When They Say Having a Baby Changes You

“Vaccinating is a huge decision among the thousands you make everyday as parents. It should be made with the proper education, just as every decision we’ve made so far has been.

So here I am, doing nearly everything that this “weirdo” mom was doing, 4 years or so later. And wishing, hoping, that more strong-minded people like myself will be reached and influenced to do their own research. Trust me, the data is out there.”

5 Practical Ways I’m Fighting PPD Naturally

As the stranger in Lowe’s told my husband: “Listen. She just had a baby. Right now, she’s your first love, but that baby is her first love. The transition to motherhood is hard, and she has a lot of hormones and emotions right now…but I promise you, the girl you fell in love with, the girl you couldn’t wait to see when you got home every day, the girl you couldn’t wait to get alone with…she’s still in there. It may take some time but she’ll be that girl again.”

30 Days to a Company-Ready Home

I recently took it upon myself to offer our house to host a bible study. It was an impulsive decision, really. With a four-month-old who, and I quote, “is a big boy now and doesn’t need daytime naps” (his words, not mine), it’s darn near impossible to get anything done. This, of course, has allowed…

Trim Healthy Mama: June Meal Plan (Part One)

Can you believe that June starts tomorrow?! May seemed to fly by. If you followed along with my Trim Healthy Mama Meal Plan all month, kudos to you! Give yourself a good pat on the back. 🙂 If you’re new here, feel free to read that post -it’ll explain some of the Trim Healthy Mama plan and…

Bottle to Breast: The Transition from Bottle to Breastfeeding

“We have an interesting journey ahead, but I know that my body is strong. Childbirth has left me feeling empowered and in awe of what nature can accomplish. You don’t truly appreciate how God designed you until you’ve experienced being pushed to the limit, am I right?”

Breastfeeding Does Not Equal Success in Motherhood

Losing your milk supply from postpartum depression does not make you a bad mother.
Being unable to breastfeed because of a medical condition or necessary medication does not make you a bad mother.
Bottle feeding because your baby can’t latch properly does not make you a bad mother.

Breastfeeding does not always equal success in motherhood.

To the First-Time Mama Who is Young and Scared

Mama, I know it seems freakin’ hard to keep a baby human alive what with faulty car seats, SIDS, tornadoes, and kidnappers. Trust me, I’ve thought all of this through, and I’ve finally determined that we can’t ALWAYS have a game plan. And that’s okay. I know there are nights you cannot sleep because of the anxiety crawling its way into your bed. When all you see when you close your eyes are crib-fires and broken bones and late night hospital visits. BUT YOU WILL BE OKAY. Odds are, you and your family will survive every obstacle thrown at you, and losing sleep five months before baby is born will have no contribution to that. Stay away from Google. Do not watch the news on tv. Repeat after me, “I will be okay. My baby will be okay. My family will be okay.” then roll over and go back to sleep.

Trim Healthy Mama – Monthly Meal Plan

I’ve been following the Trim Healthy Mama plan loosely for about a year and a half. In that time I lost 40+ pounds, kicked infertility in the butt, and got my hormones under control.

Can Mother’s Milk Tea Get My Milk Supply Back?

(Disclaimer: I am in no way claiming to be a medical or lactation professional. This post is based entirely on my own experience. Please keep in mind that everyone reacts to herbs differently and may not achieve the same results.) My son would not stop crying. All night long, I nursed him as often as…

5 Reasons Why Freezer Meals are the Absolute Best

So, yesterday I jumped on the freezer meal bandwagon.
This is something I’ve been wanting to do since before my son was born in February.
The plan was to prep a month’s worth of healthy meals to keep on hand for after delivery.
Me being the procrastinator I am, I put it off…and then my son was born five weeks early. Oops.