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5 Reason Why Moms Need to Laugh

5 Reason Why Moms Need to Laugh

Laughter heals the soul and makes you feel great but it is so hard to laugh when you're stressed out or doing a trillion things. Moms are so inundated with chores, babies, work, school, social media and more. When do we make time to laugh and I mean laugh out loud? 

Here are 5 reasons why moms need to laugh:

1. Live longer! Laughter relieves your body of stress and lowers levels of cortisol (the stress harmone).

2. No time for B.S. We really don't have time for B.S.  Too much to do. It's better to fill up any free time with laughter over sadness.

3. Laughter is great therapy. Somedays are not great. The baby cries a lot, something breaks or you're harmonal. The best therapy is laughter. For all the reasons why it lowers stress levels or puts a smile on your face it's great therapy for the mind and body.

4. Moms need to laugh because there is too much serious out there. You turn on the TV, Facebook, YouTube or radio and it sounds like the world is in turmoil. We worry about our children. We have enough on our plates. Laughter makes the madness of society a whole lot easier.

5. Life is too short! Forget that the baby pooped on you today or family members making you feel like an alien. Life is too short to surround yourself with crap. If we're lucky motherhood will be kind to us over the years. We'll fret, cry, scream but how often will we laugh. Try to find the humor in life's crazy.

So here is what we recommend for laughing:

1. Get together with your girlfriends and compare life's crazy situations.

2. Look up your favorite comedian or late night show on YouTube.

3. Go so a funny movie.

4. Have a tickle competition with your kids.

5. Make silly faces with your baby and take video with your cell phone. Hopefully the captured memory is a funny one and will always make you smile!

Remember, it's easier to laugh at yourself than to walk around grumpy all day. Laugh.

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Photo of nursing mothers room at St. Paul - Minneapolis Airport

DEFINITION OF NURSING ROOM - (Lactation Room & Breastfeeding Room)

A Nursing Room is a dedicated private room other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and interruption from the public, which is used by nursing mothers to express breast milk by breastfeeding or breastpumping.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF A NURSING ROOM

  • Comfortable seating
  • Table
  • Outlet to connect electric breastpump
  • Sink for cleaning nursing equipment
  • Lockable door
From Pregnancy and maternity, to infants, toddlers, parenting and motherhood, MomsPumpHere does its best to help new moms make the transition from nursing at home to breastfeeding or breastpumping for their babies in public. Pregnancy was challenging enough mother's health, finding a nice comfortable spot to nurse your baby shouldn't be.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (OBAMACARE):
Workplace Lactation Accommodation Laws

SEC. 4207. REASONABLE BREAK TIME FOR NURSING MOTHERS.
Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    1. (r)An employer shall provide—

      (A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and

      (B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
    1. An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose.
  1. An employer that employs less than 50 employees shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business.
  2. DEFINITION OF LACTATION ROOM - (Nursing Room & Breastfeeding Room)

    A Lactation Room is a dedicated private room other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and interruption from the public, which is used by nursing mothers to express breast milk by breastfeeding or breastpumping.

    Lactation Room Guide - How to Set up a Lactation Room.