13 Products to Help You Gear Up for Baby #2

When I was pregnant with my first child, building my registry was a daunting and painstaking process. I researched everything to death, trying to curate the perfect list of items that would ease the...

The Season of Being a Middle Mom

Have you heard the term “middle mom”? I hadn’t until a friend recently explained it to me.  As soon as I heard what it meant, a lightbulb went off in my head.   “That’s it!”, I thought. ...

Self Care Tips During Pregnancy

Self care for any mama can feel like an impossible task, yet another thing to put on the never ending to do list.  Just thinking about self care can make us feel guilty, because...

When It’s More Than Morning Sickness…

One of the more challenging aspects of pregnancy for many women is morning sickness.  The nausea, dry heaving, actual vomiting, never vomiting but always feeling as though you need to...it is rough.  Fortunately for...

Give That Pregnant Lady Some Pregnancy Grace

Oh the joys of pregnancy. Blessing, miracle, pain in the butt. I’ve had “good pregnancies,” and even with that, some days are hard. I know people mean well, sometimes don’t realize what they’re saying...

I’m Going To Miss The Baby Stage

"It's your turn," I blearily mumble to my husband. Except, since I'm still exclusively breastfeeding my almost-6 month old, it's always my turn. There are times, of course, when she wakes up at night...

Brain Basics, Part One: Your Brain Is Complex!

Have you heard of Interpersonal Neurobiology?   It is the emerging science of how the brain develops in response to our relationships.  As mammals, we literally cannot survive without relationships. And subsequently, the kinds of...

I’ll Miss Being Pregnant

Pregnancy is different for everyone. I've read comments from people who absolutely loved their entire pregnancy, others who only enjoyed the third trimester, others still who loathed the entire experience, but loved the outcome...

Leave Home Without Sunscreen

Before you slather yourself and your kids with sunscreen this summer, let’s talk about sunscreen. Sunscreen is a multi-billion-dollar industry, yet there are no studies that prove that the use of sunscreen protects us from...

My Postpartum Anxiety

Having my daughter was the best thing that had ever happened to me. Then postpartum anxiety took hold and withdrew me into a world of constant panic, trouble sleeping, and restlessness. I hadn't realized...

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