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Guest Blog: Jen of ‘Making a Home and Family’ shares about Bringing Home Baby

(Note from Gina: Some lovely people have graciously agreed to share words and photos and pretty things with you while I’m off on my have-a-baby adventure. Today’s guest blogger is  Jen of Making a Home and Family. You can also find her on Twitter as @hippiejennie)

Guest Blogger Jen Smith of Making a Home & Family - Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby
There is a whirlwind of emotions when you arrive home after your new baby is born – excitement, relief, a little anxiety.  You had the help of doctors and nurses for the past few days, and now this little life is all you and your partner’s responsibility.  Breathe.  It’ll take some adjusting, but it all falls into place.

Remember, mamas, to take care of YOU
That’s right!  I wish someone would’ve told me this when I brought my daughter home.  I was so worried about nursing her, feeding the family, and doing laundry that I suffered.  I was tired, sore, stinky, and that just made things worse.  I needed some time to take care of me – a shower a day would’ve done me wonders.  Try and focus on you a little – shower, soak your feet, or read a book (or a magazine in short bursts).  Know that you deserve to be pampered so that you can be rested and better ready to take care of your baby.

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Guest Blog: Laura’s Buttermilk Ranch Recipe

(Note from Gina: Some lovely people have graciously agreed to share words and photos and pretty things with you while I’m off on my have-a-baby adventure. Our first guest blogger is Laura Bosak, who I met several months ago on Twitter. Laura, take it away!)

Guest Blogger on Oaxacaborn - Laura Bosak

When Gina tweeted she was looking for a guest blog post, I jumped at the chance. Okay, actually, I was scanning tweets after picking up “The Kid” from school and Aquatic/Physical Therapy swimming. I mentioned to Hubs that I wanted to have a blog after I wrote a particularly awesome paper for school.  I’m three classes away from my MBA, so I’m sure it was something like the Theory of Taxation or the Advantages of S Corp Status fascinating.

I met Gina via Twitter and she was kind enough to share “corn-free” information with me when we got our food allergy test results. I’ve visited her blog when time permits and would like to think I could contribute something of interest. I would love to put together a quick tutorial for you on how to make a peasant/hippie type skirt or my gluten-free version of the Tollhouse cookie recipe, but I have to finish my homework for Adv Tax Research and I have to start a load of laundry this evening. In the essence of time, I can share my version of ranch dressing.

Guest Blog - Buttermilk Ranch Ingredients

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1/2 c mayo
1/3 c buttermilk
Kosher salt & pepper to taste, approx ¼ teaspoon
-Mix well.

What I love about this recipe is that it is adaptable. We use Duke’s Mayo, but if you have a preferred brand or make your own mayo due to food allergies, by all means, it won’t make it any less awesome.

(Thank you, Laura!)