Gender Disappointment

Okay, friends- we’re about to get brutally honest here. Are you paying attention?

Here it goes…

 It’s okay to hope for a boy or a girl. And it’s okay if you are disappointed when the opposite of what you were dreaming of pops up on the ultrasound screen or after your baby’s sex is announced at the birth. This doesn’t make you a bad parent.

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Fireworks and Babies- Everything You Need to Know

July is here and that means FIREWORKS! Even if July 4th is your favorite holiday, you might be stressing a bit more this year if you have a newborn or little babe. Whether you’re nervous about taking your littles to see them, or you’re anxious about all the neighborhood fireworks that are going to wake your baby over the next couple of weeks, we’re here to help ease your worries with some tips and encouragement.

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Postpartum Limbo

You’ve made it through 4 weeks of parenthood! You’re starting to get a little more pep in your step and gaining confidence in this whole having a newborn thing.  You’re still not getting much sleep but it’s starting to feel like a new normal- especially since the baby did a longer stretch last night! You basically can conquer the world now... right?

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Postpartum Support

Imagine it’s a weekday morning and you’re at home with your little baby. You’re in your favorite chair or coziest spot on the couch and your best friend just came over. Oh, you know the one. They can come over, look right past any disarray, and sit with you making you feel at ease- immediately. They know where your mugs are and easily make their own cup of tea. They see that there are a few dishes in the sink from the night before, so they take care of those too without making a big deal about it.

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Baby 2.0

Bringing home baby #2?! We're here to help with some tips about how to prepare your firstborn (aka 1.0) for their newborn sibling (aka 2.0).

Before you jump in, we want you to remember there will be double the tears, double the exhaustion, double the fears...and double the love.

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Father's Day Gift Guide

Has Father’s Day totally snuck up on you? We totally get it- and we’re here to help! Our Mother’s Day gift guide was a crowd pleaser and we hope we can do the gentlemen in our lives justice by offering up some amazing gift ideas that will make them feel appreciated.

We don’t have any time to waste so let’s dig deep and really get in the moment.  Father’s day isn’t about flashy gifts, but rather recognizing all of the hard work and love a Father puts into his family.  Picture them the first time they met their sweet baby, or when they have a snuggly newborn on their chest while watching the game. When they come home from a long day of work but eagerly embrace the chaos of a home filled with toddlers. When he recognizes YOU’VE had a long day and sends you to target to decompress. The men in your life- the ones that raised you, love you, parent with you, and support you- need some extra TLC at times, too.

Just like our past gift guide we are basing our suggestions off of the “Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. So take a moment to really think about your mate or the Father in your life, what makes them feel special and loved?

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What to Expect When You Bring Your Baby Home

Although we could never cover all of the intricacies of what it’s like to bring home your first baby in one blog, we feel like getting a small glimpse can be greatly beneficial. We have a lot of information to cover so we are going to dive right in with some of our key advice and things to expect in the first days after bringing your baby home

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Post-Delivery Firsts

In Part Three of our Postpartum Series, we’re headed up north and talking about what you can expect from the upper part of your body during the first 72 hours post-delivery. This area tends to be the hub for a lot of “firsts” for new moms.

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Planning for Pregnancy

Have you ever planned a wedding? There are so many details, plans, preparations, and dreams that go into the process.

We like to think that experiencing pregnancy and childbirth, though sometimes a surprise, can be planned for much the same. When we take the time to prepare our bodies and mind for the journey ahead, rather than letting pregnancy and birth happen to us, it can lead to a more empowering and joyful experience.

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What Really Happens After Birth

Warning: This is an unfiltered post about body fluids and functions after birth. Kindly move along if it’s TMI for you. No hard feelings!

In Part Two of our Postpartum Series, we’re going down under and exploring everything that happens to your body during the first 72 hours after giving birth. Today is all about what to expect from the waist down.

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The Moment I Became a Mom - Jordan

So many moments come flooding to my head when I think about this.

I remember so clearly the day leading up to the birth of my first son, Landon. I had literally been daydreaming about his birth during my whole pregnancy and I woke up that morning and just KNEW it was the day that I would meet him.

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I Became a Mom Slowly, and Then All At Once- Amy

I vividly remember experiencing a profound aha moment while reading the tearjerker novel, The Fault in Our Stars, in the summer of 2014. One exceptional line in the book blew me away- “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

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Preparing for Postpartum

Take it from two experienced birth and postpartum doulas who are also moms- prepping for life after labor and delivery is crucial. The postpartum period comes naturally with unavoidable twists & turns but there is good news! Taking a few small steps now will have you thanking yourself in the future.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

When we buy gifts, we always like to consider who we are buying for. What would truly make them feel special and loved?  We often turn to “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman when we’re trying to find a meaningful gift. If you haven’t heard of this book we will clue you in on what the “Five Love Languages” are and give you a few gift ideas for each.

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The Postpartum Series - Introduction

Have you ever had something so necessary and precious to say, but the words fall flat? No matter how precise and descriptive you are, it’s simply not enough.

Well, friends, that’s where I was when I started this blog post.

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