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Motherhood often means you do all.the.things for everyone else―and have very little leftover for yourself. And while self-care can definitely help, it doesn't actually cure that burnt out feeling. Fortunately, we have a few ideas for how to fight the burn out. Plus, if you think you're not good at playing with your kid, here's why you can let yourself off the hook.

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They say a watched pot never boils, but every pumping mama knows the expression should really say "a watched bottle never fills."

When I think back to those early days of pumping, I remember settling in front of the TV to attempt to distract myself from the tedium of being hooked to a machine. It never worked: I'd always pay little attention to whatever I was watching, opting instead to stare at the bottles I was pumping into and wonder why they were filling so slowly.

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