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Preparing For Baby

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 […]