"You're a Natural" -- How to Make a Child-free Woman Feel Awkward

In the past year and ESPECIALLY in the past few months, I’ve been surrounded by babies; particularly newborns.  My best friend and brother both had their firstborns within days of each other, so naturally a lot of photoshoots followed.As a result, my Instagram — once filled with nighttime debauchery in bars, glorious sunsets and #TBTs — instantly transformed into something that resembled an Anne Geddes account:...more

creating a new baby memory book

as a new mom of twin girls, i knew that i wanted to document as much of their first moments of life as possible. one of the best ways to do that is to put together a memory album – which you can either hand-make or buy a pre-made version at any baby store. no matter what type you plan to use to document your baby’s “firsts,” you can still put together something that’s meaningful to you and your family. i’ve compiled a list of keepsakes to think about saving to include in your baby’s memory book!...more

A Brief Guide to Buying a Baby Swing

Image source: Flickr...more

My daughter lied to me...

Addendum to The Boob Rules

Addendum to The Boob Rules (4 weeks and older)Addendum to The Boob Rules (to be implemented after baby is 4 weeks old)There are the hard and fast breastfeeding rules:#1 Feed the Baby ...more

Part 2 of My Interview with Human Milk Researcher, Shannon L Kelleher, PhD: Pre-term Infants and NEC

Thanks for valuable information. Successful breastfeeding can involve 8 simple ...more

Cantaloupe Puree

With temperatures soaring up to 100*F, summer is already here in Phoenix. Desert climate make summers really brutal. Just few minutes out in the sun becomes exhausting. In such hot days, cantaloupe when served cold, becomes very refreshing. I just love them. It is an excellent fruit to cool one’s body. ...more

Why making baby food at home is beneficial

Initially when I started feeding solids to my daughter, I started with Jar Foods. I used Earth’s Best Organic varieties. As a new mom and first baby, I had no idea on what to make and how to make baby food at home. For me jar food was an easy way out. But after few weeks of introduction to solids, she was more interested in the food I ate, then what was served to her....more

Just Like It Was Yesterday!

On November 7, 2013, I went into labor with Bambino.  It was about 3.30a when the first real contractions started.  I waited for an hour like the doctors suggested to see if the contractions are real by timing there frequency.  When the contractions started coming about two minutes apart, I knew this was the real deal and it was time for me to go to the hospital.  I woke up my husband and told him that I think it was time.  My contractions seem different the second time around because it didn't seem that painful than the first time.  It was about four fort...more

Baby's First Bath

I think it is fair to say I was a nervous new mother. ...more