I’m a scrunchy mom and proud. What’s a crunchy mom? Urban dictionary defines a crunchy mom as “Neo-hippies” who “generally believe (for varying reasons) that there is something bad or less beneficial about buying mainstream products or doing other common … Continue reading I’m A Scrunchy Mom
Twelve months. Dear Baby Koala, Boobie Monster, Katy, Katya, My Lovebug, It has been 365 days since you made your entrance and brightened up our world. I remember your birth day like it was yesterday: your dad and I woke … Continue reading A Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday
I won’t get emotional on this post, but if you are curious about what I have to say to my darling little Katya, read “An Open Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday.” A smashcake is a wonderful … Continue reading Happy Birthday Princess Katya! (Smashcake Shoot)
What to do if you’re breastfeeding during Covid-19 aka the Coronavirus, is a question that’s been weighing heavily on my mind and other nursing and pumping moms. My youngest daughter had her 9 month checkup amidst all of this chaos, … Continue reading What To Do If You’re Breastfeeding During Covid-19 (Corona Virus)
I will start this post by stating it is completely normal for your infant to wake through the night, whether it’s because they are hungry or want to play. In fact, babies and adults will wake four to five times … Continue reading When Do Babies Sleep Through The Night?
I can’t stress enough the importance of establishing a bedtime routine and following through every night. I don’t believe in the crying out method, however I do believe in creating a schedule so your child knows when it’s bedtime and … Continue reading 7 Reasons Baby Isn’t Sleeping Through The Night
It’s official princess, you’ve been chillin’ with us earth-side for half a year! Mama began planning your first birthday party yesterday. I’m overjoyed to see what new things you will learn, discover, and experience before you hit that big 12 month mark! However, I am in no rush for you to grow up. If there’s one thing I learned from raising your sister it’s that time is fleeting and before I know it, you’ll be a sassy, independent lady who wants to do it all. Where do I begin? We are still exclusively breastfeeding *fist pumps* and you have no … Continue reading Happy Six Months, Katya!
I saw mothers in TV shows, movies, at the mall, at restaurants, and on social media breastfeeding their babies, and I thought to myself, “How beautiful is it that she’s able to feed her baby from her own body?” There … Continue reading My Breastfeeding Journey with Katya: Why I Went Dairy, Soy, and Egg Free
First off, congratulations on your new bundle of joy! And welcome to the fourth trimester. This is the time where you get to bond with your tiny human, get to know one another, learn how to be a mama, discover a new side of yourself (if it’s your first time), and just soak up all of the newborn love and bliss. I just welcomed my second daughter into the world and had to start from scratch because my first daughter is two. While taking care of my newborn, I decided to use my experience and share my version of Essentials … Continue reading Essentials for Surviving The Newborn Stage
When swaddling is done right, it works! If you ask parents if they think swaddling is helpful, most likely they will say yes. In fact, research shows 9 out of 10 parents recommend swaddling. Swaddling can help baby fall asleep quicker, stay asleep longer, help you keep your sanity, and even prevent SIDS! Read on to learn more about the benefits of swaddling baby. Why Swaddle Your Baby? When done correctly, swaddling helps your baby get better sleep and keeps them calm. It also can help prevent SIDS, as long as you don’t put your baby to sleep on their … Continue reading The Benefits of Swaddling Baby