Is this your first pregnancy? Wondering what different types of contractions feel like and when they should start? Here’s how to tell true labor contractions apart from other types of contractions — including false labor and Braxton Hicks contractions.
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If a new mom would love it, then you'll find it here! Clever pregnancy and parenting tips that have a special meaning for first-time moms. Everything from personal health & wellness tips to fun treats and splurges -- lots of helpful tips and clever ideas that only a new mom can appreciate.
I am 20 months into being a full time, stay-at-home mom with no immediate family nearby. And I’ll be the first to say… I sometimes need a break! So I’ve made a point to find ways to give my toddler and myself a break from “just us” once in awhile. Here are 10 ways I’ve found to take a well-deserved mom day, meet other moms, and help your child make new friends. My best tips for socializing your stay-at-home toddler…
Whether you have issues with regular (traditional) pregnancy products or not, there’s just something special about wanting to protect your baby’s health and pureness from conception to birth. I’ve got some great suggestions for you… that helped me when I was pregnant and looking for organic pregnancy products on a budget. See which ingredients in foods & beauty products are safe to use during pregnancy.
I’m in the process of preparing for my baby’s first plane ride. See everything that we’re packing, how I plan to handle the layovers and connecting flights with a baby, some handy gadgets and travel necessities that I’ve discovered and will be using on this trip, and tips for other moms who are planning their very first flight with a baby.
Wondering if you can take a shower with your baby to save time? The answer is yes! Here’s how I shower with my baby, plus my best tips to make the process of bathing your baby even easier.
Babywearing wraps are the best! I would rather wear my baby than carry him. Here’s my review of the Moby Wrap Classic — what I love about it (…and a few things I don’t), plus how to wrap the Moby Classic for 4 different babywearing carry positions.
A friend asked me for a list of the best baby shower gifts under $50 for her expecting friend. Here are 20 or so baby gifts that I actually received as a new mom, and I use each one of them! I feel these are not only useful, but thoughtful — because every time I use the item, I think of the person who gifted it to us.
Thanks to the Ergobaby 4 position 360 carrier that I received as a baby shower gift, I am able to be somewhat productive with a needy and heavy baby by my side. There are 4 different ways to carry baby, and the Ergo 360 carrier has lots of unique features!
Here’s how and why I consumed my placenta (in the form of capsules, like supplements) after the birth of my son. Most of the benefits of eating placenta have to do with bonding with the infant and shrinking the uterus back to normal size. But I was mostly interested in the direct benefits in the recovery after birth.
When you have a summer pregnancy like I did, you have to find some creative ways to beat the heat. When you’re pregnant, you feel hotter than other people — and your baby feels even hotter than you do! Here are more than 30 fun ways to stay cool during the hot summer months when you’re expecting.
A huge list of free baby stuff that new parents can receive (at no charge) just for asking! I do my best to keep this list of free stuff for moms updated.
Tired of taking the same ordinary gifts to baby showers? You’ll LOVE these clever baby shower gift ideas! A helpful list of unique baby gifts. These are the best gifts for new parents and first-time moms.
If the idea of having lots of free baby stuff when your newborn arrives gets you as excited as it does me, then you’re in the right place! Check out this list of websites where you can get completely free baby stuff.
Post partum is called the 4th stage of labor. Here are 4 postpartum recovery issues (which can last from 6 weeks to 6 months) that they don’t tell you about
We usually hear about the sweet & rosy things associated with pregnancy. Here are some of the lesser known facts about pregnancy & what happens to your body
You’re a busy mom. Caring for a baby leaves little time for yourself – and exercise. Struggling with losing weight after pregnancy? Here are 5 things to try.
My best advice for finding cheap maternity clothes in stores… and online. Here’s how to make each dollar count by shopping frugally for pregnancy clothes.
Pregnancy clothes are expensive! Here are 2 simple ideas for hacking your current wardrobe during pregnancy so you won’t have to buy as many maternity items
Super advice from a mom to help you when you’re preparing for labor. The top 4 things she recommends doing early + tips to help you do them quickly & easily
They’re called pew babies, church dolls, angel babies, prayer dolls, handkerchief dolls, and hanky dolls. Here’s a simple handkerchief doll tutorial for you
Exercising while pregnant with twins is highly recommended. Here are all of the safe ways you can exercise, as well as the risky moves that you should avoid
Baby sign language is good for you AND your baby! It’s a simple and easy to learn. Here’s how and why baby sign language works…
Wondering about buying baby registry gifts vs unique & creative gifts? Here are 3 things I learned that have changed the way I buy baby shower gifts: 1) Registry gifts are better than unique gifts, 2) Don’t give baby clothes as gifts, and 3) Think beyond the newborn. See why…
Have you tried compression hosiery, tights, and power panties made just for the pregnant woman yet? They work wonders at helping to control the sudden jiggling and lumpiness that pregnant women often experience.You may be wondering if it’s safe to wear compression body shapers during your pregnancy.The answer is yes, it is completely safe. Here’s what you need to know.
Most of us have heard about the thousands of cell phone apps available these days, but do you know about all of the baby cell phone apps that exist for new moms and dads? Here are all the best iPhone apps for parents — to make both your pregnancy and life with your new baby a little easier… and fun!