We tend to wear our new mom-ness on our face from bags, dark circles, or not even caring about our appearance in general after giving birth. For some moms “letting themselves go” after having a baby can really be a confidence blocker.Read More
Today our cell phones are so advanced they are no longer needed just to keep in touch with friends and family. You can do just about anything on your phone quickly and conveniently. The best thing about our phones is they come with some pretty amazing apps. From games, shopping, productivity, you name it they got it. I have some go-to apps I feel every parent should have to make things a little easier.Read More
As a parenting blog specifically targeting moms it’s fitting we talk about women’s health and womb health. At the age of 26, I was diagnosed with PCOS after almost a year of trying to conceive my second child with no luck. I was shocked, scared, and confused as my doctor explained what this was and how it was affecting me. I went home with all my information and went to Dr. Google for answers. I found part of what I was looking for and the rest either discouraged or confused me.Read More
Breastfeeding is a 24/7 job. Whether you are near your baby or away, you still have to tend to the milk you produce. With that beings said buying a manual pump, along with an electric, was one of the best decisions I have ever made.Read More
I was expecting my first child at the age of 22, I was young, just about to graduate college (SIUe c/o 2013 woot-woot) and I was having a child by a person I barely knew. Let’s just say the timing and situation was not ideal at all. My pregnancy was not how I envisioned it to be and mentally that took a toll on me. I had my son shortly after my 23rd birthday and parenthood was NOTHING classes or advice could prepare you for.Read More
Hey Mom, I'm sure just like me you have a massive to-do list that you have had for a few days now that you have not even begun to complete. You have not exfoliated in who knows when and when was the last time you got a pedicure? Right, your just a hot mess express and you came here to figure out how to get your shit together. No worries, I'm here to tell you how.Read More
When I discovered I was pregnant again with my second child I immediately made the decision that I wanted to breastfeed my baby. After having not such a successful experience with my first this was my chance to try again.
In the very beginning my milk supply was amazing, for a mom who had delivered prematurely. I had no issues getting my milk supply going and producing enough for my newborn, but then it changed.Read More
Are you currently or planning to breastfeed your baby? If so there is one item you must have. An electric breast pump!
Your breast pump will come in handy whether you are returning to work after birth or staying at home to help build and maintain your milk supply.Read More
Ok moms, how many of you have had to sneak to indulge in your favorite snacks? I know I'm not alone here! We all know kids love to eat whatever we are eating. They hit us with the "Mommy I love chocolate" while we are eating our favorite candy bar or sit and stare till the very last bite.Read More
Baby registries are a gift and a curse. Why? Because 50% (if not more) of baby shower attendees don't even look at registries. Also, if you have a lot of registry store options it becomes overwhelming for not only your guest, but for you as well.Read More
If you are reading this right now I’m going to assume your little one is currently in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or as it is commonly known as the NICU. I want to start by telling you that one day very soon your baby will be home with you and all the mental and emotional stress you are going through will soon end.Read More
Giving birth to both my sons was definitely an experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life. With my first born I had a traditional vaginal delivery. However for my second born due to a low lying placenta (or Placenta Previa) I was told mid way through my pregnancy I would have to have a c section due to possible complications. I was completely thrown off to say the least. Besides the fact I was facing major surgery with a list of possible complications, my biggest worry was how would I recover.Read More