Timing is everything: The birth of Deacon
It was Saturday night, June 17, and expectations were low. Although my due date was less than a week away, my OB had reported very little progress in the last month. I fully expected to put in my typical effort at a good night’s sleep, then wake up early... Read more
First things first

First things first

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If your doctor recommends that you go on bed rest, don’t hit the sack before you … Study up. While there isn’t a ton of research on bed rest during pregnancy, the studies that have been done suggest that bed rest doesn’t actually prevent preterm birth. Taking a look... Read more
Ask the Experts: Back to work
I’m two weeks away from returning to work, and I am already starting to get anxious about how I’ll juggle day care drop-off, my responsibilities at the office, pumping and actually spending quality time with my baby. How can I set myself up for success? A: Congratulations on your... Read more
Eye on the prize: The birth of Katalina
I have decided to share my birth story because the day before I was induced, I was desperately searching for a similar story to help me prepare. While no story could have truly prepared me, I hope mine will help other new moms! February 1 was my due date. I... Read more
15 products every new mom needs
It’s no surprise that you’ll need a surplus of diapers and wipes (and that all-important infant car seat) prior to baby’s debut, but that’s not all that’s essential. We’ve rounded up our favorite can’t-live-without-’em products for moms who will soon be bringing home a brand-new babe.No. 1—Swaddle wrap During... Read more
Just 30 feet away

Just 30 feet away

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Every night, my husband and I do a bedtime routine with our daughter, Bellamy. We were never routine people, and we just started the process of her sleeping in her own room. Although she’s been a pretty good sleeper from the start, we knew at the first year mark... Read more
It could always be worse
It’s been pretty rough around here, but it didn’t start out that way. Recently, we were at the lake with family, considering ourselves lucky that a forecast of showers had turned into sunshine. My husband was having fun tubing, and my oldest even decided to take a ride on... Read more
Week 33: To Lamaze or not to Lamaze
I’ve been at this third trimester party for a little over five weeks now, and it’s the most exhausting party I’ve ever been to. It’s uncomfortable, draining … and did I mention uncomfortable? With this bump growing at a steady pace and my clothes feeling tighter than ever—I have... Read more
Seeing it all: The birth of Carlos
I am the mother of a beautiful 6-month-old baby boy! I would say that my baby is the most handsome and perfect, but in reality, all babies are. All babies are wonderful and all mothers play a very difficult role every day. But without a doubt, it is the best... Read more
bloom nano highchair

bloom nano highchair

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The nano highchair from bloom has been a breath of fresh air when it comes to cleaning up after mealtime! My daughter just turned two years old, and while we work hard to keep meals from ending up everywhere except for her little mouth, it seems inevitable that food gets... Read more