5 Reasons You Hate Meal Planning (with solutions)

When you want to save some money on groceries, meal planning is the place to start. Not everyone, though, enjoys this household task. Why? Because they have certain preconceived thoughts telling them that it would be a waste to even try. Are you one of these people? Do you have several reasons why you hate… 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 →

Kids and Food: Eat Slow

After a long day chasing around kids, running errands, or getting that mountain-high pile of laundry done, is it any wonder that you have less and less energy to cook a meal for dinner? I would probably complain about cooking dinner if it wasn’t something I enjoyed. Fortunately, I do love to cook, but it’s… Keep reading →

How to Become an Early Riser

Waking up before the crack of dawn has its perks, but it’s definitely not for everyone. Whether you would like to be a morning person or you have to become one, I’ve got some tips for you so you will be able to make the necessary changes in your life. I myself am a night… 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 →

Foods to Introduce at 14 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. © Anatolii / Dollar Photo Club I am so pleased with how Bella is eating food…. 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 →

Two Incomes to One: Simple Habit Changes That Will Save You Money

One thing I know is absolutely true when you are going from two incomes down to one: it takes a bit of sacrifice on everyone’s part to make it work. We decided I should be a stay-at-home mom after our first daughter was born, and when my income was gone (after maternity leave ran out)… Keep reading →