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.

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!

7 Fun and Creative Pregnancy Announcements

When my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our first child, we could not wait to share the news. We knew we wanted to announce our new baby in a really fun way that would surprise our family. This was right around Christmastime, so we decided to wait until everyone was gathered together at my sister’s house on Christmas Day. We made cards with a photo of an ultrasound we had done just weeks before and a little Santa hat. We passed out the cards to everyone and waited for them to open the envelopes and figure it out. The reaction was priceless! Everyone was so surprised and beyond thrilled.

If you’re expecting a baby but haven’t told anyone yet, you may be looking for fun ideas to make the announcement extra special. Click through the slideshow for some creative pregnancy announcements. 

10 Signs You're a Parent of 3 Kids

Even though I’ve been a mom of three for nearly six months now, I still have to remind myself every once in awhile. Three kids is a lot. My husband and I often joke that we’re now in “zone defense.” We’re outnumbered. We don’t have enough hands. Usually one kid is mad, one is happy, and one is sad. We’re fairly convinced that they take turns to make sure at least someone is upset around the clock. Parents of three or more kids, I salute you. It is no easy gig.

Here are a few signs you’re a parent of three or more…

The Top 10 Signs You're Expecting

Before you announce your big news to the world (hello cutesy announcement on Facebook!) or maybe even before you start sporting your new baby bump sidekick, there are a few fail-proof ways for the world to know you’re expecting, like…

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