Six Month Must-Haves

When August turned six months I really started noticing how much he was developmentally growing and I wanted to encourage that growth! It’s so important to introduce different activities and stimulates to keep you little one curiousness challenge them to explore even more! Here are some of my top picks for when they start needingContinue reading “Six Month Must-Haves”

Making a “Mom Bag”

The Christmas before August was born my sister got me this super cute zipper pouch that reads “mommy”. Little did I know this would become an invaluable item in my diaper bag. So what is a “mom bag”? Let me show you! My mom bag keeps all the important things that I would typically haveContinue reading “Making a “Mom Bag””

How to Make Pumping at Work- Work

This week is World Breastfeeding Week! This is a great time to celebrate what our bodily s are divinely made to do- nourish our babies! Breastfeeding is not easy though, especially when you have to return to work. Pumping at work can feel extremely overwhelming. I spent my last few weeks on maternity leave dreadingContinue reading “How to Make Pumping at Work- Work”

How to keep Baby from Breaking the Bank

When we got pregnant with August we didn’t have a baby fund and we hadn’t made any financial changes in preparation for pregnancy. It became really important for us to try and make the most of our paychecks and we have actually learned some really great ways to save and even EARN money during pregnancyContinue reading “How to keep Baby from Breaking the Bank”

Going Back to Work After Baby

As the summer is drawing to a close its time for me to start getting ready to go back to work. I work at a school so after August was born I took my maternity leave and then returned to school for five weeks- then it was summertime! I won’t say that last time wasContinue reading “Going Back to Work After Baby”

How to Baby-Proof Your Marriage

Lack of sleep, long nights with nothing but tears, feeling like you have no idea what your doing, Having a baby changes the dynamic of many relationships, but probably the most effected relationship: your marriage. My husband and I had been married for less than year when we found out that we were pregnant withContinue reading “How to Baby-Proof Your Marriage”

When it’s more than just Worry: Postpartum Anxiety

I have postpartum anxiety. Those words feel foreign as I type them. Over the past month I have been struggling to figure out exactly how this defines me, what dies this mean for me as a mother? While I have yet to come up with very many answers I felt it was important to goContinue reading “When it’s more than just Worry: Postpartum Anxiety”

What’s in My Diaper Bag: Newborn-3 Months

What you need in your diaper bag changes as your baby grows, here’s a look inside my diaper bag when August was a newborn. 10 Diapers Package of wipes Diaper changing mat Mylicon Gas Relief drops Gripe Water First aid kit: nail clippers, bandaids, thermometer, and Tylenol for mom A set of clean clothes andContinue reading “What’s in My Diaper Bag: Newborn-3 Months”

Troubleshooting Breastfeeding

If you are having any trouble nursing please contact a lactation specialist. You can find one here. Starting a good and strong nursing relationship with your newborn will be vital to their development, any questions or concerns you have would be gladly answered by a specialist. I by no means am a lactation specialist, IContinue reading “Troubleshooting Breastfeeding”