What Happens When You Get To The Hospital To Give Birth

what happens when you get to the hospital to give birth
what happens when you get to the hospital to give birth

After having two babies I felt it was the right time to come back and share what really happens when you go into labor and give birth to your first baby. There are some very light and more to the science side of what to expect reads out there. This is going to be the real mom side of what you can expect. (If you are ready and/or trying to get pregnant read more here about how to get pregnant.) Continue reading “What Happens When You Get To The Hospital To Give Birth”

SAHM:What to do with your baby and kids all day

sahm what to do with your baby and kids all day
sahm what to do with your baby and kids all day

I think it is the most hilarious thing when people who don’t have kids say how fun and easy it must be to be a stay at home mom. They envision binge watching Netflix while cuddling on the couch all day. Ha! If you are a SAHM or WAHM you know that this is about as far from it as it can possibly get! Continue reading “SAHM:What to do with your baby and kids all day”

How To Relieve Constipation In Babies and Kids

how to relieve constipation in babies and kids
how to relieve constipation in babies and kids

Oh, the things that no ever tells you about when it comes to having your own children. You could never have imagined that you would care so much or talk so much about someone else’s poop! I can promise you that you will be proud of your baby for having regular bowel movements. I can also promise you that if your little one is not pooping regularly and is constipated you will go to bed thinking of poop. Continue reading “How To Relieve Constipation In Babies and Kids”

What To Do When Your Baby Is Sick

what to do when your baby is sick
what to do when your baby is sick  Sick Baby Girl by Kourtlyn Lott  CCby-nd2.00

Every time my little ones get sick I swear I will avoid germy places and sick kids like the plague. Then you slowly forget. Being sick as an adult is not very fun but I would take it 100 times over having sick kids! As a nasty head cold just made it’s way through my household and with two clingy, snotty and very grumpy little ones ravaging my house, all while I have a terrible sinus headache from the very same cold. Continue reading “What To Do When Your Baby Is Sick”

Amazing Tips for Holiday Travel with Kids

amazing tips for holiday travel with kids
amazing tips for holiday travel with kids

As a nanny, I was fortunate to be able to travel on a lot of pretty amazing trips! Of course with a slew of kids in tow! Today I wanted to share my very best tips and tricks to make holiday traveling with the kids faster,easier and more enjoyable. Continue reading “Amazing Tips for Holiday Travel with Kids”

How To Choose The Best Sitter For Your Kids!

how to choose the best sitter for your kids!
how to choose the best sitter for your kids!

Leaving your kids  with a sitter for the first time can be very nerve racking. Generally, we choose a family member that has experience with children and knows them well. Not everyone has that luxury, though. Maybe you have moved across the country for a job and don’t have any family in town. Asking friends can always be a great option and you can take turns so that you both get some time out. Continue reading “How To Choose The Best Sitter For Your Kids!”

Toys That Last: Evergreen Toys That Get Played With For Years To Come From A Longtime Nanny/Mom

toys that last evergreen toys/gifts that get played with for years to come from a longtime nanny/mom
toys that last evergreen toys/gifts that get played with for years to come from a longtime nanny/mom

As a babysitter since I was 11, nanny for 10 years and now mommy I have a lot of experience playing with kids! Christmas is rolling around and I was thinking of things to buy my kids that would be toys that last us for years to come. The evergreen toys the ones that will be played with for years and the ones that siblings will enjoy when they get passed down. Continue reading “Toys That Last: Evergreen Toys That Get Played With For Years To Come From A Longtime Nanny/Mom”

Why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer!

why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer
why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer

There is a reason that every new parent gets asked the question, are you getting any sleep? Newborn babies, while very sweet and precious do sleep a lot but they also wake up a lot. Yes, it’s not just your baby that is waking up every hour. I’m sure you are wondering why every hour? Is my baby okay? Am I doing something wrong? Can I do something different to help my baby sleep more? Continue reading “Why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer!”

What To Do When Your Baby Has To Be Held, Rocked, Bounced Or Nursed To Sleep

what to do when your baby has to be held, rocked, bounced or nursed to sleep
what to do when your baby has to be held, rocked, bounced or nursed to sleep

There are about a million forums online about mom’s desperately seeking sleep but their baby refuses to sleep unless rocked, bounced, or nursed to sleep. At some point your precious little baby got heavy and it’s taking an hour or more to get her/him to sleep. Mom and Dad are tired and just want to get their baby to sleep without all the fuss. Continue reading “What To Do When Your Baby Has To Be Held, Rocked, Bounced Or Nursed To Sleep”

5 Tips To Soothe A Gassy Baby

5 tips to soothe a gassy baby
5 tips to soothe a gassy baby

Your perfect new little baby just cannot be soothed. Baby is fed, burped, changed, swaddled, not sleepy but for some reason, that little bundle is just not happy. The usual culprit is gas bubbles. Sweet tiny little humans, have a very immature GI tract and just cannot quite get their little body to do what they need it to do(pass gas). Continue reading “5 Tips To Soothe A Gassy Baby”