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The struggle is real. Nine months of growing, growing, growing, and a million changes inside and outside of your body. Then your precious baby arrives and your post-partum path begins. My son is nine weeks old. He is an amazing...

The Power of Ruth

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When I became pregnant with my first daughter, I knew I was going to name her Jane. My husband wanted a different name. I knew I was going to get my way, but I entertained a conversation about names...
When we found out we were pregnant, I imagined many things in store for us.  Agonizing over fine details of his room was not one of those things, but alas, there I found myself endlessly mulling over an issue...
My pregnancy journey has been three years in the making. My husband and I first conceived in 2016. We were ecstatic (and terrified). Sadly, that pregnancy miscarried at just under 10 weeks. The path continued with a chemical pregnancy...
As the debate rages on between advocates for breastfeeding and those who prefer formula, statistics have revealed a stark and unfair reality: not all mothers in the United States have equal access to the care, knowledge, and support that...
I don’t think any parent has ever said that taking care of an infant is easy. I joined the “parents club” in January of this year as a mom of twins, and over the past few months, my response...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Zukababy.  Shopping for a Newborn During a Pandemic? ZukaBaby Can Help! New baby on the way? Congratulations! Your growing family is something BIG to celebrate, but......... even under the best of circumstances, preparing for...
To my sweet baby girl: I just finished feeding you your last ounce of mommy's milk. I was definitely a little emotional about it, to say the least. I feel so very selfish. I feel like I've failed you. My...
Considering my youngest child is 4, it has been a minute since I registered for baby items myself. That said, I've done a lot of nannying since having my own babies and feel like I still have a good...
Other than moving out of my parent’s house and having to become an adult at the late age of 22, going from DOG mom to DOG and HUMAN mom was one of the hardest transitions I have ever been...
Years ago, as a brand new mom, I remember reading all of the books and articles about sleep schedules, parent-led feeding, baby-led feeding, attachment parenting, discipline styles, cloth diapering, homemade baby food, breastfeeding and more. I quickly became overwhelmed...
Truth be told, I cry WITH my newborn baby sometimes... Not because I need a diaper change, not because I'm hungry, not because I'm tired (well maybe a little LOL) but because being a full-time mommy to a newborn is...
Should I have another baby?  It’s something I ask myself every day. Multiple times a day, if I’m being honest. It’s a fleeting thought when I’m washing dishes, when I’m lying in bed at night, when I’m scrolling on my...
Author's Note :: ALL parents expanding their families, either by natural birth, adoption, surrogacy, etc., deserve to be celebrated. My hope is that this post provides ideas for baby gifts that will be helpful to ALL moms and dads...