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.

11+ Things on My Hospital Packing List... Including Stuff for Baby!

There are a lot of different lists out there of the items new moms should bring to the hospital. Some lists are short, some are long. I have found that my friends who have never had a child and are about to give birth feel completely overwhelmed at the thought of packing for the hospital, so I thought I’d write up my list of what I took. Here it is:

The Surprising Trick That Soothes My Baby

When it comes to babies, there are some tried-and-true methods of soothing that most parents swear by. Once you know they are fed and have a clean diaper, you can offer them a pacifier, sway with them, swaddle them…but what if none of those things are working and you still have a crying baby?

The Surprising Trick That Soothes My Baby

Our Road to Adoption: International vs. Domestic

This is part of our ongoing adoption story; read last week’s post right here!

Since sharing our decision to pursue domestic adoption rather than international, I’ve received a few inquiries about what the main differences are between the two paths. Does it take longer? Is it more expensive? Is it “safer”? While every family’s adoption circumstances are different, I’ve included a few key distinguishing factors between international and domestic adoption processes. I hope you find it helpful, whether pursuing your own adoption story or supporting someone else’s!

Breastfeeding: Giving It Another Go

When it comes to breastfeeding, I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship. I think breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed little humans, but I also think it can be incredibly challenging. Milk supply issues, poor latch, mastitis…there are just so many things that can make it complicated.

I’m coming from the perspective of a mom who, over the course of having two children, has exclusively breastfed, practiced extended breastfeeding, has supplemented with bottles of formula and donor breast milk, and who has met with multiple lactation consultants, nursing support groups, latch specialists, therapists for nursing issues etc. When it comes to feeding babies, I’ve been there, done that. 

Breastfeeding: Giving It Another Go

The Cutest Fall Themed Gender Reveal

Many expectnant mothers and fathers choose to find out the sex of the baby during pregnancy. Nowadays, it’s fun to come up with a creative way to announce if you’re having a baby boy or a baby girl. When my friend, Sara, posted this on Instagram, I knew I had to share it with you! It’s such a fun and festive way to reveal your baby’s gender!

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