My Reality of Breastfeeding

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

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Getting Through Postpartum Recovery Like a Boss

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

Baby Shower Ideas, Checklist, and Free Printables

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

Pregnancy Weight-Gain: What to Expect and How Much to Gain

With it being the New Year, my mind has been on those cliché New Year’s resolutions—including one of the most common ones, weight loss. During pregnancy you obviously shouldn’t be dieting or losing weight, but it got me thinking about my weight-gain journey the last few months and how important it is to be aware … Continue reading Pregnancy Weight-Gain: What to Expect and How Much to Gain

Other Pregnancy Symptoms and How to Deal with Them

I am into the final stretch of my first pregnancy, and there have been some interesting symptoms along the way. After dealing with morning sickness that lasted into my second trimester (read about beating pregnancy nausea here), these have all felt like a walk in the park in comparison. But here are some of the symptoms … Continue reading Other Pregnancy Symptoms and How to Deal with Them