Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Let’s face it, pregnancy is a life changing time in anyone’s life and eating nutritionally for the optimal health of the mom and baby is absolutely paramount. Ask any physician, expert or nutritionist and they will tell you that the average pregnant woman only needs about 300 extra calories a day!...more

Judging Other People's Joy and Why I Shouldn't Be Allowed on Pinterest

So you know how people who get to be super-old say stuff like “Back when I was young” or “In my day…” and then everyone rolls their eyes and takes pity on the poor old person who can’t get hip to the ways of today? Yeah, get ready to roll those eyes of yours because this thirty-something old timer is about to lay it down. Ok. Yesterday I was reading a benign article where the person was asking about etiquette or something, and they mentioned a “gender-reveal cake party.” Uh, two things wrong here: 1, I was reading something about etiquette?...more
"Oh wait, do you hate your friends? Then that makes sense." I laughed so hard and completely ...more

Who Needs Dating Sites When You've Got Facebook?

One of the very first things I encountered upon my arrival at BlogHer was a post about whether or now to trust online dating sites. Many here in the community have experience with such sites, likely with varying opinions and degrees of success.I can't say I have ever used one, although my boyfriend and soon-to-be fiance (we're looking at rings now) and I essentially met over the internet. Technically, we had met once or twice while we were in high school, but we never spoke beyond a simply introduction....more
Hi.  Love a love story so I am particularly glad I stopped by to read yours.  I also noted that ...more

Loss of memory after having kids...

Where do I begin? I think the biggest thing I am struggling with right now after having kids is my memory! I think it gets worse the more kids you have. Hannah was my 3rd pregnancy and after her my short term memory has disappeared. I remember things that happened a long time ago, but can't seem to remember anything recent. I forget birthday parties, handing in forms for the kids for school, and what I needed from the store. I will go downstairs to get meat out of the freezer and end up switching laundry over then going back upstairs! How horrible is that?...more
@Lorifitz thank you for your advice :) I will definitely be trying to alarm on my phone :)more


I thought hard about how to title this post, but nothing came to mind except the truth....more

28 Weeks Pregnant: The 7th month kicks in

At 28 weeks, I have now entered in to month number 7 of this 10 month (yes, you read right, 10 months!) slog of pregnancy. Quite unnervingly, with still almost 3 months to go, it's getting tough. The pains have increased greatly and for days on end I am in extreme discomfort in my lower back and hip joints....more

10 things a yummy mummy must do before the baby arrives.

  A little preparation ahead of time will go a long way to help make life easier once you're at home with your baby. Here is a short guide on some of the things you can do before those waters break!   1....more

18 Weeks of Pregnancy

According to TheBump my child is now about 5.6 inches long and about 6.7 ounces or the size of a sweet potato!Things that have come to light in the 18th week of my pregnancy:...more

Finding Hope in Kids

Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

As my due date fast approaches I’m scrambling to find time to relax and do lots of prenatal yoga. Not only that but I’m also reading up and preparing myself mentally for a natural, un-medicated birth. I’ve found that my Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth class has provided my husband and I information that is absolutely indispensible and a lot more informative than anything I’ve read about in the pile of books now collecting dust on my nightstand....more