Watch Me Lose My “Mummy Tummy” – The Tupler Technique

Watch Me Lose My "Mummy Tummy" - The Tuppler Technique to Close a Diastasis Recti

Join me on an 18-week journey to lose my “mummy tummy” and gain back strength to my core, and hopefully eliminate the back pain that comes with being a mom! All with the Tupler Technique. Baby Pooch, better known as a Diastasis Recti Loving your body after you have a baby, or two or three, […]

Babywearing and Nursing Made Simple – The Lalabu Soothe Shirt & Giveaway!

The Lulabu Soothe Shirt - Nursing and Babywearing Made Easy!

Babywearing is such a smart and easier way to survive those first few months of your baby’s life, that “fourth” trimester as it’s so aptly named. But finding the right way to nurse and carry your baby around without having to deal with buckles, straps, and complications can be hard. That’s why I’m so excited […]

Homemade Teething Oil and Other Natural Teething Pain Remedies for Babies and Toddlers

Homemade Teething Oil and Other Natural Teething Pain Remedies for Babies and Toddlers

If you’re looking for natural alternatives to acetaminophen for teething pain in babies and toddlers, you’ve come to the right place! I’m sharing a homemade teething oil and all my other favorite, go-to natural teething pain remedies. A friend asked me the other day what I use for teething pain and I realized I had […]

Reader Parenting Tips for New Moms and Dads

My Merry Messy Life: Advice from Real People for New Parents

I’ve always said being a first-time parent is like sleep walking – you have no idea where you’re going, what’s coming next or can even see straight as you bump and trip over things. It ain’t easy! You can read all the books in the world and so-called expert advice, but sometimes it means squat […]

A Mama’s Guide to Breastfeeding Essentials

My Breastfeeding Essentials Guide for New Moms

Isn’t it amazing how such tiny people require so much STUFF? At least, the bigger they get the less stuff they require, but it’s much more expensive stuff. If you are pregnant and planning to nurse your baby, here is my recommended list of must-have stuff to survive and make breastfeeding a little easier. Just […]

A Mama’s Buying Guide to Newborn Baby Gear Essentials

A Mamas Guide to Baby Gear Essentials

From one mom to another, here are all the products I can personally recommend for mothers of newborns or expecting mamas! If you were like me when I was pregnant with my first, I was totally¬†overwhelmed¬†with what I needed to buy for the creature that was making my belly quite round (not to mention a […]

Our Gender Reveal Party and Baby Announcement!

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Are you dying to know yet? I know I was this morning – we had our sonogram (see the 3-d pics here!) two days ago so I was ready to find out today. We had an awful night last night with the boys – let’s just say, their room STUNK. I will not be feeding […]

Homemade Moisturizing Baby Shampoo and Body Wash Recipe {free printable label}

Natural Moisturizing Baby Shampoo with Dr. Bronner's

A super simple and gentle shampoo and body wash for babies and even adults. I use this same formula as my body wash, too! It is non-toxic, sulfate and paraben free, and gentle on that brand new skin. To get a shampoo like this in the store, you’d have to pay a good $10 or […]

My Almost-Natural, Quite Traumatic Birth Story

My Almost-Natural, Quite Traumatic Birth Story

As we prepare to welcome our third baby into our family, it seems timely to write about my first labor and birth story. When we got pregnant with Gabriel I never imagined I would live to experience the kind of labor and delivery story I’m about to share with you. It was extremely long, emotional, […]

Crochet Baby Cocoon – free crochet pattern and tutorial

Crochet Baby Cocoon Free Pattern with Organic Cotton Yarn in Green and Cream

Here is a pattern for an uber-soft, ribbed, organic cotton baby cocoon that I made. I chose to make this one differently than most of the patterns you’ll see. Most are made like a very long, upside-down hat. This one is made as a rectangle, sewn together, then crochet the base on at the end. […]