36 Toddler Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I love finding simpler ways to parent. It has been a common trend on my blog to list as many hacks, tips, and tricks I could find for every area of parenting, from pregnancy to all things baby to now, all things toddlers.   The toddler…

8 Things I Wish I Knew About Newborns

Everyone tells you that the newborn phase is one of the toughest phases of early parenting. You literally hit the ground running as soon as your little one is born!   After having two of my own, I can definitely agree with that! Even…

30 Newborn Tips, Tricks, Hacks for the First 30 Days

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Oh, the newborn phase. You'd think that having gone through it once, I'd be set, but not quite.   This is my second time around on going through the newborn phase, and going into it I'll admit I was so confident. Like, I know what to…

Tips on Toddler Cavity Prevention and Brushing that Every Parent Should Know!

Your child's teeth are probably the last thing in your mind when it comes to parenting. That is until you wind up in the pediatric dentist's office and hear that your barely three year old has a cavity that needs to be taken care of! If you…

15 Tips for Reducing Facial Swelling During Pregnancy

Facial swelling and puffiness is one of those unpopular but common side effects of pregnancy.   Now, to be clear, I'm not talking about sudden facial swelling accompanied by severe headache, nausea and blurred vision, which if you're…

12 Awesome Baby Shower Activities and Ideas that Aren't Games

Having attended A LOT of baby showers myself, I can say that I have enjoyed my fair share of games. However, having a little variation in the traditional way of throwing a shower (ie. skipping some of the games) has made for much more memorable…

21 Pregnancy Hacks Every Expecting Mom Should Know!

Pregnancy is a beautiful season of anticipation and growth (literally). However, it can also make your regular life a bit more complicated, to say the least. From the symptoms that we deal with on a daily basis to the things we must know and…

21 Early Pregnancy Symptoms To Watch Out For (The Ones BEFORE Your Missed Period!)

The first time I was pregnant this blog was inexistent and the notion of blogging was not on my radar, that is why I don't have many pregnancy posts. However, the second time around has really gotten me to really get into writing about pregnancy…

Clever Ways to Start Saving Money on Baby During Pregnancy

Everyone makes it very clear that babies are expensive. I know first hand that when I was pregnant with my first I too was overwhelmed by everything I 'needed' and the cost of it all. I will say that yes, I spent a good chunk of change preparing,…

16 Tips for a Faster Postpartum Recovery

I just want my old body back. I feel like most first time moms can really resonate with that phrase.   We love our babies. And we love the miraculous ways our bodies work through motherhood. But, sometimes we just want our slimmer…

26 Hopping Cute Easter Theme Dessert Tables!

Easter is just around the corner and we have just the treat for you! Literally loads of treats! Check out these 26 Easter themed dessert tables and get your creative gears turning! Be inspired to wow your guests with the most popping Easter…

9 Mom Essentials for Easier Clean Up of Baby Messes

If you haven't figured it out yet, you will soon enough. Babies are messy! Before they can even walk they leave a stained trail, and once they do start walking, all you end up doing all day is cleaning up after them.   You can't really…

8 Things Grandparents Should Avoid Doing

DISCLAIMER: Just to put it out there, not all moms might be bothered by these but, from what I have heard said by many moms, these are still things that grandmothers should be wary of.   Now, I decided to write this post because recently…

11 Real Ways to Have a Belly ONLY Pregnancy and Prevent that Mommy Pooch!

The Mommy Pooch has always been a reference to the hanging belly that is "leftover" after you have delivered your baby. While some women are quick to lose the pooch by a couple weeks to months postpartum, most struggle with it.   It…

14 Essential Breastfeeding Tips for the First 14 Days

The newborn phase is the make it or break it phase of breastfeeding. It is also the most difficult.   You have a small time window to figure out how to breastfeed because your milk supply and ability to support your baby exclusively…

(Surprising!) Baby Essentials I Couldn't Super Mom Without

Every first-time expecting mom would like to know what she should put on her baby registry. There are just so many products and choices that it can often times feel overwhelming to choose the items you actually need. When it was my turn, I…

Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

This year marks our baby's first Christmas! I already await the Christmas season yearly because it's my favorite time of the year, but this year will be extra special. That's why I wanted to start planning it out a little earlier. Although…

Tips on How to Eat to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding Without Losing Your Supply

Breastfeeding is both time-consuming and stressful for most moms. The last thing we want to think about is what we will be eating. The problem with that is that in those moments we tend to grab for fast foods that are quickly accessible and…

DIY Portable Medicine Kit Using a Makeup Bag

I am going to guess that you, like me, most likely that all of your baby's medicines are cluttered onto some shelf or scattered in multiple bags. Or maybe you're using a bunch of ziplock baggies to keep it all together, only to find yourself…

How to be a Hands-Free Parent: Getting Things Done With a Baby

So I have been meaning to write this post as it has been an essential component to my sanity as a mother, and I believe most mothers would resonate with it. How in the world do you get things done with a baby?! It feels like they need attention…

