Ok, I’m gonna go ahead and get personal here, because I think this is a very important subject. When my firstborn arrived howling and shrieking into this world, I thought that I would use the ‘easy’ and most natural choice for feeding Continue reading One thing I wished I’d known
Much debate swirls around on the Internet about whether you should cloth diaper or not. For some people it’s a very easy yes or a very easy no.
But I think for at least a select few it’s not a glaringly easy decision to make. For myself, I was really interested in cloth diapering for a variety of reasons. It wasn’t to be the greenest mama on the block, but part of my motivation was definitely eco consciousness. I also liked the idea of an investment in diapers that I could reuse and the potential for saving money in the long run. And after all I was raised in cloth diapers. If it’s done been done before it can be done again! Continue reading To cloth diaper or not, that is the question.
If I could jump back into the Wayback machine, I’d tell myself to relax a little bit. Especially after returning to work I was a stressed-out mama. In fact I would say it was returning to work that triggered the stress. All new routines, and bottles to clean. It was overwhelming. I did resume seeing my personal trainer in Ann Arbor and honestly that was one of the smartest things I did! He happen to have a sister who was a mom, and he totally got the new mom life. It took me a while to realize how inefficient I was being about prepping bottles and breast pumping. And when I have baby number two, someday, I will be much better off. Of course, now I’m a seasoned mom! Continue reading If I could go Back in Time
The title for the past is long enough, but it could really read ‘things we wish we would have registered for (or items we registered for but didn’t receive).
So far I’ve brought you all kinds of mom stuff and (hopefully useful) survival guides. Of course more of that to come! But I had to take today to rejoice in the outdoors! My peony plant recently bloomed and it had at least twice as many blooms as last year, so I couldn’t be more delighted! When we first moved into this house we were overwhelmed with the yard clean up that was needed. We live in a rural area but not too far from Ann Arbor, where a friend of mine lives. She recommended an Ann Arbor landscaping company and we were glad to know they serviced our area too!
But returning to work? And the new routines of the working mom? THAT was my clincher.
I went back to work when my son was about 3 months old. It was very difficult transition for me so I wanted to share some tips that I wish I’d known before going back to work. These tips are all about breast pumping and making life easier. Continue reading 5 Tips for Breast Pumping & Returning to Work
When I was pregnant and reading books, blogs, and getting ready for the big day for my little peanut to come I was mentally drafting blog posts. I don’t know WHY I never actually pulled the trigger, maybe it’s partially because there are a lot of good blogs out there, but I finally decided to make the leap.
I plan to post some of those mental drafts I had way back when I was preggo. Including a survival guide for newly pregnant couples because seriously can we all agree that it can come with some crazy annoying comments?!
Anyway, I hope to keep it real for you. I am opinionated, but I’m also open-minded. Feel free to contact me to ask questions or argue- haha!