Dear Soon-to-be Moms, As you prepare to meet the little one you’ve come to know so well inside your womb, I know you’re feeling a combination of excitement, worry, unpreparedness, and anticipation. The truth is, nothing can quite prepare you...
I've got a fever and the only prescription is another baby. It's true, I have a terrible case of baby fever. I've watched so many of my friends have babies in the last couple of years. These children are gorgeous...
Parents know having kids is inexplicably hard and magical at the same time. One minute you feel like you are rocking it and the next you want to just hide in your bed under the covers. These feelings can...
Are you a stressed mama of a picky baby? The symptoms of a picky eater can be pretty stressful. Your baby might push away the spoon or turn their head from it. They may close their mouth as you...
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The doctor said it would take six weeks for my body to heal after having a baby. My work told me that after 12 weeks (unpaid) I would be ready to return to come back full-time. The actress I...
Spending the mornings with my daughter is the highlight of my day. I adore spending time with my 15-month-old and watching her grow in this magical time in her life. She’s only going to be this little once; I...
While sitting 9 months pregnant with my feet up, my husband and I shared our concerns, fears, and excitement about being a second time parent. While we know each child can and will be so different, we had a...
As temperatures are expected to rise to 110 ºF this summer, the first thing that comes to mind as an AZ mom of an 11-month old daughter is how to keep cool while being able to entertain her and...
Whether you’re gearing up for your first baby… or your onto your second or third, it’s easy to feel like you have no clue what you are doing through the first year. And that’s totally okay! You’re allowed to...
I think we all can agree that a one year old baby would be happy with an empty cardboard box or a toilet paper roll for their birthday. Heck, even my five and two-year-old were entertained for an hour...
At this point, you have probably seen an adorable baby wearing a white helmet when you have been out and about. This helpful helmet is called a DOC Band, and my 6 month old little guy is currently sporting...
The search for excellent childcare remains many parents' most challenging pursuit. As many begin the process, their questions turn into a long list of concerns, requirements, and desires for the perfect place for their children to thrive.  When my oldests,...
Sweet Baby, While everyone else seems to be using this month to jump into resolutions and add more hustle to their schedules, I find myself slowing down and anticipating the pause and change that your birth will bring to our...
After five pregnancy losses and years of failed fertility treatments, my journey to parenthood felt hopeless. The pain, grief, and loneliness I was experiencing felt too much to bear. It seemed everyone around me was celebrating carefree, successful pregnancies...
Motherhood is such a whirlwind. Your entire life revolves around you and a significant other (maybe). Then a few magically painful hours pass and everything, and I mean everything is different! Showers are timed, your job is broken up...
Last month's topic of matresence, the transition to motherhood that women experience upon having a child, leads nicely into the topic of postpartum health and wellness, another area that is often ignored in medicine. Even without much planning, the...
The other day I went to a workshop titled “Change” by The Zen Bird. I went because I don’t like change and wanted to see if there were any directional tools I could use to help cope when change...
Like many of you, I recently heard about the horrible conditions of many asylum-seeking migrant children detained at the Southern U.S. border. These include little-to-no access to soap, toothbrushes, water, food, medical care, beds and blankets as well as...
Sleep, baby, sleep. Thy father's watching the sheep. Thy mother's shaking the dreamland tree, and down drops a little dream for thee." -Elizabeth Prentiss To you my sweet boy, as you drift off to dreamland… I know the curve of your...
Giving birth and bringing a new baby into this world is considered a magical and heartwarming experience. On the other hand, it’s also one of the most mentally and physically draining experiences you can have. The birth of my...
Have you thought about hiring a nanny but aren’t quite sure where to start? Hesitant to pay a hefty agency placement fee but find yourself avoiding Care.com too? Have you hired a nanny before and it just didn’t work...
Recently I broke free from the Arizona heat and made the trip to to the west coast to lounge on the beach. (More like stop my daughter from eating every grain of sand on the shore.) The beach can...
A letter to my surprise baby, I remember when your daddy and I first started talking about having kids. We were so young, hopeful and naive. We didn’t know about pregnancy complications, congenital defects, infertility and infant loss. And slowly...
We all make mistakes as moms or do things we're not proud of. It's so important to stick together and be honest with each other. I'm taking this post to do just that with some honest confessions that I...
Sprinkles are a growing fad these days. A sprinkle is a light version of a baby shower for moms who have already had their first child. The mere mention of a sprinkle gets a lot of people eye rolling...

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