From our growing bellies to the seemingly never-ending list of pregnancy symptoms we endure, pregnancy can be a tough season! It takes a toll on your normal everyday life (especially if this isn’t your first baby!), and can really tend to overcomplicate simple tasks.
There are hundreds of packing lists out there, and while they may be helpful to follow when packing your hospital bag, they can sometimes leave you packing too much, or even forgetting some of the most important items that you’ll wish you had later on!
With baby number 4 on my hip, we’re excited (and anxious lol) to take on another holiday season! Breastfeeding during the holidays isn’t anything new for me, so I’ve been able to pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. Whether you’re looking for a super casual & comfy look to hang out in or a fun, chic holiday party look, check out these six breastfeeding-friendly outfits!
With this being my 4th time around the postpartum block, I feel like I’ve become a nursing bra connoisseur! I’ve seen (what feels like) almost every bra option out there: the good, the bad, and the uncomfy. With every child, I’ve done things a little differently. This time around, I really like the strategy I’ve come up with and it’s been a great experience so far!
There are a few reasons why it’s important to pay attention to your microbiome, especially in your all-important role as Mom! Keep reading to help your understanding of what a probiotic can do to benefit you, and the best way to sift through the ever-growing and ever-changing market of what’s available. As a mom of 3, I am always on the path to “what is most effective” and “what is most efficient” and I feel I have found it here with Seed!
You’re now juggling a baby who will only sleep in your arms, other kids needing attention, piles of laundry, and tons of errands. Then, you finally get the baby to sleep but you can’t move….for what could be hours! I’ve been there way too many times to count! Finding a snack that is ready to grab quickly and will keep you nourished during those long naps, will be a godsend.
Starting chores at a young age can help kids both mentally and physically as they grow up and learn responsibility. Reaching the next milestone can feel easier as they learn new skills. Some sources say that chores can be started as early as two years old, while others recommend four to five years old. The “perfect age” doesn’t exist, so it’s important to do what’s best for you and your child!
Hospital bag checklists are everywhere for mamas, but what about the dad or partner? Since support systems are essential for a new mom, or any mom for that matter, I want to review some things for this ever-so-helpful-person in your life. In this case? What do they need to pack for the hospital? Keep in mind that I tend to keep things minimal in my life so this list is perfect but not overly detailed. I think the BEST thing you can do is only bring the essentials! And yes – it is great to have this packed in advance just like your bag. The last thing you need is to be waiting around for a bag to be packed!
“I can’t wait to come see the baby!” This is usually the first line that new mothers hear postpartum. With the excitement of a new baby, sometimes mama can get forgotten in the mix. While the health of the baby is important, so is the health of the mom. She has just gone through a very difficult experience and is probably feeling less than perfect. She needs a village behind her for the support! Helping her adjust to this new life with a new little human can make a world of a difference.
If you have super easy mealtimes with your kids, this might not be for you. But I am always trying to get them to try new things that are e-a-s-y for me and also put some nutritional value into their meal. It’s important to make sure our kiddos are eating a balanced diet, but we may not have much time during the day, especially if we’re working from home, too. Making healthy and delicious lunch and dinner options for the kids doesn’t mean that we have to spend hours in the kitchen.