From Cosleeping to Bed Sharing

From Cosleeping to Bed Sharing

Cosleeping with your child into a deep sleep can be the answer to your sleeping troubles. I’ll tell you my story of how I went from a cosleeper who room shares to bed sharing.    The act of helping your child to fall into a deep sleep by cosleeping can be the answer to all of your sleeping troubles. Here, I am opening up about our slow drift into co-sleeping, something I thought I’d never do. There are also some amazing benefits to sleeping with your child. It’s not as scary and forbidden as you might think because of what…

CJ’s 4-5 Month Journey [Milestones Update]

CJ’s 4-5 Month Journey [Milestones Update]

The 4-5 months old journey has been more challenging as she’s not quite a newborn anymore. She’s growing fast and becoming her own little, opinioned being. Full of wiggles and giggles, this optimistic child is one amazing kid. I’ll list her milestone achievements, talk about sleeping, feeding and personality developments. This is more for our remembrance of these times than it is an educational post. I hope some mamas can find it useful as a way to embrace what is to come. Not to toot my own horn, but CJ is ahead of the curve in most development categories. She…

Keeping The Love Alive After Having A Baby

Keeping The Love Alive After Having A Baby

  Keeping the love alive after having a child can be difficult. Whether you’ve been together for many years or just a short time. It can be hard to find time everyday build up your relationship. There’s been much to read about whether or not your marriage or your child comes first. Here’s my opinion on it. [Stay tuned for my video at the bottom of this post, unscripted and raw. ]

Top 18 Most Useful Items For Baby & I Since Birth

Top 18 Most Useful Items For Baby & I Since Birth

The most useful items for baby are the ones you start using day one, and continue to use throughout your baby’s life. This is a list of products that are all useful on daily basis, as well as safe. Knowing what items you will actually use for your newborn is a HUGE part of preparing for your infant. I hope this helps narrow some things down.   You can find the affiliate link to each product I have myself on Amazon. I hope you enjoy my photography within this post as they are all photos of CJ, my daughter.  …

How I Can Afford To Be A Stay At Home Mom

How I Can Afford To Be A Stay At Home Mom

There are four major ways that I save enough money every month to be a stay at home mom: breastfeeding, parental child care, using cloth diapers, and swapping baby clothes with other moms. I’ll explain why being a stay at home mom makes more sense than me working full time. We’ll even discuss what my routine looks like because of staying at home (reality check). There are more than ten things listed in this post that can save you enough money to be a stay home with your little one too.   PERSPECTIVE || I live in the Seattle Washington…

My Breastfeeding Journey (0-3 months)

My Breastfeeding Journey (0-3 months)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series My Breastfeeding Journey

I’m going to share my breastfeeding journey with you so far because I tried to be as prepared as possible when I was pregnant for this. But there are just some things you can’t prepare for. Breastfeeding is harder than you think it will be. I’ll share my mistakes and the things that made the difference in what I thought my breastfeeding journey would be compared to what it actually is. To start with, I thought that carrying the baby and being physically attached was over when the baby was born. Okay sure, she’ll feed on my boobs. I’ll carry…

5 Reasons I’m Thankful I Had Dogs Before Kids

5 Reasons I’m Thankful I Had Dogs Before Kids

I’m thankful I had dogs before kids. When we got married, we knew we wanted kids in the future. Having the dogs before having a child gave us a chance to practice different roles, ways of discipline and how to care for something other than each other. If you are fighting the desire to care for something like a dog or a baby, then this post is for you   We got our dogs shortly after we got married. They taught us a lot about what kind of parents we were going to be.

What I’ve Learned In My Baby’s First Three Months of Life

What I’ve Learned In My Baby’s First Three Months of Life

There are a few lessons that I’ve learned during my baby’s first three months of life by being a new mom. I’d like to share a few with you today. I hope to spark a little bit of encouragement to the pregnant new mama’s out there, as well as a little bit of remembrance to those who have been a Mama for a while now. “How in the world…”   Before I had my baby I remembered thinking, “How am I going to have enough love and enough time, energy and motivation to keep a new little person happy?“ I’m…

Using Cloth Diapers: The Experience, The Savings & The Recommended Supplies

Using Cloth Diapers: The Experience, The Savings & The Recommended Supplies

There are three things that can kill your everyday pocket when you have a child: clothing, formula (& then food) , diapers, and wipes. What we’re going to find out today is just how much money I’m saving by using cloth diapers. Along with all the perks of being green friendly, easy, clean and more. At the bottom of this post, I have a set of items that I suggest you start with that I’m going to call, The Diaper Bundle! Here’s everything I know and love about using cloth diapers!

Newborn Diaper Changing Tips

Newborn Diaper Changing Tips

How my grumpy diaper changing experience turned into a quiet and calm experience in one day with these diaper changing tips. I’ve been noticing with my little girl that she really doesn’t like getting her butt cleaned so this makes for a really grumpy diaper changing experience. I have tried hard this week to take note of her unhappy triggers. By changing a few things, my grumpy diaper changing experience just magically turned into a quiet and calm experience instead. ” Okay kid, so you’re allowed to not like things in life, but we’ll just change your butt anyways. And…