I am so excited to have partnered with DockATot for this post. First, I want to say that I’m picky about what I recommend to you all, especially when it comes to our children. I don’t want you to waste your money. I don’t want you to have something that isn’t safe. And I don’t want you … Continue reading The Sleep Secret You Didn’t Know Your Kids Needed
Are you ready to ditch traditional -- and unhealthy -- fragrances in your home? If so, this is the post for you! I’m a sucker for anything that smells clean and fresh. There is nothing better than being able to walk into our home and smell anything other than stale air! I used to purchase … Continue reading My New Favorite (& SAFE!) Way to Bring Fragrance Into Our Home
This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Remember a few weeks ago when the groundhog gave us six more weeks of winter? Luckily for us, that six week mark is almost here. Spring Break is coming up quick: whether Punxsutawney Phil likes it or not! Traveling before … Continue reading Spring Break Travel with Kids: 8 Tips & Tricks
(I was given these UpSpring products for free of charge through Mommycon's Parent Squad for the purpose of reviewing/sharing with you all. Each opinion stated is my own.) Happy Monday, friends! If you guys remember, last year I was part of Mommycon's Mom Squad and I was able to share some insanely amazing products with you. … Continue reading UpSpring: For Mama & Baby
There is absolutely no doubt that babywearing is a huge life saver amongst parents, myself included. However, a lot of people only think of smaller babies needing to be carried - but what about toddlers? Especially when they start walking, it can be scary. They want to roam around and suddenly have that freedom to … Continue reading Babywearing with Mountain Buggy
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October to help spread the word about Pregnancy + Infant Loss Awareness, as one in four women will experience what it feels like to lose a child. Ethan and I had been married for just over a year when we found out that I was pregnant. … Continue reading One in Four.
Anxiety, depression, stress - each of these can be such a hard thing to navigate through. Especially when you have a new life to care for in ways that you never imagined. I knew that motherhood would change me... But I didn't know that it would turn me into someone that is constantly worrying and … Continue reading Support For Mothers – Mental Health Awareness Day
We LOVE our Cotton Babies Bum Genius 4.0 diaper - and we love that it grows with our babe! Lots of cloth diapers require you to buy in different sizes or ranges. But, one of the best things about this diaper is that it'll fit from 8-35+ lbs! And the snaps allow you to create a … Continue reading How To Start Out Your Cloth Diapering Journey
I originally began blogging so that I would be able to document little moments here and there. I didn't expect to meet so many awesome women in the process - but I have! I've met so many fabulous people who just want to get their product out there for others, and I love being able to … Continue reading Keepin’ It Natural: AJ Apothecary
In the beginning, it's okay to admit that sometimes breastfeeding sucks. It isn't always this perfect picture of you looking into your little babe's eyes that you expected it to be. Sometimes as women, we can have flat or inverted nipples. Sometimes, you can get an infection (called mastitis) where your breast feels hot to the … Continue reading The Early Days of Breastfeeding.
During pregnancy, I joined tons of different apps like The Bump and BabyCenter and I was part of multiple different Facebook groups related to pregnancy and motherhood. I read (nearly) every article under the sun about how to prepare for breastfeeding. So, when I'd start to see women that were just as far along as me, … Continue reading Leaky Boobs and Oversupply. Oh My!
Transitioning from being a power couple and family of two is hard. I know - I've been exactly where you are right now. Even going from a family of three or four (and so on), welcoming more children can be SO exciting - but it can also wear you down. It's one more tiny little … Continue reading Give Yourself A Break.
This appetizer is sweet, salty, a little spicy - overall it's delicous! You're going to need: A Multigrain Baguette Salted Butter Arugula Radishes Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt Pepper The best way to start is by slicing your radishes first. You want fairly thin slices, as you can see pictured. This part is what takes the longest, … Continue reading Radish & Arugula Crostini with Salted Butter
This may be one of the first personal, but somewhat controversial, topics I've ever blogged about. But, here we go. Lately, aside from my very close-knit family, I've been feeling like I don't fit in. Do you know what I often hear? "I just don't really feel like I know you" or, one of my … Continue reading When It’s Okay to Not Fit In
Can I get a virtual show of hands from those that have had to change up their feeding routine so their picky eater would eat what's in front of them? Most (if not all) parents know what I'm talking about. Something as easy as cutting their food into different shapes can make a huge difference! … Continue reading Making Food Fun with FunBites
Finding the perfect diaper bag is one thing... And finding the perfect combination of products to carry with you is another. I treat our diaper bag like a purse because, let's face it, M doesn't need that much stuff. Plus, there are items I want/need to have with me at all times, too! Mama has her own set … Continue reading What’s in your diaper bag?
No matter how you became a mom, happy Mother's Day. First, I want to say to all of the mama's with Angel babies, I know today can bring more of a sting than anything. Several years ago, we had learned I was pregnant. However, we later went to our 12-week check up and learned the … Continue reading To Every Mom on Mother’s Day
Being a wife and a new mom is hard. Really freaking hard. And nobody tells you just how hard it is. Aside from the lack of sleep and exhaustion your body feels, you're beyond mentally exhausted. You have to change and adjust to a new dynamic in your household - which isn't always seamless and … Continue reading Nobody knows you better than you do.
Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Grace, the woman behind Whole Love Organics. After taking a look at her products (and the great prices) I knew I had to give them a shot. Now, I'll never look back. Another thing that drew me in is that all of the ingredients are always listed on the product itself so … Continue reading Whole Love Organics Feature
When you're pregnant, or even before conceiving, we all have things we say won't ever happen. For me, those things happened to be breastfeeding after teeth come in (or after they can communicate wanting the boob), letting them watch tv to distract them for a few minutes and never ever bed sharing. I'll admit it. … Continue reading Breastfeeding (with teeth), TV and bed sharing – oh my!
Anyone that knows me will tell you I am impatient. It really is one of my worst qualities. I cannot "wait patiently" for anything. After my due date had passed, I just wanted to be induced. I was so ready. The idea of just not knowing when or if my water would ever break was … Continue reading And then there were three.
Guys, I am SO excited to share this with you. As many of you know, I love babywearing. Our carriers have saved me on more than one occasion! Max is only 7 months, but we've been on a total of six planes together, and it would not have been possible without our beloved Ergobaby soft structured carrier. It … Continue reading WEAR: A Babywearing Conference Details + A Giveaway!
*ATTENTION MAMAS!* Want to go to MommyCon but the price is just a liiiiittle much for you? Use the code SOPHIA5 and you'll save yourself $5 on any (regular priced) ticket! MommyCon is fun for SO many! If you're just beginning to discuss expanding your family with your partner, if you're already pregnant, or if … Continue reading Something Exciting is Happening!
Before becoming pregnant, I never would have imagined that I would feel anything but excitement. How could you not be so excited to grow a little baby and then welcome it into the world? (And hello, baby kicks!) It's funny how before you're pregnant, you can tell yourself that you won't worry about anything and you'll enjoy every second. … Continue reading The part of pregnancy that nobody warned me about.
Well, maybe in some places of the world, anyways. However, it definitely does not feel that way in North Dakota. We're expecting snow THREE times within the next week. Mother Nature can't give me a few days of 70 degree weather and then yank it away just to replace it with … Continue reading Spring is finally here!
Our little family is going to be growing by two tiny feet this July! We've known for awhile, but have slowly been spreading and sharing this news. So, while this is going to change the dynamic of the blog a little bit, I'm very excited for that change. So get ready to see some maternity … Continue reading Surprise!