My Choice to Attempt a VBAC

I started doing research on VBAC at some point after M was born and I learned that "once a csection, always a csection" wasn't necessarily true. I found loads and loads of information online, friends steered me in the direction of reputable sites to continue my research. I wanted to absorb all things VBAC before … Continue reading My Choice to Attempt a VBAC

Newborn Car Seat Safety with GB Asana35 AP {Review}

Getting ready for a new baby when I already have a 3 year old, is a lot more work that I could have imagined. Maybe it's because I take on way too much at one time work-wise or maybe it's avoidance because I've had so much fear in this pregnancy. Whatever the reason, I'm seriously … Continue reading Newborn Car Seat Safety with GB Asana35 AP {Review}

High Protein Snacks for Pregnancy

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. #StonyfieldBlogger As with any pregnancy, there's always something that goes a tad bit wonky that wasn't the case pre-pregnancy. Whether it's aches and pains, involuntary peeing, hormonal crying, cravings, or food aversions, there's always something. I honestly cannot complain about this pregnancy. … Continue reading High Protein Snacks for Pregnancy

The Guilt of Pregnancy After Loss

You may be thinking that my guilt of pregnancy after loss would be that I'm holding onto the hopes of having this beautiful daughter in my arms soon when I have two babies in heaven. Do I feel guilty about loving another child? No. It's the same as a mother with 4 living children loving … Continue reading The Guilt of Pregnancy After Loss

Preparing for a New Baby

I have to admit, I have not exactly been enthusiastic about preparing for a new baby in our home. Partly because I'm afraid to do all the prep work for fear that something will go wrong, but also partly because a simple shower causes Braxton Hicks contractions. Any sort of physical effort on my part … Continue reading Preparing for a New Baby

8 Reasons to Give Your Toddler Chores

Toddler chores. The struggle is real my friends. Sometimes it just seems easier to do the chores ourselves, but this is a disservice to our kids - and to us! Whether your reasons for giving your toddler chores are selfish or altruistic, there are still some great reasons to dole out the chores. Here are … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Give Your Toddler Chores

The Rubber Band Method for Discipline: A New Spin

  Have you heard of the Rubber Band Method for Discipline? Don't worry, it's not using rubber bands on your children. The concept is to wear 3 rubber bands around your right wrist and then to move each rubber band to the left wrist when you provide some sort of verbal praise or positive feedback … Continue reading The Rubber Band Method for Discipline: A New Spin

Celebrate Your Rainbow Baby: I Give You Permission

So, my rainbow baby is my 4th pregnancy but 2nd baby. There's a part of me that hates the question "Is this your first baby?" or "Do you have any other children?" I get those questions a lot. I usually answer with "No, I have a 3 year old at home." But I always feel like I'm … Continue reading Celebrate Your Rainbow Baby: I Give You Permission

The Importance of Reinforcement in Parenting

Awhile back I wrote about gentle parenting through the meltdowns. It's hands down my most popular post. So, piggy-backing on that topic, today I'm going to write about reinforcement in parenting and why it's so important! Some Definitions: Reinforcement is when you give or remove something in the hopes that it will increase the likelihood of a … Continue reading The Importance of Reinforcement in Parenting