Category: Parenting & Family

Is Your Family Routine Even Working?

When you think of your family routine, how would you categorize it? Hectic? Exciting? Organized? We often believe that our lives just become the way they are and we live in response to the activities that happen to us, we live reactively. Happiness is a result of intentional, proactive...

How to Connect with Your Partner Again

Technology has us all moving at a million miles a minute. It feels impossible to catch a break for yourself, nevermind for your partner. We don’t always feel welcomed to slow down, take a breath, and reassess what’s important to us. Without being able to slow down, we lose...

How the Pandemic Helped Me Reprioritize My Life

During the pandemic, we’ve been socially isolated and distant from so many things that bring us comfort, especially friends and family. It’s been hard on my family to spend birthdays and holidays without the people we love, it’s been draining on my husband and I to not have regular...

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

It’s the ultimate checklist for first-time moms! Click here to download your first time mom checklist pdf. It’s 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 or if I’d know what she wanted...

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

The go-bag! Get your hospital bag checklist pdf here. 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...

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...