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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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 […]

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16 Baby Hacks for Super Moms

Mom Stuff

Keep a baby changing basket in the common area. This is especially helpful if you have a two-story house. Keep an assortment of diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, lotion, diaper cream, and receiving blankets in your living room for quick changes during the day. Look for zip-up sleepers instead of button-up ones. I’m not even sure […]

November 13, 2018

Solving Your Baby’s Tummy Issues

Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding, Newborns

Tummy problems are the most common issue that newborns face, largely due to their underdeveloped digestive system. This is a big culprit of poor sleep and of an overall fussy baby. Many people just assume that their fussy baby has “colic”, which is basically just a medical term that describes unexplained intestinal discomfort. If your baby […]

October 23, 2018

Be the Dragon

Mom Stuff

I was watching a show called ‘Jane the Virgin’ on Netflix last night and had a little revelation that I wanted to share. Now, it may have been because I recently stopped breastfeeding and have been super emotional with mom guilt the last few days, but this particular episode really struck a chord with me. […]

October 16, 2018

Breastfeeding 101 – Things You Should Know

Breastfeeding, Newborns

Let me just start by saying that I know many women who thoroughly enjoy breastfeeding their babies. It can absolutely be a beautiful bonding experience and there is nothing quite like it. For some mothers and babies, this connection is immediate and the breastfeeding journey has very few bumps in the road. It is truly a […]

October 9, 2018

9 Tips for Better Newborn Sleep

Baby Sleep, Newborns

So, you’re almost to the finish line. Your due date is a few weeks from now and you’re ready to switch gears from studying up on pregnancy to studying up on your baby. Or, maybe you’re a little less prepared than that and your baby is already home, maybe even a few weeks old, and […]

September 18, 2018