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    Dealing With Engorgement While Breastfeeding

    If you have ever had engorgement while breastfeeding, you know that it can be very uncomfortable and no fun to deal with. The good thing is there are a lot of things you can do to help with engorgement and to even help decrease the discomfort. What is engorgement? When your milk “comes in” about […] More

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    What is Gripe Water and What is it Good For?

    Have you heard of Gripe Water? If you haven’t it’s about time you learn all about it because when my daughter was fussy and gassy, it worked wonders for her and I recommend it to anyone who has a fussy and gassy baby. What is Gripe Water? Gripe water is a safe and effective all-natural […] More

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    Bed-Sharing Vs. Co-Sleeping

    There have been a lot of posts lately about bed-sharing vs. co-sleeping and how each work. Many people will use the two terms interchangeably, but the fact is, they are two different things. I want to start this post by saying that this is not meant to “bash” anyone. I am writing this post strictly […] More

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    What is a Birth Plan and Do I Need One?

    Once you become pregnant there are a lot of things you will learn about and a lot of new terms that you will hear from your doctor. One of the things you will have to learn about is a birth plan and you will have to decide if you want one. What is a birth […] More

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    Newborn Jaundice: What is it and What Do I Need to Know?

    Almost every parent has heard that their baby has jaundice and that is because almost every baby has some degree of jaundice after birth. What is newborn jaundice? The first thing we have to cover is what newborn jaundice is. Jaundice is when a baby has an increased level of bilirubin in her blood. Bilirubin […] More

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    When Can I Take My Baby Out in Public?

    One of the biggest questions that parents ask is when they can take their baby out in public. There are many answers to this, and what answer you get depends on the person you are talking to and the time of year. What determines when I can take my baby out in public? How old is […] More

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    Tips for New Moms Going Back to Work

    For new moms going back to work is often the biggest source for once the baby is born. No matter how long they have off they worry that it is not enough time. They worry that once they do go back to work they will be looked at differently or things will have changed so […] More

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    The Benefits of Skin to Skin Contact

    Recently there has been a lot of hype about skin to skin contact, or you may have heard it called kangaroo care. Many hospitals are starting to make skin to skin contact a part of their normal birthing routine because of the huge benefits. What is skin to skin contact? Skin to skin contact is […] More

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    Is Nipple Confusion Real?

    Many moms who choose to breastfeed often wonder “is nipple confusion real”. We have all heard conflicting information, some say yes it is real, while others say absolutely not. If you decide to breastfeed you can’t go forever without introducing a bottle just in an attempt to avoid nipple confusion. Is nipple confusion real then? […] More

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    Tips for Switching to Cloth Diapers on a Budget

    Once I decided to switch to cloth diapers, there was a lot of research I had to do.  Not only did I have to learn about the different types of diapers and how to care for them, I had to figure out how much I wanted to spend on diapers. Let me tell you from […] More

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    Baby Tummy Time: What is it and Why is it Important?

    Have you heard of baby tummy time? Many parents have not heard of it and have no idea what it is, however it is essential to your baby’s development. What is baby tummy time? I am sure you have been told that babies should always sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS, so you may […] More

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