Understanding Wake Windows: What Every Parent Should Know

As a new parent, you may have heard the term “wake windows” thrown around when discussing your baby’s sleep schedule. But what exactly are wake windows, and why are they important? Here we will explain the basics of wake windows as well as offer tips and tricks on how to work with them to help … Read more

Breastmilk vs Formula: Which is Best for Your Baby’s Nutrition?

When it comes to feeding your baby, one of the key decisions you’ll face is whether to breastfeed or use formula. Both options have their advantages and considerations, and it’s important to make an informed choice that suits your baby’s needs and your lifestyle. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the topic of breastmilk … Read more

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a natural and essential way to provide nutrients and immunity to your baby. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life, followed by continued breastfeeding with the addition of solid foods until at least two years of age. The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous and … Read more

Tips for Returning to Work After Birth: A Guide for Breastfeeding Mothers

Returning to work after giving birth can be a challenging time for new mothers, especially when trying to balance work and breastfeeding. There are many factors to consider, such as childcare, pumping, and balancing work and family life. One thing is for sure, planning your transition back to work will help you explore options so … Read more

Importance of Self Care for Mothers

There have been several studies that support the importance of self-care for mothers. For example, a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology found that mothers who reported engaging in more self-care activities reported higher levels of well-being, which in turn was linked to better family functioning and fewer behavior problems in their children. … Read more

Newborn Baby Care Tips

Welcoming a precious newborn into your family is an incredible experience that comes with both joy and responsibility. As a new parent, it’s natural to feel a mix of excitement and apprehension. To help you navigate this remarkable journey, we’ve compiled a collection of essential tips for newborn baby care. By following these guidelines, you’ll … Read more

Preparing for Childbirth and Delivery

As a new parent, the thought of childbirth and delivery can be daunting. However, with some careful planning and preparation, you can ease your worries and ensure a smoother transition into parenthood. In this article, I’ll share some tips that helped me prepare my home, pack for the hospital, and get my mind ready for … Read more

Surviving the First Few Weeks with a Newborn

Bringing home a newborn is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming and exhausting. The first few weeks with a newborn can be challenging for new parents as they adjust to their new roles and the demands of caring for a newborn. In this blog post, we will discuss tips for surviving the … Read more

Essential items for New Mothers

Becoming a new mother is an exciting yet overwhelming time. It’s important to have all the necessary items for both mom and baby to make the transition as smooth as possible. In this article, I will discuss the essential items for new mothers, as well as what to expect after having a baby. Introduction After … Read more

6 Week Postpartum Update

I’ve decided that on top of my regular blog posts I’m going to start to document my postpartum journey with my newborn. I will be discussing my day to day, milestones, as well as anything exciting or not so exciting that happened throughout the week.  Backstory My birth story is pretty unique. I was in … Read more

Is My Breast Milk Supply Decreasing?

This seems to be a big question in the due date and breastfeeding Facebook groups that I’m a part of. Most women believe if their breasts aren’t the size of basketballs and firm to the touch, that their breast milk supply could be in danger. Let’s start off on the topic of supply and demand. … Read more

3 Things No One Told Me About Breastfeeding

Three things no one told me about breastfeeding an supply

When it comes to breastfeeding, there truly is a learning curve. Many women work to overcome an abundance of obstacles. My blog post about breastfeeding difficulties highlights struggles many breastfeeding mothers face.  Breastfeeding is a full time job. If you choose to breastfeed for a full year, you could be spending up to 1,800 hours … Read more

10 Baby Registry Items to Bookmark

Now that I’ve had my second baby I’ve owned a variety of different baby products over the years. I had a pretty big baby shower for my first born and was extremely lucky that most people stuck to purchasing from my registry and I was able to have most of the items I needed. I … Read more

The Difficult Breastfeeding Journey

The first time I attempted to breastfeed was two years ago when I had my firstborn. It was the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced. I wrote an article about some things I was never told before I started breastfeeding. When people say breastfeeding is a full time job, they’re most certainly telling the truth. For … Read more