• Baby Items: 7 Clever Ways to Save Your Cash

    Baby Items: 7 Clever Ways to Save Your Cash

    November 30, 2018

    Knowing how to budget well and the ways to save money on baby items is really valuable as you prepare for the arrival of your baby. This post originally appeared on The Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. Want to know how not to spend a fortune on a new baby? This is the list for…

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  • Deciding if Breastfeeding is the Correct Choice for the Next Baby

    Deciding If Breastfeeding is the Correct Choice With the Next Baby

    November 21, 2018

    I have always loved Katrina’s calm and balanced approach to parenting. She is so not judgemental when it comes to the subject of breastfeeding and really rationalizes the entire decision-making process. Her thoughts on breastfeeding aren’t overly emotive nor condescending. If you’re struggling to decide whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding is the right way to…

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  • The Top 5 Reasons Your Baby Might Be Crying

    The Top 5 Reasons Your Baby Might Be Crying

    October 31, 2018

    This post originally appeared on The Journey of Parenthood. Babies cry. Some cry a lot, some cry barely at all, and some fit right in between. The reality is though, that ALL babies cry to some extent. It is their only means of communication. As a mama, those cries tug at your heart. I never…

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  • 3 Things to Sacrifice When You Have a Baby

    3 Things to Sacrifice When You Have a Baby

    October 19, 2018

    Val has four children and today she is posting here on my blog with her sound wisdom in regards to the sacrifices you may need to make after you add a baby to your family. I always appreciate the practical advice that she offers in her writing as well as the personal experience she is…

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  • Beautiful, Bright, and Airy: Girl's Floral Nursery

    Beautiful, Bright & Airy: Girl’s Floral Nursery

    September 26, 2018

    Our baby girl’s floral nursery tour is finally ready to share! I begged my husband to hang the pegboard up so that I could finally get things organised. A sunny day and a few spare moments meant I could photograph the room and film a tour for you all. When I thought about how I…

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  • The Wonder Weeks: What You Need to Know About Them

    The Wonder Weeks: What You Need to Know About Them

    August 24, 2018

    If you want a quick overview of the wonder weeks then I’ve inserted a wonder weeks chart a little further down. Just scroll to find it, otherwise, keep reading! The Wonder Weeks are quite commonly referred to in many online mom groups these days. You’ll see a conversation similar to this: “I don’t know what…

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  • What To Do When You Have A Clingy Baby

    June 6, 2018

    I used to think that people with clingy babies were doing something wrong…until I had one. My first was never super clingy except for the odd occasion. My second, on the other hand, was a mama’s girl from day one. The first year of her life it felt like she was attached to me at…

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  • How To Approach and Survive The Witching Hour

    March 26, 2018

    There are some parts of the newborn phase that are just plain challenging. The witching hour is one of them. While it is hard, the attitude you have towards it can really impact the level of difficulty that you’re faced with. It is okay to admit it is hard and unpleasant, but it is also…

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  • The 3 Reasons Why ‘Breast Is Best’ Actually Isn’t True

    March 7, 2018

    Oh, the mama wars I have seen on this topic. “Breast is best” or “fed is best”. Actually, neither of those phrases are particularly helpful. Neither of them allows for a holistic outlook. There is so much more to this issue than a simple catchphrase can cover, and here’s why: 1) We’re All Unique Breastfeeding…

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  • 3 Really Hard Newborn Things That Won't Last Forever

    3 Really Hard Newborn Things That Won’t Last Forever

    January 31, 2018

    The newborn stage is so beautiful. You have a brand new baby that is soft and squishy. They’re generally very sleepy and are happy to be held all day (and night!) long. Read –> These 5 Things will Help Your Baby Sleep For the first couple of days after the birth of your child, you…

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  • 5 Newborn Essentials That Will Save Your Sanity

    November 1, 2017

    Those first few weeks of having a newborn are filled with all manner of feelings and emotions. Parents are often pushed to the brink mentally, physically, and emotionally. Anything to make that time easier is well appreciated and so that is why I have put together my 5 newborn essentials that will save your sanity:…

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  • 3 Ways To Keep Your Baby Happy In Church

    September 29, 2017

    Want to know how to keep your baby content and happy for church every week? Then just keep reading… I love the fact that both my children have fairly solid schedules. It means I can preempt what they might need before we reach the point of tears. It also means I can plan my day…

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  • 14 Foods That Might Be Making Your Baby Fussy

    September 15, 2017

    Today Val is sharing with us some helpful advice about which foods might be causing fussiness in your breastfed baby. Personally, I’ve not had to work through this process with my children but I know many mamas that have! For my experiences with breastfeeding read this post –> Why I Chose Formula Over Breastfeeding Keep…

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  • 5 Things To Expect In Your Baby’s First Week of Life

    September 6, 2017

    Motherhood is so full of unknowns. Rightfully so, or I don’t know that any of us would willingly embark on it. At least not without the full knowledge of the joy and fulfilment that comes along with it. Nothing will entirely prepare you but there are definitely some things that are helpful to know about…

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  • Tips and Advice for Feeding Twins

    August 11, 2017

    If you are expecting twins, first off, congratulations!  You are about to embark on an incredibly difficult, yet equally rewarding and joyful journey.  I’m going to talk today about tips for feeding twins. You probably have a fairly strong opinion on whether or not you want to formula feed or breastfeed. I want to tell…

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