Baby's First Year · Pregnancy

New Moms: How to Save Money on Baby Stuff!

I’m a pretty frugal mom. I got lucky that we received a lot of what my baby needed (and a lot of what she didn’t) for the first 6+ months of her life at the baby shower and from a few of my “mom friends” who were offloading their baby clothing. But I also don’t… Continue reading New Moms: How to Save Money on Baby Stuff!

Baby's First Year · Pregnancy

7 Gift Ideas for New Moms (That They Will ACTUALLY Appreciate!)

Ask any woman who’s just had (or is about to have) a baby, and she’ll tell you the number one thing she wants the most… more sleep! However, if you’re looking to get a little something special for that freshly minted mom in your life, the gift of more sleep is not necessarily the easiest… Continue reading 7 Gift Ideas for New Moms (That They Will ACTUALLY Appreciate!)

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My Baby Bump Progression

I knew even before I was pregnant with my baby girl that I wanted to have a fun memory of my baby bump as it grew over the course of nine months. So I used the BabyCenter app¬†to take weekly photos of my growing belly; it was simple to use and shows the number of weeks along in the bottom corner. Finally, I created a fun video to show the changes from beginning to end! Enjoy! ūüôā



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Pregnancy Symptoms: A First Time Mom’s Experience

When you’ve never been pregnant before, it’s difficult to know¬†what you “should” be feeling when you’re expecting. From that first little twinge¬†that makes you suspect maaaaybe you’re pregnant, to that exhilarating (or possibly scary) moment you see the two little pink lines confirming your suspicions, to the following nine months that bring so many new… Continue reading Pregnancy Symptoms: A First Time Mom’s Experience

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What to Pack in Baby’s Hospital Bag

You’ve got everything ready at home for your new arrival, and you’ve packed your own hospital bag for the big day. But now the question remains… what to pack in baby’s hospital bag?? You may have heard that the hospital or birthing center often provides a lot of the basics (like a hat and diapers)… Continue reading What to Pack in Baby’s Hospital Bag

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Baby Girl Shower Haul {First Time Mom}

So what does a first-time mom need for a baby girl? Here I will share with you all the amazing products I was fortunate enough to have been gifted at my¬†baby shower! Hubby and I are newbie parents and literally didn’t have anything¬†in our house for a baby prior to this (except for the couple… Continue reading Baby Girl Shower Haul {First Time Mom}

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Hospital Bag Essentials: Checklist for Mom

Whenever I pack for a trip, I like to keep things simple. I’m a minimalist at heart, although I don’t mind having a few extras here and there as long as they aren’t too cumbersome.¬†So when it comes to my hospital bag, I know I only want to pack the essentials! After all, I have… Continue reading Hospital Bag Essentials: Checklist for Mom

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Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

It can be a really scary experience to suspect that you’ve somehow gotten food poisoning during pregnancy. You’ll know it when it strikes, too, if you’ve got that dreaded sensation in the pit of your stomach. Perhaps nausea and vomiting or diarrhea (or all of the above) have started plaguing your already-tired body. Maybe you’re… Continue reading Food Poisoning During Pregnancy