The Only Baby Registry Guide You’ll Need

The Only Baby Registry Guide You'll NeedHey there! Congratulations on your new little one on the way! A baby registry (or even just making a list for yourself) has got to be one of the most head spinning times. There is SO much out there in the baby world, how do you even begin to choose what to get for your family?!

I was told that after 10 years as a nanny, 3 kids and now 5 years testing baby products I needed to create a baby registry list for moms to come to and see what my reccomendations are and I was elated to get started…until I realized that I have SO many great products to tell you all about. I edited and re-edited my list and seriously could not narrow it down. Then I called Jasmine (our co-founder) and unloaded my stress about this onto her. Her words to me?

“Which one would you recommend to your best friend?”

And so here we are! [Read more…]

What I Wasn’t Told About Postpartum Life

In no way should this be taken for medical advice. Please consult your physician if you have any medical needs or questions.

PostPartum Life

When you are pregnant for the first time, there is a train of information coming at you all about your baby. How to prepare for the delivery, what to take to the hospital, the essentials that you need when baby comes home, and lots and lots and lots of gear to choose from. Something that’s not really talked about too much? You, in all your postpartum glory. I don’t know if veteran moms are worried that we might scare our childless friends out of wanting children should they hear of the things you go through in the weeks following childbirth or if they’re simply too embarrassed to talk about it, but I am here to let it all out.

I am an open book to most people I meet. If you have a question, I will answer it with no reserve and definitely not sugar coated. I’ve been told by a few of my friends who are contemplating having children that they appreciate my transparency and honesty because they feel they are informed and ready to tackle parenthood and pregnancy when it happens. Why do I do this? Because in my first pregnancy and into postpartum, I would go through something crazy or confusing and mention it to a friend with kids or my mom and get “Oh yeah, I totally went through that. It sucked.” Which is great to hear (Yay! I’m not the only one!) but for me it’s frustrating because I’m a planner. [Read more…]

The Sisterhood of Motherhood: No More Mom Shaming


This post is sponsored by Similac.  I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own.

 

Whether you are a new mom or an experienced mom, motherhood is hard. There are struggles we all face while raising children, and we need to empower one another instead of putting each other down. Check out this video from Similac that highlights the true Sisterhood of Motherhood:

When I had my oldest son almost 9 years ago, online mom groups were nonexistent. I went to friends and relatives for information and advice. So years later when I had my youngest, online forums were a popular way to meet other moms who were experiencing similar frustrations and joys as yourself.  Thanks to these mom forums, I was able to make some incredible friendships and retain knowledgeable information that has helped me in raising my children.

Moms

However, with access to these types of forums and virtual social sites, I have personally seen moms putting each other down. In fact, mom-shaming has seemed to increase. What’s really upsetting is instead of moms being there for one another and showing compassion, they are being bullies, making topics that could be informational to one another, topics moms don’t want to discuss.

Some of these topics include: [Read more…]

Boppy Offers FREE Daily Burn Subscriptions

Boppy is a beloved company around here. The products they make are classic and helpful for all moms! The Boppy Pillow is a must have on my new-mom list because of it’s perfect positioning for feeding, as well as it’s many uses beyond feeding baby. I love that it not only is a huge help for tired arms while feeding baby, it is great for setting baby in to sit, PERFECT for tummy time training, and a helpful guide for when baby is starting to sit!Boppy Pillow Daily BurnBoppy understands that getting that pre-baby body back is a high priority for new moms, that’s why their award-winning Boppy infant support pillow is teaming with Daily Burn to support mom as well! [Read more…]