Growing Our Family Blog
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Going to the beach used to be easy, we would wake up and were quickly out the door. Throw some flip flops and some sunscreen in a bag and that was it. Now, with our Son, there is a whole process to making sure we have everything we need before bringing baby to the beach. […]
The third trimester – congratulations, you’ve made it to the end! This can be the best and worst of the trimesters. On the plus side, you get to do a lot of the “big” stuff. You can feel all of the baby movements, and you can start the countdown until you meet your little one. […]
This past weekend, we went on our first long road trip with our 7-month-old. I was dreading the trip, and assumed it was going to be the worst 8 hours of my life. After doing loads of research and asking other parents for advice, we were able to make the drive there and back with […]
You’ve made it to the second trimester! This is what most women consider to be the best trimester. Here is what you can expect from weeks 13 to 28. If you prefer to listen instead of read, check out my podcast on this topic here. This post may contain affiliate links, which mean that I may […]
Teething can turn the happiest of babies into a crying, weepy mess. Here are some tips to help you spot the signs of teething and stop the tears – for the both of you. If you prefer to listen instead of read, check out my podcast on this subject here. When does it start? Teething, […]
You’re pregnant, now what?? This is a guide to everything you need to know in the first trimester of pregnancy week by week. What to do, what not to do, and tips to make it to that 12 week mark. My posts contain affiliate links, which mean that I may earn a small commission from […]
If your baby is ready to start eating solids, you might want to consider making your own homemade baby food. What seems like a daunting task, really only takes a few hours a month to prepare. Here are some tips for getting started! If you prefer to listen instead of read, check out my podcast […]
Many first-time moms may not realize that you have to select a pediatrician before the baby is born. Some hospitals will assign one after birth, but most parents need to have one lined up in advance. This guide will help you determine when to start looking and tips for choosing a pediatrician. If you prefer […]
Going back to work can be a very hard time for most moms. To add to this stress, you now have to figure out how to manage your pumping schedule and keeping up supply, all while actually getting your work done. Here are some tips for pumping at work to make your life easier. If […]
If you are expecting, or trying to go back to work, you will most likely need to find childcare for your child(ren). The best daycares and nanny’s book up quickly, so it is important to start your search early. This post is intended to help you decide which form of childcare is best for your […]