How To Prepare For Baby

Great for first-time moms, or moms who need a little refresher, these invaluable tips will help you get ready for your little one's big arrival.

What I Miss Most About Having A Newborn

How is it possible that my youngest baby, Bentley, is going to be a one-year-old on March 1st?! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how quickly time flies by and how much I miss him being a teenie-tiny baby who slept most of the hours of the day, yet somehow barely slept at night.

Having a newborn can be a bit stressful because it definitely throws off your sleep schedule, but I really do miss those days when Bentley was brand new to the world, needing my help every hour of the day and night. There really is nothing like the bond between a newborn and his momma.

Here a few of the things I miss most about having a newborn in our house:

Reminding Myself To Let Them Be Little

I am the type of person who thrives on an accomplishment. Seeing a task or a project through to completion is something I live for. I enjoy turning chaos into order…organizaton…schedules. So, what happens when someone like me who longs for quantifiable results and having a method to the madness becomes a parent? Well, honestly, the answer is quite often frustration and impatience.

Reminding Myself To Let Them Be Little

Dreaming Up a Minnie Mouse Nursery for My Niece

We recently found out that my sister is pregnant with a baby girl. We were all so ecstatic when we found out and I’m thrilled that my daughter will have a little girl cousin to play with. And of course we’re all buying cute outfits and brainstorming a cute nursery for little Ava. 

5 Ways I Get My Daughters to Help with the Baby

I wasn’t sure how to prepare myself for three kids. Other than the usual of buying diapers and baby gear, there really wasn’t anything I could do to prepare myself for the joy and exhaustion that comes with having three little ones under one roof.

It took a couple of weeks for me to take hold of having three kids. I had help for the first six weeks from family, but soon after, everyone had to go back to their daily lives and I had to face reality of being at home with all three by myself. While it was tough at first, and I still have my days where it gets harder than I could have ever imagined, I quickly learned that having two older children can work to my advantage. They not only love their little brother, but they wanted to help him in any way that they could.

Here are five ways I get my daughters to help with the baby:

Big Sister's Love

Why I'm Less Stressed About the Transition from Two Kids to Three

When I was expecting my second baby, I had all those fears that a second-time mom has. Will I love this baby as much? How will I handle two children? Have I ruined everything by getting pregnant again?

Now that I’m close to having my third baby, I’ve noticed that I’m much less stressed about adding a new member to our family, even though my husband and I will now be outnumbered by tiny munchkins.

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Here are three reasons why:

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