3rd Trimester: What YOU Need & Must Have!

I just recently shared my favorite go-to survival items for the second trimester of pregnancy to help all you mama’s out (that you can read here), but what about the third trimester? Surely it can’t be the same product recommendations and tips for the third trimester, can it? Actually, no, it’s much different! This has been on my mind a lot lately because a close friend of mine has just entered her 3rd trimester of her first pregnancy, so I thought it would be helpful to her and to many of you to compile a list together of my favorites necessities during this […]

What You Need (& Don’t Need) in Your Hospital Bag for Labor & Delivery

If you’ve always wanted to be a mother, chances are you’ve spent your entire life imagining what it would be like to meet your little mini me. And now more than ever as your pregnancy is approaching an end, you’re getting closer and closer to that special day and your anticipation is building (more like bursting in all directions like rainbows, am I right?). Trust me, I’ve been there many times and I know how wonderful the feeling is right before going into labor (well, thats not something you hear everyday). But I also know how important it is to make sure you’re fully prepared ahead of time with […]

Best Cloth Diapers (& The Dangers You’re Exposing Your Baby To With Disposable Diapers)

Diapers, diapers, and oh, more diapers! The life of a parent isn’t always glamorous, but it’s something that we all have to go through for our babies. I am a proud mother of three, so I can assure you, I’ve have changed quite a few diapers in my day (more than my husband has, but he’ll never tell you!). Because I have changed so many diapers, I have a quite a bit of knowledge on the absolute best ones that you need, and the absolute worst ones that you need to stay away from! Believe it or not, my number one favorite […]

Flying With a Baby? Don’t Forget to Pack These (Especially #8!)

Travel, travel, and oh – more travel! Let’s face it, there’s bound to come a time when we need to take our babies on a flight. Don’t get me wrong, some kids do really well on a plane, remain completely calm, and don’t have any sort of issues at all. These are what we like to call, “dream kids”. But with my kids on the other hand, well, let’s just say its like a fight between Godzilla and King Kong mobilized in a flying tube while there’s a mass panic happening around us. The joys of parenting, right?! I bring this topic up […]

Best Stretch Mark Creams For Pre & Post Pregnancy

One of the biggest changes to expect from pregnancy is the extreme physical changes it brings to our bodies (that’s a no-brainer). I’m talking about all the stretching, growing, hormonal  imbalance, and weight gain we are gifted on our journey as mothers (fun, right?). But aside from the belly size difference, I’m also referring to what comes to follow afterwards that every mama despises: stretch marks. Let’s be honest, stretch marks are unavoidable, and all mothers (unless you are that one in a million that is lucky enough not to have them) will get them no matter how big or small their baby is.  Many women […]

2nd Trimester: What You Need & Must Have!

Alright, so enough about the parenting life hacks, saving money when expecting, whether you should opt for a co-sleeper crib or a moses basket and all my crazy stories of diapers flying across the room.. And yes, it’s still happening. Today I want to talk about something different.  I want to take a step back and talk about something before any of that happens – like, all the way back to our second trimester. Believe it or not, there are a lot of extremely helpful pregnancy products that you can utilize during your entire pregnancy to help you relax and prepare […]

Why Body Patience After Pregnancy Is So Important

We all know that pregnancy alters our bodies quite a bit (and that’s an understatement!). I mean, we carry and grow a little bean into a bigger bean for 9 months, give birth to it, and stretch our bodies in ways we never knew we could. I always say that those stretch marks I received in my pregnancies were, ‘earning my stripes’ of motherhood. And yes, I do believe that they are truly beautiful. But thankfully, all the extra unattractive weight gain and discomfort that comes along with having a baby doesn’t last forever, even if it feels like it! A lot […]

A Letter To Husbands & Fathers: Why We Can’t Do It Without You

I usually write posts about mom life (like potty training jokes, flying diapers), my journey as a mother, sleepless nights, and my babies latest and greatest shenanigans (and trust me, I’ve got plenty more to share!). But today, I want to do something a little different, or, a lot different, actually. You usually see me make little comments about my goofy husband here and there, poking fun at him, but today, I want to talk to you a little bit more in depth about him, and husbands, fathers, brothers, and the men in our lives in general. Something that you don’t […]

Top 5 Parenting Hacks You Need Start Doing Now

Whether you’re a new parent or parent pro, you know how exhausting, difficult, and stressful everyday life can be. Not only do you have to ensure your little beans are taken care of at all hours of the day (and no diapers have been flung across the room… again), but you also have to balance a life outside of your family that is based around work, friends, and relationships. Believe me when I say that having a household with a toddler, a newborn, and of course, the (needy) husband, is exhausting! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love being a mom. […]

Important Lessons I’ve Learned As A Mother

I think all of us baby-obsessed mama’s can agree that motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting, and incredible blessing a woman could receive. Not only the journey of getting pregnant or The incredible 9 month pregnancy, Or even giving birth, But the actual opportunity of raising, teaching, and caring for your own little baby. But of course, as with anything, motherhood is definitely a huge learning process with a lot of ups and downs. I only ever see mommy bloggers talking about only the good parts of motherhood and all the happy moments, but I never see anybody talk about the struggles, […]