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How to make Postpartum Padsicles. You may have heard of a padsicle, but what are they and how do you make one? A Padsicle is essentially just a soothing ice pack for your lady bits after birth that doubles as a normal pad. Postpartum pain in your nether regions can be intense, so you will […]
Introducing cow’s milk to your toddler can be intimidating for most parents. There are so many questions and gray areas around this transition, but hopefully these tips will help you make the switch. My posts may contain affiliate links; this means that I may earn a small commission from your purchase, with no extra cost […]
Wherever you decide to give birth (home, hospital, or birth center), you have control over your own environment. However, some places, like a hospital, will be more limiting on what you can bring or how you can alter the room than if you were to give birth at home. Did you know that creating a […]
Choosing a breast pump can be overwhelming at first with all of the different options out there. There are a few factors that come into play when you are making a selection, so hopefully this guide will help you in your decision. My posts may contain affiliate links, which means that I may earn a […]
If you ask any mom forum or online chat what the best double electric pump is, chances are you will be bombarded with other moms praising the Medela Pump in Style or the Spectra S1/S2. I was lucky enough to purchase both the Medela and the Spectra S2 for my pumping needs. On maternity leave, […]
Shopping with kids can cause anxiety in even the most mellow parents. Something about taking your child to a store for an extended period of time and expecting them to behave seems so far fetched. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best tips from other moms on making your shopping experience more enjoyable. […]
Diaper rash normally occurs in babies around their diaper areas. It’s usually related to wearing wet or soiled diapers, sensitive skin, or even having the diaper chafe the skin. Seeing your precious little with this rash can be alarming at first, but it typically goes away with a few home remedies. Tune in to this […]
Many women are not ready to share the news with everyone early in their pregnancy. This can be particularly hard during the holidays when you are surrounded by friends and family, and there is usually lots of drinking involved. Here are some tips for hiding a pregnancy during the holiday season if you are not […]
With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start implementing those family Christmas traditions. Whether that’s continuing traditions from your childhood, or creating new ones, here are some ideas for some family bonding time. Tune in to this week’s podcast episode if you prefer to listen instead of read: Episode 27 My posts […]
Nutrition in the First Year For more information on nutrition in the first year of life, check out Episode 25 of the Growing Our Family Parenting Podcast where we talk with Jeannie Marrugo from Cafe Baby. The following contains some of the top nutrient requirements your baby should receive in the first year of their […]