How I was able to exclusively breastfeed for 13 months with low milk supply

I never thought I would breastfeed. I never thought it would be a bonding experience for me. Like most things before motherhood I had lots of thoughts about what I would and would not do, and they all went out the window once the baby was born. Once I decided to try breastfeeding I thought [...]

Consignment Sale Season is Upon Us

There was a time, early in our parenthood journey, where we didn't have enough money to afford much more than baby clothes we found at goodwill.  We would have loved to have bought both of our kids the trendiest boutique baby clothes, but that just wasn't in our budget.  For me, this wasn't a big [...]

Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

"When I look in the mirror I don't recognize the person looking back at me, I feel like I'm living in someone else's skin."-me to my husband about 7 months postpartum Before our daughter was born I was dealing with some stuff. A lot of stuffs. We were in a financial hard spot. My husbands [...]

How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

I remember going to the doctor for the first time when I was pregnant with my son and the ultrasound technician telling me my due date was going to be Christmas Eve. My first thought was, "Wow! What a great Christmas gift!" My second thought was, "awww that's not a very fun time for a [...]

How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

I don't LOVE to cook. I'm a good cook, I just don't love it. I especially don't love to cook directly before, or after having a baby. The thought of prepping a couple months worth of food when I was nine months pregnant sounded daunting, and so displeasing to me, but after my first baby [...]

Padsicles, Dermoplast, and other Helpful Things I Wish I Had Known about Postpartum Life

As I talked about in my previous post about my birth story with baby #1( Birth Story of Baby #1) when all was said and done I had around 100 stitches from lacerations, and tearing, while giving birth. For anyone reading this that's pregnant: DO NOT BE AFRAID. This does not happen to everyone, and [...]