Breathe Away Your Anxiety with Smart Beat

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

Essentials for Surviving The Newborn Stage

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

The Benefits of Swaddling Baby

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

6 Things My Husband Taught Me About Being A Mother

Before I became a mom, I thought I knew exactly what kind of mom I was going to be (hilarious, right?) I assumed I was going to know exactly what to do and how to do it, that everything came together easily, and I was going to spend all my time loving my babies, stress free. However, I wasn’t prepared for how much motherhood was going to teach me about myself and even more surprisingly, how much my husband was going to teach me about being a mother. 1. How to Find Patience This is one of the most important … Continue reading 6 Things My Husband Taught Me About Being A Mother

Celebrating our Second Princess: Baby Sprinkle

March is off to an amazing start! Our families came together and we celebrated our newest addition to the Douglas Family. We had a baby sprinkle in honor of our newest princess and it all came together so beautifully. It’s hard to imagine that about two years ago we were celebrating with a baby shower for our first princess, Anaís. Anaís baby shower had a woodland theme, we had tons of cute foxes, owls, hedgehogs, and so many more adorable creatures all over the place! For this princess, the only theme that seemed fitting was a baby elephant! Why? It … Continue reading Celebrating our Second Princess: Baby Sprinkle

Don’t forget to say, “I love you.”

Growing up these three words were rarely uttered. It could be our Asian heritage, a Guyanese thing, or maybe it was just my parents. Don’t get me wrong, my sister and I didn’t lack anything during our upbringing, my mother and father expressed their love for us by buying our favorite meals, the latest trends, and anything else we desired. We always had the newest shoes, and gadgets, our nails done, and anything else a girl could ask for. However, one thing that was missing during our upbringing was the discussion and expression of emotions. In my parents household, if … Continue reading Don’t forget to say, “I love you.”

My Personal Style Concierge – Trvl Porter

Going on vacations, mini-getaways, and business trips are always fun, but what isn’t fun is packing for these trips. I have a hard time picking out an outfit for date night alone, let alone planning outfits for when I’m out-of-state. What is the weather going to be like? Do I want to pack one or five pairs of shoes? How do I fit all of this into one bag? Maybe I should pack more than I need so I have all of my bases covered — boy am I going to hate doing all of that laundry when I get … Continue reading My Personal Style Concierge – Trvl Porter