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Category Archives: Pregnancy & Postpartum

Should I Have a Second Child? 7 Reasons Why Two Kids Are Better Than One

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PG. The opinions and text are all mine.   My friends are just about to welcome their second baby. The first was quite an adjustment for them (as it usually is for most). They are a little nervous and apprehensive that this second one

7 Natural Remedies For Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

There are many things that you will have to endure as you prepare to welcome your bundle of joy into this world. One of the most common pregnancy ailments is that of having swollen feet or what experts refer to as edema. Although normal swelling of the feet does not pose any significant danger to you or

An Honest Review of the Owlet Baby Monitor

I have been fascinated by the Owlet sma rt sock for a very long time. It is designed to notify you if your baby’s oxygen levels or heart rate fall out of  a preset range. I’ve heard mainly positive things and a few negative things about it. I asked my friend to use it for months and give

A Must-Have Item for Parents of Babies. Our Story & Review of the Owlet Baby Monitor

My cousin, Kerby, and his wife, Aubree, have been so kind to share with you their personal experience using the innovative Owlet Baby Monitor. Welcome, Aubree… Hi! Thanks for having me. First, I’ll describe what the Owlet Baby Monitor is/does, and then I’ll share our story which can be found in the ‘Our Story’ section

Free Financial Boot Camp for New Parents

Babies are the sweetest things, but they are expensive! The average baby costs over $15,000.00 in their first year. Diapers, clothing, formula (if you formula feed), gear, food, supplies, etc., all add up. When I was at about 6 months pregnant with my first, I had to go from full-time to part-time work due to health issues.

All Natural Remedies for Common Breastfeeding Issues

I’ve made it no secret that I struggled to breastfeed both of my babies. I had difficulty because I experienced a variety of ailments and issues. Here are some common breastfeeding issues many women experience and the all-natural remedies I have found that help. Cracked or blistered nipples. Wearing nipple shields (so the nipple can air out

“Fourth Trimester” Secrets: Your Body After Childbirth

  After childbirth, the physical changes, feelings of discomfort, and emotions experienced during pregnancy and labor don’t just mysteriously reset in an instant. There are major shifts that occur as the body fights to heal and recover. At the same time, if you breastfeed, your body is also working hard to make and regulate the

9 Steps to Take Before Conceiving

There are many things to do and consider before trying to conceive. When we were thinking about trying to concieve our first (who is now almost three) I asked my sister, friends, etc. what they recommended. Doing what they suggested made for a better pregnancy and experience. I now have two children and have learned a few other

10 Amazing Birth Stories

I love to read birth stories. Many are very beautiful, emotional, and inspiring. I have learned a lot from different unique experiences I’ve read or heard about. Reading through birth stories (especially if you are pregnant with your first) can help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Hearing about a variety of labor experiences helps

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream Recipes

My son responds really well to Desitin for his diaper rashes. My daughter does not. It’s been a struggle finding something that works for her as well as Desitin works for my son. Through this experience, I’ve learned that little ones respond differently to diaper rash creams. They are not a “one works for all” type

9 Lessons Learned from a 7-Day-Labor

Aurora is our second baby (first daughter). Overall she was a much easier pregnancy than Denali (our first son). I wasn’t nearly as sick and I wasn’t sick for as long. Denali was positioned differently and gave me severe PGP (I was pretty much bed ridden). Aurora sat higher and despite some pain, I was

Labor Bag Packing List for Scheduled C-Sections

A reader emailed me and asked me to provide a list on what to pack for a scheduled C-Section. I asked around, scoured the internet, and surprisingly found out a lot about C-Sections! Read about the items you’ll most likely want with you below: 1. Insurance card/ID/Medical Papers – All your identification papers (your insurance

Custom Baby Mobile

A great idea for decorating a nursery it to make your own baby mobile. They are often less expensive, match the decor better, and are fun to customize. I made this baby mobile for my son’s changing table a few years ago. This would be a great gift for a baby shower as well! My

How to Get a Baby to Drink from a Bottle Even When They Refuse To

My daughter is just an angel. She has been so calm and sweet and just an absolute joy to have around. The only thing that she’s really put up a stink about is drinking from a bottle. My first was so hungry all of the time that he took to the bottle very well. The only problem

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