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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...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. What You Need to Know About RSV {Respiratory Syncytial Virus} RSV are the 3 letters that no new parent wants to hear. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious virus that...
We’ve all asked the question: for being such tiny little things, how can babies require such a large amount of stuff? For many of us, our homes are not spacious enough to house every baby gadget and gizmo without being...
As soon as I gave birth to my first daughter, I got a lot of, let's say, unsolicited advice as many new parents tend to get on parenting. All from many people I respect and love. One of the...
I got an epidural AFTER the baby was born. Yep. You read that right. It all started when I saw that magical, digital word… “Pregnant.” In that moment, I became a control freak mother. I always imagined that I would...
  There’s a meme I’ve seen going around. You may have seen it, too. It reads: “Women, let’s be as kind to each other as we are when we are drunk in bar bathrooms.” This is so full of truth...
Although summer is coming to an end, there are still opportunities to travel with your family (Last minute summer vacations, Labor Day weekend getaways, etc.)! Do you know what that means? Road Trip Time! Traveling with toddlers can be...
My Nighttime Newborn Life Hack No, it's not sleep. But I do wish it was! I don't know about y'all but one of the hardest parts of having a newborn is the lack of sleep. Getting up what feels like...
Family Fun Guide to Hammond {60+ Activities for Families In New Orleans} At the far reaches of the Northshore, the Hammond area is a great place for families outside of New Orleans. For the 10th year in a row, Hammond...
We began Kindermusik when my twins were 3 months old. I was a new mom staying home with my boys, and I was eager to get outside and explore the world with them a little.  Our local New Orleans...
:: Beep, beep, beep :: The noises from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are like no other. There is a constant beeping and humming from the machines and monitors. And every now and then when those more alert alarms...