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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Why the Primo® First Steps Water Dispenser is Perfect for Pregnancy and Beyond

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ParentingWithPrimoH2O #CollectiveBias Primo First Steps Water Dispenser: As I come to the end of my pregnancy I am looking ahead to the next stage of motherhood and preparing for a healthy postpartum period. A big part of that is breastfeeding. The last time…

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15 Hospital Bag Essentials to Pack and Be Prepared

I have been so behind in getting my hospital bag together. I am pretty sure with Aiden I had everything ready to go at 35 weeks! I finally got my stuff together and thought I would share my hospital bag essentials for mom, dad, and baby. Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase I…

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