My Birth Story

mom holding newborn baby in delivery room

The Happiest and Scariest Day  Three months have flown by in the blink of any eye. Sometimes I still can’t believe I am a MOM! It’s such a surreal feeling that I don’t think I will ever get over. My pregnancy with Jaden went pretty smoothly with no major complications (thank God). Towards the end […]

7 Tips for Camping With the Kiddos

kids camp chair outside in front of the fire by a pond with parents feet

After a long, long winter here in New England, we are beyond excited to get outside to do some of our favorite things! We got out for hikes and lots of sledding during the cold winter months. But if I’m being honest, snow is not my favorite. However, I am a pretty big fan of […]

Our First Flight Post-Pandemic

Mom sitting on airplane with her daughter in her daughters by her side and masks on.

Desperate for Travel Without getting too much into our thoughts and feelings about COVID, I do want to share our first trip since the pandemic started. My husband and I have always been big travelers.  Before becoming parents we would travel several times a year.  So many people warned us “you better travel now before […]

Sleeping Like a Baby – Sleep Solutions

baby sleeping with knitted hat on

Planning vs Reality With our first baby, I had it all planned out. I mean, before we have our first kids we have it ALL planned out. Right? What they will eat. Where they will sleep. What kind of parent we will be. All the strict rules we’ll abide by. Then the baby comes. I’d […]

The Reality of Breastfeeding

baby laying on moms legs sleeping after breastfeeding

I had been a nurse for a few years before starting my position on the Maternity Unit.  Other than clinicals years ago, this area was pretty foreign to me since I wasn’t a mother at that time. I was excited to be working with new moms and babies. Precious little newborns and, for the most […]

One Year Later – Parenting, Small Business, and Covid

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A Time of Uncertainty March 13, 2020. That was the day I picked my kids up at school for a two-week break so that the school could be deep cleaned and we’d wait for Covid to subside. One year later and they are still not fully back to school. Nobody really knew what we were […]

How I Chose My Baby Registry Must-Haves

A pregnant mother baby belly holding her sonogram picture over the baby bassinet.

August 6th, 2020, I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was the day I found out I was pregnant with my first little blessing. Once the fact that I was having a baby sunk in, the realization that we were going to need a LOT of stuff hit me. That was around 10 […]

9 Gentle Parenting Reminders for When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

A mother happily holding her baby in the air with her young daughter standing next to her legs.

Being a parent can feel overwhelming and a bit much sometimes, and rightfully so. You have people to take care of, additional responsibilities, schedules and of course, self care to think about. It would make sense that sometimes you might feel a bit in over your head, especially if you’re new to all of this. […]

10 Snowy Day Activities Outside

Little girl outside on a snowy day on her llama snow tube having fun.

We’re in the mist of winter up here and February break will be here before you know it. We all know it’s easy to stay inside, where it’s cozy and warm.  But things can get pretty tense when everyone is cooped up indoors, especially given the past year that we have had. And though I’m […]

Our Second Pregnancy; a story of miscarriage.

Family Photo

We found out we were pregnant with our second baby on Thanksgiving morning in 2018, after just a couple months of trying.  I will never forget this morning.  Aria, who had just turned two, was snuggling in our bed. I took the pregnancy test and brought it over to my husband.  As I showed them […]

The mental load of Covid. A mom’s perspective.

Masked mom and daughters during covid

Today was the day that the mental burden of Covid outweighed the physical fear.  They tell you that parenting is hard. It is. The infant stage, the toddler stage, the little kid stage and I presume the rest of the growing up stages too. Each one has their own challenges and similarly each one has […]

Juggling the Holidays with Children

Juggling the Holidays with Children

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Have you started planning out how you’re going to manage your holidays? Or maybe you’ve already started Christmas shopping?! I’m not quite there yet but I’m certainly thinking about it.  I love the holidays and it’s so much more magical with kids now. Seeing everything through […]

Finding Postpartum Wellness

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After recently having my second baby, I’ve been so fortunate to experience the postpartum life times two. So I’m basically an expert now, right? Luckily, I had very similar births, so the recovery wasn’t too much different. Somehow my body knew exactly what to do the second time around. But as much as postpartum recovery […]

A Guide to Gentle Sleep Training

Sleeping Baby

So you’re thinking about sleep training. Good, who doesn’t love sleep?! We all need it. You’re not being selfish for wanting your baby to sleep better so that you can get more sleep. Sleep is so important for our babies to grow and so parents can get rest to provide optimal care to their babies. […]

10 Creative Dinnertime Solutions When You’ve Got a New Baby

Cooking with newborn

Before you had a newborn in the house, you may have spent hours prepping and cooking dinners. Maybe you and your partner even spent time creating your own recipes and putting new spins on your favorites. Now, however, you can’t even set aside 30 minutes to prepare dinner. Never fear! You can still make nutritious […]

3 Sanity Saving Tips for Back to (Virtual) School

Remote Learning Desk Setup

Happy fall y’all! The school year is well underway and it looks vastly different than last year for families all across the nation. So many districts are opting for virtual school and that’s sometimes a struggle.  Having kids in front of screens all day is something we’ve been told NOT to do by experts. That […]