To my mother-in-law, I want to say thank you. Thank you for the adorable clothes you buy my daughters, the countless toys, snacks, and the joy you bring them. For the adventures you take my toddler on and the memories … Continue reading To My Mother-in-Law, Thank You
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 hate how much weight I’m gaining.” “My stomach looks terrible.” “These stretch marks are gross.” “I look like a whale.” “I’m going to hide under my clothes until I give birth.” These are a few sentences I heard from … Continue reading To: The Pregnant Mama, Take The Picture
Here I am, laying on the couch with a baby asleep in my arms and another asleep on my legs, I’m in heaven. Motherhood can be difficult but at times like these I’m grateful that I can experience it. Anaís … Continue reading 12 Wishes I Have for My Daughters:
Happy New Year! We welcomed another year and began a new decade this morning at 12 am and this past decade was a wonderful learning experience that brought joy, love, pain, perspective, and new life into my corner of the … Continue reading I Don’t Have A New Year Resolution for 2020
When you become a parent, you unearth a love like no other and you discover that your heart can live outside of your body. A mother’s love is protective, brave, fiery, animalistic, and I take my role as a mother … Continue reading I Put My Husband Before Our Kids, Because Their Happiness Depends on Ours
Am I a good mother? I have been repeatedly asking myself this question for months. Parenting two babies is heavy and difficult to navigate because they both have their own needs, wants, and require different parts of me.⠀⠀ My patience has been shorter and so has my temper, I feel stretched too thin. I broke down at least three times over the past few months, hearing both of my kids cry at the same time and having to take care of one before the other has brought me to my knees more than once. I feel guilty, how can ones … Continue reading Am I A Good Mother?
Did you know that SIDS is the third leading cause of infant mortality? There are approximately 2,500 infants who die from SIDS in the United States, yearly. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can occur between one month to one year of age, but most deaths occur between two to four months of age. Scientists and medical professionals haven’t discovered the exact cause of SIDS but they have some ways that us parents may be able to prevent it. How terrifying is that? Not knowing is one of my biggest fears as a parent. After the birth of my first daughter, Anaís, … Continue reading Breathe Away Your Anxiety with Smart Beat
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
It’s the day before my due date, the day before we hit the 40 week mark and my darling little girl shows no signs of wanting to join us earth side. I decided to have an induction. I know that each birth story is different and ultimately, it’s the baby who decides when they want to exit the womb. My first daughters birth story was intense and lasted for over three days. She came on her own before we hit 39 weeks. However, this little angel doesn’t want to budge, she seems content where she is right now, safe inside … Continue reading Katyas Birth Story