Parenting After Divorce, Postpartum Recovery, Lactation On Demand LLC (#26)

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Here is this week’s “Monday Mashup”, a quick list of what we are finding useful. If you enjoy it, please feel free to forward to friends.

Advice We Read

Millions of children worldwide experience family disruption and divorce rates are rising in many nations. Co-parenting after a separation or divorce is rarely easy. Divorce can have a significant impact on your child’s life, what will determine their ultimate quality of life is still in the hands of each parent. These shared custody tips from Empowering Parents can help give your children the stability, security, and close relationships with both parents that they need. Here are 3 of the 9 Ways to Parent on Your Own Terms:

  • How to Manage Your Child’s Transition Between Homes
  • Understand Why Your Child Acts Out
  • Don’t Forego Consequences Out of Guilt

(Read here)

This Week’s Article

Postpartum Recovery: What To Do (and What NOT to Do) After Giving Birth
Pregnancy can be a time of high anxiety for a lot of women, especially first-time parents who aren’t sure what to expect. Many questions may run through your mind: “How will I feel towards the end of my pregnancy?”; “What should I bring to the hospital?”; “How will my labor go?”; “Will I be ready for my new baby?”. Read more.

Helper of the Week

Lactation: On Demand LLC, a nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2014. She has worked with thousands of families at a large hospital in Charleston, SC. In 2021, she decided to open her own practice to focus on prenatal breastfeeding education and early postpartum support.

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Have a wonderful week, all.

Much love to you and your family,

The Monkey Mashup Staff

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