The obvious benefits of breastfeeding can’t be ignored. It is just too good for you and your baby to not consider it (read about those benefits in plain English here).That doesn’t make it easy though and it definitely doesn’t come naturally for everyone, some moms really have to work at it. It is very easy to want to give up because your baby is hungry and crying and everyone is tired. Continue reading “8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier!”
I am a planner by nature. I like to research and have a good idea about most big decisions before I dive in. I think it gives me more comfort in thinking that I will succeed if I have more information on a subject. That being said when me and my husband decided we were ready to try for a baby I wanted to know all about how to make a baby. I wanted my little bundle to be the healthiest and smartest with the best opportunities in life from the very start! We were extremely fortunate to get pregnant on the first try both times. I feel like learning my body and preparing it definitely was a large factor it that. Continue reading “How To Get Pregnant On The 1st Try!”
When I was ready to start trying to get pregnant I started doing heavy research into how to get pregnant, how to have the healthiest pregnancy and how to give my newborn the best. Breastfeeding was something I knew very little about. Honestly, I knew it was good for babies, period. End of story that’s all I had ever really heard about it. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Breastfeeding In Plain English”
Back to school makes everyone feel a lot of emotions. Kids are anxious, excited, nervous and sometimes bummed summer is over. Mom’s are anxious, stressed, excited, worried, overwhelmed and sometimes bummed summer is over too. However, your family is feeling, having a back to school routine can really ease the transition and keep the peace in your home. Continue reading “The Back To School Routine You Need To Try!”
In the life of a SAHM, WAHM, and WM, we want our children to be active and have an enriched life. Mommy and me classes can be a great way to give a little structure to an activity and spend some time together. Keep in mind this doesn’t have to be just mom’s. Dads are awesome, grandparents are great, aunts and uncles are cool, older siblings are amazing and even the nanny or sitter can join in the fun too. Continue reading “Mommy And Me Classes! Where To Find Different Options And Why To Take Them!”
When your kids are ready to head off to full-time schooling it may be a sigh of relief for you and your budget. If your work schedule allows you to work during their school hours, then you are set and don’t have to pay for child care anymore. For many parents, though, before or after school childcare comes into play so that they can get to and from work for the daily 9-5. Continue reading “10 After School Childcare Options”
I have to start this post by admitting a secret to you all. I am not the best at eating my veggies( I fake it in front of my kids). I have major issues with texture and my parents let me be fairly picky growing up.
I love to eat healthily and know how to eat healthily but definitely, fall short in the veggie area. In comes the spinach smoothies! They help me achieve higher veggie servings. Spinach smoothies also help kiddos that are picky eaters and aren’t getting enough veggies( not just 1 crazy lady). Continue reading “Kid Friendly Berry Spinach Smoothies”
As August comes to an end it is time to get ready for back to school and all that comes with it. Mornings are generally a rush to get out the door and most families don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast. Of course, we all want our kids to eat healthily and have the brainpower and energy for their day at school( that way they can become a doctor, president, astronaut or whatever they can dream up!). Continue reading “To-Go Breakfast Ideas For Kids”
Summer break is such a great and memorable time for kids. Sleeping in, staying up late and playing outside all day long! Us mom’s get to sleep in a bit and enjoy a more leisurely pace throughout the day( who am I kidding we usually get up anyways to get things done and spend the day trying to keep the “I’m bored” comments to a minimum). Continue reading “How To Prepare To Go Back To School”
After you have kids it may be a little intimidating to head out to a restaurant like you used to. It’s a little terrifying that your little angel will scream and throw a tantrum right in the middle of the place and there you will be either the crazy yelling parent or the trying to calm it down but it’s not working parent. Both alternatives sound awful so the easy choice is just not to go out. But if you don’t take them with you then they won’t learn those social setting skills.