Parenting Respectfully

I have a feeling that some people might look at the title of this post and think, “Oh, boy, where is this going to go?” But stick with me on this because you might find something that resonates with you. Or not – how do I know? With Sweet Girl’s second birthday and Little Squish’s…… Continue reading Parenting Respectfully

Potty Training….Again

So many things have changed around our house over the last two months so it’s no wonder Sweet Girl regressed on all the progress she had made as far as potty training goes. Accidents all over the floor, using her diapers for poop instead of telling us she needed to go to the bathroom. It…… Continue reading Potty Training….Again

Mom Guilt – Just Let It Go

It’s amazing how much more difficult it is to have a second baby. It’s easy to think you know what to expect because you’ve done it before, but it is so much more than you can even imagine – or at least than I imagined. I knew before having Little Squish that things would change…… Continue reading Mom Guilt – Just Let It Go

Welcome to the World, Little Squish

I am happy to say that our Little Squish is here! She made her debut last week and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to the family. It was a long labor – the exact opposite of what we were expecting – but we made it to the end with a healthy baby…… Continue reading Welcome to the World, Little Squish

Awesome Energy Bites

So I found this recipe a couple years ago when I was pregnant with Sweet Girl. I wish I could remember where I found it because I cannot take credit for the recipe and ratios of ingredients. But it is seriously so yummy and full of things that are so good for you to keep…… Continue reading Awesome Energy Bites

Postpartum Care – You are Important, Too

In all the excitement over your new bundle of joy, it can be hard to think about what you need. But please remember, whether you had a c-section or vaginal delivery, there are some major things on and in your body that need healing. You may have some tearing and some stitches that certainly need…… Continue reading Postpartum Care – You are Important, Too

Snacking While Breastfeeding

The first time around I was astonished at how hungry I was all the time. All day every day I felt like I needed to be putting food in my mouth. The problem was, I never had any what I wanted to or could eat. I was woefully unprepared for the snacking needs of a…… Continue reading Snacking While Breastfeeding

Home, Sweet Home – Ready for Baby

The only thing I love about moving is getting to organize everything. Choosing where dishes will go in the kitchen, arranging furniture in every room. It makes me giddy just thinking about it. This move is also special because I finally get to put together all of Baby’s things. I get to set up my…… Continue reading Home, Sweet Home – Ready for Baby

Fighting Pregnancy Insomnia

It honestly wasn’t until this pregnancy, and this (third) trimester, before I actually experienced pregnancy insomnia. Sure, I still have to get up several times a night to use the toilet, but other than that I’ve been able to sleep fairly well overall. But these last few weeks have been a real struggle. The biggest…… Continue reading Fighting Pregnancy Insomnia

Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Mom’s Hospital Bag

If you missed it, I posted on Monday my list of things I’ve packed in baby’s hospital bag. I know it will differ from a lot of womens’, but as I’m going more natural with everything the things I have packed really reflect that. The same is true for my own hospital bag. Because we…… Continue reading Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Mom’s Hospital Bag