What is a Birth Doula and Why Do You Need One? An Exclusive Interview

It’s not a secret that my first birth experience was a bit traumatic. I was determined to make it a much better experience this time around. One of the first things I considered was whether a birth doula might be a good investment to help me achieve the birth experience I wanted. Fortunately, we have a family friend who is…

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Tips for Introducing a Toddler to your Newborn Baby

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts one of my biggest concerns with bringing home a newborn was how our toddler would react. Dan and I figured the best way to ease the transition would be to make it as fun as possible for Aiden. While I was still pregnant Aiden and I started planning our little guy’s “birthday party”. This…

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The Perfect Hospital Gift From Baby to Big Brother

Shortly after the excitement settled that we would be adding to our little family I started to plan for our toddler’s transition to big brother. He has had our undivided attention for 3.5 years so I wanted to make the adjustment as easy and fun as possible. We wanted to make the new baby’s arrival to be an event. Aiden…

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Six Mothers Day Gifts for New Moms

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Since we are still adjust to life as a family of four I thought I would put together a gift guide of Mother’s Day gift ideas for new moms. Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase I may make a small commission at no additional cost to…

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Philadelphia Phillies Stadium Tour: Tips to Bring Your Toddler to a Baseball Game

Last fall we visited Philadelphia and the Phillies happened to be playing the Nationals. Since we are big Nats fans and have never been to the Phillies Stadium we figured we would visit the stadium and cheer on our team with our toddler. Although I am not a Phillies fan AT ALL (in fact they are our rival team!) I…

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