With Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share one of my favorite gifts I am giving this year—homemade sugar scrubs! These sugar scrubs are cost-effective, easy to make, and great for your skin. I personally use them for my hands, especially during the winter time when dry skin is common. To use, … Continue reading Homemade Sugar Scrubs with FREE Printables
I remember thinking before getting pregnant that I would continue working out throughout my pregnancy. I wanted to stay in shape the best that I could so that losing the baby weight wouldn’t be too difficult. Up to that point I was in pretty good shape, working out 3 days a week doing strength training … Continue reading Postpartum Weight Loss
I am sure all you mamas out there have heard about, or experienced first-hand, how hard (yet rewarding) breastfeeding can be. Whether you want to breastfeed for three months, six months, a year, or even longer, it is a big time and emotional commitment. To those of you who are currently doing it, have done … Continue reading My Reality of Breastfeeding
So it has come to my attention that not all L&D nurses are as awesome as mine were. In terms of postpartum recovery, the only thing I had at home was a huge stash of pads—which, while necessary of course, would not have done me much good alone. If you are anything like me and … Continue reading Getting Through Postpartum Recovery Like a Boss
There is a lot of information out there about what you need to take with you to the hospital. But here is the real key to packing your hospital bag efficiently: take a tour of the hospital you will be delivering at. Here you can ask what the hospital will have for you, so that … Continue reading The Key to Packing Your Hospital Bag for Delivery
This news is long-overdue, but that’s what happens when you have a tiny human to take care of! Our sweet baby boy, Gideon James Conteh, was born on Valentine’s Day. He has been such a blessing in our lives and is keeping us busy (and tired)! Here is our first family picture we got as … Continue reading Update: Welcome our Valentine’s Baby!
I am nearly 37 weeks along in this pregnancy and am definitely ready to stop being soooo uncomfortable. But since this little boy hasn’t made his appearance yet, that means I have time to give some quick tips and info on planning a baby shower as well as some free printables that you can use … Continue reading Baby Shower Ideas, Checklist, and Free Printables