• Baby,  Tips

    Remedies for Babies with a Cold: Help Your Baby Feel Better

    Having a cold at any time of the year is tough. However, when your baby has a cold, now that is a different story! Suddenly, you’re willing to pray to anyone who can give you the sickness instead so that their suffering ends. You’re also willing to try all remedies for babies to help your little one feel better faster. Recently, my 10-month-old son had back-to-back colds and when I tell you I was exhausted, I truly meant EXHAUSTED. It started out with just teething symptoms like extra drool and extra snot plus the fussiness of the discomfort. Then it escalated to slight fevers, more discomfort, not sleeping, a nasty…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    How I dealt with infertility diagnosis

    The time came for my husband and me to get to that next chapter in our relationship. We had been married for a couple of years, established ourselves in some great career positions, and felt that we were ready for another journey. The journey we had hoped for was the parenthood journey! Now was the time to stop the birth control and just have some fun. Pregnancy would come after the birth control had worn off and we would soon be sharing the news with our loved ones that we were expecting! Unfortunately, our journey to pregnancy did not go so flawlessly. After deciding to start a family, I talked…

  • Baby,  Breastfeeding,  Motherhood

    Successful Breastfeeding Tips: Advice for First Time Moms

    It was such a happy time in a mine and my husband’s lives when we found out that our family was growing. To be honest, it was also a little frightening. When you find out that you are expecting, all sorts of worry and decisions cross your mind seemingly at once. How are you going to announce your news? What kind of crib do you want? Or a bassinet instead? Disposable or cloth diapers? Plastic or glass bottles? Breastfeed or formula? All of these decisions need to be made by the time your baby enters this world. While it seems like 40 weeks is a long time to have to…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    7 Tips for Choosing the Right Daycare for Your Little One(s)

    Finding the right early childhood education environment for your little one(s) can be a stressful process. There are several questions floating through parents’ minds when it comes to which facility would be the best fit for their family: How many days will I need to have my child in care? How much will it cost? How will I be able to trust a stranger with my child? How do I know if I’m choosing the right place? As someone who has worked in the early childhood education setting, worked for a state licensing agency, and have searched for the right daycare for my own child, I have put together a…

  • Baby,  Breastfeeding,  Motherhood

    8 Things I Didn’t Know About Having Kids

    Having my son is by far one of the hardest and best things I have ever done in my life. But no matter how much i prepared for my son’s arrival, how many books I read, how many videos I watched, how many classes I took, or the amount of conversations I had with veteran mamas, nothing completely prepared me for this motherhood journey. Here are eight things I didn’t know about having kids. 1. Sleep will never be the same You always hear people tell you when you’re pregnant to “get your sleep now” as if you can somehow roll over those extra hours into some magical bank and…