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Birth Story + How Breastmilk Saved My Baby

My Not-So-Simple Birth Story + How Breastmilk Saved my Baby

When you are pushing out a baby, breathing is important. When I woke up on the morning of my due date with the worst cold I have ever had, I was scared. I couldn't breathe.  The thought of making it through another unmedicated labor and delivery in this condition was terrifying. It was the early Spring ...

What to pack in your hospital bag

What to pack in your hospital bag

As an aspiring minimalist, I like to pack light. But I also make sure that I am well prepared. When I decided what to pack in my hospital bag for labor and delivery, I was equipped with some excellent advice from fellow moms. I found this advice to be invaluable. Today, as I finish packing for baby ...

For the Love of Skinny Babies

Who doesn't love a chunky baby? My son was a big baby at birth. He received a lot of praise from family members for being "a big, healthy boy". But by 3-months, he had dropped into the 5th percentile for weight. Yes, that is single digit "5th". The pediatrician told me he was perfectly healthy--he ...

simple birth plan

A Simple Birth Plan + Why Every Mom Needs One

Every expectant mother needs a simple birth plan. Even if the plan is just to "have a healthy baby". Here's why. Let me take you down Metaphor Lane. I went to the hair salon recently. I told my stylist that I wanted bangs. A super cute photo of another brunette with bangs inspired me and I ...

How to Choose a Preschool

When it came time to choose a preschool for our first child, I took it seriously. I have a hard time delegating out important tasks--this includes educating my children. Because as a parent, I believe that I am the first teacher and our home is the first classroom. At least this was the case in the beginning.  Do ...

The Best Books to Read Before Baby

The 5 Best Books to Read Before You Have a Baby

I want to share with you the five best books to read before you have a baby. A search on Amazon will turn up that about 227,137 books on the topic of on having a baby. Unless you have an abundance of free time and an elephant's gestation period, then you are probably going to have to ...

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