• How-To-Break-Out-Of-A-Rut
    Momma Love,  Self Care

    How To Break Out Of A Rut – Surviving Mom Burnout

    We all know that life can be hard at times, and we all know that mom life can be brutal. Mommas, have you ever felt like you’ve been stretched so thin, yet you just aren’t doing enough? Between toddler tantrums, keeping the peace between sibling rivalry, finding healthy family meals and snacks, keeping the house clean and organized, finding the time to practice self care, getting back into shape, working on building and strengthening your marriage, maintaining a social life, drinking enough water, all while trying to keep your sanity, yeah it can be a lot. And sometimes it can be too much. This is mom burnout, and it’s a…

  • Letter-To-The-New-Mom
    Momma Love,  Parenting

    A Letter To The New Mom

    To the new mom, I know how you feel. Being a new mom myself, I know things can get overwhelming very quickly. Everything is new, you have just met your new little bundle of joy for the very first time, your body has gone through a major trauma, and that new bundle of joy cannot communicate anything to you, yet they depend solely on you to sustain life. Overwhelming is an understatement. Momma, I remember these feelings all too well. I remember the feeling of profuse joy and love that I felt when I first embraced my daughter after hours of labor. I remember the immense amount of fear that…

  • The-Best-Ovulation-Predictor-Kit
    Trying To Conceive

    The Best Ovulation Predictor Kit – Clearblue Advanced Digital

      Are you trying to conceive and haven’t had any luck? I know the gut-wrenching disappointment that comes with each consecutive negative pregnancy test when all you want, is to see those two little lines appear. When my husband and I were trying to get pregnant, we discovered that it was surprisingly difficult to do so. We didn’t realize all the methodical planning and timing that had to go into it. I quickly learned that those surprise pregnancies, you often hear about after a one night stand are pretty impressive when it comes to the statistics. If you’re trying to get pregnant, I’m sure you already know that the chances…

  • Tips-For -Trying-To-Conceive
    Pregnancy,  Trying To Conceive

    Increase Your Chances Of Pregnancy – Tips For Trying To Conceive

    If you’ve tried or have been trying to get pregnant, then you know how stressful and disheartening it can be when you keep getting those negative test results. Obviously there are many factors that play into a woman’s fertility, such as health, age, disease and genetics. However, aside from these factors, many women can struggle to get pregnant due to simple mistakes, that when corrected, can successfully result in a pregnancy. Keep reading to find out how you can better your odds of becoming pregnant with these tips for trying to conceive.   This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission through purchases made…

  • How-To-Baby-Proof-A-House
    Parenting

    How To Baby Proof A House – Room By Room

    When your baby becomes mobile, your life will completely change. Now that your baby is on the move, they will start to explore and become more curious. Curiosity is a great trait that babies have, it helps them learn and understand the world around them, but when it comes to exploring a house, there are many harmful and potentially life-threatening risks, that become more prominent. So, to avoid trips to the emergency room, take these precautions and keep reading to learn more on how to baby proof a house. Is Baby Proofing Necessary? You may look at your house and think, is baby proofing really necessary? The answer is yes,…

  • How-To-Help-A-Mother-After-A-Loss
    Momma Love,  Pregnancy Loss

    How to Help a Mother After a Loss

      How to Help a Mother After a Loss By: Ashley Mitchell from the Happy Homeschooling Mum and the Irish Lily Doula There are a lot of things I have learned through my journey of being a mother of a stillborn baby and also as a baby loss doula for four years. Five years ago my daughter passed away at 25 weeks gestation, no rhyme or reason. Since that journey started I have done speaking engagements on one specific topic pertaining to this situation, How to Help a Mother after a Loss. There is no end to this for mothers like us. There is no ending period, we live with…

  • How-To-Treat-Baby-Eczema
    Parenting

    How To Treat Baby Eczema – Help Your Baby’s Skin

    As a first time mom, I panicked over everything. I’m not kidding when I say that I had her pediatrician’s number on speed dial. When I noticed Hayvn beginning to develop a rough and patchy rash that was spreading all over her skin, this was no exception. I called the pediatrician and they told me to monitor her temperature and to watch it closely and recommended I schedule an appointment to bring her in. Upon scheduling the appointment, I watched as her poor skin flared up and thought maybe her diapers were bothering her, seeing as the most severe spot, where the rash had started was her legs and her…

  • Signs-That-A-Baby-Is-Teething
    Parenting,  Teething

    Is It Teething Time? – Signs That A Baby Is Teething

    Teething is the dreaded period of parenting known for making parents, and babies I’m sure, want to pull their hair out. Though it’s not always a challenging process, for most families it is. It’s easy to imagine, it’s probably very unpleasant to cut a sharp tooth through sore and swollen gums, so it’s understandable that most of our babies experience pain and discomfort when it comes to teething. For this reason, it’s easy to see why they may act out and throw tantrums and fits that can be difficult for parents to deal with. However, like I said, for some babies, they break teeth like its nothing, and all of…

  • Baby-Shower-Game-Ideas
    Momma Love,  Pregnancy

    Baby Shower Game Ideas – Fun Ideas For A Co-ed Baby Shower

    Traditionally, baby showers were originally intended for women to gather and celebrate the pregnancy of another woman and welcome her into motherhood. Today, the more popular idea is to have co-ed baby showers that allow both mom and dad to celebrate with all their friends and spouses. Cue the groans and eye rolls from all the husbands at this point. This is typically the reaction you would expect from a man as his wife drags him to her friend’s baby shower. Am I right? Now I know, a baby shower isn’t top pick over watching a sports game, but don’t worry husbands, because I have provided the ultimate list of…

  • Kelty-journey-perfectfit-child-carrier
    Body After Baby,  Family,  Momma's Product Reviews

    Kelty Journey PerfectFit Child Carrier – Review

    Alright, this post is for my outdoorsy mommas, or the mommas who simply want to carry their child on their back comfortably. We all know how straining it can be to carry our babies on our hips. Let’s be honest it’s a workout all on its own, so when it comes to hiking or even navigating through a big crowd at the summer fair, carrying your child on your back, hands free is obviously a much better option. But that leads us to another question, which carrier is going to be the most comfortable for me and my baby? And which carrier will lend the most support to my back…