• Baby trying to nurse but crying

    Breastfeeding Hurts? Try These Tips Today

    Are you wondering why breastfeeding hurts? It’s a question I’ve asked myself before. Before having a baby, nobody told me that I might sit in bed crying in the middle of the night because my nipples were bleeding, and my baby still needed to eat! If you’re reading this post, I’m guessing you can relate. In the early weeks of having a baby I found myself wanting to give up on breastfeeding because the pain was so intense. Luckily I found one simple breastfeeding tool that saved me (more on that below) and I muscled through until it got better.  If you’re experiencing painful breastfeeding, know that it DOES get…

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    10 Must-Read Pump at Work Tips

    Pump at work tips for new moms after mat leave. Are you in desperate need of some great pump at work tips? Going back to work after having your sweet baby is emotional enough. Add milk-pumping struggles to the mix and it can make you crazy. Lucky for you, many women have conquered pumping at work. And this post is packed with first-hand advice from experienced moms. But, if you’re still feeling worried after all the mom-to-mom advice, don’t freak out. Instead, check out: The Milkology Back to Work Pumping course.  It’s full of pump at work tips that will help you transition back to the workforce. *This article may…

  • The Breast Pump that Changed My Life: Haakaa Breast Pump Review

    The only comprehensive Haakaa breast pump review you need to read. This is the Haakaa breast pump review I wish I’d known about with my first baby! Seriously! If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and thinking about pumping please do yourself a favor and keep reading. I happened upon the Haakaa by chance. Before I had my second baby, someone on a mom Facebook page started a thread about how AMAZING the Haakaa silicone breast pump is. So, I decided to check it out. Fast forward to today: Learning how to use Haakaa has changed my milk pumping life! *This article may contain affiliate links. That means when you buy something…

  • 5 Hacks to Create a Nursery and Guest Room Combo

    Create a nursery and guest room combo using these five great tips! If you live in a small place away from family, you have to improvise when houseguests come to visit. When my husband and I were preparing for our first baby to come we lived in a small apartment. We knew we were going to have to find a way to make our baby room and guest room into one. We were tight on space and had visitors throughout the year. So, we set to work figuring out how to fit everything into one small room. It wasn’t an easy task, but along the way I figured out some key…

  • How I stayed home with my baby when I thought I couldn't afford it

    I Couldn’t Afford to Stay at Home With My Baby — Here’s How I Did it Anyway

    Learn how to afford being a stay at home mom. I found myself struggling to afford staying at home with my baby several months after my son was born. My maternity leave was ending, and after going over all our income and expenses, I could not make the money add up! It seemed like there was no way around it—I could NOT afford to stay at home with my child. Luckily, I decided not to give up. With some creative thinking, hard work, and a lot of sacrifices, I figured out how to afford to be a stay at home mom. The following points include the most important things I did to allow…

  • 7 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying to Have a Baby

    How to know if you’re really ready to have a baby (by answering these questions). Ever wonder if you’re ready to try and have a baby? There are just so many unknowns when you think about becoming a first-time parent, and it’s hard to know when the time is right.   As someone who’s had to work through a lot of baby questions, I understand it can be hard to feel ready. But, thee questions below cover important topics that have helped me and may be useful to you – especially if you’re considering parenthood! 7 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying to Have a Baby 1. Why do…