10 Things That Can Help You Succeed at Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding my babies was an absolute no-brainer for me. It’s extremely cheap compared to formula, you get to bond with your baby, and it’s natural and healthy. I thought breastfeeding would be pretty simple, but, turns out, I was dead wrong. I almost didn’t succeed my first time breastfeeding, but with the help of many… Keep reading →

The Birth Story of Our Third Child

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might have seen that we had our third baby, a sweet little boy, nearly a month ago. I still cannot believe that we had a boy! I just figured we’d keep having girls. Ha! I waited way too long to write down the birth stories of my first… Keep reading →

8 Highly Effective Ideas to Help You Drink More While Breastfeeding

While water is usually my first choice of drink, it’s definitely not my favorite nor is it easy to drink the recommended 8 glasses a day. Before I got pregnant with Sofía, I got by drinking less than 2 cups of water most days, and I didn’t really drink other liquids (except for milk in my… Keep reading →

40+ Amazing Pregnancy Snacks with Tons of Protein

What do you eat during pregnancy when you are absolutely famished? Why, you turn to a delicious protein-loaded pregnancy snack, of course! There’s no better way to fill you up and give you the energy you need to make it to the next meal. It wasn’t until about half way through my second pregnancy that… Keep reading →

How to Minimize Diaper Rash for a Happy and Healthy Baby

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KrogerLittleSnugglers http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Imagine this: you’ve been so busy all day you have all but forgotten to change your 16 month old’s diaper. By the time you wrangle him, put him… Keep reading →

How to Create Your Own Birth Announcements to Save Money

Just as you bring your tiny bundle of joy home from the hospital, you might remember that you still have to get newborn pictures taken as well as find the perfect birth announcement to share the wonderful news with everyone. And neither of those expenses are cheap. Even with a coupon from one of the big… Keep reading →

You Need Extras of These 7 Baby Products

When you start a family and know that your financial burden will naturally increase, it’s easy to wish that you were in a better situation and could afford just about everything under the sun for that little bun in your oven. I am grateful we didn’t have a lot of money when starting our family,… Keep reading →

New Purchases to Avoid Right Before Having Kids

There are two pretty important things about kids you ought to know before you ever decide to conceive. One, you must repeat something a million times before they will actually listen. And, two, they are insanely adventurous. © ellenamani / Dollar Photo Club Basically, you can’t expect your house, car, clothes, etc. to continue looking like… Keep reading →

The Hardest Part of Raising Two Kids Under the Age of 2

I looked at my sweet baby girl, just two months old, and I realized that I didn’t know her. These past months I had been feeding her, rocking her to sleep, and changing her diaper, but she still felt so distant. It was almost like I was just a caretaker and not her mom. Disclosure: This post… Keep reading →

Should Your Baby Sleep Through the Night at 6 Weeks?

During my first pregnancy, I read a lot of books and information on pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding. It wasn’t until we brought our baby home that I realized I didn’t know much about infant sleep. I figured it would be pretty easy, but just a few days and weeks later left me realizing that it was a… Keep reading →

How to Save Your Sanity with Baby #2

Our lives turned into a chaotic mess the moment baby #2 entered the picture. The toddler had just turned 18 months a few days before, we were all sick when the baby came home from the hospital, breastfeeding issues left me frazzled and in pain, and I just wasn’t ready to care for two small kids…. Keep reading →

Creative Ways to Record Memories of Your Child’s Life

Recording memories of your child – before conception, throughout pregnancy, and after birth – might be important, but unless you set aside time and know which methods are best for you, it might become the last thing on your mind. There are a gazillion ways you can record those special moments and capture a snippet… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Roadblocks in the NICU

It is World Breastfeeding Week, so I wanted to share my first breastfeeding experience. It’s kind of a long story, but I hope it helps somebody who might be going through something similar. When you are a first-time pregger mama, I think you expect things to go how you imagine them. You think your labor… Keep reading →

10 Fantastic Ideas for Saving on Nursery Decor Costs

This is a guest post by Saskia from My Kind of Monday. I love her ideas on saving some money while furnishing your nursery. When my cousin found out she was expecting her first child, everyone was thrilled with the news. Of course, we knew it wasn’t going to be easy for them financially, so… Keep reading →

Baby Firsts and Milestones to Remember

When you are living the moment it feels like forever. For me, it felt like the first few weeks of breastfeeding and late-night feedings would never end. But then time passes and, before you know it, you can’t even remember that much about your baby. Unless you were great at recording all the special moments,… Keep reading →