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 SofĂ­a’s birth story (PART 1 and PART 2): While SofĂ­a 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 SofĂ­a’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, SofĂ­a, 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 →

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 →

How to Find a Morning Routine that Works for Your Family

The past few days, our entire routine was thrown off balance and into orbit! We were in Portland for my brother-in-law’s wedding, and we had no choice but to go with the flow of everything happening around us. Naps were almost foregone, snack time was hit and miss, and we had far too many late… Keep reading →

9 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery

Imagine being sick and going into labor. Now, add on top of that a sick husband and child. Yep, that happened to me with my second child. All the hype a baby normally brings quickly faded, because we had to deal with, well, being sick. It was my husband and daughter, SofĂ­a, who got sick… Keep reading →

How to Survive Night-Time Feedings

One of the most difficult parts of caring for a newborn is the night-time feedings. You have to sacrifice precious sleep and get out of the comfort of your incredibly warm bed to feed your baby. I was a mess with both of my daughters. I would wake up in the morning in some awkward… Keep reading →