Category: Parenting

Staying cool during a summer pregnancy

When you first find out you’re going to have a summer pregnancy you imagine cute bikini’s and how cute you’re going to look in your maternity clothes. But what you don’t think about is how you’re going to try and stay cool during those hot summer months. Trying to keep …

What you need to be successful at breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is easy. It’s so easy you don’t need to prepare, it will be a magical experience from start to finish. NOPE! Breastfeeding is hard! It’s so hard! Don’t get me wrong it is a beautiful thing, there’s a bond between you and your baby that you aren’t going to get …

What to expect during labor when you’re a new mom

Knowing what to expect during labor can be hard! Labor is scary and every labor is different. So when someone tells you what happened to them, chances are it probably won’t happen to you. There are so many birth stories out there. Some are crazy, like when that lady gave …

5 ways for storing your kids artwork

Not knowing ways for storing your kids’ artwork can be tricky. Those pictures will always hold a special place in your heart but it can cause a lot of clutter when you run out of places to put them. You don’t want to throw them away but you don’t know …

It’s okay to be a hot mess mom

To the mom who feels like she a hot mess and can’t do it all. Who is always running around frantic not knowing what day of the week it is. I see you. I am you. A hot mess mom. Trying to a balance all of the things that come with …

9 odd things you should be putting on your baby registry

Deciding what to put on your baby registry can be stressful. Everyone is always giving you advice. “You’ll need this.” “No, you won’t.” “My baby hated that, don’t get it.” “Get it because my baby loved it.” (All about the same thing.) And with all the advise you still have …

One thing you need to give up when you’re a mom

Part of being a mom is giving things up. You give up things like going to the bathroom alone or a clean house (heaven knows it’s almost impossible to keep a room clean when you have a toddler). Because being a mom is about service. You are always serving other …

8 postpartum healing facts no one tells you about

When I was pregnant no one told me about what really happens during postpartum healing. Not the nitty-gritty details anyway. I understand that no one told me because they didn’t want to scare me but I’m a worry wart. I needed to know what to expect so I wasn’t always …

4 things I wish I grabbed when packing my hospital bag

When it came to packing my hospital bag for when I was going to have a baby I had a plan. But plans don’t always go as planned. When my baby came my bag wasn’t packed, the car seat wasn’t in the car, and my mental state was a mess. …

3 things new moms are leaving out of their diaper bags

Making sure you pack your diaper bag is the most important thing you have to do to get out the door when you have kids. And not realizing that you left something at home can be detrimental when you realize you don’t have it. I have done this plenty of …