• 5 Ways to Save Your Breastfeeding Journey
    Breastfeeding

    5 Ways to Save Your Breastfeeding Journey

    “It’s a natural process,” they said. “Your body and your baby will know what to do,” they said. Ummm… not so much! Breastfeeding, as natural as it is supposed to be, is the furthest natural thing I have ever done with my first-born. It is challenging, stressful, uncomfortable, and confusing. At the same time, it can be beautiful! However, my breastfeeding journey was not without it’s trials and tribulations. How did I save my breastfeeding journey? As a new mom, I made the decision early on in my pregnancy that I would try to breastfeed my baby. I didn’t put too much pressure on myself to breastfeed. I was open…

  • Baby,  Early Childhood Education

    4 Benefits of Using Baby Sign Language

    Did you know there is a way to communicate with your child before he/she is able to speak? As a person with a background in caring for toddlers for several years in an early childhood education setting, I will be the first to tell you how difficult it is to communicate with toddlers. Imagine having multiple toddlers yelling and/or screaming at you all at once trying to express their needs. It is difficult for a caregiver (no matter how many babies they are caring for) to pinpoint what a young human needs at this age because of their underdeveloped communication skills. As a teacher, I learned how to communicate with…

  • Breastfeeding

    6 Real Life Tips on Breastfeeding

    Let’s be real; breastfeeding is HARD! Breastfeeding is even harder as a first-time mom because honestly, you don’t have a clue as to what you are doing or what you are supposed to be doing. Yes, there are all these resources available out there to tell you what to do. However, when the time comes to actually do the breastfeeding thing, it can prove to be challenging. I consider myself a studious person who has always had a plan for everything in my life (even when the plan doesn’t actually go according to MY plan). But breastfeeding… that had my life on a whole other level! Recently, I celebrated the…

  • Motherhood,  Tips

    Transition Baby to Their Own Room Smoothly with these 5 Tips

    Recently, my little family decided it was time to transition baby to his own room and for Mommy and Daddy to have our own space again. This was a decision we made that took some time to execute. Honestly, it was hard for me to come to terms with letting go of the reins and letting our baby have his own space. After all, my son is now 14 months old and would most definitely benefit from having his own room. The baby clothes are just taking over! Considerations to Transition Baby to Their Own Room To preface a little, we were living in a space where my husband and…

  • Motherhood,  Tips

    19 Goals for Moms to Follow in 2019

    Being a mom is such a special gift. The joy of raising a tiny human into their own person and the amount of things you learn about yourself while being their mom is truly life changing. But, let’s be real, it a hard job! As much as I fantasize about the perfect day frolicking through the flowers while my son giggles and smiles, that’s not what everyday motherhood entails. Some days are messy. Some days are a disaster. Some days are just too hard. But we get through it and we make it work; it might not be a pretty picture everyday, but it’s a picture nonetheless. I have officially…