Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · Postpartum · Time Management

Pumping and working

I often consider myself as having three jobs. My first job is obviously being a mom. My second is my real world big girl job (I am in communications and IT at a public university, if you were wondering). My third job is pumping and breastfeeding! Man oh man pumping, especially when working full-time, takes… Continue reading Pumping and working

Holidays & Crafts

Easter basket ideas for infants and toddlers

I love Easter for many reasons. First, being that the weather is usually starting to warm up. I also love all the activities that come along with Easter; like going to church, visiting the Easter Bunny, coloring Easter eggs, parades and egg hunts! I also really love candy. But what I love most of all… Continue reading Easter basket ideas for infants and toddlers

food · infant · Mothering

Purée All Day

Make your own purées? Who has time for that?! No sane parent would take on that task amidst all of the other things like – work, taking care of their children, cleaning, laundry, shopping, appointments, extracurricular, etc. – right?  If that’s what you thought when stumbled across this post, know that you are not alone. In fact,… Continue reading Purée All Day

food · infant · Mothering

Fun with food!

  Feeding your infant solids for the first time is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming, especially for first time parents. Lingering worries of allergies, choking and if your child is physically ready can be daunting. But I am here to tell you that with the proper education, preparation and attitude, feeding your little… Continue reading Fun with food!

First Trimester · Mothering · Pregnancy · Trying to Conceive · TTC

A Festivus Miracle!

We are pregnant. Naturally. Even writing it down I still can’t believe it. Even after multiple pregnancy tests, blood draws, and ultrasounds; I still find myself doubting that it is true. I just never thought a natural pregnancy (or even another pregnancy at that matter) was in the cards for us. But here, as I… Continue reading A Festivus Miracle!

General · Mothering · twins

The not-so-new twin mom’s Christmas list

Last week I posted a well thought out, product-centric list of all the baby products that every new twin mom, or twin-mom-to-be, should not be without during their first year with twins. This week, I am shifting gears and posting my wish list as a twin mom (and mom, in general) who has been around… Continue reading The not-so-new twin mom’s Christmas list

Mothering · Pregnancy · twins

The new twin mom’s Christmas list

With my favorite holiday right around the corner, I thought I would compile a list (a “Christmas list”, of sorts) of the things I could not have survived without during my first year as a new twin mom. I REALLY wish someone would have shared this with me when I was pregnant or right after… Continue reading The new twin mom’s Christmas list

Trying to Conceive

Finding the beauty in the pain

IVF is a long and painful (both physically and mentally) process. I know this already and I have not yet completed a full cycle! Every day we wake up and look at our schedule. We administer our injections, we take our oral medications, we visit our RE for ultrasounds and bloodwork. Some days we have… Continue reading Finding the beauty in the pain