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25 Inexpensive Baby Shower Gifts – Both Practical AND Affordable

Inside: You’ve been invited to a baby shower…but your budget for gifts is tiny. Don’t let that stop you from celebrating that baby! There are several inexpensive baby shower gifts that are both affordable and practical. Anything on this list is guaranteed to be a winning gift (and if it’s not? well, that’s what gift …

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Binge-Worthy Lactation Cookies with Fenugreek, Oats & Dark Chocolate

Inside: These lactation cookies with fenugreek and oats are so delicious that my husband ends up being the one begging ME to make them (yes, the man wants breastfeeding cookies – go figure). So if you are looking for easy and delicious ways to boost your milk supply and you like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, …

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9 Benefits of Formula Feeding for Mom (What I Wish I’d Known Sooner)

Inside: Whether you’re considering using formula from the beginning of your baby’s life, or are struggling to let go of breastfeeding and embrace exclusive formula feeding, knowing these nine benefits of formula feeding for mom (not baby) can give you the support you need to start using formula full-time with confidence. Before I had kids, …

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Bottle Feeding Equipment: What You Truly Need (& What to Skip)

Inside: Wondering what bottle feeding equipment you actually need when you’re first starting out, and what to skip? Get one bottle-feeding mom’s opinion on what’s essential, and what’s really not – with bottle-feeding supplies for both formula feeding parents and recommendations for pumping, bottle-feeding mamas, too. As any formula feeding or exclusively pumping mom can …

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Old School Boy Names (You Can’t Go Wrong with a Classic)

Inside: Searching for old school boy names that deserve to be brought back? For a classic baby boy name, choose from one of these traditional boy names. These old-fashioned, strong boy names are actually starting to stand out again, especially you see all those trendy names topping the popularity charts. I’m such a sucker for …

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Struggling with Body Image After Baby? 7 Things You Need to Hear

Inside: Struggling with body image after having a baby is one hundred percent normal. But you don’t need to stay there! These tips from a mom of two and postpartum personal trainer are tried and true ways to change perspective on your post-baby body and develop a strong, healthy postpartum body image. Once upon a …

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Baby Registry Tips for First-Time Parents: Make the Most of It!

Inside: There’s nothing like your first baby shower, where people are jumping up and down to buy you all the pretty (and expensive) things. Thank goodness because babies can be expensive! Make the most of it and avoid common mistakes with these baby registry tips for first-time parents. Are you a soon-to-be mom trying to …

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The Pros and Cons of Birthing Centers, And Why I Ultimately Chose a Hospital Birth

Inside: If you want a natural, unmedicated birth, a birthing center can be a great choice. However, you should consider both the pros and cons of birthing centers to consider before making a decision. Here is everything I considered about birthing centers before finally deciding on a hospital birth. Home, hospital or birthing center… which …

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Natural Birth in a Hospital: A Guide to Getting the Birth You Want

Inside: Are you planning a natural birth in a hospital, but you’re secretly wondering if it’s even possible? I’m here to tell you that YES, it is possible because I’ve done it. Here’s everything I did to prepare, both mentally and physically, along with my own natural, hospital birth story. Natural birth in a hospital …

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The Best Gift Ideas for Expecting Dads in 2021 – for Father’s Day, Christmas or Just Because

Inside: Looking for practical gift ideas for expecting dads that are actually useful for his upcoming debut as a father? These are hands-down the top 10 gifts every new dad can’t help but appreciate, with zero filler/fluff gifts. I’m a pretty practical gal, and so is my husband. We have five kids, and the more …

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