Pregnant again? How the second time is different than the first

Oh the joys of pregnancy.  Being pregnant is an interesting journey.  In nine short (or long) months your body takes over and you are just along for the ride.  While I love the fact that there is a baby growing inside of me, the rest I just kind of tolerate.  Some women absolutely love being …

Natural Labor and Childbirth: what you need to know

The number one question I asked everyone and anyone who had a baby while I was pregnant was “what does it feel like?”  I really wanted to have a natural unmedicated childbirth and I scoured the internet for all kinds of labor and birth stories.  Towards the end of my pregnancy I even tortured myself …

How being a mom for a year has completely changed my life

My daughter turned one last week and I can’t believe how fast the year went by.  Seriously, I feel like I was just posting pictures of my bump and trying the strangest home remedies to induce labor– steaming coffee in the toilet bowl anyone!?  Don’t judge, when you’re almost 12 days late you will try anything …

Ridiculously easy diy baby wipes

For about a month now I have been battling a stubborn rash all over my daughter’s diaper area.  It started with some sort of bug I think I inadvertently passed on to her after taking care of an 8 month old with a stomach virus. Oh the joy of being an emergency room nurse! The …