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Our Feeding Must-Haves

Our Feeding Must-Haves

Humans are made to eat, right? But our little minions start getting selective about what and how they eat, making our lives more complicated. Mealtime becomes a little less peaceful and a lot more belligerent, for lack of better words. Not only does having Café Baby ready to go in the freezer make mealtime easier, but having the right feeding accessories can help a bunch too! Here are our feeding must-haves. 

NICU Awareness Month - A Peek into NICU Life

NICU Awareness Month - A Peek into NICU Life

September is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month and, while you might already know that a NICU is an important area in many hospitals, many parts of these unique places are often surprising too! As a NICU nurse – and former NICU patient myself – I wanted to share a few of the things many people don’t know about NICU life. 

We Need to Talk... About Perinatal Mood Disorders

We Need to Talk... About Perinatal Mood Disorders

And at the end of the day, if you (or someone you love) end up needing help, ask for it. Know that you’re not alone and know that you don’t have to deal with these emotions and feelings by yourself. There are people, places and things available to you. Even if you’re not sure exactly what may be going on with you or your loved one. We know our new babies need a lot of attention and support, and sometimes moms do too. So reach out. We’re here for you.

The Ultimate Gift Guide for New Parents

The Ultimate Gift Guide for New Parents

Isn't it stressful finding just the perfect gift for the new momma in your life? It's hard to find the balance between functional and cute and not ...

15 Hacks for Introducing New Foods to Toddlers

15 Hacks for Introducing New Foods to Toddlers

Why do kids get picky?! The University of California San Francisco tells us that kids can become picky eaters for a number of reasons. It could be:...

Scared of food allergies? Here's what you can do.

Scared of food allergies? Here's what you can do.

When your baby starts solids through their first birthday is the critical window to regularly feed them peanuts, tree nuts and baked eggs. Your baby’s immune system is always changing through the first year and regular feedings of 2g of protein have been shown to help babies learn that these foods are safe. 

Parenting in a Pandemic

Parenting in a Pandemic

As I laid in bed, thinking to myself “I’ll do better tomorrow” and filled my head with negativity, I reminded myself that this will likely never happen again. My oldest daughter will never be home all day, every day with nothing to do. She’s heading off to kindergarten soon too, which is a whole other soft spot. My youngest daughter will never be eight months old again. My husband will never be working from home again, able to play with the girls during his breaks and have lunch as a family every day. This time is something to cherish, not wish away so we can get back to the hustle and bustle of our past lives. It makes you wonder - is a global pandemic what it took to make us SLOW DOWN and enjoy life, our kids, our husband, ourself (gasp) more?

How to Survive Your First Trip Away from Baby

How to Survive Your First Trip Away from Baby

The tricky part is: you only leave your baby for the first time once. You learn from that experience and it helps you in the future. But it’s never going to be as emotionally difficult as that initial trip. You don’t need to be bogged down with logistical stresses on top of that heartache. I’m sharing my thoughts and tips with you in hopes that you can show up to your first outing as the best version of yourself. Whether it’s a business meeting, girl’s trip, or couples-only retreat. Yes, you’ll miss your little peanut. But we can clear out a lot of that other noise so you can enjoy and be present.

The Tricks of Breastfeeding, Pumping and Traveling

The Tricks of Breastfeeding, Pumping and Traveling

Despite all the laws that are in place by congress, employers rarely place any sort of emphasis on following or implementing them. Within 4 weeks of returning back to work from maternity leave, my once over-abundant supply of breastmilk dipped to almost an astounding 40%. I was devastated, but I didn’t let the fear of my supply dropping get me into a panic. I found a few resources that really helped me out.

Pumping at Work - 5 Keys to Success

Pumping at Work - 5 Keys to Success

While I learned all of these things on the fly as I was pumping three times a day, each of these tips have helped me achieve more than a year of being a working and pumping mama. As challenging as it sometimes has been, continuing my breastfeeding journey by pumping at the office has made me feel connected to my baby all the time. It was the one thing that eased some of the separation anxiety I experienced early on. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Extending love to others: Our adoption story

Extending love to others: Our adoption story

Our parenting plan includes raising him with an understanding and appreciation of his unique story and the loving sacrifice his birth mother made for him. Adoption and fostering are words we use in our home as we model our family core value: love makes us family. I will forever be in awe that I am his mom which is both an honor and a privilege.

There is room in your heart for two littles

There is room in your heart for two littles

I’m writing this blog in two parts. So here goes Part 1.   July 27, 2019 The double lines on our pregnancy test brought us so much joy back in Octo...
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