Motherhood

Can Good Moms Smoke Weed? Interview with Weed Mom

Do good moms smoke weed? Interview with Weed Mom.

Postpartum, Pregnancy & Birth

Top 5 Things I Should Have Done in the Third Trimester

There are so many transitions that come after baby and we're talking specifically about 5 things I wish I would have done in the third trimester as I was preparing for baby. Want to learn more about when the Third Trimester Starts? Read my recent piece on Zulily. Tip 1: Created Stations The first thing… Continue reading Top 5 Things I Should Have Done in the Third Trimester

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Motherhood, Postpartum

Top 10 Best Gift for New Moms (That Aren’t Things)

Now that the baby is here, a new mom starts to see what she really needs. The gifts from the baby shower are nice. The cute decorations and onesies look adorable. But, there are things that cannot be held in your hands or hung in the nursery. These are gifts for new moms that are… Continue reading Top 10 Best Gift for New Moms (That Aren’t Things)

Marriage & Relationships, Pregnancy & Birth

5 Great Ways to Tell Your Partner You’re Pregnant

So you have confirmed all of the early pregnancy signs and are ready to share the news. It is time to make a pregnancy announcement and tell your partner that you are pregnant. You might be excited. You may be nervous. Or, you may not know how you feel yet. No matter how you feel… Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Tell Your Partner You’re Pregnant

woman considers resigning after having a baby
Postpartum Stories, Stay at Home Mom

Resigning From Your Job After Baby

Amy's Story About Work After Baby The decision whether to maintain employment after having a baby or resigning from the workplace is a deeply personal one, guided by all manner of individual circumstances. I firmly believe there is no singular right answer for everyone; however, I spent a year after the birth of my son… Continue reading Resigning From Your Job After Baby

Postpartum

New Mom Must Haves (The Short List)

No, You Don't Need Everything Marketed to You as a New Mom When you are making your baby registry for a baby shower, it is easy to get excited about all the options out there. When you are thinking about making the transition into mom mode, you will see things you HAVE to have. Here… Continue reading New Mom Must Haves (The Short List)

Postpartum

Asking for Help as a New Mom

Why Moms Have a Hard Time With Help As a new mom, asking for help is complex. In this article, we will explore why it is hard for moms to ask for help. Taboo ABCs of Postpartum: H is for Help https://youtu.be/FmJik3-A7PU Transcript: Hello, and welcome back to the taboo ABCs of postpartum. Today we… Continue reading Asking for Help as a New Mom

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Motherhood

Baby with a Birth Defect: Did I Cause This?

What did I do wrong? This is the first thought I had when the doctor came in to tell my husband and I that our second child had a birth defect. (Learn more about the most common birth defects in this post for Zulily.) I remember the doctor coming in after our 20-week anatomy scan… Continue reading Baby with a Birth Defect: Did I Cause This?

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Postpartum, Pumping & Breastfeeding, Working Moms

How to Pump at Work: Your Rights, Access, and Support as a Breastfeeding Mom

Hey sweet momma friend. Returning to work does not have to mean the end of your breastfeeding journey if you do not want it to. Some women choose to end their breastfeeding when they return to work. However, if you want to continue on your journey we are here to help you make a pumping… Continue reading How to Pump at Work: Your Rights, Access, and Support as a Breastfeeding Mom

woman holds baby before the choice to stop breastfeeding
Postpartum, Postpartum Stories, Pumping & Breastfeeding

Why I Need to Stop Breastfeeding to be a Better Mom: Jenn’s Story

Ending Our Breastfeeding Journey: How It Actually Brought Us Closer During A Time That My Postpartum Anxiety And Depression Was Trying To Pull Us Apart Who would have known that the night before I admitted myself to the hospital at 4.5 months postpartum would have been my very last time nursing my baby girl?  When… Continue reading Why I Need to Stop Breastfeeding to be a Better Mom: Jenn’s Story