Category: Parenting & Family

A Note to My Dear Family

To My Dearest family, Yes, I do know where your other shoe is, yes, I know where the extra light bulbs are, and sure, I saw your favorite t-shirt rolled up in a ball, on the floor, outside of the laundry basket, as I picked out something for dinner...

Best Breastfeeding Tips for First-Time Moms

Making First-Time Mom Decisions  When I was pregnant for the first time, I made the decision that I was going to try breastfeeding. I wasn’t totally committed but I wanted to try it before I decided on any other options. I read some things, gathered some breastfeeding tips, I...

Babywearing Benefits Plus Tips to Save Time

What do you do with a brand new baby? Where do you put them? Do they have to be held all day? I didn’t know about the benefits of babywearing. And these thoughts ran through my head, daily, at the end of my pregnancy. When I was around 8...

The Ultimate Checklist for First Time Moms

Here is your ultimate checklist for first-time moms! Click here to download your copy. It’s so overwhelming! Being a first-time mom was one of the most stressful times of my life. I remember worrying if my baby would like me, if I’d know what she wanted, if I would...

Hospital Bag Checklist | My Top 12 Must-Haves

The go-bag! It’s so exciting when you get to that time! Around 30-32 weeks is when most women will start talking about their hospital visit and what they might need to bring in their hospital bag.  Obviously, most babies come when they’re ready, some need a little push (like...

The 27 Best Foods to Get You Through the Morning Sickness

Morning sickness can be mild and it can be super intense. With my first pregnancy, I was so sick I needed to get IV fluids until about 10 weeks. I could not hold anything down and literally nothing helped. I lost about 15 pounds before the illness started to...

How to Prepare for an Unmedicated Birth

Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, you may want to try an unmedicated birth. Everyone should do what is right for their body. It’s important to go into every birth, whether it’s your first or fifth, with an open mind. Each pregnancy and birth are different. Understanding...

Parenting Tips and Proof that You Are a Good Mom

Do you ever scroll through Facebook or Instagram, seeing all the perfect (and mostly outdoor) pictures of families, and then start questioning your own parenting? I seriously do this all the time. Those pictures make me feel like a boring, lazy parent. When I would see them I’d worry...

11 Truths About Working From Home

Imagine waking up whenever you want (well, let’s be real, whenever the kids want). You go downstairs in your PJs, make yourself a cup of coffee and something good for breakfast. You stroll into your living room, pop on the TV for the kiddos, and open your laptop. You’re...

What Maternity Leave is Really Like

Waking up late, napping throughout the day. Watching daytime TV, making sandwiches at home and going for an afternoon walk. It sounds so lovely! Maternity leave has to be one of the best parts of having a baby. And when the end of pregnancy comes, most moms imagine staying...