Using Natural/Homemade Soap Bars

Let me just tell you this: I used to hate using bars of soap. I always thought it was less clean than using a lufa (Really, Anne? Really?). On top of that, bars of soap always left me feeling like my skin was pulled too tight and it was so incredibly dry all the time. Not…… Continue reading Using Natural/Homemade Soap Bars

Infant Sleep – Not As Scary As It Seems

Infant sleep is often considered a four-letter word. No parent going through it really wants to talk about how much their baby is sleeping, because the answer is usually, “NOT ENOUGH!” Short naps, not falling asleep when they’re tired, waking constantly at night – there just aren’t enough hours in the day for parents to…… Continue reading Infant Sleep – Not As Scary As It Seems

Getting to Know Your New Baby

There is so much excitement, wonder, and trepidation involved in having a baby. Especially as a first time mom, there is much you don’t know about the new life you’re bringing into the world. Luckily, though, those first weeks of his or her life is the perfect time to get to know that little one.…… Continue reading Getting to Know Your New Baby

Give Experiences, Not Things

Take a walk through your home pondering this question: “If my house were on fire, what would be the one thing I would grab on my way out?” Your first thought might be a family member or a pet, but let’s say they are already out of the house and safe. What would be the…… Continue reading Give Experiences, Not Things

Adjusting to Life with Two Kids – Two Under 2

This post is incredibly fitting for today – I’m feeling completely swamped. And I really shouldn’t today. I don’t have that much I have to get done. But with lack of sleep, a fussy infant, an energetic toddler, and poop on the floor, it just all seems a little too much. Life with 2 under…… Continue reading Adjusting to Life with Two Kids – Two Under 2

Self-Care: Hitting the Reset Button

Some days I just need to hit the reset button. Being a stay-at-home parent is not a walk in the park, as some might believe. The day to day tasks that we complete  and are required to take care of may seem mundane but they take a toll. And because of this, we need to…… Continue reading Self-Care: Hitting the Reset Button

Dealing With Low Breast Milk Supply

There’s nothing worse than typing up a 1000+ word post only to have it not save. And I thought it was pretty good. But, apparently, it wasn’t meant to be. Now, breast milk supply works on a supply and demand system. Your baby screams and cries her demand and your body works as hard as…… Continue reading Dealing With Low Breast Milk Supply

Encouraging Positive Sibling Relationships

One of the first questions I get asked from just about anyone that knows I have two children is some version of, “What does your oldest think of the new baby?” And every time I get asked that question, I wonder what the expected answer is. Do they expect it to be complete anarchy, with…… Continue reading Encouraging Positive Sibling Relationships

Marriage After Children

Parenthood is one of those things that could either make or break a marriage. You hear all the time that the two biggest reasons for divorce are children and finances – usually because you find your thoughts or feelings on one of these are too different. And, unfortunately, I don’t know too many couples who…… Continue reading Marriage After Children

Help! My Baby Hasn’t Pooped in a Week!

As a first time parent this is really scary. You think there’s something seriously wrong, or at the very least, your kid is very constipated – which we all despise. But if your child is exclusively breastfed, don’t fret. It’s normal, as long as they aren’t in distress or showing signs of discomfort. When Sweet…… Continue reading Help! My Baby Hasn’t Pooped in a Week!