Happy Six Months, Katya!

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!

Am I A Good Mother?

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?

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