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Posted on 07/18/2019

My 4-Day Birth Story

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Like a lot of moms-to-be, I had a lot of expectations for my third birth. As a trained doula, I knew quite well that the only thing you can expect in birth is the unexpected, but I still put a lot of stock in the hope that this birth would give me closure to heal the trauma from previous experiences. I had to, it was my last pregnancy. Of course, nothing went as planned — in fact, a lot of things were quite the opposite — but this unplanned birth story turned out to be a good birth experience.
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Posted on 05/08/2019

5 Self-Care Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Though the core of what moms really want for Mother’s Day is love, appreciation, and respect, mamas really need some self-care. But not all mamas are alike —  this post covers a variety of self-care gifts so that the right one for the mama in your life is bound to be included. Keep reading for the perfect gift.

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Posted on 04/25/2019

11 Breastfeeding Myths New and Veteran Moms Believe

Being Mama/ Breastfeeding/ Home Page/ Postpartum

Do you know fact from fiction when it comes to breastfeeding? The rules of breastfeeding have changed so much in our history that it isn’t surprising that many mamas (myself included for most of my life) believe some things about breastfeeding that aren’t true —even after nursing several babies. You might have nursed two babies and learned something new with baby three or four, or maybe still never learned what I’m about to tell you. Right now, I’m nursing baby number three and completing a program to become a breastfeeding educator. This program is how I learned a lot about breastfeeding that I had no clue about, even though I breastfed my daughter to age 4.5, son to age 2, and am still nursing my last little one. Keep reading to see if you believe these breastfeeding myths and let me know if I missed some! Read more

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Posted on 03/28/2019

Being Admitted to the ER in Postpartum Changed My Life

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We had just rushed to the hospital and I was worried we wouldn’t make it into labor and delivery in time before the baby started to come. When I got there, everything was rushed and my son was born within minutes of my kneeling on the bed. But when he was in my arms a relief washed over me — I did it. I had a drastically different birth than with my firstborn (a birth experience I was still bitter about 6 years later). But the journey didn’t end there. Postpartum after my second birth was nothing I’d expected. Read more

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Posted on 01/31/2019

Mountain Themed Baby Clothing Organizers – Free Download

Being Mama/ Home/ Home Page/ Pregnancy

Organizing the heaps of baby clothes you inevitably get from friends and family is one of the bigger pre-baby chores. I advise against washing everything you’re given but am a huge fan of hanging up what you have by size so that you can see what’s available and which sizes you’ll need more of. To do this, you’ll need some great clothing dividers!

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Posted on 01/08/2019

Giving Myself Grace: My Unexpected Birthing Journey

Being Mama/ Postpartum

Melody had specific things in mind for her pregnancy, birth and postpartum with daughter, Molly, but life had an unexpected birth journey in store for them instead. She participated in the Navigating Postpartum forth trimester bodies project with Joy Lifestyle Photography to spread hope to other moms who are going through situations. Keep reading for Melody’s telling of her birth story (and to see her project photos).

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nesting in the garage
Posted on 12/20/2018

3 Reasons to Support Her “Crazy” Nesting Ideas

Being Mama/ Home/ Pregnancy


“You want me to do what to the garage? I thought we were just getting baby items ready right now.” Sound familiar? Often we think of the need to “nest” or organize and ready our living space during pregnancy in preparation for a new baby as something to do with just baby. Nope! But you’re going to support as many DIY, renovation and organization projects as possible before that baby is born because it’s extremely important. In this post, I’ll tell you why. Read more

Posted on 12/13/2018

Useful Gifts for Baby’s 1st Christmas

Baby/ Baby & Little Kid/ Being Mama/ Family/ Holidays/ Home Page/ Pregnancy


This year, skip the “First Christmas” ornament and gift families a few things they’d really need for their little one instead. Our list of useful gifts for new families will take the guesswork out of what to gift for both December newborns and older babies about to experience Christmas for the first time. From gorgeous gift sets to travel essentials, these items are sure to be a hit for the parenting journey ahead. Read more

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