How To Prepare For Baby
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
Besides actually having a sweet new baby added to the family, my hands down favorite part of pregnancy is the nesting! At no other time during my life am I so driven to make positive and beautiful changes to our home. Sure, I’ll take part in a DIY project here and there, but there’s nothing like nesting to get me purging and cleaning around the house. In the past few months of my pregnancy, I’ve checked off more projects from my to-do list than I have in the past 2 years! Replace our old stained couch, check. Rid the garage once and for all of excess clutter, check. Create the giant ruler growth chart I’ve dreamed about for 7 years, the stain is drying as we speak!
Now imagine the power of combining nesting and spring cleaning! Now is the time to take advantage of these two opportune times to get your nest ready for the arrival of your highly anticipated little birdie. Check out the following tips I’ve implemented myself that have helped me get my home clean and in order.
Posted by Lauren Jimeson
Today is my first day since Macks has been born that I’ve been on my own with all three kids. It’s been six weeks since the day he came into our lives and I’ve had help for every single one of them. I am very lucky to have a very supportive husband and extended family that is willing to drop everything going on in their lives to help me when I need it.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Of all of the things I have done in my life, breastfeeding has been by far one of the most challenging. It took a good couple of months and a lot of help before we got into the groove of nursing, but in the end I was able to nurse my daughter for 17 months and the beautiful bond we created through nursing was definitely worth the struggles. With Baby #2 due in a matter of months, I’ve been thinking a lot about breastfeeding again and thought I’d share some of the things that helped us get through our nursing struggles in the hopes that other mamas needing encouragement will find some here!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
If you are expecting a new baby or if you know someone who is, this post is for you! The birth of a new baby is just about one of the most exciting times, and should be celebrated! However, there are some rules for what is appropriate and what is not, what is super helpful, and what isn’t. As a mom who has been there, here are 5 great ways to celebrate a new baby. Make sure to share this with your expectant friends and family…
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
The end of pregnancy is one of the strangest times for any expectant mother. You are anxious and excited, yet exhausted and ready to be “done.” You are all at once convinced that your baby is never going to come, yet you could go into labor at any minute. So much is out of your control, that it can sometimes leave you feeling a little depleted. As I count down the days until I meet my little one (which could be any day now!) I find myself in the middle of so many feelings and emotions. Perhaps you can relate??