Managing the Litter Box While Pregnant

Managing the Litter Box While Pregnant

*This post is brought to you by Litter-Robot, all opinions are my own*

One day, you get the bright idea to get a kitten a couple months before you give birth to your second child not realizing how much effort a kitten requires.

 

It had been almost 16 years since I had a kitten and at that point in my life, it wasn’t difficult to handle since I didn’t have any kids. She was my furbaby. But since that furbaby passed last November, I knew I wanted to get another cat that my children could grow up with as we had a lot of love to give still.

Cats have always been my pet of choice ever since I was a young tot. All you have to do is play with them, pet them, feed/water and change the cat box.

I hate cleaning the litter box. I mean, who really enjoys scooping clumps of cat feces and urine?

One thing I noticed about our new cat is that she ate more than what my 16-year-old chubby cat would eat in a day. This also meant that her urine and poo output was rampant. I would need to clean it a couple of times a day if I didn’t want it becoming too full or smelly, plus, being pregnant on top of that, I was worried about contracting toxoplasmosis while cleaning out the litter box.

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The All Natural Way To Look Your Best Every Day (Even When You’re Busy!)

The All Natural Way To Look Your Best Every Day (Even When You’re Busy!)

Looking your best every day can take its toll on your stress levels – especially if you have work to go to, and kids to look after. However, when you focus on looking your best the all natural way and focus on looking and feeling great from the inside out, you’ll always be able to put your best foot (or face) forward!

Here, we have some all natural suggestions that will help you to look your best every day – even when you’re busy:

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Grandma’s Goop and Other Old-School Cleaning Tips That Still Work Today

Grandma’s Goop and Other Old-School Cleaning Tips That Still Work Today

 

Those were the days. And when it comes to some cleaning tips, they still should be.

No one wants to hear someone talk about how they “walked to school uphill in the snow both ways” when they were kids. Still, when your grandparents were young, they really didn’t have it as easy as we do in many ways. Cleaning, in particular, required more work with fewer tools. That’s why they mixed in a healthy dose of common sense and everyday items to help them get the jobs done.

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Fashionable Yet Practical Teething Silicone Necklaces for Baby and Mom

Fashionable Yet Practical Teething Silicone Necklaces for Baby and Mom

This post is brought to you by QALO and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

I can remember when my first daughter discovered her hands and mama’s jewelry. My ears survived quite a few yanks and my necklaces didn’t break (thankfully), but now I know better than to wear all of that with my second daughter.

I am not sure if Delilah is starting to teeth now at 3 months, or if it’s a growth spurt throwing her off; but she’s been drooling up a storm, been a little more cranky, not wanting to breastfeed as often, and has been gnawing on her hands excessively. Either way, I figured it was time to be prepared for what’s to come and picked out a couple of fashionable teething silicone necklaces for me to wear and for her to bite on by QALO while we’re at home or even on the go. It’ll keep her little hands and mouth busy while mommy can get stuff done around the house when I’m babywearing.

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5 Tips to Make Baby’s First Bath Relaxing

5 Tips to Make Baby’s First Bath Relaxing

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Baby Dove.

You’ve just become new parents and you’re frantically trying to absorb as much information as you possibly can in order to be the best parents you can be.

You’re a little overwhelmed, tired and don’t have a nurse to guide you through this anymore, but that’s okay because you’ll have those natural parental instincts that kick in.

Of course, we were clueless when it came to caring for our firstborn child, but now that we’re 2nd-time parents we have a little experience under our belt and have some helpful tips to aid you in giving your newborn their first bath and making it as comfortable as possible.

First and foremost, you don’t want to give the baby a full-on bath until their umbilical cord stump falls off, which should be anytime from birth to 14 days. You want the umbilical cord to stay dry, so it can fall off and begin the healing process, but you can do a sponge bath if needed.

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