8 Things To Carry In Your Diaper Bag - Summer Edition

I know when I was first packing my diaper bag I had no idea what to put in it! I didn’t want it to be so heavy that I dreaded carrying it but I also wanted to make sure I had everything I would need while out and about. Read on to see what I pack in mine for the summer. The best part: I ONLY have the essentials!

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The Definitive List of What Should Be On Your Baby Registry (& What You Should Skip)

Registering for your baby shower is so fun! I remember doing mine so early because I couldn’t wait to pick out all the cute stuff I thought I’d need for my little one. But it’s also overwhelming – which car seat, which stroller, how many blankets do I need?! It’s all so much! Luckily there are many women before you who have done it who can help you figure out exactly what you need and what you can skip.

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The 3 (FREE) Essential Downloads Every Mama-To-Be Needs

Are you a mama-to-be? Are you weeks or even days away from giving birth? Congratulations!! You’re about to embark on a wonderful (albeit chaotic) journey of raising a little human! Now, my son is only 3.5 months old so I’m definitely not an expert here, but I do think having a baby qualifies me on some extent to give out a little bit of advice.

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The 5 Items Every Busy Mom Needs

Now that I’m at home all the time with a 3.5 month old, I find myself rushing around to get things done. Running out of the house, rushing to the store, and quickly grabbing things I need is now all on my resume as things I’m an expert at. With those skills comes some items I NEED to make my day go smoothly. Mom brain is real and I forget stuff all the time! But there are a few things I consistently have with me that I don’t think I could get through my day without.

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How To Survive The First 4 Weeks With Your Newborn

Do you have a newborn and are completely lost on how to survive the first 4 weeks with them? Are they crying all the time and you have no idea how to make it stop? I was there too – quite recently, actually. My son is almost 12 weeks old so those first few weeks are still fresh in my mind and this post is here to help you make it through!

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Postpartum Recovery: The Good, The Bad, The Downright Ugly (What To Expect)

I’ve said it before, but I was super naïve when it came to pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. But if I was naïve about those things, it was nothing compared to how totally clueless I was about postpartum recovery! There were good things, of course. But oh man, were there bad things. There still are, honestly.

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What They Don't Tell You About Giving Birth - The Honest Truth

During my whole pregnancy I was terrified of giving birth, but towards the end (around week 38), I knew it was coming soon and the fear really took over. I don’t do well with pain and am super type-A, so not knowing how painful it would be or when it would happen made me very anxious. Luckily, I have an amazing spouse who always knew what to say to make me feel a little less freaked out.

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5 Annoying Things Nobody Told Me About Being Pregnant (& How I Handled Them)

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Or maybe it’s just the baby you get afterwards that’s a beautiful thing. Or maybe it’s both! I actually can’t complain too much because my pregnancy had been quite easy, especially compared to some mama’s I know who really struggled with morning sickness, extreme pain, and fatigue.

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The 4 Pregnancy & Parenting Books You Need To Read (Trust Me)

I’ve said it before, but I was extremely naïve when it came to pregnancy, babies, and parenthood. My fiancé and I are somewhat of a couple of book nerds, so we turned to what we knew best: books. We asked around for recommendations, and used Amazon reviews to figure out what books we wanted to buy. We bought…a lot. A silly amount, really. But out of the pile, we found a few that really spoke to us – they were informative, well written, and extremely helpful.

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