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Pregnancy + Birth

5 Postpartum Gift Sets for After Birth Recovery

Postpartum Gift Sets are a wonderful gift idea for any woman who has just given birth. With most gift-giving attention usually geared towards the baby, it can be lovely to include the mom, as well. These 5 postpartum gift sets will help mom recover from childbirth.  ...

10 Yummy and Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

Whether you're trying to make it through a workday or getting ready for a movie night (featuring a kick-ass movie about being pregnant), having some yummy and healthy pregnancy snacks on hand are an absolute must. These 10 smart pregnancy snack ideas are quick and...

3 Surprising Things About Unmedicated Childbirth

When people hear that I've birthed a baby without medication, there's one question that I'm always asked: What's it really like?  My one-line response is usually something along the lines of "It hurts like HELLLLL, but it's totally worth it." And I stand by that. But...

Breastfeeding

Dispelling Myths about Breastfeeding and Birth Control

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsTalkPlanB #CollectiveBias Breastfeeding and birth control is a huge source of confusion for many new moms. You've probably heard a lot of conflicting...

Easy Ways for Non-Nursing Partners to Bond with a Breastfed Baby

There's no question that breastfeeding is a wonderful way for a nursing mom to bond with her brand new baby. It's comforting for baby, and the constant skin-to-skin time is great for both mama and little one. But bonding with baby is not exclusively for moms who...

Pumping at Work: 3 Tips for Having “The Talk” With Your Boss

Returning to the workforce after giving birth is a tricky transition, especially if you're a breastfeeding mama who is going to be pumping at work. After you've built up a breastmilk freezer stash and stocked up on breastmilk-boosting teas comes perhaps the biggest...

Parenting + Family

5 Essential Books About Aspergers for Parents

What do you do after you learn that your child has Aspergers or high-functioning autism spectrum disorder? That's a big question that many parents face upon learning the news. Whether your receive a formal diagnosis or you suspect that your child might have Aspergers...

The Perfect After School Snack for Crazy Busy School Days

This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.   As soon as you have a little one attending school, scheduling can get REAL crazy REAL quickly. Between carpool drop-off lines and racing to get to sports practices,...

Start Your Mom Blog

Starting my own mom blog was one of the best choices I’ve made. And you know what? It was pretty freakin’ easy to do! Learn how to start your blog from scratch, build it with bomb resources, then grow it into a source of income for you and your family.

How to Start Your Blog

A step-by-step guide for complete beginners on how to start your own blog from absolute scratch.

Blogger's Resource Guide

All the resources (including a whole bunch of free ones!) to help you build that blog.

Make Money Blogging

Income reports and tips and tricks to turn your passion into actual income for you and your family.

The Only Two Things to Buy When You Start a Blog

When you start a blog, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what to purchase at the beginning and what can wait. If you want to be frugal and scrappy about starting a blog (which I completely recommend!!), this post will walk you through exactly what you need...

Blogging vs. Multi-Level Marketing Companies

Is starting a blog the same thing as joining a multi-level marketing company? This is one of the most common questions that I get asked from readers---and it's a smart, very fair question, in my opinion. The short answer? No. Starting a blog is not the same thing as...