“Lying In”: Embracing the Newborn Period

This is pretty cool. I think this is something that most of us unfortunately miss out on in our society and would be something wonderful to embrace. I really think that we rob ourselves of the enjoyment of those early days, weeks, and months in an effort to “bounce back” and appear unfazed. I think that’s why the newborn time is such a struggle for so many of us. We aren’t prepared to just hunker down to experience & embrace it…it’s often considered a sleep deprived, scream-fest that we must temper and power through as quickly as possible. If we had the ability & support to experience “lying in” I think things would be so much more wonderful and less stressful for mama, baby & everyone involved. The newborn phase is precious, beautiful, awe-inspiring and fleeting. Don’t wish it away.

Source: The Leaky B@@b

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How I Increased My Milk Supply Overnight

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I just gave birth to my beautiful boy, Logan, in December.  I am now the mother of two incredible boys!  And of course I wanted to give my little man the best start I could possibly give him.  Among other things, breastfeeding was a priority for me.

Like many moms, I struggled in the beginning even though this wasn’t my first rodeo.  His latch wasn’t the problem, it was the ever elusive question: “Am I making enough milk?”  The worst part of that is the early weight gain and the pressure to supplement. But I will save that story for another post.

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#WhatMomsNeed Breastfeeding Infographic

Maternity leave is shown to have a positive effect on how long a mother can breastfeed, which in turn has tremendous health benefits for both mom and baby.

Tell presidential candidates NOW that#WhatMomsNeed is paid family leave:http://bit.ly/1SAwkoM


Source: 1,000 Days

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Morning (Afternoon & Evening) Sickness

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

Consumer Lab

NSF International


Nature’s Way Ginger Root, 550 mg, 100 Capsules

Vitamin B-6:


Tea (Peppermint, Raspberry, Anise or Chamomile)



Lemon Drops

Preggie Pops

Chew Fennel Seeds

Stay Hydrated

Stay Rested

East 5- 6 small nutritious meals throughout the day

First Things First

I’m the realist…

Just kidding!  Anyway, welcome to my new blog “Nifty Thrifty Coupon Mama”!  I started blogging just under a year ago with my first blog “Nifty Thrifty Coupon Gal“, which is primarily a coupon/savings blog.  However I’ve had the itch to start a parenting blog for ages.  Now that the time has come for us to join the TTC community, I figured this would be the ideal time!  We already have a five year old son and are hoping to expand our family in the near future!  I will explain why we waited so long in another post, so stay tuned!

In summary I am a 35 year old mommy living in the Pacific Northwest with my partner and my five year old son.  I work full time in an education finance related field.  We recently purchase our first home, got ourselves a cat and decided that it’s time to try for a girl!  So welcome to my journey!  Come along for the ride, share your story, and wish us luck!