The first pregnancy was hard, the second even harder, but it’s so worth it in the end! What to expect, and the silver lining at the end of the tunnel.
Preparing for a second child is exciting, but it does come with some fears. Will I love my second baby as much as my first? Will the babies love each other?
How many moms can relate to a non-stop weekday routine? Does your life feel like Groundhog Day! Despite the lack of sleep, lack of me-time, and feeling constantly pulled in a million directions, I wouldn’t trade my family for the world.
My honey-do list is long. Very long, in fact. It’s not my fault that I have such a talented, creative, good-with-his-hands hubby. One day, I was washing Maddie’s hands in our kitchen sink. I stood her up on our garbage can while I turned the water on (not very safe), and Bing! A light bulb went… Continue reading Teach Your Children to Love Food
There are so many incredible benefits to breastfeeding. Most importantly, it provides your baby with the ultimate nourishment. But it’s hard – especially at the beginning.
You’re about to meet your baby! Congratulations! But before you do, you have to get through the hard part: labor and delivery. Here are ten tips that either helped me, or I wish I had known when I had my little one.
About to have a baby, but don’t really know what to expect? Here’s the downright truth so you can go into it with realistic expectations and advice for a more pleasurable experience.
In April 2014, Stan and I welcomed our daughter, Madeline. She was 8.6 pounds of pure perfection. I went into labor on my due date… One of the only times I have ever been on time in my life… And 24 grueling, painful, exhausting hours later, our Maddie was born. So, how do you know… Continue reading Ouch! Was That A Contraction? A first time mom’s experience with labor
We made it to the one year mark with our daughter, Madeline! Yay! It feels like a true accomplishment. The first year is tough. Becoming a mother is the most amazing, incredible, fulfilling honor of my life. But, again, it’s tough. I had no idea how easy I had it before becoming a mom. Want… Continue reading My First Year As A New Mom