I was four months pregnant with my second, and I was telling my cousins how anxious I was to have a baby without my mom. I choked up every time I talked about it. There were nights when I would curl up in a ball and sob, terrified of how I was going to do … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Moms Need a Postpartum Doula (and How to Find One)
Who needs a little spring cleaning? Imagine me raising my hand and jumping up and down right about now. Just the other day I walked down to our storage room, and I wanted to throw up. Stuff. Everywhere. I thought about lighting it on fire, but ya know...safety and all that. So instead I closed … Continue reading 25-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge for Busy People
I hated packing bags for the hospital. Absolutely hated it. Well, really, I just hate packing bags of any kind, but there's something about packing a bag FOR A BABY that makes it feel so much more intense, especially the first time around. Probably because having a baby is a pretty big deal, and having … Continue reading Hospital Bag: Baby #1 vs. Baby #2
A few years ago, when we lived in Atlanta, I was part of this Moms Facebook group. As you can imagine, it was huge. And with a lot of people, came a lot of opinions. I remember this one thread where a mom had asked the other moms how they dealt with picky eaters. And … Continue reading How to Respond to a Picky Eater (I’ve Been Doing This All Wrong).
The holidays are upon us, and pretty soon many of you will be packin' up and headin' out to visit extended family. Even though these times are meant to be magical and memorable, it can also be the hardest thing ever. It's right up there with not sleeping for 5+ years, having permanent dark circles … Continue reading 5 Survival Tips for Traveling with Kids
Just out of sheer curiosity, do you know where your baby book is? Not your baby's. Yours. If you had to pick five mementos to take with you on a deserted island, would that be one of them? I'm guessing there is at least a handful of you who said you have no idea where your baby book is … Continue reading 5 Alternatives to Baby Books (Even if Your Baby Isn’t a Baby Anymore!)