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NATURAL PRODUCT PICKS

NATURAL PRODUCT PICKS

Since having Tess, all things natural and non-chemical have been a focus of mine and Jared’s. It’s not that we are completely against every product we’ve ever used — I mean, I still highlight my hair..with bleach so…there are things I won’t give up. BUT […]

TRAVEL 101: FLYING WITH AN INFANT

TRAVEL 101: FLYING WITH AN INFANT

Flying with an infant is a daunting thing. Trapped in a confined space, in a seat, for however long. Full of strangers. You can’t stop along the side of the road and get out, or walk around to soothe. There are so many uncontrollable factors. […]

ALL ABOUT THE BOWS

ALL ABOUT THE BOWS

We do bows. A lot. Seriously from day one, in the hospital, babe has been wearing bows. Tess’s Grandpa gives us grief about it all the time. So, we’ve tested out quiiiite a few and I can confidently recommend some bows over others! Some are […]

BABY ESSENTIALS: MUST HAVE REGISTRY ITEMS

BABY ESSENTIALS: MUST HAVE REGISTRY ITEMS

There are so many products out there for babies. Like, so many. Do I really need a motorized swing, a hammock, a bumbo, a rock’n’play, a pack’n’play, a bassinet,  dock-a-tot, a crib, a jumparoo, a baby play mat, three types of strollers….you get the picture. […]

TRUST YOUR MOM GUT

TRUST YOUR MOM GUT

When you’re a new mama, there are lots of people who are going to give you advice. This is great…and terrible. But you won’t really understand until you experience it yourself. You’ll get conflicting information, get irrelevant advice, hear from people whom you barely know, […]

COPING WITH A C-SECTION: BOUNCNG BACK

COPING WITH A C-SECTION: BOUNCNG BACK

Recovering from a C-section has lotsa layers. Like, you’ve got to take baby steps. Especially if you weren’t planning for or expecting a cesarean at all. Then you’ve gotta really take some time and let your mind recover before you can even think about your […]

ROADTRIP TIPS: TRAVELING WITH AN INFANT

ROADTRIP TIPS: TRAVELING WITH AN INFANT

Tess was 2 ½ months old when we went on our first road trip. It wasn’t a small little trip – it was 13 hours in the car for family vacation with my in-laws. These trips are planned 2 years in advance sooo it wasn’t […]

PREGNANCY SURVIVAL GUIDE: 10 MUST-HAVES

PREGNANCY SURVIVAL GUIDE: 10 MUST-HAVES

When I found out I was pregnant, it was a rush and a shock. But, I was so excited. The excitement is dulled a little when you realize that little baby rooted in your belly is the cause of your constant nausea, first-time-in-your-life heartburn, complete […]

5 PERFECT THINGS TO SAY TO A NEW MAMA

5 PERFECT THINGS TO SAY TO A NEW MAMA

New moms are a delicate breed. I’m not saying they can’t be incredibly tough – because they are. Especially when it comes to protecting and fighting for their babies, don’t cross them. But, new mamas are also emotionally wrecked, physically drained, mentally exhausted and (typically) […]

HOW TO: BE THE ONLY ONE WITH A BABY

HOW TO: BE THE ONLY ONE WITH A BABY

Sometimes it is so unbelievably hard. Sometimes you feel like it’s overkill. Sometimes you hear yourself and think “Oh my word, these people have to think I’m ridiculous.” But being the only one with a baby is not easy. When none of your friends have […]