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Category Archives: Pregnancy & Postpartum

How to Make a Crib or Toddler Blanket

For both my son’s and daughter’s nurseries I’ve wanted to make custom crib blankets to match the color scheme, theme, and decor. I’ve been very happy with the crib/toddler blanket I made for my son so I wanted to make a very similar one for my daughter. It doesn’t take very much skill to make

7 Simple Tips to Combat Morning Sickness

UPDATE- This is no longer 3 simple things because during my second pregnancy I found more. So below are 7 simple ways to combat morning sickness. Pregnancy cravings can get pretty intense. I remember having multiple vivid dreams when pregnant with my son about Krispy Kreme donuts. Finally, one morning after waking up from a

How to Customize, Recover, and/or Reupholster a Crib Bumper Pad

With both my son’s and daughter’s nurseries I’ve wanted custom crib bumper pads… and I didn’t want to pay hundreds for them either! My mom helped me with my son’s and I felt comfortable enough to make my daughter’s. It really isn’t that hard to do. If you can sew a straight line you can

How to Make a Ballerina Tulle Crib Skirt

When decorating my soon-to-be daughter’s nursery (see nursery here). I wanted to add a feminine touch to the otherwise somewhat-gender-neutral space. Thus, I decided to add a Ballerina skirt made out of tulle. It was much easier and went faster than I thought. All you need is tulle and scissors. You will need 1/2 yard

Why You as a Mother Are Right… Even When Other Moms Disagree

Birthing: Natural vs. Epidural vs. C Sections vs. Induction Baby Sleeping: Co-sleeping vs. Crib with or without bumper pads vs. The Swing Feeding: Breast feeding vs. Supplementing vs. Donated breast milk vs. Formula  Immunization: Immunizations vs. No Immunizing vs. Delayed or Selective immunizing Chances are you have opinions on many of the aforementioned topics. Chances are someone you know has

B is for Baby-Baby Shower

My creative and very talented next door neighbor Kim threw me a baby shower when I was pregnant with my son. She did such a wonderful job I couldn’t stop looking at the decor. I was dazzled by how cute everything was! Recently, I asked her if I could share it with you since the

How to Save Money on a Baby’s Nursery

The average nursery costs between $2,000-$5,000 (this info is pulled from multiple resources on the web). I was able to set our nurseries up without use of hand-me-downs for under $500.00! Now that I’m pregnant again we are going to be turning our office into nursery #2. Update… nursery #2 was a challenge but I enjoyed it

11 Pregnancy “Must-Carry-With-You-Items”

It’s nice to have a check list of helpful things to carry with in your purse while pregnant. I really like preparing for the unexpected, being comfortable during pregnancy, and saving money. All of the items mentioned below are extremely helpful, increase comfort while pregnant, and 90% of them cost less than $1.00 per item.

17 Must-Have Items That Will Make Your Pregnancy Much More Comfortable

Since I am now expecting my second baby, I’ve started reflecting and planning. I’m a futuristic-plan-ahead type of person so recently I was writing the things down that really helped my comfort level in my last pregnancy. Let’s face it – being pregnant is tough! I like to make it as comfortable as possible and

What To Do When You Can’t Breastfeed

Our son was born a natural eater. He is 50% Navajo and they are known to be bigger sized babies. Further, my side of the family have all been chunky-good-eating babies as well. As a result, our son was a GREAT eater. When I would breastfeed him he would eat for 45 minutes to an

23 Weird, Common, and Unique Very Early Pregnancy Symptoms

I’ve talked to a few of my friends about their first very early symptoms of being pregnant. Some of the ones we shared were down right weird. So after asking around and doing further research, I decided to list 23 weird, common, and unique very early pregnancy symptoms. I included all the ones I have

5 Important Things I Learned From Having Postpartum Depression

After I stopped breastfeeding my son I started to feel sad and down pretty much all the time. I started running quite a bit and was eating very healthy (trying to lose weight) yet, I still wasn’t feeling that great. I wasn’t having a monthly cycle so I went into my doctor. He diagnosed me with

11 Pregnancy Tips that Will Save You Thousands

Pregnancy is such a crazy time for most of us women. We are so excited, yet often feel sick or in pain. It’s so fun to imagine our little one, who he/she is, and what they will look and act like. Yet, its unnerving thinking about costs that will be incurred for the prenatal, labor, and postpartum

Little Peanut Elephant Baby Shower

Recently, my friends and I put on a baby shower for our friend Ashley. Kim, Rebecca, Julie, JoLynn, and I all pitched in. It’s amazing what you can do as a collaborative team, and the cuteness that can be created together. The theme was about celebrating Ashley’s little peanut. And of course we decorated using

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