The Importance of Eating Well During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

The moment you get pregnant, your body is providing nutrition for your unborn child. Wild, isn’t it? What you put in your body, good and bad, is fed to the baby for it to grow and develop. There is actually a strong correlation between what you eat during pregnancy and the health of your child and… Keep reading →

10 Ways to Save on First Year Baby Costs

Babies are tiny little blessings sent straight from heaven, but, MY, do they cost a lot! Don’t believe what the reports say, though, that babies cost an average of $12,000 the first year. That’s a bunch of malarkey. You can definitely save a pretty penny if you really want to, and I’m going to share… Keep reading →

What You Need to Know About Taking Meds During Labor

Delivering a baby can be a wonderful experience, if you’re a fan of pain, that is. 🙂 All jokes aside, labor can be too painful for many women, and that’s why taking medication to help with the pain is such a great idea. If your labor is progressing too slowly, you might also need medication… Keep reading →

Demand vs Scheduled Breastfeeding

Before I became a mother, I had no idea that the subject of breastfeeding could be so touchy. There are advocates of breastfeeding who declare, “Breast is Best!” and wave their banner proud. Then there are those who chant, “Formula is quite alright, too!” There is also this divide between the breastfeeders. One group advocates for… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Sample Schedules for 7 Months to 1 Year

Before you read this, please understand, I am NOT trying to persuade anyone to schedule their breastfeedings. I am giving this information for anyone who WANTS to breastfeed on a schedule. What I do in breastfeeding and what you do in breastfeeding might be two entirely different things, and that is okay.  I’ve provided this to… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Sample Schedules for Newborn to 6 Months

Before you read this, please understand, I am NOT trying to persuade anyone to schedule their breastfeedings. I am giving this information for anyone who WANTS to breastfeed on a schedule (or routine). What I do in breastfeeding and what you do in breastfeeding might be two entirely different things, and that is okay.  I’ve provided… Keep reading →

Pictures to Take While Your Baby’s in the NICU

Today I’m hanging out with Chelsea from Mommie & Wee! You might remember her from when she guest posted over here about the 3 Super Easy Steps for a Rockin’ Bod. Show her some love today! She was so kind to reciprocate and let me spend time talking to her fans for a day! Here’s a… Keep reading →

How to Prevent Diaper Blowouts (or at least try!)

I’ve got a sweet little story for you today. It involves my first-born and lots and lots of…POOP! Haha. It was the middle of the night, I was sleeping, and I heard a faint cry in the back of my mind. It got louder and louder until I realized, THAT’S MY BABY! I jumped out… Keep reading →

3 Super Easy Steps for a Rockin’ Bod

Do I have a treat for you today. 🙂 My blogging friend, Chelsea, is over here to talk about our bodies…post-baby. She has such a fun writing style and speaks straight from her heart. I think you’ll like her. Without further ado… Have you ever wondered why God created stretch marks? I mean, the whole pregnancy… Keep reading →

What the NICU Taught Me

Part 3 of Sofía’s birth story (PART 1 and PART 2): While Sofía was in the NICU, I was so negative and selfish. From the moment I found out she was in the NICU, I was focused on giving her only breastmilk, and because I couldn’t do exactly that, I felt like I’d already failed… Keep reading →

Our Frustrating NICU Experience

Part 2 of Sofía’s birth story (click HERE for part 1): I just stared at my newborn baby in the little incubator hooked up to all kinds of tubes and monitors. She looked so helpless. I wanted to swoop in and just take her away. The same thoughts kept crossing my mind: Why is my baby… Keep reading →

The Birth Story of Our First Baby

Things never go the way you imagine, and that’s the beauty of life. Our first daughter, Sofía, was expected to come on July 28. Actually, she had two due dates, the other one being August 4, but I stuck with the first one because I didn’t want to believe she could be as late as… Keep reading →

How to Save Money on Diapers Online and In-Stores

We have two daughters who both wear diapers, so it’s kind of a big deal for us to find a cheap way to buy them. With my first, I put her in cloth diapers at almost one month old. She was in those bad boys until 7 months when we had to move to my… Keep reading →

Baby Stuff We Had to Live WITHOUT

When I quit my job nearly two years ago to become a stay-at-home mom, I was making more money than my husband was. Shocking, right?! So why did I quit? I wanted to stay home with my daughter, and I knew that nobody would take care of her like I could. It takes a ton… Keep reading →

11 Tips to Help You Through a Wedding with Young Children

Last weekend, we flew out to Portland, Oregon for my brother-in-law’s wedding. I was so worried about the flight there, that I didn’t really think about preparing for the wedding part as well as I should have. On top of that, my husband was asked to be the DJ, so he wasn’t really around to… Keep reading →