First Daughter Dates | New Mom Series

You know, I’ve been a mama for almost three years but there is something I am still new at when it comes to motherhood. It’s balancing the second baby and being a mama twice over, and remembering that the little girl who’s now technically the big girl is the one who made me a mama. And..she’s…

The Right Time | New Mom Series

The right time: we are raised with this phrase kind of tied to all major life events and taught to abide by it strictly or otherwise, other major life events will not properly follow or even occur at all. Not. True. Sure, following your own little strategically set-up-by-your-parents yellow brick road may work for a…

Phone Incapability | New Mom Series

Let’s all get one thing straight from the beginning of this self admission and statement of a blog — it doesn’t mean I don’t like to talk on the phone. It doesn’t mean I don’t want to call you and just make things so much simpler using conversation. Is it easier to use quick and efficient…

Gripe Water | New Mom Series

This is a little secret I was so glad to be let in on a little bit after Cammy was born. When I was pregnant with BOTH girls – they would get the hiccups and get REALLY irritated and kick the heck outta me, and it HURT! I knew before they were even born that…

Traveling With Two Under Three | New Mom Series

Okay let’s be real. It’s CRAZY. It’s crazy when it’s just the two of you. It’s crazy when it’s one baby. So when it’s two…it’s pure chaos. But, we like to embrace chaos around here! And it’s a happy chaos. We are traveling as a family because we LOVE being together. Also, it actually makes…

The First Two Weeks | New Mom Series

Oh my goshhhhhhh- I MADE IT. I made it through! I made it through a c-section that I start panicking horribly right before, I made it through the first two weeks of nursing (OUCH) and I made it through a horrible spell of nausea that had Mike calling 911 and me being rushed to the…

The Hospital Bag | New Mom Series

I remember being pregnant with Cammy and having an overwhelming amount of suggestions for the hospital bag (if that’s where you plan to deliver) and what I “needed” to bring with me. Oh my gosh– some of the suggestions. There were ranges from bringing just a couple of items to bringing two loads worth of…

Buying for Baby: Crazy Nesting Edition | New Mom Series

This is real life people, nesting is alive and well in this household!!! Most people that know me know I am chaotically organized– meaning some things I am really truly on top of and others are a hot mess. I am sorry for this and it’s mostly because I am trying to run a busy…

Running Errands | New Mom Series

When it comes to running errands as a new mom, you can either dread the process or look very forward to the much needed fresh air to break the occasional cabin fever you experience after having a little one. Another relative topic like all things baby and parenthood, running errands is one of those things we all do…

Random Non-Registry Items | New Mom Series

Let’s talk about what you DON’T know you need before baby..you know, the items that don’t come on that list at Babies-R-Us of suggested tools and gadgets, bath necessities and feeding supplies. Well maybe I can change that word from need to ‘be nice to have’– because this is certainly a relative topic. Additionally– EVERYTHING…