Breastfeeding: A Series {My Story}

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Routines: A must or a bust? ...more

The Buying Guide When You're Having a Baby

Each year, hundreds of new baby products hit the shelves promising to make parenting easier in some essential, can’t-live-without-it way. Sometimes they are downright innovative, and sometimes they’re just plain silly. How can a new parent tell which is which? Instead of buying into all the marketing hype, realize that we really need very little to raise our babies in a comfortable and healthy way. This Crib Sheet will guide you though what you really need to buy or borrow. ...more
We adopted a newborn and the advice given is to wait until baby is born for just about ...more

6 Things This Mom Learned in the First 6 Months

Today, my baby is 6 months old. I can't believe how fast the time has gone! And naturally, after 6 months, I am a parenting expert so I am sharing with you... 6 Things I Learned in 6 Months of Mommyhood 1. You can't plan. There is no schedule. You should plan on having no idea what is gong to happen next....more
Love this!  I hated the advice thing.  And Aubrey slept in her car seat for like the first four ...more

Traveling with an infant...oh my!

Traveling with a sweet baby ...more

Is a Mother’s Life Her Own?

 The Joy of MotheringIs it true that once you have a child, you life is not your own?...more
The "bond" between mother and child is so overrated. It's important to stay an individual even ...more

Emmett's Birth Story (Finally!)

I've wanted to write this story since it happened, but finding the words to describe that day has been so difficult. I read this beautiful birth story today, so I'm feeling inspired. I will do my best to remember the details. I can't believe it has been 9 months! My water broke at 12:30 am on the night of July 1st. 30 minutes into July. ...more

Little Bean's BIG reveal!

Yesterday was an amazing day. Seeing our sweet bean moving about and covering it's face when the sonographer came near it...sticking hands in mouth...pulling knees to was a word...fantastic! And finding out everything is healthy and just perfect was so reassuring! Today marks halfway, and we just cannot wait to meet our little bean! ...more

Final thoughts on gender...

Damn, how many times can I say/type gender in one day?! Between facebook, twitter and the blog, it's getting ridiculous over the last few weeks and people are probably ready to start throwing tomatoes. ...more

What's in a name? : The Baby Name Game

What's in a name? A lot, actually. It's your identity, how you're known, how you're referred to. My mom has told me stories of all the names she thought about naming me, including Bonnie Blue. Yes, inspired by Gone With The Wind. But it didn't win out. Beth was also a choice, until my aunt stated that I could someday be called "Big Beth," (no offense to anyone named Beth, you'd just have to know my aunt) but that wasn't a solid option either. She had a dream that she named me Katie Jo. And there it was. THE name. ...more