Raising Jay & Abel

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5 questions I have been asked about being a Teen Mom

Over the past 8 years I’ve transitioned from being a teen mom, to a young mom, to just mom.  I’ve always felt that society has categorized me of my mom status based on my age and it got me thinking about all the questions I’ve encountered since becoming a teen mom. Some of the questions are just uncalled for and I don’t know why people think that it is ok to ask them! Nonetheless, I decided to share the most repeated  ...

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Burp Necessity REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

When Abel was born, I thought it would be exactly (or easier) the same when I had Jayden. I was so wrong. Not only are the experiences the complete opposite but I also had to relearn how to be a mom to a baby. One major difference was that Abel was diagnosed with baby reflux. Reflux is the word to describe what happens when the stomach contents (food or milk) come back up into the mouth. Baby reflux happens because the babies digestive  ...

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Freshly Picked Moccasins REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

I discovered Freshly Picked when I was making my wish list (and of course, checking it twice) while I was 3 months pregnant with Abel. As soon as I laid eyes on these perfectly crafted moccasins, I just knew I had to have them! After lusting over them for about a year, I finally have a pair! and not just to own, but to review! About a month ago, I reached out and connected with the Freshly Picked team. To be honest, I was quite nervous of  ...

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All about essential oils + GIVEAWAY

Ever wondered about essential oils? Well here is a quick 411 on what an essential is and how you can use them in your every day life! What is an essential oil? Essential oils are aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plats. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. doTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial  ...

Motherhood

Just the two of us

Hello Kismetlove readers ! My name is Heydy. I am Jayden and Abel’s mommy. I blog over at www. raisingjayandabel.blogspot.com. I am so thrilled and honoured to be sharing my breastfeeding journey with you! Our breastfeeding journey has been…well.. quite a rollercoaster [and I’m still on it]. I knew that breastfeeding wasn’t going to be a breeze for the first couple weeks [at least for me]. I had to learn a new, world  ...

Motherhood

Hello Monday

Anybody else feel like this pineapple and want to float on water all day ? It’s Monday morning, and I’ve already exerted all the energy I’ve gained from my first cup of coffee! (mama’s do you feel me?). I am quickly writing this, since Abel is screaming and grasping my foot, and Jayden is asking for a snack. This week, I will try to exude more patience when dealing with a crying and teething baby. Because I know, as  ...

Motherhood

Fathers Day

I was asked to blog about my biggest personal struggle thus far. This means opening up to all my readers, if any…Being an open book doesn’t come easy to me. Especially since I’ve gone through so much in the 23 years of living on this earth. I had so many things running through my head. Which subject I wanted to write about… and then it hit me. One of the MAJOR things that formed the person I am today was growing up  ...

Motherhood

Shop Hop !

New week and a new blog post for all you amazing underdogs! Going into week 2 of writing for Poplar & Co and I must say I love it because it actually makes me sit down at my laptop and write 🙂 This week I will be sharing my favorite small shops! not including the obvious {hehe}. I have had my IG account (@raisingjayandabel) for about 3-4 years…and I never heard about IG shopping, etsy, shopify, or bigcartel…that is until  ...

Motherhood

Embracing a new journey

Good morning fellow underdogs!! What a great way to start a new work week then by writing for my favourite person and one of my favourite stores, Poplar & Co!! I was one of the lucky few who was chosen to write for them and am I ever excited to start this new journey! This week you will be getting to know each and every one of us ladies. We will all be contributing in different ways but one thing we have in common is that we route for  ...

Motherhood

Travelling with a breastfeeding infant (ROADtrip)

Have you ever wondered what it is like travelling with a baby? How about a breastfed baby? If you don’t plan ahead then the overall experience will make you run the other way! I recently just did a 24 hour road trip to Calgary Alberta (there and back). Thankfully, I was able to prepare and plan ahead! Of course, you can’t anticipate everything, but the more you plan the better the trip will be for you, your baby, and the people  ...