Before I had my daughter I always figured starting solids with a baby would be easy and fun because, well, food is yummy. I thought the hardest part would be cleaning up all baby food that would end up splattered everywhere afterwards. Boy, was I wrong! Click to read more...
Happy Friday everyone!! I am loving the #switchtosustainable challenge hosted by Balm Baby and All About Cloth Diapers (alongside a bunch of other fabulous sponsors and influencers) during this entire month of July on social media. So in the spirit of being more green and spreading awareness, I wanted to share some simple ways that you can make a difference too. Even the smallest thing counts and adds up in a big way over time!! Click to read more...
Mom-shaming. It's one of the latest trendy ways of explaining a specific kind of adult bullying. Interestingly enough I haven't heard the term dad-shaming yet, not that it doesn't exist because we all know that's a whole big issue in and of itself, but let's leave that elephant be for now. Back to mom-shaming for a moment. It's no wonder we are so critical of ourselves as parents when every other parenting article is somehow related to mom-shaming... click to read more.
I found this book by Robert Holden, Ph.D., tucked away today while I was cleaning. I've read it before but decided to start reading it again.
It's been almost nine months since I had my baby. That's nine month of enjoying our new life together. Nine months of love, kisses, hugs, and snuggles. Nine months of not dieting. Nine months of just loving my postpartum body. Often when I meet people that I haven't seen in a while, one of the first things I get asked is in relation to my baby weight. I started noticing this when I was about two months postpartum. This is what modern society has conditioned us to do. Instead of asking about my baby, her health and development or my health and recovery after birth, people are choosing to ask about my weight.
Today I'm going to share some tips that have helped me on my nursing journey and I hope maybe they can help you or another mom as well.
Cloth diapers are the new gateway drug. It's the best way to describe it. It all starts so innocently with a few cloth diapers and next thing you know you have a beehive in your backyard and are trying to make your own yogurt for breakfast. I see it happening to unsuspecting parents all the time. It's probably happening to you and you might not even know it yet! Or you're like me and have wholeheartedly embraced it.
I love sharing ideas, recipes, quotes, advice, really anything that brings joy and happiness to both my life and the lives of others. Only thing I don't like sharing is chocolate. Just ask my husband. So I thought, why not start a blog? I played around with the idea in my mind for about a … Continue reading Ready for Real Reviews
I can't believe it's Friday already. This week flew by way too fast. It makes me realize just how important it is to enjoy each and every day. So to remind myself to slow down and not take anything for granted, here are 5 things I'm appreciative of this week: Tubby time. Nothing cuter than … Continue reading Appreciating the Little Things
Look at these cute little booties. Just one of many - too many - completely unnecessary things I bought when I was pregnant. Ironically, I spent countless hours researching products, reading reviews, and comparing prices, yet I still fell for all the marketing and hype. Being a first-time-mom on a budget I wanted to make … Continue reading Baby Booties, the Telltale Sign of a First-Time Mommy