Financial Must-Dos Before Baby

There are a lot of financial changes that come along with having a baby. It’s important to analyze your finances before your baby comes or even before pregnancy in order to best prepare for this life change.  You want to know the costs of having a baby to make sure you …

The Ultimate Baby Registry Guide

When you first get pregnant, there is so much on your mind that it can be very stressful.  From symptoms and what’s going on in your body to how your life is going to change after the baby comes, you can’t help but feel completely overwhelmed. When I found out …

How to Organize Your House Before Bringing Home the New Baby

Whether it’s your 1st or 4th child, you need to organize your home in preparation for a new baby. If you get this done before you bring your baby home, you’ll be much more relaxed and it will make life a whole lot easier. Learn how to organize your house …

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Postpartum Recovery

It seems like shortly after having a baby, the traumatic memories of childbirth quickly fade before it’s time for the next one.  That’s what happened to me at least.  I soon forgot about all of the pain and torture that labor was, both before and after delivering the baby.  Even …

The Itchy Pregnant Belly Cure You Have to Try!

Toward the end of my pregnancy, my belly started to itch like crazy!  This is due to the skin becoming so stretched out which triggers the itchy sensation on your skin. There’s also another cause for this which is brought about by a rash on your belly called PUPPP (Pruritic …

9 Symptoms During The Last Month Of Pregnancy

So I’m one of those women who actually doesn’t mind being pregnant, in fact, I actually like being pregnant! Until the last month that is. The first 8 months are usually smooth sailing for me.  Sure, I’m more tired in the beginning (luckily no nausea), but just knowing I’m growing …

Real Mom Fears About Having A Second Child

Ever since getting pregnant with my 2nd child when my daughter was only 6 months old, not only did I feel the intense pressure of how am I going to handle 2 kids, but more-so was this irrational fear that I couldn’t possibly love another baby as much as I …

Gift Ideas for a New Mom – That She Actually Wants!

When a woman in your life just had a baby, it may be tough to find the perfect gift for them.  Sure, tiny baby clothes and bows are adorable and flowers and balloons are great for celebrating, but what do you think new moms really want?? If they’ve already had …

Neutral Nursery on a Budget

We just finished our son’s nursery and I’m so happy with the end result! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t as into decorating the second time around, but once we got started, I was really into it.  Now that it’s come together nicely, I just can’t wait for his arrival. This …

DIY Hospital Birth Announcement

I made this super easy sign for photos when Brayden is born.  It has some twine already attached to hang on the hospital door and I’ll also place it in the hospital bassinet with him to take pictures. I got all of the supplies at Michael’s and you don’t even …