Halloween is just one week away. Are you freaking out because you still don't have a costume for your new little babe? We've got you covered. Check out this list for the easiest DIY baby Halloween costumes.
Nothing beats a homegrown, summer tomato. If you're looking for a fresh and easy way to use up your tomatoes, give this recipe a try. It's a crowd-pleaser!
When it feels like 100 degrees outside, skip the hot stove and fire up the grill. This Greek Chicken Salad is crisp and refreshing and loaded with protein. Check it out!
Have you tried egg muffins yet? They can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or a filling, protein-packed snack. They're easy to make and kids love them. They just might be the perfect food! Check it out...
Looking for a great brunch spot for this Father's Day? Check out our Top 5 Friday post with the area's best brunch places that dads are sure to love.
This light and fresh slider recipe, loaded with fresh herbs and veggies, is the perfect dinner for a hot, summer day!
Why are more and more mothers choosing placenta encapsulation? This three-part blog series will detail the ins and outs of placenta encapsulation and answer all of your questions. Read on for Part One: The Benefits...
Uh oh. Is it just me or did Mother's Day totally sneak up on you this year? Isn't it normally in the middle of May? Who in the world thought it was a good idea to let Mother's Day happen so early?! But don't worry! This list of last minute gift days will save the day...
Are you looking for a delicious and healthy one-handed snack? You have to try these insanely easy No Bake Energy Bites.
Where will baby sleep? There are so many options, so how will you pick the right one...
As an avid reader, I've read thousands of books but I have to tell you, some of the most memorable and powerful books I have read have been children's books. And one book that always spoke to me as a child and that I've enjoyed reading with my own children is The Story of Ferdinand. Do you know it?
Last year I had to have my back molar removed. (If you'd like to know how a complete lack of self-care led to me having to have a tooth removed, you can read all about it here.) This was not a fun experience at all. In fact, I am terrified of the dentist and all things dentist-related, so "not fun" is an understatement. This was an anxiety-producing, fearful moment for me. If only I had a doula that day.
If you struggle to get yourself and your kids out the door on time in the morning, please raise your hand. Keep your hand raised if part of that morning struggle involves dressing a young child.
More and more celebrities are making headlines for having their placenta encapsulated. But this isn't something just for the rich and famous. In fact, those celebrities are just like us....
Two households, both alike in the chaos of the dinnertime struggle. Yet one house has a plan to survive the night....
This time of year is meant to be enjoyable, fun, even magical. But for many it is stressful, harried, and just outright overwhelming at times. That's why this year I'm trying something new to make it through the holidays without losing my mind. I'm practicing a special technique that a dear friend clued me into - something that helps her get through the impossible when she feels like giving up. And the best part is that this special thing is something that I already know how to do. It's something I do day in and day out, effortlessly. It's called breathing.
"Ewww! That's disgusting!" Those were my kids' words when they saw the decayed and rotted tooth that I held in my hand. And trust me, it looked really gross. I like you guys, so I will spare you a picture. "Hold up!" you're probably thinking, "How does a blog post about self-care involve a disgusting old tooth?!" Well, this is what a complete lack of self-care looks like in my life right now - an extracted tooth. Or, I should say, looked like because never again will I ignore my own needs when they are so clearly demanding my attention.
I was recently discussing what I do as a postpartum doula with a (childless) male friend. His first response was, "Is there a market for that?" Ignoring the gaping, open mouths of the other parents surrounding him ('cause, you know, they get it), I diplomatically responded with the easiest answer, "Yes! Of course!" I went on to explain that we live in an area full of families that are perfect for postpartum support. People settle in my area from all over the country, or even from abroad, for school or work. And once these families welcome their first baby, many find themselves far from the much-needed support of family and friends. A first-time mom without a village will have to make her own.
Are you a soon-to-be mom? Are you having your first, second, third, or (bless you) more child? Do you know any soon-to-be parents? Even if you are none of these, do you have recurring nightmares about your early postpartum visitors? Well then, this post is for you. Read on if you will be visiting a newborn anytime soon. Share if you are expecting a crush of visitors after you return home from the hospital. Or use this as therapy if you are still traumatized from your own onslaught of postpartum visitors.
As we approach August here in the Triangle area, the end of summer is looming large. But there is still a good month of fun to be squeezed in! If you're a first-time mom to a new baby, you have my blessing to continue your lazy summer. Stay inside and snuggle with baby in the air-conditioning. If you're feeling adventurous, take a walk around your neighborhood, meet a friend for coffee, or do some window shopping. But if you're a mom to older kids - from toddler to elementary-school age and up - you're probably dealing with some summertime boredom. If you're feeling like you've exhausted your summer fun list, here are some ideas to help you spice up the end of summer.