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Online Childbirth Classes to Prepare for your Baby’s Birth

Preparing for your baby’s birth starts as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Throughout prenatal appointments, nutrition, and prepping your home, preparing for the big day is always in the back of your mind.As labor and delivery gets closer, it feels more real. And you probably start to think of specific ways to […]

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17 Things You’re Forgetting to Do Before Birth: A Checklist for the Final Weeks

As the time until your due date goes from months to weeks, to maybe even days, your mind might start to race a little. What else can I do to be more prepared for baby? How can I make these final weeks of the third trimester count? What might I have forgotten to do when it comes to preparing for birth and life with a newborn? That’s where we come in! Here I’ve compiled a list of 17 things you truly may not have thought of.

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backpack diaper bag straps and insulated baby bottle pocket Your Guide to Announce Your Pregnancy and Revealing Baby’s Gender

Fun ways to announce your pregnancy to your husband, to your parents and extended family, and on social media. Tips on when and how you should tell your employer you're pregnant. Gender reveal ideas and tips on planning a fun gender reveal party.

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Your Guide to Choosing Child Care for Your Baby

Choosing childcare for your baby is tricky business! Pick the right person or place for your baby to spend their days is not a decision to take lightly. Whether you’re an expecting mama figuring out when and how to navigate these waters, or the mama of a baby who needs childcare, I’ve got you covered!

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9 Baby Registry Items You Will Regret or Must Re-buy Once Baby Arrives

As a first-time parent, it is challenging to know what you will really need and what you won’t. There are so many baby products out there along with a lot of advertisements that lead you to believe that you need a lot of items to care for a baby. Here is a list of items where I had to purchase something else after my baby was born because my original purchase didn’t fit my lifestyle or my baby. 

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New Mom Must Haves for Life with a Newborn

I really wish I knew more veteran moms when I had my first born because I would have been so much more prepared. For most, including me, it seems you get to learn a lot through mistakes simply because you don’t know what life with a newborn is actually like.

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How to Choose the Perfect Place for your Birth How to Choose the Perfect Place for your Birth

When we found out we were pregnant on a January morning, excitement and joy filled our home immediately.  But, I must admit that by the end of the first week knowing I was pregnant, I was feeling incredibly overwhelmed with all of the upcoming decisions.  The first being choosing a care provider associated with the hospital or birthing center where we wanted to deliver...

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How to Make the Most out of your Birth Plan

Filling out a birth plan or making your birth plan is much more than just deciding yes or no to a list of questions. This article contains 10 tips on how to prepare before birth, how to prepare for birth and how to prepare for the aftermath.

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Everything You Need to Learn and Do Before Bringing Baby Home

Bringing baby home for the first time is so exciting, but are you prepared? This article covers everything you need to know to bring your baby home including introducing pets, preparing your home, and getting started with breastfeeding.

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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for Labor and Delivery: Build a Birth Toolbox

In the last month leading up to my daughter’s birth, I thought I was completely prepared for labor and delivery.  The nursery was organized, I had taken my childbirth classes, and stocked my freezer.  I thought I'd checked off all the ‘boxes’, but it turns out that there is so much more that goes into being prepared...

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Your Guide to the Perfect Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower can be so much fun! With this guide, you’ll know all of the details for the ultimate shower. Who should throw your baby shower? When to have your baby shower? What is baby shower invitation etiquette? What are the best baby shower theme ideas? How should I decorate for my baby shower? What games should I play at my baby shower? What do I need to know for the day of my baby shower?

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Your Guide to Creating an Organized and Complete Nursery: No Matter Your Space or Budget

Setting up a nursery is one of the most fun and exciting ways to prepare for a baby.  You want it to look great, be super organized, and have functionality when it comes time to care for your newborn. We’ve got everything you need to know to prepare a nursery for your newborn. 

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My Birth Story and Everything I Learned from It

L was born on a late evening in early July. It was hot and I was very ready to be done being pregnant. I was so excited to have a little baby that I could actually hold after months of feeling her dancing in my belly. I diligently prepared myself for labor by trying to come up with exactly how I wanted to whole process to go, despite never having had a baby.  Now, looking back, I would have done a few things differently so hopefully by sharing L’s birth along with the lessons I learned will help you with your own birth story.

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How to Get your Husband Excited about Pregnancy: A Complete Guide

Pregnancy is often a time centered around the birthing mama. Right from the beginning, you and baby start to bond as baby grows inside you. Are you wondering how to get your husband excited about pregnancy too? I know that in the beginning it was challenging for my husband to get excited about pregnancy and bond with baby while she was still in my belly. This was especially true in the early weeks and months when I wasn’t showing and he hadn’t yet felt her kicks.

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How to Pack the Perfect Hospital Bag and Prepare your Home in the Final Weeks Before Birth

As the countdown to your due date goes from months, to weeks, to days you are likely becoming filled to the brim with anticipation and desire to be completely ready for the big day.  A key component to feeling ready for your baby’s birth is having a bag ready for the hospital...

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