Should you hire a doula?

Mom Stuff, Pregnancy, Unmedicated Birth

If you’re expecting a little one sometime soon, you may be wondering if it is worth the extra expense to pay for a doula to be with you during your birth. Many people have never even heard of a doula before! So, first we’ll be discussing what a doula does during birth (and what she […]

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8 Best & Worst Teething Remedies

Baby Sleep, Mom Stuff

Whenever I mention that my daughter is teething, almost every parent I’ve ever talked to raises their eyebrows and shoots me their best expression of sympathy. It would seem that teething is one of those dreaded experiences that all parents get to go through with their children in varying degrees of unpleasantness. Still, the general […]

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My Humble Thoughts on Co-Sleeping

Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding, Mom Stuff, Newborns

Co-sleeping is one of the most controversial topics for new parents. You need only google “co-sleeping” to find countless warnings about why co-sleeping creates poor sleep habits, endangers the child, and ruins marriages. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) cautions parents to avoid bed sharing to reduce the risk of SIDS and infant suffocation. So, […]

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5 Important Facts About Your Postpartum Hormones

Mom Stuff

Everyone knows that a woman’s hormones go through some big changes during pregnancy. Hormones are at the root of all of our lovely pregnancy symptoms, and most women look forward to being rid of them when the baby is born. Unfortunately, the birth of the baby is only the first step in a cascade of […]

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8 Best & Worst Teething Remedies


Baby Sleep, Mom Stuff

Whenever I mention that my daughter is teething, almost every parent I’ve ever talked to raises their eyebrows and shoots me their best expression of sympathy. It would seem that teething is one of those dreaded experiences that all parents get to go through with their children in varying degrees of unpleasantness. Still, the general […]

February 12, 2019

5 Important Facts About Your Postpartum Hormones


Mom Stuff

Everyone knows that a woman’s hormones go through some big changes during pregnancy. Hormones are at the root of all of our lovely pregnancy symptoms, and most women look forward to being rid of them when the baby is born. Unfortunately, the birth of the baby is only the first step in a cascade of […]

January 29, 2019

Getting Your Body Back After Baby – Part 2 (How to do it)


Mom Stuff

In last week’s blog, I talked about setting realistic expectations for yourself and understanding that there may be some things about the postpartum period that are simply unavoidable. Now that you know what you can’t control, let’s talk about what you can control! No matter what happened during your pregnancy and labor, you can certainly […]

January 22, 2019

9 Popular Baby Toys Reviewed


Mom Stuff

With so many toys on the market now, it’s hard to know which ones your child will like best. There are also other things to consider, like how obnoxious the toy will be in your home. These are some of our favorites, and a couple not-so-favorites.  Tiny Garden Sweet Sounds Bunny –  This has been […]

December 11, 2018

8 Tips for Traveling With Baby


Baby Sleep, Mom Stuff

Traveling with a baby can be disruptive to their sleep. It can be a stressful time for everyone involved and chances are, you’ll plan and worry and fret about every little detail. There’s also a good chance that your baby will surprise you and the trip will go much smoother than you thought. There are […]

November 30, 2018

8 Steps for Creating a Bedtime Routine


Baby Sleep

Establishing a bedtime routine is an excellent way of giving solid sleep cues that help your baby mentally prepare for their “long sleep”. It is also a lovely way to bond with your baby and get those extra cuddles in! This “wind down” period should be no longer than 30 minutes. Do the same steps […]

November 27, 2018