Six Simple Rules to Make New Parenting Easier

There are so many ideas and opinions about having babies and while the below are obviously my opinions I kept it short and simple for you. I hope this helps you calm down a little if you’re nervous about your parenting journey.

1. Three baby items you don’t need:
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Yes, I am skinnier than I was two kids ago (but please don’t judge me for it)

Ok, so some of you might hate me for this post, but as I’ve said before, this is my blog, so I get to say whatever I want. 🙂

So…I am so incredibly tired of hearing about how people are in shock, disbelief, disgust, etc towards women who look thin after giving birth.

From Princess Kate to model Sarah Stage, it’s all about how unbelievable it is that they look so great after or even before giving birth! I know there are so many women that gain weight in places they never even thought possible, but realistically, there are so many women that feel just as uncomfortable at the fact that their bodies barely change at all while pregnant. Continue reading

Savoring the “Last Time”

Since I’ve had Elliot, it’s made me think back on when Emery was a baby (not like she’s not now, but you know what I mean), and all her “last times.” It’s started out as something small. I was feeding Elliot and I thought to myself, “When was the last time Emery used the boppy?” I didn’t know it at the time, but I’m sure it just happened. We went from using it constantly to probably just a few times here and there to eventually picking it up and storing it in the closet for two years, until Elliot arrived. We didn’t know that day or night when we used it that it would be our last, but it was.

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I’m Still a Mom, Even Though I had a C-Section

I have reached the age, where everyone, everywhere around me is having a baby. You can’t scroll through Facebook without seeing at least two new posts about someone announcing they’re pregnant or just had their baby. And the amount of babies and kids posted on there are countless! I’m perfectly fine with that, I post multiple pics of my girls as long as I can capture a half way decent photo of them!

However, with all these new births, everyone has an opinion, from bottles to baby monitors, people literally start giving you their thoughts the second you even mention wanting to have a baby, hey i’m guilty of it too! One such opinion that really affected me personally though was the great c-section debate. Continue reading