I always wondered what my life would be like once I had a baby. How different would things be, exactly? Would my husband and I still maintain our friendships with people? Would we still go out on occasion, or have time alone? Would I be able to keep the house clean? Would I ever have… Continue reading A Day in the Life: Daily Routine with Baby!
If there’s one thing about breastfeeding that everyone can agree upon, it’s that nursing your little one is a labor of love. It isn’t only about nurturing and providing for your baby; it’s an emotional act for most moms, too. But let’s be clear… there’s an emphasis on the “labor” part. Breastfeeding can be a… Continue reading 3 Easy Tips for Successful Breastfeeding
Our incredible little girl has been with us for three months now, and it may sound cliche, but it’s so true… the time has flown by. It still feels like yesterday that she was a helplessly adorable little burrito in her hospital-issued receiving blanket… But here I am now: a less sleep deprived parent (because… Continue reading Life with Baby in the First Three Months
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
While it’s your right to take time off to have a new child, care for, and bond with it… the government here in the good ol’ US of A definitely doesn’t make it easy. Taking maternity leave as a teacher in America is an unfortunate adventure into lots of red tape! This is especially true… Continue reading Taking Maternity Leave as a Teacher
Your first ultrasound is sure to be a momentous occasion during your pregnancy. For me, it was a bit nerve-wracking due to the circumstances… but for most women, it’s one of the greatest experiences you’ll have during that nine (okay, ten!) months, since you FINALLY get to see a sneak peek of your little peanut! I’m sure… Continue reading What to Expect at an Ultrasound