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holding up parent's choice diaper
Posted on 01/11/2018

4 Diaper Tips Every Parent Should Know

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Sometimes getting ready to go somewhere with the baby can feel like packing for a week-long trip. There’s the extra clothes, the teethers, the car toys, the backup toys for when we get to our destination, the water cup, the blanket, the stroller, the backpack… and let’s not forget diapers and wipes! So how do you do it all without forgetting the diapers? Here’s my secret to staying organized in the chaos of mommy brain. Read more

melissa and baby logan
Posted on 12/07/2017

My First Year Postpartum: Battling Food Intolerance and sleeplessness

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When you have a baby, you’ll realize very quickly that everyone has an opinion and they aren’t afraid to share it with you. What they don’t tell you, however, is what those first few months of postpartum are really like. This lack of disclosure creates a lot of confusing emotions post-baby. Your emotions are such a roller coaster and you often feel alone, both physically and mentally. My story has several elements that resulted in a fairly tough journey.
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Andrea with her two daughters
Posted on 11/14/2017

Lifting My Postpartum Depression: A Mama Guest Post

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During my pregnancies, I had hardly any morning sickness, no backache, and I worked out up until the morning my water broke with each girl (both of whom decided to arrive at 37 weeks and 2 days, almost to the hour). Labor and delivery with each girl were also straightforward — no epidural, about 10 minutes of pushing, and those stinkers were out. No trauma, no epic story to share. One dissolvable stitch was all I needed. But my postpartum experience with each was very different. Read more

BabyBjorn Bouncer in bathroom
Posted on 09/05/2017

3 Super Embarrassing Mom Things I Did (In Just One Week)

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Kids sometimes do embarrassing things in public, but let’s not forget that we parents can be pretty embarrassing ourselves, even before they become teenagers. My daughter is 6, and even though she may not be embarrassed of me yet, I’m pretty embarrassed for her. Here’s a list of super embarrassing mom things I did in just one week. The mom brain is strong here and I don’t think pregnancy brain ever left. Read more

Sophie la Girafe toys on floor
Posted on 06/20/2017

Sophie la Girafe Baby Items You’ll Be Obsessed With

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There are a lot of baby products on the market but nearly every new parent knows all about the Sophie la Girafe teething toy. It’s typically talked about either because new parents can’t believe how much it costs, or because it’s the only thing that makes someone’s baby happy. Whatever the reason, it’s such a hit in both Europe and the US that there’s actually more than just the famed teether in the collection! Here are a few of my favorite useful and super cute Sophie la Girafe items (of many) that just might make you obsessed with Sophie la Girafe. Read more

Looking at Elvie — a postpartum tool
Posted on 05/18/2017

Postpartum Items for Mom & Baby I’m Glad I Had

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They say that every child is different, and it’s true — right down to the birth and postpartum experiences. Having two kiddos now instead of one was another big difference this time around . . . and of course, there are new postpartum products I didn’t know about the first time. Keep reading for my postpartum recommendations for baby and mom — what I’m glad I had. Read more

Posted on 04/11/2017

5 Tips for Baby’s First Bath (With Boon CARE)

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With 6 years between my kids, holding a newborn again almost felt like the first time all over again. I had the memory of doing all this before, though, and so much more information this time around. So instead of being afraid of that first big bath at home, I felt prepared. Here are my tips for baby’s first bath. Read more

kissing newborn river after birth
Posted on 03/30/2017

The Story of My Son’s 20-Minute Birth

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The only thing to expect in birthing is the unexpected. It’s one of those events where you need to prepare yourself as best you can for the outcome you’d like while also knowing that it may not go as planned. My plan for a natural birth with my daughter turned into an early induction loaded with hospital interventions. My son’s birth? It happened naturally and took just 20 minutes. Seriously. This is the story of River’s birth. Read more

Star Moon and Cloud Baby Registry Image Roundup
Posted on 01/31/2017

The Ultimate Star, Moon and Cloud Baby Registry

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Nursery rooms and baby showers have a theme, so why not your baby registry? Focusing on a theme can help make putting the shower together a bit easier, and also help ensure that the mom-to-be gets items that she actually needs and wants for the new baby. Since my nursery room is star, moon and cloud themed with gray, white and mint as the main colors, I created an ultimate star, moon and cloud baby registry to share! From something for the big sis or big bro-to-be to items needed for diapering (minus the given wipes & diapers) and bedtime, you’ll find this is a super complete list of musts for families expecting for the first time or again. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end! Read more

Posted on 09/06/2016

6 Common Misconceptions About Home Birth

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Home birth was the last thing on my radar at the beginning of my pregnancy — my prenatal care was through a hospital birthing center. But when we moved to another state for my husband’s new job I was 37 weeks pregnant and none of the birthing centers or hospitals within an hour of our new home would take me so late in pregnancy. In tears and desperation, I Google searched “home birth midwives.” Finally, I found a practice that would take my case! Five days after moving, our daughter was born at home. Home births are now rising in popularity but still remain shrouded in misconception. Can you guess the most common misconceptions people have? Here are six. Read more

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