Dream Nursery Giveaway Hop {Coming Soon!}

Bloggers! I’m excited to announce a giveaway hop that I’ll be participating in during the new year that is hosted by Intoxicated On Life, AttaMama, and the site where I recently joined as a contributor, Breastfeeding Place. Each blogger that signs up to participate in the hop needs to host a giveaway for a product […]

All Natural Treatment for Infant Cradle Cap

All four of my children have dealt with a common ailment in newborns and infants: cradle cap.  That unseemly flaking of the skin on the scalp that really is merely cosmetic, yet bothersome for aesthetic reasons. My first three children had light cases of the scaly, yellow cradle cap.  I would find myself picking at […]

Threepears Homemade Nursing Pads Review and GIVEAWAY!!

I have spent approximately 67 (and counting) months of my life breastfeeding children.  During that time I’ve learned something—leaking is an inevitable part of a lactating mother’s life.  A baby cries (it doesn’t even have to be YOUR baby in the beginning) and you let down.  You think about a baby–drip.  You realize your shirt […]

Y is for Yearning for a Baby: Asher’s Birth Story

I was impatient. My growing abdomen was heavy and uncomfortable.  I couldn’t sleep at night.  Contractions made most days difficult to muddle (or waddle) through without difficulty. I felt weary and overwhelmed and scared. The induction date was growing closer and I could feel the anxiety building in my mind as I remembered my last […]

U is for Until the Baby Arrives (Packing a Hospital Bag and Making Kid Clothing Packs)

I’m sitting at 38 weeks (and a few days).  Is it REALLY that close to baby’s arrival?  It’s flown.  A few nights ago, I had a serious Braxton Hicks attack.  It was so intense and lasted for hours, keeping me awake through the night and I thought, “Wow, maybe I’ll actually have a baby before […]

O is for Overdue: Aron’s Birth Story

I recently shared with you the birth story of my oldest child, which happened via a rather unpleasant induction.  I plan on sharing the story of each of my children’s births before I give birth to our fourth child sometime in August.  Today is all about my second child, Aron.  My Bubba. My second pregnancy […]

N is for Nursing: Tips for the Breastfeeding Mother from Newborn and Beyond

When I calculate all the months I’ve breastfed all of my children thus far and put it into one lump sum, I figure that I’ve been nursing a child for over 5 1/2 of the last 7 1/2 years that I’ve been a mother.  It sounds like a LOT when you lump it all together […]

I is for Induction: Gabriella’s Birth Story

When you find yourself pregnant for the very first time, there are a myriad of fears that will travel through your brain during the nine months that your child is in your womb. What will labor feel like? Will I know when it’s REALLY time?How bad will it hurt? Can I do it? Will my […]

Breastfeeding Through Jaundice

Welcoming a baby into the world is one of the most amazing experiences that a woman will ever have.  It’s such a joyful and overwhelming time in a mother’s life.  Here is this precious little one, completely dependent upon you for survival, and so tiny and vulnerable.   There are many concerns a new mother might […]

Flowering Baby Curriculum

I’m not a big fan of doing “schoolwork” with toddlers because I’m a firm believer in learning through play.  While I do a form of lessons starting at age three with my children, they are always short, sweet, and very hands on and activity based. That’s probably why I really enjoyed reviewing the Flowering Baby, […]