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Most Comfortable, Affordable Nursing-Friendly Clothing

Most Comfortable, Affordable Nursing-Friendly Clothing

Breastfeeding can be an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience for new moms who choose to nurse. After breastfeeding two kiddos, for a combined 5 years (woah!), the biggest obstacle I encountered was figuring out what to wear and how to dress for comfort and ease. 

How to Help Your Baby Adjust to a New Home

How to Help Your Baby Adjust to a New Home

Just like adults, babies can get nervous and overwhelmed when things change. Everything to babies is new, and moving to a different home can quickly become overstimulation central. The last thing you need during a stressful move is a fussy baby who won’t seem to 

15 Helpful Items to Pack When Traveling with a Toddler

15 Helpful Items to Pack When Traveling with a Toddler

Traveling with a little one is no easy task.  After surviving over 15 flights with our one-year-old, I have come up with a list of 15 items to pack when traveling with a toddler that have made our trips more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable.  I 

Developmental Milestone: 6 Tips to Help Your Baby Walk

Developmental Milestone: 6 Tips to Help Your Baby Walk

Pandemic isolation is causing developmental delays in infants. For the first time in 20 years, the CDC has even updated the ages at which babies should reach milestones. For example, instead of walking by 12 months, the CDC now says parents shouldn’t expect that milestone until 18 months.

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy While Nursing Your Infant

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy While Nursing Your Infant

Ok, if you have followed this blog for any time, you know I can be pretty Type-A. I love to plan ahead and always be prepared. Sometimes it works out in my favor; other times, it doesn’t. As I prepared for Bambino’s arrival, Chulengo caught 

16 Ways to Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Baby

16 Ways to Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Baby

As we prepared for our second child, Bambino, to arrive, I was anxious about the change. How was I supposed to help our toddler adjust to a new baby. I was worried about how my relationship with him would change. We had finally gotten into 

How to Find the Right Diaper for Your Baby

How to Find the Right Diaper for Your Baby

With a new baby in the house, there is one thing we used more than anything else — diapers, diapers, diapers. So many diapers. Some parents opt for a cloth diapering system while others prefer disposable diapers. Every day, I see moms online seeking answers 

36 Helpful Tips To Prepare For Your C-Section

36 Helpful Tips To Prepare For Your C-Section

After taking 12 weeks of natural birthing classes, we received news that Chulengo was breech. After a failed version, and weeks of baby flipping exercises, Chulengo didn’t budge, and I surrendered to the idea that he would arrive via c-section. My doctor said, “time to 

A 13-hour Flight:  This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

A 13-hour Flight: This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

Hour 0 Why are all these people glaring at me as I board the plane with my sweet little 1-year-old?  It is not THAT big of a deal.  We’ve taken a dozen flights with him.  What’s one more? Hour 1 Oh, this isn’t so bad. 

A Nursing Strike: How to Make it Through

A Nursing Strike: How to Make it Through

This past week was one of the toughest emotional weeks since Chulengo was born.  He was sick and had Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.  He didn’t want to eat or drink anything.  When the poor guy would swallow food, he would screech in pain.  I knew