• C-Section Recovery Must Haves
    Mom Life

    C-Section Recovery Must Haves

    C-Section Planned or Not Here Comes Baby Some C-Sections are planned and others are not. However you birth, Natural or C-Section, birth is painful and the aftermath is… still painful. Haha! I have had two C-Sections. Both unplanned, but one of them was an emergency section. Recovery both times was not what I expected, but after my first one I learned a lot about what helps make the recovery process easier. Lessons Learned After my first C-Section I learned my house it not really user friendly for a person who is injured and on the mend. Some things I learned are that my bed is abnormally high. (I ended up…

  • Parenting is hard
    Mom Life

    Parenting Is Hard, and Our Society Make’s It That Much Harder

    2019 Update I am now a parent to two kids, and everything I wrote below years ago still holds true. Parenting is tough when you seem to have an endless peanut gallery of folks putting you under a microscope, and automatically thinking you will fail. But I believe in you, and you got this! Parenting in today’s society I am coming up on my second year of being a parent, and I am starting to really notice somethings that are really starting to get on my nerves. No, it’s not the terrible two’s tantrums, or the being tired from being pregnant with our second while having to run after our…

  • Trying to Conceive
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    Trying to Conceive? How to Make the Two Week Wait a Little Less Stressful

    Trying to Conceive is Stressful AF Trying to conceive (TTC) can/is stressful. Especially if you have been trying for a while. For some women, it’s like all they have to do it kiss their significant other and they are pregnant. For other’s it can take years of trying, many miscarriages, fertility treatments, invitro, and more to just become pregnant. I will say it again. Trying to conceive can/is stressful. The two-week wait (TWW) alone can seem like years. Counting down your day’s past ovulation (DPO) till you can test is part of the stress. I will freely admit I am one of those women who love to pee on pregnancy tests.…

  • Bamboo blankets
    Product Review

    Bamboo Baby Blanket’s Review: Tula, Nicki’s Diapers, and Best Bottom

    Hindsight is 20/20 Even With Baby Products As a parent do you ever have moments where you say to yourself, “Man! I wish I knew that back then.”? I do, and I find it is happening more and more in regards to small business company’s. Sometimes I think about all the money I could have saved if I had just known about a certain company. (Or a superior product not found in a big box store.) One of those products I have spent tons of money on trying to find the best ones are baby blanket’s. Children use blankets ALL THE TIME. (Heck I like a nice blanket to cuddle…

  • MommyCon
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    MommyCon: Why I Love It, and Why I Feel Families Should Try to Attend At Least Once

    Confession Time I have a confession. I love MommyCon. What is MommyCon you ask? I would describe it as a convention for parents about everything baby and family related. Personally, I went for the first time in 2016 and I fell in love. I enjoyed the experience, vendors, sessions, and meeting new people. I learned so much from my MommyCon experience, and I discovered parenting communities I didn’t even know existed. Sure, I knew a little bit about babywearing, cloth diapering, and natural parenting, but in my community no one really did all that. Shopping at big box stores and following “mainstream” parenting practices was the norm. After attending MommyCon I discovered…

  • prenatal vitamins
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    Prenatal Vitamins – When to Start, What to Look For, and A Look At Some of Your Options

    There are so many different brands of prenatal vitamins now they take up half an aisle at Target. You have prenatal gummy vitamins, regular pill form vitamins, and now you can also get prenatal drinks, powder drink mixes, and prenatal vitamin snacks. They also range in cost. Does the difference in the kind of prenatal vitamin form or price really matter? Yes and no. If you have a hard time swallowing pills then a drink or a squeeze pouch snack will work for you, but not all of them offer all of the nutrients you should be receiving in a prenatal vitamin. So, when should you start taking a prenatal…