8 Songs that Are Perfect for Teaching Baby Signs

Baby sign language is such a simple way to connect with your child. I have been doing baby sign language with my daughters since my oldest was 6 months old. Now she is 3 and my youngest is 19 months and we still do some signs. It never ceases to amaze me how they can… 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 →

Online Resources for At-Home Preschool

This school year I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. My three year old just barely turned that age, so I think it is best if I wait until next school year to possibly send her to a preschool. Until that time I would like to teach her at home. We… 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 →

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 →

Fourth of July Fun for Toddlers

Summer and Independence Day go hand-in-hand, don’t you think? I think summer would be unbearable without a grand holiday such as the Fourth of July, complete with fireworks, BBQs, and parades. For parents of toddlers, it can be tough to fully participate in these activities. Some kids hate loud noises, while others can’t make it… Keep reading →

5 {Compelling} Reasons to Teach Your Child Baby Sign Language

My first baby, Sofía, learned many baby signs and still uses some of them at nearly 3 years old. Her younger sister, Bella, on the other hand, has learned very little and I regret not taking the time to teach her like I did with Sofía. Bella is probably the one that could use it… 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 →

Solutions for a Baby Who Cries for More, More, MORE!

We have had our fair share of whining and crying at the dinner table over the last few years. While most kids, it seems, tend to cry because they don’t want to eat what’s in front of them, our daughters cry because they want more food or we aren’t feeding them fast enough. It’s a dilemma… 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 →

My Child’s Dinner Was Veggie-Less, But I’m Not Worried.

I have a lot of posts on this blog that might make it sound like we are doing wonderful in the eating department. I give my baby homemade baby food, I introduce my children to new foods often, and I teach my kids eating habits that will help them eat well throughout life. But guess… Keep reading →

Foods to Introduce at 15 Months

If you’re new here, this post is a continuation of the feeding schedule I have been doing for my daughter since she was 6 months old and started solids. You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. This will be the last update in this series. I was going to update all the… 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 →

The Birth Story of Our Second Child

Have you ever watched that show on TLC called A Baby Story? I personally enjoy it until they start going into too much detail at delivery time. But I love to hear how the mom went into labor, how the baby was delivered (without the gory details), and how mom and baby are doing after it… Keep reading →