Pregnancy

#TopFiveFridays — Helpful Tips for Visiting New Parents

Becoming a new parent is perhaps one of the most life-altering events you could ever experience. From the physical impact on your body, to the hormonal changes, to the long, sleepless nights, to the instant changes in the dynamic of your household. Postpartum chaos is no joke. It is raw and stressful and exhausting. It …

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7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My 7 Month Old

Before our son was born I could have never imagined how my life would change. I mean, I read about how my life would never be the same and what kinds of things I could expect. I also have many friends who have children and I’ve personally witnessed how their lives have changed over the …

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Surprisingly Useful Newborn Essentials

When you’re expecting, you’re immediately bombarded with list after list after pin after pin of items and devices you absolutely MUST have in order to make your time with a newborn the most precious and magical months in the history of everything. As it turns out, you probably don’t need about 99% of what’s on …

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How Pregnancy is Experienced Differently after a Miscarriage

It wasn’t until Thanksgiving, and at twenty-six weeks pregnant, that I finally felt comfortable to announce on social media that we would soon be welcoming our beautiful rainbow baby into this world. It must have taken me three hours to come up with a post that I felt truly exemplified my experience. I wrestled to …

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7 Things that have made my life infinitely more comfortable during pregnancy

Being pregnant has, without question, been one of the most beautiful, humbling, and vulnerable experiences of my entire life. It has caused me to slow down, listen to my body, and think about the choices I make on a daily basis, as those choices no longer only affect me. Perhaps the most challenging life lesson …

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