Becoming Mom Series Part 3

Let’s dive into 3 big challenges of MOM LIFE and how we can best support ourselves through the challenges. Notice that I didn’t say “fix the challenges” or “remove the challenges”. Being a mom is like surfing- 24/7. Sometimes you catch a great wave and you ride it for a really long time feeling strong,… Read more »

Becoming Mom Series Part 2

The talk that I gave at the National Mom Conference was titled  “becoming mom”. What does “becoming mom” mean to you? Think about your “becoming mom” story. Maybe you have an “ooops”, or maybe you spent years going through fertility treatments, maybe you adopted, maybe your pregnancy was meticulously planned… Or maybe you have one… Read more »

“Becoming Mom” (4-Part Blog Series)

Last month I gave a talk at the National Capital Mom Conference in Northern Virginia. In celebration of Mother’s Day, I’ll be sharing highlights from my talk in a 4-part blog series throughout the month of May. Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s to “Becoming Mom!” Mom-ing is hard! It’s fun. It’s frustrating. It’s full of love,… Read more »

When you’re a mom, everything has to be washable

Life is messy. Life with kids is really messy! If I can’t easily clean or wash something easily, forget it! I had a cute area rug in my girls’ playroom that was destroyed and I had to throw it away because there wasn’t an easy way to keep it clean. Just to be honest, the… Read more »

Natural ways to reduce pregnancy insomnia

Guest post by Katy Hill Pregnancy is a beautiful experience and it takes a lot of strength and emotional stress to face it. Pregnancy leads to a lot of hormonal changes, pain, and discomfort which can cause insomnia and stress. Insomnia is one of the hardest parts of pregnancy and it takes a toll on… Read more »

Gestational Diabetes + Jelly Beans

I recently spoke with a mama-to-be that is pregnant with her first baby. She wanted to talk with me because she had just been told she has gestational diabetes after taking her glucose tolerance test. All pregnant women are asked to take a blood sugar test between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy to check… Read more »

Cell phones: The Importance of Disconnecting

NBC Health and Fitness Expo, Washington, D.C. Cell phones: How and Why to Disconnect – Today I’m talking about something that is small, rectangle shaped and you probably don’t leave home without it – and if you do leave home without it, you most likely turn back to go get it… What is it? Yes,… Read more »

How a Maternity Nurse Can Make Parenthood Easier

Guest blog by Anne Harris of  londongoverness.com. Having a baby is the pivotal moment in the life of every human being. More often than not, parents realize that real parenthood is much different from what they were taught in their parenting classes. With the first drops of your colostrum milk, the first night crying and first changed diapers,… Read more »