What are Baby Blues?

What are Baby Blues?

One would only imagine that birthing a child would be such a thrilling and exciting experience. Well, it should be, only if baby blues weren’t a thing. The birth of a baby can stimulate a jumble of strong emotions, from bliss and excitement to anxiety and fear. The process is swift. Once the thought of [...]

What Does it Mean to Be Touched Out and How Can I Feel Better?

What Does it Mean to Be Touched Out and How Can I Feel Better?

If you are feeling touched TF out, you might be wondering what has happened and what you need to feel better. Maybe you are snapping at your husband, wife, partner, or older child. Perhaps you feel your skin crawl when someone needs something from you. You might be avoiding things you typically would enjoy because [...]

Why You NEED a Sitz Bath after Giving Birth

Why You NEED a Sitz Bath after Giving Birth

If you are a mom who has given birth vaginally, you know that the perineum can burn like hell after birth. Regardless of whether or not you tear during birth, there is trauma to the muscles and tissue involved in birthing your baby. As you look for postpartum recovery methods, make sure to prepare yourself [...]

The Full Guide on Maternal Mental Health Awareness

The Full Guide on Maternal Mental Health Awareness

There are many things people tell you about when you are pregnant and postpartum. People prepare you for birthing options. They share their opinions on what to do and wear when pregnant, and they are quick to tell you their favorite baby products. One topic that impacts many moms, but yet often goes unspoken, is [...]

7 Ways Your Partner Can Step In After Baby

7 Ways Your Partner Can Step In After Baby

If you bring a baby into this world with a partner, it is a full-family change. It's easy to feel like the load falls more on the mom, but there are many ways a partner can help after you bring home your baby. Having husband, wife, or partner support after having a baby is so [...]

Mom Guilt: Why it’s Bullsh*t and How to Give it the Middle Finger

Mom Guilt: Why it’s Bullsh*t and How to Give it the Middle Finger

When you bring up the term “mom guilt” women will open up about their story: Working mom guilt, stay at home mom guilt, single mom guilt, daycare guilt, household guilt. There are so many things we can feel guilty about as new moms.

Today we’re talking more about this guilt, where it comes from and how we can work to overcome mom guilt so that we can be more present and confident in motherhood.

Top 5 Things I Should Have Done in the Third Trimester

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 [...]

DMER in New Moms: Anxiety When Breastfeeding by Pumping or Nursing

DMER in New Moms: Anxiety When Breastfeeding by Pumping or Nursing

It took me a long time to learn why I was having these intense feelings before and during let downs when I was exclusively pumping. For me, it was like a jolt through my body and a pang of anxiety. Sometimes it brought tears to my eyes or made me nauseous. While I was exclusively pumping for my daughter, I didn’t have D-MER all the time, but experienced it at least once a day.

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

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 [...]

Resigning From Your Job After Baby

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 [...]

New Mom Must Haves (The Short List)

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 [...]