How to Handle Hormone Hell During Pregnancy


So many mothers-to-be have told me just how unprepared they were for the emotional side of pregnancy. The physical effects were obvious enough, but apparently not everyone knew that the crazy hormone cocktail the pregnant body is continually swilling can momentarily propel even the most relaxed, jovial mommy-to-be into …

Secrets for Easing Labor Pain


Studies have, for a long time, shown that deep breathing, mental imagery, deep massage or acupressure, and the presence of a constant companion or coach during labor can ease labor pains, making the miracle of birth more, well, enjoyable.

Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Best


After my first son was born and put on my bare chest in the hospital, he wiggled down and found my breast just like in the videos on You Tube – just like the lactation consultants told me it happens. It was beautiful and perfect. That’s pretty much where he stayed until we went home […]

Exercises for a Baby Belly


The joy of being a mother is priceless and indescribable. Nothing could ever replace or compare with that feeling of wonder when you know that you have brought life into this world. However, being a new mom presents a huge problem — baby belly. Fortunately, you need not worry. Aside from proper diet management and a belly wrap, you can perform certain exercises to solve your belly problems.

What Not to Say to A Woman Struggling to Get Pregnant


When it comes to infertility, I have found that people just don?t know what to say to those going through it. Then when they finally find the words, you kind of wish they hadn?t. My husband and I have had many crazy things said to us throughout our journey. I realize these statements mostly come from those closest to us who are having trouble seeing us struggle. The crazy part is that the people who say these things come from a place of love and care (mostly- there are exceptions!). I think our family and friends are trying to be helpful, and to make it better. Listed below are ten unhelpful (and borderline hateful) things people usually say to those of us struggling with infertility. I personally have heard each and every one of these lines. I have also included what I wanted to respond with and what I actually said.

9 Things You NEED In Your Diaper Bag


Organizing a diaper bag can sound easy…. until the day you realize that you are out and about around town, your baby has a very nasty diaper and rash and you’re stuck in a restaurant with some relatives. It is this moment, when you will wish you had more supplies in your diaper bag. Now, I’m not suggesting that you carry everything with you, just the essentials. Try to imagine the basic sticky and messy situations and stock your diaper bag accordingly. . Here are nine things new moms shouldn’t leave home without: 1. An extra clean outfit