will encounter during the postpartum phase, is becoming acquainted with her post-baby body. You spend nine months growing a tiny human inside you, and then have to readjust to life with that human finally outside of you. So don’t be surprised that even months after you’ve had your baby, you don’t look quite like you did before pregnancy. Spoiler alert – you aren’t supposed to! You just created, and delivered, a tiny human!! That’s not to say you may never get your bod back to it’s original glory. But don’t feel like it’s a rushed, or unattainable goal. And frankly-so what if it is? Doesn’t change the fact you can be are a beautiful woman.

Many women don’t feel comfortable with their bodies after having a baby, and worry what their partner will think. But this is the thing – your partner will never see the “flaws” you see. Your partner still thinks you are smokin’ hot. So if you’re ready to become intimate again, don’t let your perception of your post-baby body hold you back. Because your partner certainly won’t.

And if by a slim chance they do, then stop and reevaluate your relationship. Because you deserve way better than someone who will criticize your Mommy Pooch (I have one!), stretch marks, or a little extra junk in the trunk.

 Postpartum Intimacy Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

You’ve gotten through the long trial of pregnancy, and you’re readjusting to life with a new baby. If you’re healed, rested and de-stressed, and ready for intimacy again-go for it! Just because you’re a parent, doesn’t mean you aren’t human anymore. 



Things To remember About Postpartum Intimacy

Co-Hosting Mama Mondays Pin Party #1

Welcome to the Mama Monday’s Pin Party- where every link that’s left gets pinned!

This is a mom blog link up party. So If you are a blogger, please join in the party with us! if not, please check out what some other bloggers have been up to!

I love link-up’s because it gives me the opportunity to read what other’s within the blogging community have been working on. I have found some really awesome blogs this way. There is a vast wealth of information ranging from just about every topic, so no matter what you are into, a blogger is sure to have covered it!

I am co-hosting for the first time, with the creator of the Pin Party, Andrea from Messy Nest Mama.

Here is how the party works:

1.Add the Mama Monday’s Pin Party badge seen below to your blog post that you link up.

Messy Neat Mama Pin Party

2. Share the features from last week & the co-host feature below! You can share their post on the social media channel of your choice! *You must complete step 1 & 2 to be eligible to be featured next week!*

Messy nest mama Pin PartyUltimate Diaper Stockpile Guide– The Creator and Co-Host of the Party, Andrea – Messy Nest Mama
Pressure Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe– Five Little Bears
Red Ripe Strawberry Fun With The Little Mouse– Babies to Bookworms
3. Leave a link to a blog post that you want people to visit & you want the host to pin! Yes we pin each link left- but please only leave one link each week
4. Party! Hop around to your fellow mom bloggers who have linked up & make some new friends!



Mama Monday's Pin Party- Where Every Link Gets Pinned