Preparing for Baby: Baby #4

Preparing for Baby: Baby #4

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. I have written a LOT of posts about baby preparation, and as time goes on I think that I have really streamlined my approach/figured out what I really need/use the most. Here is how I have everything set 

Preparing for Baby: Postpartum Planning Checklist and Hospital Checklist

Preparing for Baby: Postpartum Planning Checklist and Hospital Checklist

As I prepare for baby #3, I feel like I need to be more prepared than ever. I know the basics of baby care and have ALL.THE.STUFF… but thinking about taking care of my two other children while also taking care of my newborn has 

Preparing For Baby: Baby #3!

Preparing For Baby: Baby #3!

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. I have written extensively about my journeys preparing for my babies! I have a comprehensive “Baby Stuff List” that is perfect for a first time mom to reference when registering and wondering WHAT IS ALL OF THIS?!? 

A Pregnancy Journey

A Pregnancy Journey

***SENSITIVE TOPIC: fertility and infertility*** Since becoming pregnant with my third baby, I have been quieter than I wanted to be when it comes to sharing about my pregnancy and really just pregnancy in general on This is Real Mom. There are a lot of 

Taking Maternity Photos

Taking Maternity Photos

Earlier this month, I did a maternity photo session with Camille CD Photography, and it was such a fun and rewarding experience! This was my first experience having professional maternity photos done, with my first pregnancy I did take a few maternity photos that are 

How to Claim Your Free Amazon Registry Box

How to Claim Your Free Amazon Registry Box

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. One of the perks of creating an Amazon Registry is the amazing FREE box of goodies they send you! Some moms find it tricky to figure out how to claim it, so I am outlining the process here, 

The Best Lightweight Strollers

The Best Lightweight Strollers

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. The Best Lightweight Strollers One question I see asked A LOT among moms is: which lightweight stroller is the best? And, like almost every baby item out there, the best one for you depends on a variety of 

Preparing for Baby: The Baby is Here

Preparing for Baby: The Baby is Here

I have already written extensively about what I have done with my babies in my baby stories, sleep stories, schedules, and secret to sleeping through the night. I have shared resources for pregnancy, registering, and how to organize the nursery. But I needed to add this 

Preparing for Baby: After the Baby Shower

Preparing for Baby: After the Baby Shower

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  So much fun! And then… the party is over and everyone goes home! You may have received some things that you have never seen before and don’t know what you will do with! Where will you put everything? 

Baby Registry: Save, Spend, Splurge

Baby Registry: Save, Spend, Splurge

This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, What Do I Really Need?, Nursery Gear, For Baby, Big Purchases, For Mom, Save, Spend, 

The Realities of Motherhood: Birth Stories

The Realities of Motherhood: Birth Stories

When I started the @thisisrealmom project, I set out to document everyday realities of motherhood. I was inspired by my own struggles, especially when it comes to expectations vs. reality. Here are some stories from myself as well as other mothers who can also relate 

The Baby Stuff List: What Do I Really Need?

The Baby Stuff List: What Do I Really Need?

This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, What Do I Really Need?, Nursery Gear, For Baby, Big Purchases, For Mom, Save, Spend, 

The Best Unique Baby Shower Gifts

The Best Unique Baby Shower Gifts

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Baby Shower Gift Ideas When buying a gift for a soon-to-be mom, taking a look at her registry is always appreciated! But if you are looking for a unique idea, here are some great ones! One of the 

A Second Baby Story

A Second Baby Story

This is the story of the birth of my second child. You can read my first birth story here.  My blood pressure had been climbing up with the low number hovering in the high 80s and they had a protein level come back high so 

A Baby Story

A Baby Story

This is the birth story of my first child. At the end of both of my pregnancies, I found reading other women’s birth stories to be very comforting. I hope that my story can be useful to other women and that other women will feel 

10 Bath Time Tips

10 Bath Time Tips

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Bath Time! Here are some great tips on the different things to think about when preparing for bath time for your little one! 1. An infant tub – I always chose to co-bathe with my babies because I 

What’s in my Diaper Bag?

What’s in my Diaper Bag?

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Diaper Bag Essentials I sometimes use the backpack diaper bag pictured above (update: no longer available) and it does what it needs to do (other times I use a Jansport backpack or any other bag!) I love all 

Preparing for Baby: Pregnancy Resources

Preparing for Baby: Pregnancy Resources

Photo credit: The very talented Malena who took maternity photos for us This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, 

Preparing for Baby: The Baby Stuff List

Preparing for Baby: The Baby Stuff List

This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, What Do I Really Need?, Nursery Gear, For Baby, Big Purchases, For Mom, Save, Spend, 

The Baby Stuff List: For Baby

The Baby Stuff List: For Baby

This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, What Do I Really Need?, Nursery Gear, For Baby, Big Purchases, For Mom, Save, Spend, 

The Baby Stuff List: Nursery Gear

The Baby Stuff List: Nursery Gear

This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, What Do I Really Need?, Nursery Gear, For Baby, Big Purchases, For Mom, Save, Spend, 

The Baby Stuff List: For the Nursing Mom

The Baby Stuff List: For the Nursing Mom

This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, What Do I Really Need?, Nursery Gear, For Baby, Big Purchases, For Mom, Save, Spend, 

The Baby Stuff List: Big Purchases

The Baby Stuff List: Big Purchases

This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, What Do I Really Need?, Nursery Gear, For Baby, Big Purchases, For Mom, Save, Spend, 

Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapers

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. I never thought I would become a cloth diaper-er. Before I was pregnant, I didn’t understand why my friends with kids would want to add one more thing (extra laundry, no thank you!!!) to all the other things