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Products that Make Having 2 Under 2 Easier

Products that Make Having 2 Under 2 Easier

We know that first time Mama’s basically learn one thing in the first year of motherhood: you’re clueless. It’s true. You don’t know what you don’t know, until you know it. Seriously. There were so many things that felt overwhelming and foreign to me as […]

When You Fail TOLAC:  Accepting Your C-Section

When You Fail TOLAC: Accepting Your C-Section

Sloane is perfect. She has ten fingers and ten toes. She doesn’t have any health issues or concerns. She was born at exactly 41 weeks, at a 7lbs 13oz, 21 inches long, pink and with a loud cry.  But when I look at her tears […]

To VBAC or Not to VBAC?

To VBAC or Not to VBAC?

Are you planning on a TOLAC? Get the scoop on my personal experience of finding a doctor who would support me, and how it’s been going so far. Baby N #2 is due July 16. We are expecting our second baby in July. While I […]

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 […]