Every October I see the posts on Facebook... "I am 1 in 4." October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. For me, it has always been awkward. I never knew what to say to those who have lost a baby. I always thought it seemed like not a huge deal... especially at a young … Continue reading 6 Things I Wish I Would Have Known About Miscarriage Before I Had One
I know what you're thinking. "Hold up, there's no such thing as a fourth trimester lady..." No. Listen. It's a REAL thing. Studies have shown that the first three months of a baby's life, they are so delicate and needy that they are pretty much still a fetus. It's basically like being pregnant because: They … Continue reading What To Expect: The 4th Trimester
Being a stay-at-home mom can be absolutely life draining. It can be lonely, depressing, and make you feel like your life has no meaning. Now, I don't say these things to be a downer. It's just true! Between the way that our culture promotes working motherhood like it's the only way and the loneliness that … Continue reading 5 Tips For Thriving As A SAHM
One of the hardest parts of solids for me wasn't the beginning.... that was easy! Because breastmilk was his #1 source of nutrition, I didn't feel bad if he didn't get much solids or if I even skipped them altogether one day. I knew he was fine getting just breastmilk. Now, as a toddler, I … Continue reading Meal Tips + Ideas: 9-12 Months
When I got pregnant, there wasn't a question in my mind. There wasn't a long discussion with the husband. I wasn't having a battle in my mind about what I wanted to do. I was going to stay at home. The way my mama did. The way my mother-in-law did. The way I had always … Continue reading Why Be A Stay At Home Mom?
If you are a mother, then it isn't news to you that pregnancy and breastfeeding change a LOT about your old body. Things that were taut and smooth are now saggy and textured... it's a big old bummer, but as there's nothing you can do about it that isn't crazy expensive, most of us are … Continue reading The PERFECT “mom-bod” undies
When I was pregnant with my son, I did a MASSIVE amount of research. I wanted to know anything and everything about how to take care of him. I found so many resources online about breastfeeding, but the one thing I didn’t hear about was exclusive pumping. I saw the phrase a few times, but … Continue reading Breastfeeding: One Size Doesn’t Fit All [Guest Post]