Breastfeeding Series: Developing a good breastfeeding routine

Breastfeeding is all about supply and demand. So getting into a good routine is important to establishing and maintaining a healthy supply....more

9 Months or Bust

I am ungracefully stumbling into my 7th month of pregnancy. This is my experience - although I am sure many others can relate.1st MonthBy far the best month of being pregnant. The biggest and really - the only reason is because most women don’t know they’re pregnant.  It’s lovely! No puking, no irrational crying (well, aside from the feminine norm), no constant feeling of being hung-over, unless you indulged in several margaritas and tequila shots the night before! What’s not to love about month one? We are blissfully ignorant!...more

5 Kitchen Essentials for Making Homemade Baby Food

I've seen so many mamas on the Facebook groups that I'm apart of asking about how to make baby food, different recipes, tools to make baby food, etc. When Phoebe was just starting out on puree foods, I did try my hand at making different recipes. It was really easy and I enjoyed it. I also love knowing exactly what's going into her food. For a tiny baby, this is important....more
Very informative for new moms!more

Brain Developement In Children

Your eight-month old is sitting in her high chair. A bowl of pasta is in front of her and she is exploring the squiggly texture with her tiny fingers. She picks up a handful of it and it has almost reached her mouth. You’re mentally willing her to eat it. She looks up at you and smiles. A naughty sparkle creeps into her eyes and she promptly drops the pasta to the floor. She stares at it happily and laughs. Every parent faces this challenge at dinner time. But have you ever wondered why your child does this?...more

Focusing your attention on the important things

My son is six now, but I vividly remember the oh-so-brief period when he was a baby. He would sit on the floor with toys scattered all around him and either his Daddy or I would be on the floor nearby, watching him play and sometimes joining in to help him with his blocks or trucks. I never wondered if we were playing with our son in the "right" way or even if there was a "right" way to play with him. ...more

Why the Best Time to Travel Is With a Baby

Congratulations, you just had a baby. Maybe travel is the last thing on your mind right now. Maybe you think that when the baby is bigger, more independent, travel will be easier. Well, I’m here to tell you that it won’t be and that the best time to travel is with a baby.Why we stopped travelling with our children...more

Advice from One New Mom to Another

My daughter Emily is ten weeks old today, and I’m finally starting to feel less like a “new” mother.  I’m getting into a groove with motherhood and every day is a little bit easier.  Sunday I went to a friend’s baby shower and everyone who attended had the opportunity to write down some “new mom advice” for the mom-to-be.  I thought long and hard about what I wanted to write, but several things came to mind.  As a new mom myself, I felt like I could offer some pretty profound advice.  The concept of “new” motherhood is still so fresh in my mind.  I finally sett...more