Breastfeeding Survival Guide: 12 Things I Wish I Knew About Breastfeeding

The inspiration for this post stems from my own personal breastfeeding experience through which I realized that breastfeeding was much more difficult than I thought it would be. When I was asked if I would be breastfeeding, my first reply was,…

Natural Remedies for Surviving Your Baby's Flu/Cold

Baby's first cold/flu is probably every parent's worst nightmare. As a parent, I myself dread being sick. Now, seeing my little baby struggle through the symptoms of a cold is just heartbreaking! It seems that there isn't much that I could…

15 Mom Hacks and Tips for Bath Time

Bath time in our house was not easy, to say the least. Some babies enjoy baths while others absolutely dread it (ie. ours)! I like to compare baby baths to handling a wet bar of soap, except babies are squirmier. Add the stress of a crying…

Things Every Breastfeeding Woman Needs To Hear

When I started exclusively breastfeeding, it was hard to stay committed. My baby was always crying at the breast, I didn't know if she was full, and I didn't know if she was gaining enough weight. Did I have enough milk? My nipples, my back,…

27 Helpful Charts for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding might be natural, but it still requires a whole lot of effort. Both mom and baby are learning how to work together to get to that comfortable endpoint of confident nursing. Still, the journey is quite overwhelming. Breastfeeding…

40+ Breastfeeding/Post-Partum Snacks (No Heat Required)

So if you have ever breastfed, you will know that it can be extremely time-consuming, especially in the first few weeks. However, if you want to produce milk you have to eat. That is why snacking is probably one of your main sources of food…

40+ Hacks, Tips, and Tricks Every New Mom Should Know for Baby's First Year

Being a mom is tough, especially if this is your first time entering into this difficult role. Any tips and tricks are much needed and appreciated, I know because I have been there.   Therefore, I wanted to compile the ultimate list…

The Best Natural (& Safe) Remedies to Combat Cold/Flu Season

I used to dread flu season. Waking up in the morning with a sore throat and a stuffy nose is a major mood killer and ruins the day's productive potential. What's worse is getting sick WHILE pregnant or breastfeeding. Many over the counter…

Ways To Reduce Your Baby’s Risk for Obesity

Obesity has been on the rise and a lot goes into what actually puts anyone at risk. Although genes are an important factor, nurture is no less of an important facet of obesity. You as a mom have an enormous influence on whether or not your…

The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Baby Through a Nursing Strike.

The moment my baby refused to nurse was devastating to me. I just balled watching my baby girl feeding on a bottle. Call me crazy, but having her choose another nipple over mine was hard to swallow. I had no idea what had happened to my pro…

Breastfeeding Problems and How to Properly Identify a Tongue and Lip Tie

I looked forward to breastfeeding when I was pregnant. Of course, I wanted to provide the best nourishment for my little one. I never realized that breastfeeding would end up being one of the most difficult commitments I've ever had! One of…

My Breastfeeding Story: How I Went from Supplementing to a 400 oz Stash in a Month

So currently, my milk stash is at 552.6 oz to the dot. I actually ended up saving up almost 800 oz of pumped breast milk before I decided to wean off of the pump, and I donated the extras to a mommy in need. But I have had so much that I needed…

My Top 5 Useful Apps for First Time Moms

To be honest, I didn't go out searching for these, they just sort of were recommended to me on my journey through pregnancy and motherhood. Therefore, I don't doubt that there might be other apps that are must-haves for mommas. However, I did…

Mom Hack: Surviving the Newborn Phase

Oh, the newborn phase, when sleep is but a memory and your entire life is consummated in one little human. As a first-time-mom, when I entered this unknown territory, "shock" is an understatement to what I experienced (I am sure all you mommas…

Why You Need to Start Your Day Right! - A Good Start Gets a Great Finish (5 Steps)

A change in the right direction requires a good start, and where best to begin than your mornings. Everyone knows that starting your day right is important, and if you don't know it yet, you will eventually figure it out! I know that if my mornings…

13 Breastfeeding Essentials for First-Time Moms (And How to Use Them)

  When I started breastfeeding, well, I didn't know anything about how it all worked, let alone what to use (have you seen how many things they sell for breastfeeding?!). I underwent a period where I binge bought a bunch of stuff, and…

Body-Shock: 11 Things No One Tells You About Your Post-Delivery Body

When I thought body discomfort with getting pregnant, my first (and only) thought was labor, right? Like I know labor is painful. Well, I also learned that pregnancy was no vacation either, but NO ONE told me about the torture boot camp that…
Everything You Need to Know Before Labor // A First-Time-Mom Guide to Labor

Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE Labor

I am not one of those girls that read up on pregnancy and birth or that attended any pregnancy classes (although they were offered), so partially it's my fault that I was so unprepared for what lied ahead. I assumed (to my own detriment) that…

7 Newborn-Care Practices That Have Changed

So everything I learned in the first couple of days post-pregnancy was on the go. Family, friends, lactation consultants, pediatricians and, of course, Dr. Google, were my go-to sources for all things questionable and worrisome. For the most…