Brilliant Ways to Save Money for Your Baby’s 1st Year

Did you just get the wonderful news? You’re pregnant?? Congratulations!! I can vividly remember the moments we found out we were expecting our first, second, and third children because they were all life-altering events. Having a baby is a huge commitment mentally, physically, and, especially, financially. © Oksana Kuzmina – stock.adobe.com While I do not believe… 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 →

8 Amazing Solutions for Morning Sickness

When I got pregnant for the first time over 4 years ago, I was not ready for the sudden changes morning sickness brought to my life. I wish I had known then what I know now, since I just went through morning sickness for a third time. I had no idea that morning sickness could… Keep reading →

How I Felt with Antepartum Depression

I guess I better just cut to the chase. I’m expecting baby #3! The due date is in August, and we’re going to find out the gender in less than two weeks. Most people tell me we’re having another girl, but I really think we’re having a boy this time. While most of my mamahood… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

What I Wish I Had Known About UTIs Before Pregnancy

It was a month or so before Bella’s due date that I ended up in the hospital late one night with the possibility of delivering her early. It all started one day when I got the chills. Only a few minutes later, I had to stop what I was doing because I felt almost dizzy…. Keep reading →

Why You Should Consider Having a Secondhand Baby Shower

A baby shower is such a special event to share in the joy of the new baby to arrive. It’s also so necessary for first time parents. If you’ve never been into a baby store, you might be shocked at just how much everything costs and how quickly it all adds up when you are… Keep reading →

How to Pop Prenatal Vitamins Like They’re Going Out of Style

I get all choked up, quite literally, if I take prenatal vitamins without following the tips I’m going to share with you today. My gag reflex kicks in and they just won’t go down! © Johan Larson / Dollar Photo Club Until I started trying for kids, I avoided pills and vitamins with a vengeance. I never… 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 →