• 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

    Urgent Care

    Well, today was not our day. Today, I had to take my baby to urgent care for something I couldn’t help him with. Today, I felt helpless. Today, a fear of mine came true just having to take my baby to receive medical treatment. Today was just not our day. The morning started out like any other morning: diaper change, nursing, and some morning snuggles in bed. Dominic and I talked about his feet, hands, nose, and I told how much I loved him while giving him kisses on those chunky cheeks. What I noticed was that when I kissed his right side of his face, he winced and whined.…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    Fighting Within

    I recently read an article on a friend’s Facebook page that stated “motherhood is the equivalent of working two and a half full-time jobs.” Whomever decided to conduct this research, I seriously wanted to give them a high-five! At the end of the day when I’m exhausted, but can’t really show what it is that I’ve actually done all day to make me so tired… this quote hits the nail right on the head. I’ve kept a human being alive another day; that is an accomplishment in itself! What I’ve learned most in the past four months that our son has been in our lives is to go with the…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    Being Mommy

    The day our little one came into this world is a day our lives changed more than we could have ever imagined. Heck, the moment we found out we were expecting was a life changing moment! All the words in the world could not begin to describe the love I have for our baby boy and the joy I feel when I see his smile lighting up the room. It’s the best feeling holding someone so small and innocent while knowing that they are yours to cherish. With all this love, there also comes great challenges being a mommy. There’s the constant self doubt if you’re making the right decision…