• Boppy-ComfyFit-Carrier
    Baby Products

    Boppy ComfyFit Carrier Review – What You Need To Know Before Buying

    With a little one on the way, it’s probably got you thinking about what life will be like once they’re here. While envisioning your life with your new little one, an important thing you may want to consider is how you want to transport your baby. Meaning, do you want to lug your baby around in their heavy car seat wherever you go? Do you want to deal with a big awkward stroller when navigating crowds? Or do you want to wear your baby in a carrier? If you’re reading this post, it’s likely you’ve chosen the latter method of carrying your baby. So, if this is the case, you…

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    Baby Products,  Bringing Home Baby,  Momma's Product Reviews

    Shopping Cart Cover For Baby – Is It Necessary?

    When it comes to public places, its to be that germs are lurking everywhere. Before having a baby, I was somewhat germ conscious, but nothing like I am now. As a parent, you quickly realize that every public place is a breeding ground for germs. Naturally, it is our instinct to protect our little ones from anything dangerous or potentially harmful. Which is the reason we jump to cover their face as soon as someone coughs nearby or the reason we request that new visitors wash their hands before holding them. These are all obvious health hazards in terms of germs, but what we often fail to realize is that…

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    Momma's Recipes,  Parenting

    Healthy Toddler Meals – What My 1 Year Old Eats In A Week

    Let’s face it, one of the hardest parts of ‘adulting’ is meal planning. Trying to figure out meals for the week while trying to mix it up every now and then is truly one of my greatest struggles. Throw in an opinionated and very hungry toddler to the mix, and it’s a recipe for disaster – pun intended. The thought of Hayvn going off formula and transitioning to 3 meals a day was one of my worst nightmares as a new mom. I could barely plan healthy balanced meals for myself without getting stuck in a rut, and now I had to do it for someone else too? Well, if…

  • Prepare-For-Motherhood
    Guest Features,  Momma Love,  Parenting

    5 Things the Military Taught Me That Prepared Me For Motherhood

    Guest Feature By Willy Burden www.youareequipped.com My senior year in high school, I was faced with a decision: to go to a 4-year university or to join the military.  To make a long story short, I chose the latter.  Going off to the military seemed like the best choice for me because I wanted to get away from home, leave everything behind, and start on an adventure.  Besides, the Air Force recruiter convinced me to join because of all the military benefits. One that interested me the most was college tuition assistance.  Fast forward to September of 1997, I was shipped off to boot camp without any inclination of what…

  • 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
    Guest Features,  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…